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