Introducing Myself

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Introducing Myself
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Thu, 02-24-2005 - 6:56pm

Hi...I've just started reading this board and it seems like a place I would like to be, so I'm going to introduce myself.

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Thu, 02-24-2005 - 8:35pm
Hi Martha! It's great to meet you. I love this board and our new cl....she's awesome! I'm Kimberly, take a peek in my profile by clicking on the user ID for a glimse of who I am. Congrats on your new family member! I am so glad you posted. Please join the conversation! And who knows, we could end up meeting. I've been on the boards since '99 and I've met several board buddies.
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Registered: 01-14-2005
Fri, 02-25-2005 - 12:49am

Hi, Martha!


Welcome to our board. Sit a spell, make yourself comfortable, read up on the posts and jump in all the conversations --- your insight is welcomed everywhere. = ) I'm Maria, and you can read about me by clicking on my name up above. You may consider updating your profile, too!


Technology is amazing. I just discovered message boards in October 2004, and I've already developed solid friendships with gals around the country. Thank God for the positives of Internet usage.


Congratulations on your little one. How sweet to have an addition to the family, and that you're already bathing him in in the graces

 

 

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Registered: 08-02-2004
Mon, 02-28-2005 - 9:19am

Sorry it has taken me a couple of days to get back to the board!

I teach 2 courses...one is called Application of Learning Theory to College Study. Students aren't really coming to college knowing HOW to study (we won't even get into the fact that many of them aren't motivated to study!), so they aren't doing well. In high school, they go over things so many times, do so many worksheets and the like, get to retake tests on which they perform poorly, etc. that it is very difficult for them to perform well when it is 98% up to them to study and learn. So, that is where my class comes in! We talk about HOW people learn with topics like memory, concentration, motivation...and then we say, "ok, if this is how people learn, we should be able to figure out which study strategies (like how you read your textbook, for example) should net the best results. For the most part, it is a great class (small with motivated students). I really enjoy it!

I sometimes teach a career course. Many students are coming to college because "it is just what you do after high school," so they aren't really coming because they have a career path in mind and college is a necessary step. This has them undecided on a major and uninspired in their classes. So, this course addresses this. I enjoy this course as well! It is also small and the students are fairly self-motivated.

All in all, I couldn't ask for a better job!

Thanks for the welcome and I look forward to coming to this message board everyday (ok, almost everyday!)

Martha

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Mon, 02-28-2005 - 1:14pm

Martha, those sound like two great courses! They never had anything like that when I went.

Ruth

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Tue, 03-01-2005 - 1:41pm

I used the thumb icon for "agree" but I want it to mean: RIGHT ON!


That class was called College 101, when I went to school. (I'm 32.) I absolutely loved that class. Honestly. I was a very hard-working student in elementary and junior high, but my private school education let me absolutely coast through my public high school. So easy. And therefore, my study habits were awful, absolutely terrible.


I took that class, and let me tell you, I learned so much! The teacher's tips helped me survive a horribly difficult course on anatomy and physiology and do well in it. I just re-thought my whole idea of what it means to study. Now, as a homeschooling mom, I'm even taking some of those ideas and teaching my little girl to ready through what I've learned. Studying isn't just reading --- it's breaking down and digesting information. This means I can teach Essie to read through so many different means.


Man. I'm getting nostalgic for college. ;-)


 

 

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Wed, 03-02-2005 - 1:02pm

I'm 33 and they didn't offer this course when I was in college...so I'm glad to hear that you did have the opportunity to take one like it! I totally agree with you...let's not "read" your textbook, let's think about it and study it at the same time. I tell my students all the time "I'm not saying you need to study MORE, I'm saying you need to study BETTER". Around this time in the semester they start to believe me!

I think it is great that you are homeschooling and there is so much you learned in college that you can pass on to Essie...and she'll think that this is just "how you learn"!

Martha