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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?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My review with Dr. M

Dr. Montrois came to visit me for my second review Tuesday.  I didn't dread him coming but like that he shows me things that I haven't thought about doing in my class.  He made great suggestions about the arrangement of my equipment that really gave me more room.  Who knew that he was such a great interior decorator.  During his last visit and during our summer class we discussed the use of classroom helpers.  I didn't really believe that it would make such a big difference.  I was way wrong.  The students love the new responsibility of a Staff position.  I thought I would have to make them do the positions but they are begging to be next.  I am not killing myself trying to clean up after everyone at the end of the day.  It has also cut down on the "misplacing" of things.  I was also having a problem with ventilation when we do acrylic nails and the odor.  He made a great suggestion about using an unoccupied room downstairs that had an outside door.  I think that is going to work great as well.  If you have not had a review with one of the Dr.'s yet, don't wait.  They have a lot of great tips.


1 comment:

Theresa Kuhn said...

I totally agree with you! I learned a lot from NTI over the summer but learned even more with Dr. M's visit. He gave me great suggestions and I put many of them into practice immediately. One of the simplest yet best ones was making my students do more or the routine work. My class manager now takes attendance and also makes sure that all notebooks kept in the classroom are on the shelf neatly. What a difference that has made! He is coming back out in November and I am sure that I will be given more gems of wisdom!