The title says it all… I see you all posting with pictures and different things. I am not really sure what to do. Dr. C told me to blog about looking through my records, and I will do that next. I have never blogged before, but thought it was about time I gave it a try… Yeah I like grades too! I wish I had that guy that gave everyone an A!
I have always been a fan and a hater of technology. I am one of those guys! I played A LOT of EverQuest (I think I should be able to put in the thingy, but I know that is a game owned by someone else) and I hated on computers to all my friends while secretly being glued to one. I really do not like email. I would much rather get a phone call. This said, if I want to teach I am going to have to come to terms with myself and technology. I know the powers of the net, but I do not utilize them. If I am going to be effective, then I must embrace it.
That said this is my first of many blog posts. I really like the name I am blogging under and maybe I will continue after this class. I have already thought about using theCN with my class. …Yeah I do not check that like I should either. I was the guy that had to have a friend first make him a Facebook account back in Jan 2005 because I was so against it. Now I have 1400 some friends.
I am going to try and let go of my old-fashioness, and I am going to use technology to teach. I know I need something to help me. In my life in the food service industry I had the privilege of working with many millennials. These kids and those younger than them need something to get through to them. I got a lot of trophies, but nothing like these kids. They are very hard to engage, and you have to befriend them, while being in control. It is a very hard thing to do. I hope I can do things as a teacher I was able to do as a boss. If I can get them to think of me (the human) 1st and then me (the boss/teacher). The only way I know to do this is by caring about who they are as a person, and helping them to develop.
I am not sure if I did this correctly, but I am going to keep doing it this way until I am told to do different. I hope you enjoyed reading my 1st Blog post!