Although I started way back in 2011, a hectic life with many major changes saw me needing a break from my studies, only just starting up again this past Spring. I have tried hard to make up for lost time, but as many of us know, juggling the demands of life can be a bit tricky but with time and perseverance it all pays off in the end.
Although just starting this class last Monday, I've jumped in with both feet and am excited to see where this road will take me. I am most interested in the area of professional and career management, as that is something I have sorely not paid attention to throughout my career. I am at my happiest when I am teaching and often felt that this was enough, but as the years have moved on, I find that this is one aspect of my career where I need to pay more attention to ensure that I continue to be satisfied with where I am and where I am going.
In my current work place, I am looking forward to learning more about assessment and evaluation of the instructor as the tools that are currently in use don't provide me the detailed feedback that I think I need to be able to work on weaknesses or build up on strengths. Creating something more in tune with my students and their needs will benefit not only them, but myself and fellow instructors as well.
Lastly, to leave you with a quote that I recently ran across again, but which resonates with my own thoughts on educating my students.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. -Socrates