Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blog Post 8

What I've Learned This Year" by Mr. McClung

I found this blog post to be extremely insightful. I constantly think to myself, what kind of teacher will I be? I think my classroom will have an atmosphere with a combination of structure and "go with the flow". So when I read his tip on you need to be flexible to be a teacher, that meant a lot to me. This summer I also took classroom management. I learned that we may have this homerun lesson planned for the next day and get to class and nothing works. Teachers need to know how to regroup and figure out a different way to get the information across if the class is not willing to corporate.
Another great tip, don't be afraid of technology. I have learned that tip from this class. This generation has grown up on computers and the internet. They do not know how to do research anymore in a library, but they can tell you how to use a search engine. Teachers need to equip themselves with the right tools to teach this generation of students in the classroom. So that means we need to be technology friendly.
Mr. McClung ended it with the best tip, never stop learning. I believe people think when they graduate college or high school, they will just stop learning. They will not have to put forth any effort into anything else ever again. WRONG! I learn things everyday, and to be a teacher I will be open to learning from my students everyday.


  1. Erin,

    I really enjoyed reading your post. One of my favorite tips he gave was to never stop learning as well. I think you did a really great job assessing his blog post. I think you will be a great teacher. Keep up the great work!

  2. I will join the chorus:Never stop learning!