For adults, especially teachers, flexibility is key. We have certain expectations about our days when we wake up. I expect to hurry up and get ready before my daughter wakes up. I strive to get myself and breakfast ready before she stirs. Most of the time, I meet my goals and expectations of this. However,… Continue reading Flexibility is key.
What do I teach? Well, many would say that I am student teaching 7th grade science…however, they would be wrong. I teach students. What do I mean by that? I mean that I am teaching students and science is only the vessel by which I teach. At the end of the day, it is not… Continue reading What do I teach?
This week has been my first week back since the fellows had classes on campus last week. The way this program is set up has us in rotating between being in our student teaching placement and being in classes, preparing for teaching and digesting what we experience in the schools. Monday and Tuesday we pretty… Continue reading The power of a shock-factor
We had an IEP meeting this morning for a student. He’s been missing a lot of work in classes and not bringing his materials each day. It’s been difficult for everyone involved. A relative met with us and some of the other staff to talk about what we could do to help him succeed. Basically,… Continue reading IEP’s and frogs!
Teachers and students are warriors. What is expected of them is far greater than you could imagine. Through my teacher education program, I am student teaching a from August to May while also taking 12 credit hours of coursework per semester. In case you didn’t know, most graduate students take around 8 credit hours, without… Continue reading So much to do in so little time.
After a lot of frustration and challenges, I was reassured thanks to a student’s kind words today. Today I took small groups aside to work on the pretest that they had missed. It was nice to have them in that ideal small group setting, but it would be impossible if it wasn’t for having two… Continue reading Simply Sweet
Today I came back refreshed from the weekend. I still felt kind of frustrated and disappointed in myself for how Friday went in some of the classes, but it’s a new week. This week my goal has been to get some of the missing assignments from students turned in. I already received quite a few… Continue reading Two weeks in already?