Monday, August 03, 2009

We're Back!

Y'all send happy thoughts my way- it's back to work I go. I know, most of you guys have been toiling away all summer. I enjoy a summer break from my job, if you call three weeks a summer. I'm not whining, I can't stand sitting home all summer.
I'll be back in college in a few weeks as well. One of my classes, Human Development, sounds good. From what I gather, the class is all about developmental theorists, people who propose that we interact with our environment and mature and grow from that experience, but have a predetermined set of genes or what-have-you's that influence that growth and experience. As opposed to learning theorists who believe everything comes from our environment. Basically, we all come with "pre-sets" that determine how we perceive the world, as well as how we learn and how much we can learn. Now, of course, having good teachers and a positive home life goes far in helping a person go farther in life. My mother used to say, "Monkey see, monkey do." It's true with your children, by and large. Knowing how to help kids learn is the biggest part of my job. Sometimes it is very easy, sometimes not so much. At least this class will help me be a better teacher. We hear this stuff at the beginning of Teacher School, but I think we will go it much more detail this time.
At least I'll start the school year off with the proper state of mind.

1 comment:

Jackie D said...

God Bless You and all educators. I could NEVER do the job you do.