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Hello!  Well, here I am at the last course in the PID program!  (With the exception of the Capstone).  In some ways, I thought this day would never come!  It’s been a challenging journey, albeit a rewarding one!

I teach Electrical Distribution Design at BC Hydro.  I have been in this role for about six years – and I have to say that there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think “I love my job”.  How lucky am I?

The instructor diploma program has been an immense help in my instructional journey.  I am amazed at how each course led and built on to the next.  I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised.  What I found was that learning how to assess learning taught me, in many ways more about developing curriculum than the actual curriculum development piece did.  Or maybe the pennies just dropped………

I am looking forward to this course.  I am enjoying the text so far. One of the comments that really resonated with me  was “I will always feel like an impostor and will never lose the sense of amazement I feel when people treat me as if I have something valuable to offer”  (Brookfield, S.D pg 9).  I am often surprised in discussions with other instructors that I am not alone in this feeling.  I’m curious, as I am relatively new to the instructional game, does this feeling ever go away?

 

Brookfield, S. D. (2015). Skillful Teacher On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom. Somerset: Wiley.