Okay, Marisa. I tell myself as I watch my students walk out of my first period class. Hold it together. Don’t cry. You are fine. Everything will be fine. You can do this.
A lot happened this week: first round of conferences, introducing To Kill a Mockingbird, finishing up The Scarlet Letter, final activities for Tuesdays with Morrie, gathering and grading assignments–I was busy! One thing I’ve taken away from this week’s craziness, however, is that I need to establish a better system for late work. Continue reading
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
My student teaching experience at Mason City High School has so far been an incredibly eye-opening experience. If I could name the one, most important thing that I’m pulling away from my time here, is that students come from such varied, different, and often difficult backgrounds. 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