Saturday, January 26, 2013
Week 2 Reflection
I definitely learned a lot through our readings from the Dana text and through the 3 videos we were to watch from fellow graduates of the program whom are now excelling within the education system. One of them being my superintendent for the district I work for, Dr. Timothy Chagois. One thing he did mention that caught my attention was learning to be data driven and being able to quantify qualitative data. In addition, he also mentioned that in order to become a better teacher, you must never stop growing and learning. This definitely hits home because it answers the question as to "what am I doing here?". Like I tell my family, I am "hungry" to learn anything I can. With that said, I have decided I want to look into the way the tutoring program is structured within my school. As mentioned in my discussion, I feel that our tutoring program is more of a social gathering for our students and an extra source of income for our teachers. If I could restructure the way its set up into a more organized and less chaotic program, we could possibly see an increase in our student's academics. In addition, it would also not require for many teachers to stay after school which would in turn reduce the amount of money the school spends on paying teachers.