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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?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stategies Implemented in NTI- Chris 09/09/2014

What are some strategies or products that you have implemented from our summer NTI that made your semester begin more smoothly and more manageable than last year? If this is your first year, what is working well? Remember to post and then to comment on another classmate's post.

Hello everyone, well as you all know I was the only one in class that was not going to be a full time teacher. I learned a lot from the NTI class this past summer and I am very grateful Mrs. Burns allowed Gravitt and I to work together. Teaching can be a rewarding , but challenging career. I have not been able to use too much of the skills I learned this summer due to doing my School Resource Officer duties. I have however, filled in for Gravitt in a couple of classes as a substitute. Substituting is all I want to do at this time because I still enjoy being a Police Officer. Maybe one day in the future being a fulltime teacher will be an option. I did find that while I was substituting for Gravitt, that I incorporated things I learned from the NTI class. I kept the students busy and active during the class. I addressed behavior issues and made sure the class followed the subject manner on the lesson plan. Having never taught before is was very interesting keeping young adults alert and eager to learn.


Dr. J said...

Thank you for your post. It is great that you are there as a back up for Mr. Gravvitt and that you also know something about teaching and can keep the class going and keep it productive when he is away. This seems to be a great situation for all of you! Dr. J.

Erin Dale said...

I think it is awesome that you have been able to get into the classroom some this semester. Utilizing and practice what we learned this summer is going to be essential in remembering the proper way to conduct day to day operations. I agree that it is hard going from field work to teaching. There have been many days when I have wondered if I have indeed made the right decision myself. But what it all boils down to is learning. To learn as much as we can in this life we are given is about the most we can hope to accomplish. Can't wait to hear you in class and happy policing. :)