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