and another day better when it comes to blended learning!
I am now finished my summary of learning. It can be found here. It is actually just a little bit too long, so I totally don’t blame you if you don’t want to watch it. See the bullet points below:
- I have been teaching in a blended classroom long enough to get jaded about blended learning (especially after COVID-19)
- I needed this class more than anything to remind myself about how amazing an open mind can be
- I definitely had some instances where I was down on a few things (my #1 example is Jamboard)
- I found creating my course prototype to be the perfect medicine for this sour attitude of mine
- At the end of this class, I feel rejuvenated. I feel excited. I feel like I needed the reminder of why I enjoy teaching in a blended classroom to begin with
That basically sums it all up. Deep down, I love the opportunity that my division has given me to teach in a blended classroom with devices for all my students. But I think that there have been a lot of moments in the last 5 years that have sort of gotten me to be critical of a lot of aspects of theory vs. practice in a blended classroom. This was exacerbated by the reality of teaching through the pandemic and the rules and restrictions placed on teachers during the virtual period. All in all, this course reminded me of the things that I can do in my own classroom with my students. It took me back to a feeling that I had when I first started in my blended classroom.
Thank you to everyone in EC&I 834. Good luck to all!