In Mr. McClung first year of teaching, he had to learn a how to read his audience. He could not focus on how his students looked at him as he taught; instead, he had to focus on the deliverance of his message he was trying to give and make them understand. Communication with fellow instructors as well as your students were also a factor he encounters to make his self a better teacher. He had to learn to take in advice from more experienced educators and troubled students in order to become a better person and instructor. Also, Mr. McClung had to become aware of all the technology he could use to help him in his lesson plans and communication. Overall, his main general aspect of his first year of teaching was to stay positive.
In his third year of teaching, his agenda has changed tremendously. He was couching cross country for the first time as well as first time head coach; also, he began as a computer applications teacher. It has been times where he has gotten caught with trying to please others so much till he often had to refocus his attention on what made him what he has become, the students. Throughout this year, he has become aware that most people do not share the same beliefs in teachings methods as he does. Therefore, this made him come to a conclusion that it is natural to be an outsider to your fellow peers. As long as he connected with his main objective, the student body, he was happy with the decisions he made; however, he did have one teacher that gave him a few positive learning methods to help him grow.
In conclusion, I have learned that being a teacher is not always fun being a teacher but you have to learn to stay positive and be willing to learn new methods. Also, I have learned that I have to make sure that I have the right focus and make sure it applies to my objective. I can help students succeed but I also have to allow them to struggle a little to fully reach accomplishments in themselves and in their future. Never get comfortable in routines and never be afraid to be your own person. Keep your eyes on the prize and always strive to better yourself and others around you.