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