This week I’ve reflected on the vastly different backgrounds my students have and bring to the classroom every day. This has been eye-opening, but I have to admit, it’s changed my thinking a little. Which is both good and bad. Continue reading
What I’ve learned this week? If you want to see what your kids have learned, you might have to make them do several projects and papers…and they might hate you. Continue reading
My reflection on this week: it’s okay to be tough. Continue reading
As I reflect on my second week [first full week] of student teaching in Mason City High School, there’s two big things I’ve noticed.
- Students all learn differently and each class has a distinct personality.
- Just because a class is extremely quiet the first week, doesn’t mean it will stay that way.
My first week, well full week, of student teaching was a little crazy! I wasn’t sure what to expect going in. I knew that from the start I would take over the English 10 classes. I also knew that I would try to jump in as much as possible with the other classes: American Seminar 11 and Honors 10. And I knew I would be introduced as Mrs. Stanton’s co-teacher from the start, which I was excited about because it gave me an important authority role from the start of the school year. Continue reading