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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, September 7, 2014

Question of the Week September 8: Chef Gar

I found the Summer NTI to be beneficial in more ways than expected. In particular, practicing lesson plans over the summer has proven to be the most valuable since it gave me a sturdy base to create my own lesson plans. Creating lesson plans prior to the fall semester has made the start of the semester more manageable and run more smoothly. Summer NTI has enabled me to establish better classroom management and safety. The rule poster made during NTI has been a wonderful tool to assist with classroom management since it establishes my expectations in the classroom. NTI taught me to enhance safety by asking for help from another teacher when managing students who are simultaneously in multiple locations while preparing for culinary events. The assistance of another teacher during these situations will also contribute to making the semester more manageable. Finally, this semester has begun more smoothly than last year in large part due to a change in administration. My new administration has been supportive and receptive to my utilization of NTI techniques. 

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

Thank you for not giving up on the techniques you learned last summer. You make a good point that you have to have the support of administration as well to make things "work." Keep the lines of communication open in both directions and I know you will continue to have a positive impact on your students. Dr. J.