Sunday, October 28, 2012
Blog Post #9
What I Learned This Year (2010-11) is a blog post by Mr. Joe McClung. It was his third year of teaching, but his first year staying at the same school for more than one year. It also was his first year of being a coach, coaching cross country, and teaching computer applications. He had accomplish so much from teaching. Mr. McClung has learned about who his boss is and to never get to comfortable. He states that its a must to stay energized and always on a go when your a teacher. He learned to accept and learn new ideas each day. Teachers learn on a daily basis and accept their imperfections and work on them. Teacher must be able to accept the fact that every lesson will not go as planned. Mr. McClung says that he used to stress all the time because his lessons did not go as planned. Being an elementary teacher, lessons will hardly go as planned because your students are all different in all ways. Teachers must make their lessons plans to fit every student. I hope my future lessons plans will be good enough to fit each student learning style.
What I Learned This Year - Volume 4:2011-12 is Mr. McClung last year blog post during his 2011-2012 school year. He talks about how he feel like he is being judge by his peers. Being a teacher or student, being judge is always going to happen. Mr. McClung put his thoughts aside and focus on his students. Making sure his students are well taken care of and enjoying class is all he cares about. That should be all teachers concern and it will be mines.
Mr. McClung also talks about challenging yourself. With him teaching the same subject for the past three years, he began to get bored. He began to depend on old lesson plans and material that he was finding his class boring. Teaching the same thing over and over without new ideas can be very dreadful. Students can lose focus and not be interested in the subject. When he was offer a new position teaching a different grade level and new subject he was happy. It will come with a lot of work and time to get the lessons in order. With a new subject and grade level, Mr. McClung will be learning new material and becoming more creative again to teach. Many teachers will come to that crossroad in teaching, but they must try to think of ways to keep their classroom alive and going. I will never give up and try my hardest to give my students the best. Mr. McClung has once again given good advice and wrote a great post.