Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Off to a Strong Start!

The summer flew by so fast and I have already in the full swing of the new academic year. I will be teaching three courses: Methods of Social Studies, Methods of Science, and Nature of Schools in education for All Students (online). There are a number of students who were in my previous classes and it comforts me as I know they will be assisting me in the projects that will require technological skills and creative efforts. I enjoy introducing my courses through creative assignments on the first day of the class showing what is ahead and how my classes will be run. Teacher candidates have already used Moodle forum posting their responses, created personal pages on g-docs and interacted in groups to discuss insights on their learning to teach experience.
I have a positive feeling about both undergraduate classes. Teacher candidates seem to be focused and are ready to embark their learning to teach with technology adventures.
Tomorrow I will meet my Nature of Schools... class for the first and the last time face-to-face. Hopefully, this in-person session will help to ease some fears and anxiety about an online setting.
My students and I are off to a strong start!

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