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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?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

First Impressions!

There were several things I learned over the course of the summer during NTI class. Considering I have never taught before and I was going into my first year of teaching, there were a lot of things I didn’t know. I knew that I needed help in every aspect of teaching. One thing I remembered learning was “First impression is the last impression” and that is what students will remember. I said to myself, “Crystal, you will make the first impression our best impression.” Well the summer went by and the first day of school grew closer and closer. I grew more nervous I thought I was going to forget all of the good information I received over the summer. Well, here it is, the first day of school, and I made the BEST impression ever. I let the students know that I was excited to be there and I wasn’t there for a check, but to help them succeed in their educational career. We are now going into the 4th week of school and the students all say the dame thing to me, “Ms. Kimble, I wish I had your class for all my periods.” I can’t get rid of them. That is a good feeling to know that my students enjoy being in my class. I guess I made a good impression on them.


LovelyLav said...

Great! i felt the same way

Ed said...

That is great yiur students feel that way about you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your year

Jeff Chandler said...

It sounds as if you are off to a great start. I look forward to visiting your class to see you in action.

Dr. J said...

I have no problem believing your students want to stay with you! You are positive, friendly and professional. Stay firm and you'll have it made!
Dr. J.