It is important to learn new strategies

I found this course to be very insightful and interesting on many different levels. First off, being a teacher I think it is always important to reflect and learn new teaching strategies. I do not know the last time I really thought about bullying and the 21st century in so much detail and how important it is for students to feel a level of trust with teachers for their own safety. I teach young students so I don’t have to deal with cyber bullying yet and often times my students naturally trust me. However, the more I thought about it through the lessons, I really starting thinking of different ways I can force a bond between myself and students to better their safety. I would never want my students to hide information from me and I know know the importance of how the students see me act can effect how they treat their classmates. Some of the most valuable things I learned from this course were words I can give to students to use when figuring out how to react in different social situations. In particular, the 8 essential questions were very meaningful to me. I will continue to keep up to date through the different publications that were presented in this course and forward new research and studies to the teachers I work with so we can all be informed about the challenges that come with 21st century bullying. I will think of the 8 essential questions when planning social discussions, I will also use many of the activities from this course and align it with my curriculum.

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I found the Adverse Childhood Experience Study most interesting

The information from Dr. Nadine Burke on Adverse Childhood Experience Study was most interesting and valuable for that matter. Understanding the science behind the development or lack thereof, for some students helped to build tolerance and empathy as a pedagogue, which can be easily forgotten as the year progresses and frustration begins to fester with “uncooperative” students.

It is important to learn new strategies

I found this course to be very insightful and interesting on many different levels. First off, being a teacher I think it is always important to reflect and learn new teaching strategies.

I have learned so much!

Meeting in small groups a couple days a week has helped me learn new skills, qualities, etc. The main goal is to prepare not only me, but all students for the future.

Relationships and connections are so important!

These reminders about connections/relationships are so important. It can feel difficult to fit it all in, but without relationships and connection, the rest of the work is SO MUCH HARDER!

A First-Year Teacher’s Obstacles

As a first year teacher there are many obstacles that you do not realize you will face when it comes time to leading your own classroom.