The venturesome passion to learn and re-learn makes this insights’ keeper fall in love with learning over and over again. Verily, the concepts presented were helpful to augment my knowledge on the different theories so that when it’s time to devote my verve in teaching, I would manage to offer the appropriate strategies in accordance with the learners’ learning styles, behavior, and adaptation.
The topic on behaviorism interests me the most because I thought that one of the greatest challenges for a teacher is to approach a misbehaved student and how he/she would encourage him to get focus on the lessons. I found it captivating how to reach out to students in case they are not concerned in reaching out to me. The recommendations provided by my classmates in our discussion and open forum on misbehavior were noteworthy for me to use in reinforcing students’ behavior.
Beating the deadline was really tough to beat, but it tests my discipline and taught me the art of time management. Saturdays and Sundays were spent with my laptop – my new best friend. I realized that this kind of on line study stimulates critical thinking as coursework were formulated in the context of specific topics that let students develop open mindedness.
I would count it most when I was advised to PERSONALIZE my learning. Yes, it was a bit challenging because my previous law course trained me to submit my answers with legal bases and never solely on my own personal thinking. I started breaking down information using my own words and retrieving personal experiences backed up by theoretical justifications to make the idea I wanted to impart as simple and illustrative as possible. It was not to impress, but to express so as to build the kind of learning I always wanted. Personalizing my learning was one way of constructing my knowledge by processing my own past experiences in fragments or jam-packed to associate them in my new knowledge. The intelligent discussions of my classmates were helpful to know how my line of understanding diverges from them and how to converge such divergence.
Exciting though was the feedback mechanism provided by our diligent teacher, Madam Malou. My thankfulness to you is well-deserved. Your commentaries to our responses transmitted meaningful instructions to boost proper on line learning engagement. I take them by heart so as to learn more and to improve my learning. Perhaps, this is the least but modest sensitivity I could contribute to keep the light of education burning in me so I could share the same fire to our little fellows and design new pathways for them.
I am an insights’ keeper, you are an insights’ keeper too…Let’s keep this flame shining through…