Final Course Reflection
by Bronson Escalada
How did you grow as a student and as a person?
This class has been a unique experience. I can still remember the first day when I entered this class. Everyone in the class was quiet, mainly because we were all strangers to one another. The silence didn't last long after a ice-breaking activity on the first day and being grouped together for different kinds of discussions. . I grew mostly by what I learned over the semester mostly dealing with new technology, and how to learn to work with people through the lesson projects.
What did you learn?
Throughout the course of this semester, I have learned how to be a better teacher in many different ways. Through the assignments, I have learned what to do, and what I shouldn't do throughout my teaching degree. I learned how to use how to make different creative websites like a smore, emaze, and a powtoon. I am horrible at figuring out new technology that I haven't been accustomed to, but the process was worth it as I can use these websites down the road. I also learned the importance of doing activities and not using boring lectures to teach. I now know what my strengths and weaknesses are.The main thing that I learned is that my first priority is get to know my students.
What did you think of the course, the teacher, the students, and the projects?
Everyone in the class was friendly and full of fun. Dr. G. created a family-like atmosphere, and truly has a passion for teaching. Dr. G. also has a passion for helping her students to achieve their goal as a future teacher. The projects were very valuable and also very creative. Overall, it was nice to be surrounded by classmates that truly cared for one another, and has a passion for teaching.
What changes would you make to this course, if any?
If I could make any changes to this course, I would start off with the who am I project. I would move the "who am I project" up a few weeks to have more time to know everyone, and move the first lesson facilitation back by a couple of weeks.
What will you change about yourself?
Some things that I could change about myself is to start working early on assignments instead of procrastinating until the last minute. I will not show favoritism and I will work to get to know all of my students. In short, I am sad that this class has come to an end, but I am very thankful for this experience, and look forward to using what I have learned in this class within my career as a teacher.