The learner I am Today

This is the excerpt for your very first post.


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Everyone learns something everyday. Regardless of how they learned it, what it is, or even if you don’t realize it, we are all learning all the time. When it comes to school teachers need to realize that not all students are the same, and in many cases they  learn or have to be taught differently.

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I feel as though school as always come easily for me. By that I mean I have never really struggled with the way teachers have taught me for the most part through my school years. Some class’s are more difficult than others, but for me it has more to do with how a teacher is teaching a subject more than the difficulty of the curriculum.  Personally for me teachers who stand at the front of the room and lecture for classes on end while students just sit and make notes are the worst.

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There are very rarely discussions about the curriculum, and when there are the kids who perform well in the class tend to be the ones in the discussion. For me this is the worst way to learn. When teachers do this it makes students very unsure of their work and their learning which only adds more stress onto the student.

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This has happened in a couple classes for me and though I was able to work through them and get good grades I couldn’t help but think of all the students who were struggling. Classes like that really bug me because of inconsistencies when it comes to how much knowledge each student takes in from these classes.

I had a teacher in high school who inspired me to become a teacher. He wasn’t the best teacher when it came to class, and I definitely didn’t get all A’s in his class, but it was the type of person he was when he taught. He tried to make a personal connection with everyone in his class, he was very open to new ideas students had in the class room, and would even set up test prep the morning before his tests in his home room to try and help his students get every advantage they could to get a good grade on the tests.

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The reason you could say this teacher inspired me so much was because not only the personal connection we had as friends, but he also did everything in his power to help his students do well and learn in his class. He wasn’t there just to make a pay check, he was there to benefit his students in anyway he could.


Author: blaineslitdigclass

Hi everyone! My name is Blaine McMahon and welcome to my Literacy in the Digital Age  blog page! I am currently a student at Chadron State College working on my major to become a history teacher. I am also working on getting a coaching endorsement to hopefully one day become a high school football coach as well. On that note I am a crazy football fan (Green Bay Packers, and Nebraska Corn Huskers), and I spend most of my Sundays and Saturdays in the fall watching and learning the sport to the best of my abilities. I'm also a frequent PC gamer and love the world of the internet. I hope to perform well in this class and hope the same for all of my peers. This years going to be lit!

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