IDNT Week 4

This week is teaching me a lot about how much I still have to learn as a teacher, and how important it is to constantly be learning new things. I have always claimed to be a “life-long learner” and this week made sure that I was definitely learning new things. Oftentimes as teachers we are going to be stretched in new ways as we try to learn about the latest technology or techniques in teaching. I feel that it is important for us to learn how to do these things so that we can set our students up for success. Learning new things can be frustrating(as a teacher or as a student). As a student sometimes one comes up against a wall in learning. A place where you are not sure where to turn. It is in those moments that I know as a student I have to step back from the situation, take a deep breath, and look at the concept a different way. This is not always easy to do but I know for a fact that dealing with this over the last week will help me aid my students in the future.

As a teacher when students are learning new things we need to keep in mind that every student is not going to understand everything on the first try. They might not even understand everything on the fifth try and patience is extremely important. To be able to effectively use technology in the classroom with my students I know that I need to become more and more familiar with it so that I can provide support and input for them as I ask them to do projects and use technology in the classroom. Dr. Coffman was an encouragement in this since she helped me and gave me the needed support that I needed to be able to accomplish the assignments that I needed to do. I hope that I can provide my future students with similar support in my classroom.

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