Not Sure What I am Doing…

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!

1 thought on “Not Sure What I am Doing…

  1. Congratulations on your first successful post! I enjoyed reading it.
    I feel the same way as you, except I do not hate technology but I am really behind. “old fashion” fits me perfectly. But, I do agree with you that we are living in the world filled up by new and innovative techniques and most important, this is the trend. Embracing it might be a smart choice especially if we are going to be teaching the next generation. Think about the story about the baby’s first word, “Iphone”. Maybe I can use this as an excuse for updating my to iphone as Valentines gift.

    By the way, I think those who came to this class knowing little about teaching, will benefit from it most!

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