My Ideal Course – Learning or Teaching

I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. The prompt a couple days ago was what would be your ideal course to take or teach? I chose to write about a different topic that day.

Being a learner, I find many interesting courses and programs with which I would love to engage. Having to choose one or two will be difficult, but I will try. I have always enjoyed reading. I love books that provoke thought and discussion. Consequently, I think my favorite course, to take, would be a Great Books course. Another course or set of courses I would enjoy would be courses in writing and reading poetry. I once considered myself a poet–back in high school. I have not written a poem in many years.

My favorite course to teach would probably be Careers. I designed and taught a careers course several years ago when I taught at a residential treatment facility. I enjoyed the course because the majority of the content was student driven. I used daily writing prompts and discussion to encourage thinking about the kind of work they wanted to do. What would have made the course better would have been if the students could have done more of their own research. Our access to the Internet was limited. By the end of the six weeks, the students had a chosen career field, an education path for their career, and a portfolio–consisting of a resume and a couple interests and personality inventories.

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My Commitment – April Blog a Day Challenge
I have joined the #AprilBlogaday Challenge. The goal is to submit a blog entry every day in April. I will not promise each blog entry will be motivational, energetic, and thought-provoking. However, I will do my best to continue to reflect on my journey of learning and my areas of growth.


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