Gallery Teaching Portfolio A collaborative, movable classroom for discussion on role of women, Marin and Alicia in House on Mango Street. My Classroom with ‘I Can’ Standards hung in the front. I created this to hold the standards/statements for students to view every day. I was able to join in on the discussion and give information, feedback, comments, and pose questions. The tower of canned/boxed food items students created in their Dugout! All donated for the Food bank! My ‘I Can’ board with our latest standards added! Silent discussion about friendship. Students were really engaged, almost climbing over one another to write their ideas on the board! Me and my fellow student teachers at our post-grad dinner! Here are the crests, hung and ready on the walls into the library/my classroom. Working one-on-one with a student. Explaining an assignment to some students who missed class. Shaving cream letters and numbers! Here we defined what friendship meant to us as a preview to our reading in House on Mango Street. Students talked and gathered quotations My cooperating teacher and I set up the desks to be in semi-circles. That allowed teachers and parents to be in closer proximity. Attaching poems to construction paper for some color. Look how big it is! Creating the Eiffel Tower out of canned/boxed food. Me and some of my fellow classmates serving food at the North Iowa Food Kitchen. Having a celebration for the two boys our class tutored all semester. Circle-rug time This student did a Prezi. Brainstorming some ideas. Integration of technology and teaching This was my creative student, who used (and introduced me to) Smore to make a newsletter. Goofing around on my last day! Goofing around with my eighth graders, period 3 Talking with a group, giving them some feedback and asking questions. Now that the students formed groups of different colors, they had the responsibility of sharing their information with the rest of their group members! Kindergartners working on math Creating the Eiffel Tower out of canned/boxed food. Math game Small-group reading Working individually with student tutoring My 4th hour English 10, a tough crowd to get to smile! 😛 Smiles 🙂 with eighth graders Working on revising 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. Balloons from my high schoolers! Collaborative discussions Hangin’ with the Writing Center Crew Decorating poems and poster boards! One student asked me to take a picture with her on my last day! Having desks next to one another rather than across allowed for a more comfortable, approachable environment. Working individually with a student. A little ice-cream treat Our class [teachers] with our little boys! Bronson, age 10 on the left and Blake, age 7 on the right. Working one-on-one with a student on his marketing proposal in the Writing Center! Helping make the homemade ice cream Hands-on learning Taking turns writing on the board. Counting animal crackers Here’s a student who created a poster. Being goofy What is the Old Man and the Sea about? Enjoying some home-made ice cream Discussion groups for TKAM Explaining the assignment and homework. Taking turns mixing Students had fun with this activity! Posing with our Norton textbooks on my last day! My English 10 students created ‘Morrie Poems,’ about the influential people in their lives. Here’s one student’s Fakebook profile for her wolf. Visual adding Daycare babies playing with bubbles Here are two students cutting and pasting their poems on poster board to hang in the classroom! My focus for conferences was to appear confident, knowledgeable about each student, and give excellent eye contact. Me and some of my fellow classmates serving food at the North Iowa Food Kitchen. Creating a poster with glitter, of course! Me and my first placement (Mason City High School) cooperating teacher, Deadra Stanton. A wonderful woman and wonderful experience! Taking a dance break with our student! Having a good laugh with my honors kids 🙂 Working together on projects Getting images for their poems; gluing poems to the poster board. I’ve even helped with math! Goofing around with my period 6 eighth graders Teaching poetry as a volunteer in Forest City High School. Room with colored, movable desks Kinesthetic learning Working on the writing portions or interactive portions of the project in class. Long Night Against Procrastination at Waldorf College Selfie with my 2nd period! Two of my Kindergartners playing ‘Top It’ before heading to lunch. Helping one of the groups brainstorm quotes/examples of the Radley House/Story Progression. Honors 10, period 6! One-on-one reading We are so busy reading! PJ Day at Forest City Middle School!