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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What I learned about myself as a Teacher

This week, I learned something about myself. I'm always learning, no matter what. As a Teacher, I have to stay open to new things and creative and challenging new ideas. I've learned to be more flexible with my lessons and activities.

I planned a Unit Lesson this past week. Some of the lessons was a success and worked with the students. Atleast 20% of the Unit was more complex for the student. I had to adjust the way I taught the lesson, I had to cut out some of my lecture time and create an activity, such as a drama skit, to make the lesson more relatable to the students. The lecture was not as engaging as I planned.

I learned that flexibility is key to engaging and accomplishing goals as a Teacher. If I stayed with the original plan, my lesson for the week, would not have been a success. Their could have been a possibility of me having to reteach the entire lesson.

1 comment:

vj said...

Hi Tamarah-How are you? One of the things that I really grabbed a hold to at NTI is not to lecture more than 8-12 minutes.I try to always have an activity available for the students to do related to the unit lesson. I just finished with skits. I find that students love to act, or role play. my students had to write a skit, list the characters,set up shop scenes, and perform the skit. We had so much fun. My students were learning to properly communicate for success. I'm sure you know in every profession there is terminology that has to be properly used and that's how they had to write their skits.Always do something engaging and keep them interesting. I would love to be in your class.