Wednesday, December 2, 2009
As the end of the semester approaches, I must say although a bumpy ride it has been meaningful and worthwhile. A great deal of the information that I have gathered through my courses at CSUMB have shaped me into the person I am and have made me become a more effective teacher. I am grateful to my professors and classmates for making this a memorable experience. As the end of the year approaches, there is a lot to do, finish courses at CSUMB and prepare my students for finals. Therefore, this means lots of grading. The technology project that I have used in my excel course (Comp App 121) has been a huge success. I am glad that I was able to present a project that would keep my students interested and engaged. As I have read many times before from many dignified scholars in order to make students interested in the curriculum you must make it pertinent to their lives. I honestly could not agree more I have noticed a great deal of change in my student’s attitude and motivation towards school. This project has really helped my students understand the importance of taking initiative in their academic lives and wanting to excel in all of their courses. Without a doubt this project of grade distribution that was created will be used in my future excel courses. It is important that I present the courses I teach in a manner that is relatable and meaningful to my student’s lives. I know that if curriculum is introduced utilizing this approach, my students learn and grow and I do to as a teacher and as a human being. I wish all of you success in you courses at CSUMB and in your own teaching; I hope you are effecting positive change among your students.