When preparing for the 400 meter hurdles in track, my coach would tell me, “The last hurdle is always the hardest. It feels like you have a 400lbs. gorilla on your back when trying to go over.” That analogy has been applied to several aspects of my life, but none like grad school
Since this isn’t a race, I do have a little time to reflect back on my learning. This blog serves just that. Over the past year and a half I have seen my posts shift from a focus on the technological tools and how to use them, to more of a focus on a shift in pedagogy. Look back at my previous posts to see.
The LAST Hurdle…
This semester will be my last for grad school…but it certainly won’t be the easiest. In order to graduate I have:
- 3 credits of classwork
- A portfolio of my work from the last two years.
- A 1 credit course to complete a project.
- AND, the 30-page Lit Review (which needs to include 30 sources).
P.S. What has been the “gorilla on your back” when it comes to teaching? What have you pushed to learn more about your profession?