EDU 515- Measurement and Metrics

It is just the first week in this module here at Post University where I am in the MEd program. My concentration is in Teaching and Learning. My new class, Measurement and Metrics is very informative and packed filled with knowledge. There is a lot to learn about assessment, DDDM and more..I prepared myself for this class but it was nothing like I thought- so much lighter and achievable tahn I imagined. I had statistics when I was going for my Bachelor of Science and let me say taht was a class that drove me to the brink..So, Do not let the title scare you ; ).Measuring comes in all forms and metrics is applicable to many fields. It is very exciting to learn more and more about education everyday. Teaching as well as learning are my passions. This is a very positive beginning to a new module in which I am taking another class which is EDU 510. I am ready to learn more and share with the world. Education is powerful. One goal of mine is to have children, starting in pre kindergarten, to fall in love with learning in all aspects and at every level. This will in turn benefit us because children are the future of our nation.

“The main reason…”

“The main reason I became a teacher is that I like being the first one to introduce kids to words and music and people and numbers and concepts and idea that they have never heard about or thought about before. I like being the first one to tell them about Long John Silver and negative numbers and Beethoven and alliteration and “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” and similes and right angles and Ebenezer Scrooge. . . Just think about what you know today. You read. You write. You work with numbers. You solve problems. We take all these things for granted. But of course you haven’t always read. You haven’t always known how to write. You weren’t born knowing how to subtract 199 from 600. Someone showed you. There was a moment when you moved from not knowing to knowing, from not understanding to understanding. That’s why I became a teacher.”
― Phillip Done, 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny: Life Lessons from Teaching