Weew! After 10 weeks of grueling tasks, finally, we are here.
The first feeling that encompassed my whole being when I finally received the email that FINALS for EDS 103 was open was—–worry. I was worried about it because it means that I have a new task added to my currently piled-up to-do things. I was worried that I can’t squeeze my brain for more to answer the questions even if I want to.
But suddenly things have changed. I don’t know why but as I was about to open the Microsoft Word and make a file named “FINALS EDS103” I felt so excited. I was giddy and highly motivated while finishing the exam. Although there were times that I needed to take a break because my brain doesn’t function anymore :). Overall I was just happy that finally I am doing it and that just means that I am going to cross it out on my list and that it that I am finally (almost) tasked free. I was inspired to do it because, in the beginning, I have never thought that I will be able to finish the course but look at where I am now— writing my final blog for Theories of Learning.
I just want to echo what I have said many times, “I can’t emphasize how much I have learned in this type of education”. I will always be in awe of the impact of distance education. The sleepless nights have been so worth it as I have felt the change both in my personal and professional aspect. I felt that I grew as a teacher and couldn’t be more thankful enough. The Final exam is altogether the combination of what I’ve learned on this subject. It felt like a review, which I think is one of the purposes of the exam. I have been reminded again of how important it is that I must redefine my role as a teacher and change the way that I teach. I have realized that the education system is facing a lot of problems from the workforce to the politics that comes with it. It is not only between the teacher and the students but with other factors as well such as teachers versus colleagues and admins, education and the government, etc. That there’s till so much to change in the ways of how our education system is built right now and I am part of that change. That I have a huge responsibility to fill to make that change.
As I am writing this final entry, I am just happy because first, I thought I couldn’t do it but here I am, done with the FINAL EXAM and writing the last entry for this subject and second that I continued and now I am thankful because I have accumulated so much information that has changed and will change the way I handle things inside my classroom. Cheers, everyone!