Sunday, June 14, 2009

What Mr. McClung learned

The website being used is At the teachers desk

Mr. McClung made a few comments about his first year teaching and what he learned to do and not to do. Some of these include: communication, listening, not setting high expectations, and being flexible.
I do agree with him that if you set your expectations of students to high, then you're setting yourself up for failure. You just have to keep in mind who you're dealing with in the classroom setting. Another part I found interesting is when he stated, "No lesson is ever perfect. The lesson you teach and the one you plan are always different." To me this is saying do not expect to try to come up with the perfect lesson plan and if you think its perfect it's not. It also says that you're going to get sidetracked on the lesson. No matter if it is students asking questions you didn't expect or if a [art of the lesson just totally does not work always place a backup or be ready to think on your feet.


  1. In your post you use to when you should use too: expectation of students TOO high

    Also you have a bracket instead of a p (second from last line.)

    You are correct. Nothing ever goes exactly as planned. You must always be ready to think on your feet, change directions quickly, and be ready to say: "I don't know. Let's find out!"

  2. Thanks Megan for reading my reflective post, and thanks Dr. Strange for recommending it to your students. I really appreciate all the kind words and I hope that you were able to find something useful from my post. Thanks again.

    Mr. McClung