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