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.


  1. Hi Meredith!
    I'm sure everyone's first year will be full of trial and error situations. I think it is great that we had the opportunity to view Mr. McClung's blog for this assignment because it shows us some things we can expect as future educators in a similiar field of study. Like you mentioned, Mr. McClung makes a point regarding the importance of listening to your students and putting them first. After all, we are here for them. You did a great job with this post and keep up the good work.

  2. It seems Mr. McClung's posts have put us all at ease about our first year of teaching!