Ready - Set - Learn
There you are. If you are reading this, you have received your upcoming schedule and are trying to find out as much as you can about your teachers. Good move. I sure wish we had computers and social media when I was your age. However, you can only learn just so much from reading or listening. Some things you have to experience! Here is what you will find out being a part of my class……...
Guess what, I am just like you! I am curious, want to do well in everything I try, and have insecurities. I am a terrible test taker and know that despite your achievements that have led you to an honors class, many of you feel the pressure of the dreaded TEST word like me. Because of this, I use several evaluation tools designed to help you grow and find ways to display your capabilities. I do not want to mislead you, there are still numerous tests, but there are also projects, presentations, and other ways to put your talents on display.
I am excited to have you be a part of my class. I will tell you a secret. Despite a long career in industry, 10 years of teaching, and even more in coaching, I learn something new from my students every year. I guarantee you are going to learn something new from me, improve on something you already know, and find out something about yourself you did not know before. I am equally excited about what I am about to learn from you!
Why do I call this section “Ready – Set – Learn”? Ready is this introduction and my expression of excitement to have you, which is real. Set; prepare yourself for something new, a classroom experience that is interactive, challenging, and rewarding. Learn; in the SAFE Learning Environment I have in my class, just bring the real you, not some image you have tried to cultivate or want others to have of you. It's ok to make mistakes and then learn from them.