Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blog Post #9

What I've Learned This Year
By: Mr. McClung

Mr. McClung gave so much excellent advice in this post of his. I think he made me think about evaluating my own life and the way I look at thing. I loved it when he talked about being flexible. I felt like I could relate so much to it. As a teacher we will probably never have a lesson that turns out the exact way as we had planned. I think teachers should take a lesson in improv so they know how to react in certain situations and go with the flow. I also like how Mr. McClung talked about on technology and how it is our friend not our enemy. So many teachers back away at the word technology! I was extremely skeptical of technology before this class even. This class has helped me realize how technology is really not that scary and if we slowly take the time to understand it, technology could be our best friend! I love learning about technology and everything it has to offer! This post by Mr. McClung was so great. I want to read more post on him for sure! Teachers and Schools could learn so much from his teaching about teaching!


  1. I enjoyed Mr. McClung's post also. I think he learned a lot in his first year of teaching. I hope I can learn to be flexible when things do not go as planned in my first year of teaching. I also liked the part where he said we should never stop learning. Learning should not stop after we finish college. It should just be the start of our lifelong commitment to learn.

  2. I enjoyed reading your post and what you said about being flexible is right on. I agree there will be days in which lesson plans are not perfect. Being able to recognize when something is not working and allowing more time or different approach to the activity at hand will certainly be beneficial to students and the teacher may be able reflect on these experiences just like Mr. McClung.

  3. I strongly recommend that you do an annual reflection. Take a look at Mr. McClung's After Year 2 Reflection.