Introduction

Hi!  My name is Hope Sury and I am a sophomore middle level math education major.  I chose to take this course because I needed it for core, but I also feel that it will help me to understand the students I will have in my classroom.  I took a psychology class in high school, and my roommate is a psychology major, so we have discussions from time to time about her field of study.  When I hear the word “psychology”, I think of people’s behaviors and why they make certain decisions.  I am interested in learning about attachment theory, coping with stress, and motivation.  I am interested in these topics because it will help me better understand myself and what I can do to improve my life.  I am less interested in the scientific method, how to improve memory, and how to choose a therapist.  I have some experience with these topics, so I am less interested in going over these topics.  The question I would like to have answered by the end of the class is how to accurately use psychology in my future classroom.

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  1. Welcome to the course Hope. Psychology courses are great resources for teachers. I’ve had a lot of teachers come through my classes and tell me they end up using a lot of psychology every day with their students. I hope you will find the course just as useful. Hopefully I’ll be able to add some new material to the topics you already have experience with too. I look forward to having you in class.

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