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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, February 10, 2013

New Mentor System

The plan that I would implament to keep teacher retention down would create a better mentor system for new teachers. The plan would make a better transition from the work force to the classroom. The mentor for the new teacher would be some one that has taught the course or a related course area. The mentor system would also provide new teachers with a game plan for the classroom which would include the base lesson plans and educational work shops that would provide them with information that should be taught in a standard base classroom. New teacher would be on this plan for 2 years to provide the necessary help that is neeed to make a smooth transition into a classroom setting. I think this plan would not make new teacher feel like they are being set up to not be succssful. The revised mentor system would give each teacher a great base to build on to become a better teacher in there subject area.

1 comment:

Chef Tiffany said...

I really like this idea. It seems to be a popular thought. People generally have a desire to assist. However, it looks like all of us are so bogged down with preparing and figuring things out and reinventing the wheel that there is little time to assist another. It is a shame that people have to be paid to help, but that it what we would make time for I guess. NTI feels like a mentoring program. I don't see how teachers make it waiting 2 years to begin NTI. I would not have made it that long if I did not start my first year. It would have been too overwhelming. I am all for your plan. Great idea!