Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Week 6 Memo/comments
In the reading this week, I honestly was a little thrown off. I hadn’t paid much attention to this book we needed for the class and after reading the first page or so, I honestly didn’t get why this book was so important for us to have. After reading the first chapter, I want to know how. How do we help students become good readers? What is a good reader? Is it okay to not be a good reader in everything? I know I’m not. Give me any form of political piece and I am bored to tears. Give me anything by Hemingway and I will fall asleep. So how do we get our future students to be proficient scientific readers? And even more important, how do we handle the students that don’t care or want to become scientific readers? Every student we get isn’t going to come in at the same level of understanding and reading capacity. I see this as one of the greatest obstacles we will have to face as educators. Being able to gauge how well our students are retaining information and keeping them engaged enough for them to actually learn, is key to being effective teachers. I think now I understand better why this is assigned reading. Students aren’t going to come in with my level of understanding and even though that seems obvious, it may not be in practice.