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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?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sample Post to First Week Question

Here is a sample post for you:
Something I learned in NTI this past summer that I implemented the first few weeks of school was _______________________________________________________________________________. This is how it worked _________________________________________________________________.  It made my new year different by _____________________________________________________.


LovelyLav said...

Some things that I was able to implement the first week of school was the Halo Effect.It was extremely important to me that I made a good first impression. I also made sure to focus on my objectives. The "how well" was the most challenging. I will continue to work on it.

Kolena Chavers said...

Something I learned in NTI this past summer that I implemented the first few weeks of school was __the introduction to the student and what they are wanting to know on the first day. This is how it worked, student were glad to know how the class would run and the way they would be graded, and they learned a little about me. It made my new year different by letting the students know more about me and the class, making the student know what is expected.

Ed said...

Something very helpful that I have learned is how to build great classroom management with starting classes with great group activities. This allowed each person to learn more about each other and the end result was knowing how to deal with different personalities in a positive light.

MMHS Audio Video Technology and Film said...


During my first week of class I used my classroom management plan that I created in NTI this summer. I went over my classroom expectations that were posted on my wall. Last year I did not have classroom expectations posted on my wall because I did not know any better. I learned that teachers must set expectations in their classrooms and ensure that the students are following them on a daily basis. I also posted some movie posters on the wall as indicated in my classroom management plan. Students that I taught on last year were very impressed and thanked me for putting up my expectations as well as the posters. I am definitely having a better start this year than I did on last year. I feel honored to be a part of the NTI program at GSU.

CedHoward said...

Something that I learned this summer that I have implemented in my classroom is the use of Celtx, which is a professional website used for screenwriting. Adding this site to my instructional practices continues to meet my personal goals of preparing students for life in the industry that desire to work in video production or film.