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