Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blog #9

What Ive Learn This Year By Mr. McClung

I believe that most of us feel the same way about being a first year teacher. We’re all nervous about starting as we’re a not exactly sure how to handle everything. However I do think that a teaching internship will help each one of us, as we will actually see and experience things in a classroom. And when it’s going to be our turn to be the teacher, we will know how to deal with unexpected situations.
Often we think that our classroom is going to be perfect and go as planned but we have to remember that, “No lesson is ever perfect. The lesson you teach and the one you plan are always different.” And when things do not work out we have to learn how to work around it.
After reading this essay by Mr. McClung, it emphasized that communication is one of the hardest skills to develop, and I also believe that it’s a golden key to a lot of doors. If you know how to communicate with your students and co-workers you will gain a lot of support and positive feedback.
As future teachers we should also be reasonable and not go over the limits, and set high expectations but we have to make sure that the students can achieve them. Because sometimes if the students cannot achieve their goals they are disappointed; and as teachers we have to “pick them up after they fail, dust them off, and encourage them to try again.”
We also need to listen to our students, as sometimes we are the only people that actually take the time to listen to them. As future teachers, we need to understand that we need to know about our students and where their background to be able to build a relationship with them.


  1. Great post. I like how you started it off. Keep up the good work.

  2. Experiential learning is the most effective, in my opinion. We should do more of it. Remember that when you become a true member of the educational profession.

  3. Hey Elo! I agree with Mr. McClung in that communication is a valuable key yet difficult to learn. Not only does this go for education, but also every other aspect of life! Great response and good luck in the rest of the course! See you Tuesday!