As I reflect and put the final touches on my summary of learning, I am actually really surprised at how much we have done in this class in such a short amount of time! The debate format of this class was super intimidating at first. When it was my turn to debate on Week 3, my teammates and I were all shaking with nerves! However, after I got over the nerves, I realized how engaging this class format really is. It gave us the opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other, rather than the teacher as all-knowing in a traditional classroom. Not only were we being active participants in our own learning, but we were sharing, commenting, and tweeting outside the regular classroom hours. If I got a notification that someone had commented on my blog on Saturday morning it got me excited! The debate format of the class allowed Alec to model how a teacher can act as facilitator, and although it would look different in my grade 4 classroom, I am definitely going to reflect over the summer of different ways I can use this model in my own class.
EC&I830 it has been an absolute honor to work with all of you this semester! I hope you enjoy my summary of learning.