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