Domain III Competency 008
provides appropriate instruction that actively engages students in the learning
This competency seems to be a difficult one to
achieve. It seems that most teachers fall into that lecture and test mode which
is one of the most boring ways to teach, in my opinion. I want to engage my
students with discussion questions that do not have one set answer in the hope
that they will have to work to find their correct answer and have a reason why
that is their answer.
It is my hope that I will come up with
projects and activities that the students will enjoy doing. Projects have always
seemed to teach me more than just listening to the teacher prattle on about the
subject. Plus, projects are more challenging and even though we hear more
grumbling, students almost always get something out of it. Also, when a student
finishes a project, there is a feeling of pride at having done it well that no
one can take away from them.
My goal for my students is that they will like
coming to my class and they will be motivated to work hard. I want them to walk
away from my class thinking that they have learned something that will be useful
to them for the rest of their lives.