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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!

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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?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Just one piece of advise?

Wow. Just one piece of advice? That’s pretty hard. Well one advice that I would give the teacher is a piece from classroom management, develop a plan. Have a good lesson plan and follow it, do not skip any parts. If you have a plan and stick with it you could accomplish a lot, and you will hopefully not have as much misbehaving. Also I would create a seating chart for the students. It will show the students you are in charge and it will be easier for you to remember their names. I think these advices would be a good starting point for the new CTAE teacher, and of course if they needed any other advice I would let them borrow my NTI binder.

1 comment:

Jonathan Thomas said...

I completely agree with you that classroom management is a must and a great topic of advice for a new teacher. You are right when you say that planning a lesson out in detail and sticking with it is essential. I also agree that seating charts really help with creating an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. I spent a lot of my time in the beginning on things I could have easily fixed if I would have just had a plan or been more organized in class. They say "if I only knew then what I know now"--this is so true with classroom management. I am a much better teacher this year than last year and I think it is great advice to pass on to new teachers.