In my sophomore Honors English class, I assigned a pop quiz over chapters 3 and 4 in To Kill a Mockingbird. As I went to grade the quizzes, I saw that one of my students didn’t hand in a quiz–and she was in class! I chalked it up to the fact that she probably hadn’t read, and when I saw her next, I told her I didn’t get a quiz from her. “I couldn’t see the board,” she said simply. Continue reading
From the beginning of my student teaching placement, I’ve had experience with and learned about 504 Plans. It wasn’t until my final week, however, that I received the official documentation of one of my student’s 504 Plans. This document really helped me to see and understand how 504 accommodations worked in a classroom. Continue reading
Have you seen the latest internet trend, ‘What Are Those?’ Well, I can almost guarantee your students have. It started with a silly vine of someone making a comment on someone else’s shoes. Now it’s viral on the internet!
A silly internet trend, yes. But I have to say, when I first got an email about my students in 504 Plans, that exact question, in that exact inflection, ran through my head: 504 Plans? What are thoseeeee? Continue reading
My student teaching experience thus far has been incredible! The amount of diversity I’ve worked with, the differentiation that I’ve applied to my lessons, and the accommodations I’ve made have taught me so much about learners and learner differences. It’s been such an awesome learning/growing experience! Continue reading
Having a student that struggles with English is difficult, even frustrating at times.
What is a 504 Plan? A 504 Plan is for individuals that do not qualify for special education or specialized instruction, but still need accommodations for a disability that hinders their learning. Continue reading
I attended a meeting today for a student in one of my Honors classes. This student (named Student A for confidentiality purposes) is in the moderate range for hearing loss. Continue reading
Illegal Immigration: This is a huge, controversial topic that I find is often overlooked. Continue reading
For the second and final week of my Multicultural Practicum class on diversity in education, me and a classmate were placed in Heritage Academy of Science and Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A 100% Somali school, this was something completely different than the public school systems I’ve grown up with and taught in. I didn’t know what to expect. Continue reading