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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?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First Post of Fall Semester 2012

I wanted you all to see what a post looks like, so this is a "test post" for you all to see.
Thanks, Dr. J


Sivad Couture said...


Dr.L said...

I introduce my classroom management plan to my students after I lectured on leadership and teamwork. Last year, I implemented a management plan with my students and they responded great. This,year I presented my ten minute powerpoint presentation that was created during NTI prior to my lecture and my students were really excited to help within the classroom.

Tony Atchison said...

The first couple of weeks has been great. Attending NTI this summer afforded me several different teaching strategies in my classroom. I have implemented the Personnel Organization Chart for the student in my Culinary Arts classes. Having students held accountable for thier respective position for the classroom, will minimize some behavioral issues and create organization within the classroom.

Docwalk said...

I have been in the classroom for 3 weeks now and things are running smoothly. I have implemented the homework bin..."place all assignments in the bin before class starts". I have also started using cartoon clips or video clips for my set inductions. I am still working out the kinks on that one. I have my classroom rules and procedures on the wall and visible.
I am glad I decided to enroll in the Ga. State NTI program!
Thanks Dr. J and Dr. M

Akisa Hurst said...

I introduced the set induction to each of my classes. It enables me to get the students engaged right at the beginning of class. This activity works wonders to calm the students down and it sets the tone for the rest of the class

Coy McCall said...

School has been in session for two weeks. I have implemented the Personnel Organization chart. I have also revamped my lesson plans to incorporate the new text. Also, I have implemented a few new teaching styles to minimize behavior issues and encourage more engagement.

Anonymous said...

Although I have not been in class yet I plan on using several of the lessons from summer class. I will use the Classroom Procedures that I developed. This will help a lot because they are printed on the board and can be displayed for a constant reminder. The LP's will also work great. I love the format because it makes me accountable for each minute. The time keeper will keep a watch of time.

huffypicks said...

I introduced my new classroom and lab rules to my classes. I introducted both sets of rules in a PowerPoint with an examples to go along with each slide. I am so excited to not take valuable instructional time dealing with classroom rule infractions.

Tiffany Henderson said...
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Sivad Couture said...

After securring a position, I will implement the first day of school approach, by introducing myself and giving a brief background, making sure the students are in the correct classroom, going over the course syllabus, and interating the classroom rules.

Michelle Pruitt said...

Did I do it?