Collaborating and working with classmates is an important aspect of being a teacher. Throughout the semester in EDTC 300 there were several opportunities to connect with classmates. Two ways I chose to connect and support classmates was in class conversations as well as on each others blogs.
Class conversations were a big part of EDTC 300, and I offered my opinions, ideas and knowledge to my classmates where appropriate and applicable. In break out room meetings I was engaged with conversations to benefit and support the learning of my classmates.
In our blog hub I offered words of encouragement, and curiosity on classmates blogs. As I engaged with the contented they presented from class, as well as their experience with the learning project, I attempted to offer meaningful comments. I did find when commenting some comments connected to my blog, some to my old blog, and other comments linked anonymously.
The collaboration aspect of this class made learning more meaningful. Connecting and building relationships with peers is an essential part of being a teacher, and being able to communicate in a respectful way is an important skill.