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