Greetings fellow interneters (not a real word, but I’m going to use my artistic license and roll with it)! It’s been just a month, but it feels like even longer since the last time I shared what’s on my mind.
And what a difference a month makes! I hate to risk re-treading the same path, but I want to start this little blog off with a quote that I’m pretty sure I’ve used before, but is still just as apt today.
The hardest part is starting!
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’ve had something on your to-do list for ages. It’s always been in the back of your mind, gnawing away at your conscience. However, you just can’t bring yourself around to doing it. You always think, ‘Today’s the day that I’m going to start on (insert important task here). No more procrastinating.’ We’ve all been there, right?
Well, as an aside, I’m probably “there” every month with this little blog, but that’s a whole other can of worms!
It’s a common problem though, right?
Even though we know it’s better to just get the task out of the way, so that we can stop worrying about it, what do we do? Nothing! That’s a fundamental problem with our thinking: doing nothing is easier than doing something.
But, I recently started on one of those to-do list items. In fact, it was an absolutely huge item: my long, long, loooooong overdue Misconception 3 Course!
Well, I can proudly and happily say that I finally conquered my apathy and got started on my Misconception 3 Course. And do you know what? It’s been super fun!
I forgot how much I loved the process of making courses. First, I start off going through my collection of teaching material. A fun fact is that I save and collect lots of mistakes and work when I notice common errors. I know it might seem like I repeat it ad nauseam in my courses, but the misconceptions I introduce really are real examples from students.
I’ve really been enjoying going through all the different errors I’ve collected and grouping them into categories. I can immediately see how the skeleton of the textbooks is going to look like. Then, once I start writing, I think of all the different tangents and sidetracks I can lead students on, to further their learning. I truly enjoy everything about teaching, and I’m so excited to share my passion and my oft-delayed fruits of my labour.
Check back next month, and I’ll tell you a little bit more about it! Enjoy the springing of spring everyone!
座右の名”The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.”