This class was tough.
This course taught me that the professor is as important as the course itself. I spoke to co-students taking this course from other instructors and learned through conversations, that they didn't get the entire compliment of academic tools that I had been provided, to be a good high school teacher. I felt so sad about this, but it made me realize that I had the best so I had better be more than a 'good' teacher when it was all said and done. It all reflects back on us, and we are as good as we give.
I was so fascinated with the enthusiasm this instructor inspired us with. He was so passionate about what he was doing. It was contagious! I loved learning from him, and from my classmates. I learned that this is how to engage students! He made learning the material fun, challenging, thought-provoking and memorable. I can assure all, no one could 'fall to sleep' in this class! I looked forward to it each and every day!
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Advice for students:
Have resolve to learn new things, not be afraid of the unknown, or to ask questions, do everything single thing you need to do, to be a great student. This is NOT a course for the weak, lazy, daydreaming, partying, immature, unfocused, resistant, obnoxious, narcissistic, extremely shy or fatigued student. I doubt that such individuals would want to be an educator anyway. Teaching needs the strength of those that want to be the solution to the problems in our education system.