Today was Day 3 of my vlog, and the kids are being awesome with this experiment.
Today’s vlog received more comments and compliments as well:
Your not a nerd
Me describing myself as one when I talked about the vlog AND the fact one of the things on tomorrow’s plan was to play Minecraft.
You are getting really great at this
YOUR VIDEO’S ARE GREAT
Apparently, I can’t hear them through the computer! LOL!!
also you’re doing better with each video
These comments are exactly why I started this foolishness. These comments are gold to me because the kids see me, my first attempt was awkward, but each time after, I feel a little more comfortable, a little more confident. If their teacher can put himself out there, look a little foolish, yet growing, why can’t they do the same?
In the end, it’s teaching and learning, and they don’t even know it’s happening to them. Watching someone grow gives us ALL that ability to say, “Why not me?”.
And why not you? What are you doing during our extended break to help yourself grow? Who are you sharing with? Students? Teachers? Other community members?
I encourage you to extend yourself. It’s not easy (says introvert me) but my students are learning by watching my process.
That, my friends, is what education is all about.
Who knows, I could be the next big thing on YouTube! You saw it here first.
March 20, 2020 at 10:55 pm
I heard that on a podcast recently, this idea to spend the time growing. So great for our students to see we are all human!
March 20, 2020 at 11:01 pm
Exactly. They need to see our fears and how we are dealing with them! 🙂
March 20, 2020 at 11:48 pm
Yes we have to keep reminding ourselves it’s all about the students even in such different circumstances and it’s so good when their input makes all the difference and lifts your spirits!
March 20, 2020 at 11:51 pm
you are right about growing. I guess I’m doing it with the zoom classes. They’re growing thru this whole process too, being patient with me as I figure all the tech out!
March 21, 2020 at 4:07 am
So many of us find ourselves in new roles we never would have chosen, like recording ourselves. My colleagues and I laugh that we might all become Youtubers after several weeks of practice.
March 21, 2020 at 4:40 am
I’m looking forward to your YouTube channel. It’s the next step to your retirement career in stand up. I want to start vlogging next week ( the autocorrect keeps making this clogging 🤔)
March 21, 2020 at 7:02 am
I love that you are still teaching your students, instead of academic lessons they are learning how to start something new and how to get better at it each day. Way to go.