ENED 2123 is a course at East Carolina University that is required by all English Education majors. The course is designed in a way that will make sure that you really want to become an English teacher. You will immerse yourself in a real classroom, and the class is meant to be stress-free. However, the course is writing intensive, and to succeed you need to follow these 4 easy tips.
1. Go To Class!
ENED 2123 is only a one semester course. This means that you only meet once a week, so it is imperative that you attend class each week. If you miss class one time, then you are missing a lot of important information that you can not be caught up on until the next week.
2. Read The Teacher’s Handbook!
The Teacher’s Handbook, or the “Apple Book” as it is called at ECU, is about 100 pages long. For ENED 2123, you only have to read about 40 pages, and this is the only reading that you have to do for the whole course. Because this is your only reading, it is extremely important to read it. Otherwise, you will not do well on the final exam, which will lead to a bad overall grade. Also, the Teacher’s Handbook will give you information that you will later need for your internship at ECU.
3. Immerse Yourself As Soon As You Can!
One of the highlight points of ENED 2123 is that you get to go to a random classroom in North Carolina and observe this class for 4 hours. You will be analyzing how the teacher teaches and how the students react to the teacher’s methods. Many students in ENED 2123 come to realize that they no longer want to be a teacher after being immersed in a random classroom. Therefore, you need to immerse yourself earlier in the semester in case you find that you no longer want to be a teacher. That way, you can withdraw from any of your teaching classes.
4. Fill Out Taskstream Weekly!
Taskstream is the website that all of your coursework will be completed on. You will be writing about many observed teaching videos and the classroom that you observe throughout the semester. All of the observations are posted to the syllabus at the beginning of the semester, and they are all due at the end of the semester. However, you need to complete one Taskstream assignment a week because it is a lot of writing, and you do not want to fall behind.
ENED 2123 is not a difficult course as long as you follow these steps. It is a class that can help you to ultimately decide on your career, and you can have a lot of fun while experiencing and completing the course. The class is not meant to hurt your GPA, so make sure you follow the steps and have a successful experience.