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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?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

"In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

I think overall, I feel most proud that I am (or am seeing results) that I am making an imapct here at the school and with the students that I am teaching.
Everyday I see more and more examples of things that I teach and say being applied in pratical and successful ways. I know that this is pretty vague but I was asked the other day about a specific student in my class. She ask me how this student was doing and I responded that she was doing well and showed signs of positive learning
She responded to me by telling me that this particular student had some past school problems but that she spent alot of time talking about my class in particular and that she really liked it and was learning alot!
I really appreciate things like this. Small victories. That made a big impact on me and made me even happier that I was spending the time to be doing what I am doing here. After all-thats really why we do this right?

1 comment:

jesse mcnair said...

"In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

I feel extremely proud of my students conforming to our classroom rules. I am teaching all Into classes this semester and the rules were given at the beginning of the school year, the main one is that when they enter the room, they get seated and immediately start to work on their hot start assignment. I witnessed a couple of them last week correct other students who were not adhering to the rule and in a positive way encourage them to get to work. Although this has been an extremely busy year thus far, the lessons in NTI that we have learned are clearly structuring my classes.