Day 444 - Teaching
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I couldn't let this "triple-digit" day pass without a blog post!
I had my Management class today. I've lost one student who had to drop the class, and another student has missed the last two sessions, so he may not be there for the final. My troubled student left class tonight at 7pm. That leaves two teams with 3 people instead of the 4 that they started with (and one of those team is really only 2-1/2 because of the student that always leaves early).
I handed back the graded quizzes, and got a LOT of feedback from the students. One of them said it was the hardest quiz he'd ever taken! I'm learning that I can't rely on the "test bank" of questions provided by the publisher. I need to make sure that the questions I select actually test learning, and not just memorization. It's a delicate balance.
What I'm getting from the students, more than anything, is their desire to understand and grow. They inspire me. They motivate me to be a better teacher. I want so much for them to be successful and become the leaders in the business world a year or two from now.
I'm learning as much from them as, I hope, they are learning from me. We're learning together.
That's what teaching is all about.
Keep Sparking, and keep teaching your SparkFriends, as you teach me.