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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?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 2011 School Year

Good Evening Everyone. Hopefully everyone is off to an fantastic start. Especially since spending the majority of the summer in class at NTI. I am looking forward to getting back in the classroom and using the knowledge that was gained this summer in our program. I am also happy to have the opportunity to inspire students to reach and obtain goals that will stretch them in life. The information that I acquired this summer will indeed transform me into a better teacher. I feel as though I am equip with the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom. I appreciate the opportunity of being involved in a cohort that is awesome. I look forward in continuing this program with you all.




Jan said...

Hi, I think that our classmates would agree that this summer was challenging and fun. We learned so much. Of course, I can not speak for everyone, but NTI Summer Class 2011, opened my eyes to the world teaching. I think that with the strategies we learned and implementation of these strategies will make a huge difference in the way we teach. My main concern is for the students to learn and thus, be successful in school and future endeavors. NTI taught numerous strategies that will empower us to be successful. I plan to implement them and it is obvious you will as well. Good luck to you and our entire class!

Banecia said...

Hi everyone! I am so super excited about this school year. I have done the complete opposite of just about everything I did last year. I stuck with my classroom procedures and expectations and It really worked. I can't believe that when the bell rings none of the students jump up and run out. Instead, they look at me and wait until i say, "You all are dismissed!" Another big help was having a classroom manager. The students are so excited about having responsibilities. This past summer has helped me tremendously! I feel more confident, I have even been giving ideas to the veteran teachers. If i could say one other big thing that I noticed that my students are retaining more, learning is fun! I am excited about this year and many more.
I miss you all and I still think of all the lectures we did with a behavior problem waiting to see which one will I see?! :)