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