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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?

Monday, April 28, 2014

Growth and Improvements

We have learned so many things these past three semesters about teaching, students, CTE, etc. What is one thing you learned about teaching that has really helped you improve and grow? What is one thing you learned about YOURSELF as either a teacher or a student? I've learned so much about teaching it's hard to pinpoint the one thing that I learned about myself as either a teacher or a student. I'd have to say that I have a new sense of appreciation for teachers, especially being a teacher. In high school I was a horrible student… I mean HORRIBLE. I was always talking over the teacher, rude and disrespectful, and lazy as you know what. I have definitely changed my ways. I have learned that respect goes both ways and to appreciate a great teacher like Dr. Burns. I have seriously cared about my grades and projects. I have given my school work my everything. That's new for me. I think that it's different when you actually care about your profession and the studies that pertain to it. I feel extremely proud of myself and my accomplishments.


Shirley said...

Yes I agree. I have a new sense of appreciation for teachers especially great professors like Dr. Burns. To add, pin pointing one thing versus several things that we learned in NTI is hard to say. We learned so many valuable nuggets that when put into practice, would essentially continue to help us throughout our teaching career.

Mark said...

I have to agree that being a teacher and going through the NTI classes has definitely allowed me to gain a new appreciation for teachers. I know when I attended school I never really had an appreciation for teachers at the time. I was trying just to get by and graduate. I feel like I never had a connection with any of my teachers which is one of the reasons why I was lazy and never felt motivated. Now that I've learned a lot of different teaching methods through the NTI program, I feel like I can have a connection with my students. Dr. Burns and Ms. Chillis showed me that we can be effective teachers as long as we plan and are dedicated to our craft!

Terry said...

Isnt it interesting how, at least in our NTI class, the best and most creative students seem to also be the ones that didnt take school seriously?! You have an awesome way of taking what you are visualizing and making it into a final product. Your students are blessed to have that in their teacher. When you couple that with your industry experience you are a great teacher. Can you imagine being described that way when you were a student? Feels weird huh?