Lately, I have been thinking about my teaching a lot. And I think that I have not been as good a teacher as I could have been. I’ve gotten lazy and complacent. This came to me after spending a week at the ASNE Reynolds Institute for High School Journalism. This was a great experience for me as an educator. It was a wake up call and I needed it!
I’ve been lazy. I’ve just been coasting and for my students that is too bad. I’m not saying that they didn’t learn, but they could have learned more. So, this summer, I’m spending my time revamping my curriculum – espeically for those subjects that I don’t always give my 100 percent attention once the school year gets going. My production classes take up a lot of time – broadcast journalism, yearbook and now newspaper. So, I need to have really good materials and curriculum in place before school starts.
As a part of this, I’ve created a new tab on the front page of my web site. It has my syllabus for my photojournalism class. I will keep updating it as I improve my materials and post them to Mediafire. Feel free to use them if you are a classroom teacher or a journalism student.