Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Today Samara Learned... [Day 1]

Last October, I participated in an October blog challenge called "31 Days."  I chose to do a mini-book review every day for a whole month.  It was a really valuable experience for me and I knew I wanted to take on another challenge this year.  But I also knew I would be starting out my first term of grad courses and beginning to teach.  So with that in mind I decided to pick a "challenge" that would be more doable.  I will be posting every day this month with an answer to the question: "what have I learned today?"  Answers can be one sentence or 3 paragraphs, they could be something I've learned in classes or something I've learned about myself.  I just have to post (at least) one thing I've learned that day.  As an aside, I've thrown this into the third person because I believe it will allow me to make more direct observations.  So, with that prompt in mind, here October goes...

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... that answering student's questions makes her feel successful.  Yes, there are occasionally questions from people not paying attention.  But, for the most part, most of the time it shows students are engaged with what they're discussing in class.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I've got to admit I was a little disappointed when I read that you weren't doing the book challenge (I hope you'll do it again another year!) but your new challenge is great. I'm looking forward to learning more about your teaching :)

    A couple of other things:

    - I haven't written you a letter yet but I'm going to. I deliberately postponed until my best friend got married because I wanted to make my letter a bit more interesting :D
    - I've tagged you for a Jane Austen challenge. I thought you might like to but don't feel you have to. I know you're busy! You could even fill in the tag in my comment box if you want.