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