Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course was an incredible introduction to the background of the education system. Although it did not touch on how to be a teacher, it did teach me the different styles of teaching, what style I am most likely to adopt, the many different types of schools there are beyond just the most well-known and the benefits and downfalls to each one, and it also discussed how social justice plays a huge role in being an educator. I feel that after this class I have a better understanding as to what education itself is and what it means to be a teacher. This course has finalized my decision in continuing in this program.
The highlights of this course were endless. The fact that this course had so many reading materials with activities to go along with them really made sure that we were understanding the material and retaining it. I learned about the various pedagogies and schools to teach at, I learned what kind of educator I may be, I learned about social standings and how they affect a student's education, and I learned the significance of being a social justice warrior both inside and outside of the classroom.
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Advice for students:
Make sure you do all the readings. You will benefit greatly in the long run. If you are not completely dedicated to the field of education, this course will help you figure that out. You must be dedicated to this course and willing to give it the time it desires. They are not easy graders and you will fail the course if you are not constantly in class and turning in your best work.