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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, March 17, 2013

Open Mic...The Mic Sounds Nice!

As the end of my first full year approaches, I have a mixed set of emotions.  I feel as if I have accomplished some things, but not nearly as much as I wanted to.  I believe that I am too hard on myself, because I look at other teachers and they are happy to get by with just a fourth of what I do. The fact is, I probably want more for my students then they want for themselves, and I feel a bit defeated.  I am glad however that I am close to finishing one full year, as well as nearing the end of the NTI program.  I owe the students for my experience at NTI, because had it not been for them, I would not have a clue as to what a "set induction" is.  I am not sure at this point that I will teach another full year, as my career takes me to the next phase, but I am very grateful for the experience as well as my new NTI family.

1 comment:

huffypicks said...

I agree with Ms. Hurst I am happy that this year is almost over. I have learned alot about teaching and how I am a leader in and out of the classroom as well. This year has had some up and downs but, I always remember that I am doing it for the kids. I have had a great time with classmates in the NTI program and also learned so much.