Wow. Three months have gone by and the semester is about to end next month! I really feel like I have grown so much as a teacher because of the experiences I had this semester. There were a lot of struggles, yes…but I believe I made some great achievements as well. There were major major mistakes I’ve made and I felt embarrassed in class (especially in Statistics), which made me hope that the earth would just swallow me alive. Haha. I really felt so dumb during those times. But well, I have forgiven myself and have gotten over it. Good thing the earth didn’t swallow me at all. 😀 Now I have a chance to do better. Pain is really necessary for growth. As they say, “No pain, no gain.. ”
This month I’m proud of myself because I de-cluttered my cubicle. Student papers are now neatly filed inside envelopes. Yey!!! 🙂 I have 2 envelopes for each of the subjects I handle – one for the checked/recorded papers and another for unchecked papers. You’d probably think I’m weird. Hehe.. But you know, this is already a great achievement for me. I was able to organize my stuff – student papers for the first time in the n years of teaching. Haha.. My table is a little organized now.. Hooray! It helps me have a clear mind too…
Another great achievement is that I have checked almost ALL papers…thank God for the holiday (end of Ramadan) and being stressed-free, sick-free, and problem-free last weekend. Though I wasn’t really able to prepare my lessons. Well..that was a tradeoff I had to risk.
I have also posted partial/final (Prelim/Midterm) grades using Google Documents. I just LOOVVEE Google! It makes my life so much better. I use Google Site to post my subject references, programming exercises, and other subject materials. I use Google Documents to save and post my grades. I also used Priority-based Inbox of Gmail to de-clutter my mails. 2 thumbs up to Google! Gosh. Do I sound like a Google fan? Haha.. I guess I am. 🙂
But as usual, Statistics and Trigonometry are giving me headaches. Grr.. I don’t wanna dwell on that.
The sem’s about to end!!! Yey!!! I’m so excited for the sembreak. I’m just not so sure if my students would be happy to receive their grades.. 😦 Did they learn something from me this semester???