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