At the start of every week, I post our plan and learning targets. Sometimes these targets even change daily! This is a simple way I plan for my classes, keep students aware of the weekly objectives, and make the learning relevant.
Here’s this week’s plan. The focus is connecting House on Mango Street to the students’ lives, specifically through theme and figurative language.
Because these are whiteboards, it’s super easy to wipe off and change the writing. This is one of the simple ways I prepare and plan for my classes.
It’s round two of the note card name tags (well, sort of). Just like I did at the beginning of my first placement at Mason City High School, I had students create note card name tags with their names on the front and three things they wanted me to know about them on the back! Continue reading
As my first placement comes to a close, there’s one thing I wanted to make sure to do before leaving: create a student note sheet for my cooperating teacher so that she knows a little about each student going back into full-time teaching. Continue reading
I was extremely nervous about teaching tenth grade Honors English at first, but once I started planning out what I was going to do, I felt a lot better. Continue reading
Planning for classes became a daily, weekly, and monthly ritual as I started student teaching. As my first placement comes to a close, it’s been exciting to see how far I’ve come from the first day and reflect on my curriculum planning. Continue reading
As my first placement at Mason City High School comes to a close, there are a few things I’ve done to keep myself organized. One is to make a plan of my classes. Continue reading
Today I met with my first placement cooperating teacher, Mrs. Stanton. She’s a wonderful lady, and last fall I was able to have clinical hours with her on Fridays, so I was already comfortable with her and her teaching style–I was eager to start! Continue reading