"What I've Learned This Year" by: Mr. McClung
The article written by Mr. McClung was great and very informational. A lot of teachers are nervous about their first day of teaching, it's normal to be nervous. A lot of the points that he made are useful and new teachers can use the post to help them with their first years of teaching. In the blog he states, "NO LESSON IS EVER PERFECT. THE LESSON YOU TEACH AND THE ONE YOU PLAN ARE ALWAYS DIFFERENT." I really like this quote. Most teachers get so bogged down with teaching the content in a state approved manner that they forget how to teach for student learning. It is important to follow the state standards, but don't take away from inspiring the children with your lessons and ideas. Mr. McClung also brought up technology in the classroom. He states the teachers must not be afraid to use technology. If they are worried about it at first, it's important that they take baby steps along the way. Student would rather have a fun teacher who teaches at a slower pace, then a fast, non-recptive teacher who is only in for teaching because of following the states stndards.