Mr. McClung made several good points during his reflection of his fourth year of being a teacher. He mentions that he was worried about how his peers thought of his image the whole school year. That worrying the whole year could have hampered his teaching a bit and his student may have not gotten the full education they could had gotten. As a teacher you probably need to be more focused on the students rather than your peers. I love how he warns about getting to comfy as a teacher. I had several "comfy" teachers in high school and they did not teach to their full potential. As teachers we should always continue to challenge ourselves and it will reflect with our students challenging themselves.
Version 1 (2008-2009)
Mr. McClung's first year reflection starts by mentioning what he had noticed is that teachers were more worried about the delivery of their lesson rather than student comprehension of the subject. The second thing he learned is to be flexible. No one is perfect and your going to mess up sometimes. You don't need to beat yourself up and just move on. Letting something effect you throughout the day will probably effect how you teach your students. He finishes by saying that teachers never should stop learning. This is probably something a teacher needs to remember every day. Sir Francis Bacon said it best, "knowledge is power!"