Before my Special Methods class started, I wasn’t really sure what we were getting into to. I knew it was going to be a good class because Dr. Ellington teaches it, but I was still a little unsure what we would be doing exactly. I’m always excited to learn how to teach in effectively.
I learned this week that there are so many people out there that are so passionate about helping others learn how to love writing and how to become better writers. And I want to be that person in my classroom. I want my students to look back on classes that they had with me and think about how much they learned and how much I encouraged them to write, especially the students that were hesitant to begin writing.
I want to change things in the classroom when I become a teacher. I know it is difficult to go against the norm when you actually get into the classroom, but I will feel as if all of my classes were for nothing if I don’t make a change, especially if I don’t change the things that I complained about.
I want to learn how to be the best writing teacher that I can be. I love that in class we do a mock classroom of sorts. I love that our teachers set such a great example for us in the classroom and show us what we should be doing when we have classrooms of our own.
I am extremely excited for this class and all the things that I can learn from it.