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