Sunday, October 23, 2011
Blog Post 9
When I read Mr. McClung's post What I learned this year (2008-2009) I was encouraged that he felt very nervous about his lesson plans in his first year because I have a feeling that will plague me as a first year teacher when it happens and to keep my lessons student focused. He stressed listening to your students and communication with your coworkers. I also feel that technology is important to your teaching experience.
In the second post What I learned this year (2009-2010) he struggled with figuring out how to teach social studies and history in a unboring way. I felt for him because I know teaching history must be hard to make interesting and fun. He also worked to help his students become better at holding discussions and sharing their thoughts and opinions. I agree that you have to show passion for what you are teaching so that the kids will want to learn.