Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Thursday’s essay is called, “How I learned to take responsibility for my own education.” It is a point (taking responsibility) that I have made in many of my essays, so I decided to sit down and chronicle (write about) how, when, and where it happened to me. Although it is likely to be different for everyone (that is, when it takes place), it is an important process especially during one’s formal education.

Share your link. Have you written anything on taking responsibility for your education? Are you a person who took responsibility? Do you know how or when it happened to you? Do you know someone else who experienced it? Can you share some insights about any of your own (or their) experiences with taking responsibility for your education? How important is it? How and why does it matter? What would you like to tell people who have yet to achieve this transition or stage of life? Any personal information you would like to share with them? Share your link with us. We’ll post it and move traffic in your direction. And, a big “thank you,” in advance, from AndThenSomeWorks.com, for sharing your link.

Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview:
How I learned to take responsibility for my own education
by Richard L. Weaver II


One thing I learned from all my teachers — as clear and obvious models of good teaching — and was able to utilize in my own teaching, was the need to make my personal expectations, goals, learning outcomes, and course requirements clear at the beginning of each of the courses I taught. I became better and better at it — and polished and honed my course material — as I grew and developed as a teacher. (My three years as a graduate teaching assistant (T.A.) at Indiana University contributed significantly to my development of course material because it gave me time to experiment and change.) I always knew what was expected of me in the classes I taught, and I wanted to do the same for the students in my classes. Some teachers even had me sign learning contracts. These are ways I began to take responsibility for my own learning.

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