EdCamp and Professional Learning

Today we discussed accommodation and discomfort in the classroom in our own EdCamp session. This topic was very interesting and I really enjoyed getting the chance to discuss this topic in class because I feel uneasy about this topic as well as classroom management in general. I am worried about this as a future teacher because I want to be as accommodating to students as I possibly can but I feel that certain skills are important to teach students so they can develop these skills and be better prepared for situations later in life. For example, if a student is terrified of public speaking, does that mean I should not have them give an oral presentation to the class like the other students? I think that it is important for students to push themselves and to learn new skills. I understand that certain things can be scary for students but I think you will learn more about yourself and grow more as a person if you step outside of your comfort zone and try your best. Everyone is different which is why I think it is important for teachers to know what their students are capable of and to build trust with them as well. Overall, I think that this EdCamp session was very beneficial to our professional learning as I feel like I gained valuable knowledge and I really liked having an open discussion with my peers on such an important topic.

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