Wow, where to start with this group? These students were mine from day one. They were my most challenging, but my most rewarding group. And they taught me a lot about being a tenth grader. Continue reading
Conferences are supposed to be this warm and fuzzy time where you talk to parents about their students, celebrate their successes, discuss areas for growth, and go over the activities and progress made since the first day of school…right? Well, in an ideal world. Conferences aren’t always easy, but today I had a conference experience that really left me speechless. Continue reading
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