I should be...
making well thought-out, creative and engaging lesson plans for after spring break. Instead I am working on my thesis, babysitting the nephew that needs full attention and working my butt off to catch up on hours. Well, it beats sleeping in all day and having nada to do.
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JUST WANT I NEEDED!
Midterm check up
So I’m half way done with student teaching. I have a month and a half left. We have about a few weeks until the state math test. After that, we forget about math and only focus on science for the upcoming science state test. I thought I was doing a pretty good job with my math lessons I was teaching… until I got my midterm grade. Since it was all math material they learned this...
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Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.– Albert Einstein (via jottingmatt)
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msleahhbic: I just received some of the best teaching advice I have ever gotten: My boss has been teaching arts programs to low-income children in NYC for almost a decade. I was telling her about my experiences in the shelter this morning and this is basically what she said: You gotta be gangster. You… I love this advice
"Miss, you're not supposed to make people cry."
Today I made a student cry. I felt HORRIBLE. So, after a month and a half I finally told my students my first name. I wanted to make sure they respected me as their student teacher before telling them. Well, today, they tested how much they could get away with. I was sitting at a table with 5 students guiding them one-on-one. Student A wants to get my attention so much that she addresses me by...
This was also my midterm grade. I am graded as mostly beginning competence and a few competence in the areas of my rubic. I’m not gonna lie, it kind of hurt. The feeback that hurt the most was to work on classroom management. I mean, I knew it, I just didn’t KNOW it because it wasn’t said to me. If you don’t have classroom management, its hard to do have a productive...
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theteachersdesk: A taxonomy of thinking assists the teacher in determining the type of thinking in which the students are to be involved. It also guides the teacher in more clearly understanding what is to be learned and how the students will demonstrate that learning. Further, a taxonomy guides the teacher in the design of questions and activities at different levels of complexity; questions...
"You don't get paid for student teaching?"
Student: Miss, what are you doing for spring break? Me: Working. Student: So, you have two jobs? Me: No, I only work on the weekends. I already told you, I’m a waitress. Student: But, you work here during the week. Me: Oh, I don’t get paid for this. Student: You don’t get paid for student teaching??!?! But you work here everyday. You help Mr. So and So teach and...
Why am I breaking down and crying like a kindergardner who has to sit out at recess? I’ll be taking my certification tests after graduation this semester the above means that schools won’t even talk to me about possibly hiring because I don’t have the state credentials My midterm is tomorrow My midterm is a station of 20 minutes that I am leading because we are doing stations...