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?