The Importance Of Positive Change In Education

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If, indeed, it is true that a person undergoes change as a result of learning, then I can safely say that my peers and I have all undergone a profound transformation over the last fifteen weeks. As far as the nature of this transformation is concerned, I would argue in favor of it being a positive change for all of us, not only the students in my section, but also for all the students who took the course this semester. Initially, this thought might come as a surprise to some, especially those who may have gotten a poor grade in the class or who decided to drop the course, and I would agree that this idea is somewhat abstract and so perhaps a more appropriate way to phrase that previous sentence would be that this course provides an opportunity …show more content…
Obviously most science courses build on themselves as you progress through college and as such, it was very helpful to be able to go over certain topics again that are only touched on briefly in higher level courses because you are expected to have them locked down. Since the core concepts are then built on in those classes, it then becomes easier to be able to explain them to other people and provides for great teaching experiences. I remember that these opportunities where I was able to share my knowledge and go into some detail was one of the common themes in my Personal Triumph sections of my leader logs and it first appeared around the six week mark when we began entering into portions of the material that were not as familiar to my peers. It’s evident to me that I have grown in regards to teaching and thoroughly explaining things because I remember back to that week six mark and think how it was a great experience to be able to share knowledge and teach but also that I was not the best at it and when I compare that to the last two workshop sessions where I was able to deliver considerably more clear, concise explanations, it’s hard to …show more content…
Referencing the Personal Triumphs section in the leader log after the first exam, I recall how genuinely proud I was from seeing one of my students get a 99% on an exam. The student in question definitely deserved the grade she received and I can remember being excited for her to see all the work she had put in pay off. Naturally, I offered up a “good job” but this time it was different from most of the compliments I think I had ever given before. This one had a feeling of genuineness behind it and it made me realize that in the future, when I distributed praise and compliments, to actually make sure that I mean what I’m saying and that there is actual emotion behind those words because people can definitely pick up on whether or not a compliment is sincere or not and that can go a long way in terms of morale as an individual but also as a

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