My teaching experience with Kathleen Tims is unique as she was my student in 1st grade and again in my 6th and 7th grade advanced mathematics and science classes. Her personal qualities of self-awareness and self-assurance are evident. From the beginning, Katie demonstrated a strong ability to reason, problem solve and apply solutions in diverse ways. Her engagement in learning appears effortless but that comes from a continual practice of learning skills she has developed. Her abilities to focus, absorb information and apply it continues to mature.
Brown’s hand, gave her eye contact, and greeted her. Then, we sat down and she asked me questions and I answered the questions thoroughly, and at a very good pace, I was also very honest while answering my questions. My interviewer was not as harsh as I would have expected for her to be. Ms. Brown is an EC Director for Weldon City Schools, so when she asked me to tell her about myself and what career I may choose, I told her that I tutored EC students for a semester, and I would love to look into being a EC teacher, and she was very impressed because many students are not interested in being a teacher for a EC children so she felt that I had same intentions that she did, that we both want to see EC children succeed in life and not be brought down, to encourage them but also people who have misunderstandings about the children. Ms. Brown and I discussed how passionate we are towards the children and how we got involved with wanting to help them which I felt that was the main reason as to why the interview went very smoothly with her, and her wonderful personality.
Having an in-school clinic also helped because we could see what areas our peers needed the most help in and get advise from professionals actually working in the field. We wanted to create an environment where students felt comfortable asking question they couldn’t ask other adults or there friends without feeling embarrassed. We asked them about their concerns and what they believe need to change for Wyandotte County and Wyandotte High School to get ‘in shape’. At first we didn’t get too many students coming down. That was okay because the few students that did come down really enjoyed the program.
There are many different counseling strategies that we have covered so far in class, some are a review and others are new to me. One skill in particular that I had practiced before in Interpersonal class is reflective listening—such as asking clarifying questions, reflecting content, reflecting meaning, and building rapport with a client. I was introduced to these skills and used them in my daily life before enrolling this class; however, the instruction in PSYC 4030 has assisted me in finding ways to make these skills seem less robotic and more natural. I also have enjoyed learning about other skills such as self-disclosure. I am still not sure how to use this effectively in role-plays (especially because my life experience is limited due to my age), but I am sure that this particular technique will prove useful later in my profession to assure clients certain behaviors are “normal.” Much of what has been covered so far in class I can see being useful and could help me accomplish my vocational goals: I want to be a trauma counselor with the Red Cross and eventually open a safe home for young women who are victims of human
During my volunteer site I have enjoyed being able o experience multi-subject, I like the fact that these teachers don’t just teacher one subject all day. Before I came to my observation site I had already made a decision that elementary school was best for me because I feel that some older students wouldn’t respect me because of my size. Unlike kindergartners they look up to almost anyone that is older than they are. As a future teacher I have a lot of goals, I want to be able to be good at what I do, but also love teaching students. Another goal is about my teaching being students centered like Jessica Mays classroom.
Observation can bring incite to many things that we are unaware of. Being able to observe a second year for an hour was a great learning experience for me personally. I got the privilege to watch a case study that my second year was working on and it was extremely exciting and helpful for me. I got to see how much I will learn and progress over the next year. This opportunity gave me the chance to watch her scale, see how she interacted with the patient using great confidence and professionalism, and also the chance to see some of the deep pockets that we are learning about in our Periodontal class.
Also if you were struggling she would write out step by step how to do the problem and walk by and casually set it on your desk so you wouldn’t be embarrassed when she sat down next to you and explained it. Mrs. Bartley had a lot of teaching techniques that were all very helpful and those are just a few I can remember her using the
The second teacher observation was just wonderful to observe. I was not in my major, but I did get to learn the life of a Math grade teacher. It was unique and fun to see what all types of teacher deal with on a daily basis. Students vary in moods between different types of classes. I was able to learn the uniqueness Mrs. Watts incorporated in her classroom.
The students would constantly test teachers to see how much they could get away with and once they figure out the teacher’s tolerance the reputation memo spread throughout the school. Teachers who were stern tend to have well-behaved classes with little to no disruptions whereas the friendlier teacher was constantly calling the principal and dealt with disrespectful students on the daily basis. It was remarkable how as a student I could tell the difference and determine which classes would be easy and which I would need to focus in just from the amount of politeness a teacher
Now, having no official teaching experience before, I was startled when it came time for me to design the lesson plan. My students knew literally nothing and my aims were manifold. Rather intuitively, I realized my lessons should be based on my students’ needs, so first I conducted introductory informal interviews about their goals and expectations and later while observing progress and dynamics in class, I would adjust some of the topics and activities to better suit my students’ needs. Clearly, my major goal was to improve their communicative competence, but I also kept in mind that both groups took my classes as an extracurricular activity, so I had to present these two hours in form of enjoyable intellectual stimulation, rather than a standard lesson, so it had to be structured in a way that would combine different types of activities while also engaging all four
So, the first question she asks me was “describe yourself.” I felt confident about this question because we went over this question a lot in class. As she continues asking questions, I didn’t feel as nervous. By the end of the interview, I was feeling good about how I answer the questions. At the end, Mrs. Amy told me what I need to work on. She said, “Make sure you go in more depth with your answer.” Also, provide more example with your answer, to highlight your skills.
I found that Dr. Klemm has an exceptionally clear voice when it comes to her lectures, and I would say that the volume of her voice is decent, although it would have helped if her voice was a notch louder (which is why I try to sit close to the teacher). Professor Klemm, nonetheless, is thorough when lecturing to her students, and provides visual aids such as: power point presentations, and video clips of the material. After the lecture, she provides time to ask questions regarding the material presented, and to also pair up into groups in order to further understand the material. I felt that as a result of Dr. Klemm’s clear voice, I was able to comprehend the material that was presented, and it made it very easy to take detailed notes, which were useful when it came to studying for my
As a student, while reading this article I found many of the concepts useful but especially familiar. Throughout my years of public education, the older I became, the more I was able to recognize certain techniques and strategies that teachers used. For example, the article mentions to compliment good choices within earshot of peers and parents, keeping it simple and authentic to boost their self-esteem and make them feel comfortable and safe. This is just one of the many suggestions in the article that reminded me of my childhood. Anytime a teacher gave me a compliment, it first made me feel good about myself and distracted me of any fears I may of had.
Students seemed eager to learn and responsive to the teacher’s directions. Mrs. A demonstrated great classroom control both times I was in her classroom. She had a great rapport with the students and because of this relationship the students respected her. Her lessons were very engaging. Due to the nature of the activities that were taken place in both lesson some students wandered off task, but Mrs. A was able to get them back
I think this study is so important for teachers to be aware about, knowing about it and keeping it in mind while planning the materials for the class will include all students in the lessons. Also I think being aware of those students who need that help and this study can make it easier for the teacher to conduct lesson and present materials for the ELL students. As the teacher I worked with, she had a few ELL students right in her classroom, she had to work around them, but of course not exclude them from the lessons and activities. She had extras, she had extra materials for these students, she is aware of their learning levels, she is aware of their learning capacity, she is aware of how they learn. The teacher who is teaching ELL student in an integrated classroom needs to know that these students are capable of doing same things as the other students, they just might need more and a substantial amount of