Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A Fond Farewell Reflection on a Successful and Engaging Semester
It truly is saddening to know that this is my final blog post for the semester, and for this class. I have certainly enjoyed reflecting on my readings and class assignments and activities throughout the semester. In fact, I think reflecting has become one of my new favorite hobbies! Reflecting on concepts and experiences seems to help me understand more. Also, reflecting on a nature observation each week was very enlightening, as it provided me with an opportunity to take a break from studying and de-stress and relax for a moment or two. I will continue to observe nature, as this helped me "breathe" during times of difficulty or immense stress.
When I first began blogging, I admit, I was slightly nervous and skeptical. However, now I see the freedom and great tools blogging can offer to an individual. Blogging has become a very natural process for me, as I enjoy finding articles or interesting videos to share with others who may stop and read my blog, and it is fun and relaxing to write freely about my thoughts and opinions on topics or ideas. Blogging is also a great way to communicate with others via the Internet, and share or express various opinions and ideas with one another.
What I enjoyed most during this class, were the collaborative and engaging science activities and projects.
I will certainly utilize all of the various collaborative strategies discussed in my classroom in the future. Collaboration is a key skill that students need to develop over time in order to be successful overall in the future, and collaboration and a team effort can help students achieve a goal with great success.