So far pre internship has been an incredible learning experience. I feel like I am learning more in the school than I have been in my ed classes. During Orientation week my field partner got to know the school, its atmosphere, and the atmosphere of our cooperating teachers classroom. Our cooperating teacher invited us to go to a staff meeting/s on Friday, so I finally got to find out what teachers do on PD days. Obviously I respect these teachers and I wont say anything more about the meetings other than I thought it was a positive experience and that these teachers really care about their students.
Last week I got to teach history ten, and one day I got to direct the learning in two social 9 classes. I assigned their next projects and got them working on them.
This week and next week are looking promising, and I am more than a little excited. Today was a great day, I observed a law 30 class, and I get to teach some of it coming up this week! I am very happy about this. I taught two Christian ethics classes today, I think they went pretty well and I learned lots in a short amount of time
My goals have changed.
#1 is still classroom management
#2 is now time management
#3 is speaking up
I still think that differentiating and treaty education are important. However, I need more practice right now with the first three.
How is everone elses experiences going, mines been great, and I’m excited for the rest of it. I am grateful to the teachers who have allowed me to come into their classrooms.