Gallery Teaching Portfolio Students had fun with this activity! Here we defined what friendship meant to us as a preview to our reading in House on Mango Street. Goofing around with my period 6 eighth graders Having desks next to one another rather than across allowed for a more comfortable, approachable environment. One student asked me to take a picture with her on my last day! Getting images for their poems; gluing poems to the poster board. Here are the crests, hung and ready on the walls into the library/my classroom. Long Night Against Procrastination at Waldorf College Talking with a group, giving them some feedback and asking questions. Me and some of my fellow classmates serving food at the North Iowa Food Kitchen. My cooperating teacher and I set up the desks to be in semi-circles. That allowed teachers and parents to be in closer proximity. Balloons from my high schoolers! Posing with our Norton textbooks on my last day! Discussion groups for TKAM Selfie with my 2nd period! Students were really engaged, almost climbing over one another to write their ideas on the board! Here’s one student’s Fakebook profile for her wolf. Small-group reading Teaching poetry as a volunteer in Forest City High School. Working on revising Kinesthetic learning Enjoying some home-made ice cream Goofing around with my eighth graders, period 3 Goofing around on my last day! Here are two students cutting and pasting their poems on poster board to hang in the classroom! Our class [teachers] with our little boys! Bronson, age 10 on the left and Blake, age 7 on the right. Kindergartners working on math Decorating poems and poster boards! Collaborative discussions Honors 10, period 6! One-on-one reading Working together on projects Explaining an assignment to some students who missed class. We are so busy reading! Students talked and gathered quotations What is the Old Man and the Sea about? Working on the writing portions or interactive portions of the project in class. Circle-rug time Helping one of the groups brainstorm quotes/examples of the Radley House/Story Progression. Me and my fellow student teachers at our post-grad dinner! PJ Day at Forest City Middle School! Taking turns writing on the board. Helping make the homemade ice cream Smiles 🙂 with eighth graders Working one-on-one with a student on his marketing proposal in the Writing Center! Two of my Kindergartners playing ‘Top It’ before heading to lunch. My Classroom with ‘I Can’ Standards hung in the front. I created this to hold the standards/statements for students to view every day. Now that the students formed groups of different colors, they had the responsibility of sharing their information with the rest of their group members! Hangin’ with the Writing Center Crew Me and some of my fellow classmates serving food at the North Iowa Food Kitchen. The tower of canned/boxed food items students created in their Dugout! All donated for the Food bank! I’ve even helped with math! Working individually with student tutoring Brainstorming some ideas. Visual adding Silent discussion about friendship. Daycare babies playing with bubbles Having a celebration for the two boys our class tutored all semester. Attaching poems to construction paper for some color. This was my creative student, who used (and introduced me to) Smore to make a newsletter. A little ice-cream treat Working individually with a student. Room with colored, movable desks Having a good laugh with my honors kids 🙂 Look how big it is! Creating the Eiffel Tower out of canned/boxed food. My ‘I Can’ board with our latest standards added! Taking a dance break with our student! Hands-on learning Being goofy Math game A collaborative, movable classroom for discussion on role of women, Marin and Alicia in House on Mango Street. My 4th hour English 10, a tough crowd to get to smile! 😛 Creating a poster with glitter, of course! Shaving cream letters and numbers! Counting animal crackers Explaining the assignment and homework. Working one-on-one with a student. At first the activity was a little awkward. Students got up and weren’t sure what to do, as I hadn’t given them a clear set of directions. Taking turns mixing Integration of technology and teaching This student did a Prezi. Here’s a student who created a poster. Me and my first placement (Mason City High School) cooperating teacher, Deadra Stanton. A wonderful woman and wonderful experience! My English 10 students created ‘Morrie Poems,’ about the influential people in their lives. My focus for conferences was to appear confident, knowledgeable about each student, and give excellent eye contact. Creating the Eiffel Tower out of canned/boxed food. I was able to join in on the discussion and give information, feedback, comments, and pose questions.