This semester, I have been observing and teaching social science classes at Cuba Senior High School. The school has a very friendly atmosphere, and I felt very welcome from the moment that I entered the building. The faculty and staff are very committed to the education of the approximately 152 students in the building treat each other with respect. In fact, on my first day; which was a teacher institute day; they welcomed the three student teachers across the district into the Cuba School district family. Essentially, I was mentored by all of the staff and faculty in the school as they all offered me suggestions and advice at various points throughout the semester; however, there were my two main cooperating teachers. The …show more content…
There were times were times when I questioned my decision to become a teacher. I began to doubt my abilities; however, reflecting now, I am more dedicated and passionate about teaching. I cannot think of anything that I would like to do more. I have improved greatly throughout the course of this experience in many aspects. I started the experience really nervous; and for the first few weeks after I began to take control of classes, I taught Mr. Brewer’s and Mr. Craig’s lessons verbatim word for word from their lesson plans or created lesson plans that were very similar to them. This gradually changed throughout the course of my clinical experience; and towards the end, I began to teach lessons that were uniquely mine. I started to plan and teach lessons that incorporated a lot more of my style and personality than the lessons that Mr. Brewer and Mr. Craig had; including lessons that Mr. Brewer had decided to steal for future years. At the end of the semester, I had convinced Mr. Craig to use note sheets as opposed to having the students fully write out the notes for each chapter. I have been able to teach my cooperating new things, and give them new ideas. Some of the frustrations that I had experienced were disruptive students, who I struggled to get engaged in my lessons. I felt inadequate because I began to believe that I could not perform as well as my cooperating teachers. I had forgotten that they had more experience in this
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After observing my mother in at the emergency room where she works, I finally understand the difficulty of being a doctor. Doctors constantly having to take care of anyone who walks through the door on a stretcher. Doctors have to try their best to feel empathetic towards everyone, putting themselves in other people’s shoes and trying to understand their situation. Whether they are good or bad, it doesn’t matter, the main goal is to stabilize the patients and make sure they receive the help they need. For example, last night walked in a psychopath who had killed 3 people, who also stabbed himself in attempt at suicide. By some miraculous move by God he didn’t die, only required immediate medical attention. As I watched my mother operate
This paper explores the scenario of a client and looks at the presenting problem from an ecological and strengths perspective. It will also explore advanced clinical skills, intervention strategies and ethical dilemmas encountered. Methods for evaluating progress will be discussed within the social context of the case. Termination and follow-up approaches, and any ethical dilemmas will be included. Any problems with oppressed populations will also be discussed. Finally, the limits of the chosen model and limits of the practitioner, evolution of client and practitioner identities, any ethical or social justice issues for the agency, and an evaluation of the practitioner’s effectiveness will conclude the paper.
A couple of years ago, my mom got a bellybutton pain in her lower-right side of the abdomen. It was an intense pain which moved all around her belly. She decided to ignore the pain, thinking it could be something temporary. Days went through and nothing could relieve the discomfort she felt. My dad decided to take her to a private doctor right away. The doctor had her do some blood tests accompanied by some others. When the results were ready the doctor asked us to take mom immediately to the hospital. He said something related to surgery and I lose control on myself. We had never been as scared of surgery as this day. We knew this kind of surgery was not as risky as others. The problem was hospitals in Honduras. Doctors back then did not care about the patient. Patients in the hospitals would get their wounds infected and they would die. I lacked trust in the abilities of the doctors. Not because they missed the knowledge required in doing this, but their interest in the patient was none. They knew the government was going to pay them either way. Therefore, they mistreated some patients. My mom received a
S: How was your clinical experience this week? This week was an okay week. I spent most of my time trying to get back into the swing of things. I was a little rusty at the beginning of the week but it got better as the week went on.
The teacher candidate has always felt she puts more pressure on herself than her external factors. She is not as nervous to teach to students, but teaching in front of Maercker Intermediate School staff members. On top of putting pressure on herself, she become anxious worrying about what her cooperating teacher and other Maercker staff think. The teacher candidate knows she is not qualified teacher, and can make a few teaching errors along the way, but she worries if she not demonstrating the right teaching strategies and methods. At times, she did not feel confident to teach, but over time, she learned to not focus on what staff members think of my teaching, but focus on how I will impact student learning. Miss Butzen has communicated with Mrs. Corcoran on effective teaching strategies, which she suggests have students work in cooperative learning groups and have students participate during teacher-directed instruction. She has taken this advice, and prefers to use the interactive teaching instruction. Ashley has discovered she does not want to do the majority of teaching a lesson in lecture, teacher directed style, but have students engaged in the lesson by having students volunteer to model the measureable learning target and have students work in cooperative learning groups during the practice
Describe a particular patient in the clinical setting, WITHOUT identifying information: Why was the patient at the clinic? Describe the clinical findings, kind of care, education, communication, and extra services that occurred with patient and family in this agency.
Throughout this last semester, I have been student teaching at Shawswick Middle School where I was able to take a critical look at myself as an educator. Though the teacher and I did not see eye to eye, this disagreement helped me to better form my own pedagogical beliefs and establish confidence in myself as an educator.
First of all i would like to say that when i first arrived i was kind of nervous butexcited at the same time ireally did enjoy my experience on my clinical field shift so anyways when i first arrived we introduced ourselves to each other then we did a walk around the ambulance making sure the lights, signals, and etc. was working properly then the EMT took me inside the ambulance to give me a breaf overview of all the supplies and equiptment that is stored in the back of the ambulance soon after that the paramedic arrived so therefore we proceeded to start our shift
My first week went really well! I was definately both nervous and excited on the first day. I was nervous because I wasn't sure how the clinic would run and I quickly learned that it is a very fast paced clinic. My CI sees patients every 15 minutes and he is both the only PT there and the owner of the clinic. I have been learning a lot about PT treatments as well as the buisness side of the PT clinic. He has a lot of PT aides that help with exercises and setting patients up with ice and stim ect. The fast paced clinic was definately something I had to get used to. I was a little overwhelmed when we would just start with a patient and a new patient would walk in the door. However, there is a very good flow in the clinic and everyone is always
The article I chose fits with my clinical experience because it discusses the effectiveness of several interventions, including the implementation of ignition interlock devices and educational classes. I attended three classes at DUI School, so it was essential for me to find an article that examines an educational approach to help those who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated. Since some of the students who took classes at DUI School were required to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles, having information about the effectiveness of ignition interlock devices was a plus. I felt confident that DUI School would prevent people from becoming repeat
The medical experience topic I would like to explore and discuss is the ulnar nerve, a large and important nerve, and the anatomical and physiological sequelae of damage to it. The topic is based on my own experience. In 2010, I suffered a severe laceration of my left arm near the wrist, which, fortunately, was able to be treated and partially relatively quickly. This is part of the reason that I was medically retired from the Army in 2012, for combat-related injuries. The ulnar artery of that arm and several interossial tendons were also severed. The artery was ligated (tied), and the nerve was repaired
Kelley Dawson Salas’ “Time to Learn” (2010) is filled with examples of the setbacks and discouragements she faced throughout her first year of teaching. While she did not mention this, I am sure that many of those obstacles have followed her throughout her thirty-year career. What I found most encouragement in is her advice to not “…get too down on yourself; maintain high expectations but take time and space to develop your skills” (p.16). There will no doubt be many disappointments in our professional lives but it is crucial to remember why we chose to teach and focus on bettering ourselves. Being too self deprecating will never lead to improvements, but high expectations along with positive self criticism will allow us to grow as educators.
“Sir” a nurse whispered to me, “you’re covered in blood, let me help you get cleaned up as you’re scaring some of the other patients.” Looking into the mirror, my 18-year-old self was shocked at what was reflected back. 30 minutes prior, while working on a construction site, my finger had an unfortunate meeting with a saw blade. After cutting my finger, the spinning blade had spattered my body, head to toe, in blood. I was terrified I would lose my finger, however, working in the ER that day, was a highly skilled family medicine practitioner who was able to repair my finger to its full functionality. Although this experience had an immediate impact on me, it would be years before I would realize just how much the physician’s knowledge,
I learned quickly that being an effective teacher is an art that takes time and devotion. Many times, teachers are not provided with the necessary materials in order to maintain the various learning styles in a classroom. It is up to the teacher to create an environment where students can succeed. This is a full time job, meaning that a teacher’s work is not done once they leave the school. A teacher must contribute a significant amount of time and effort in order to see positive results in the school and in his or her own classroom. After observing my cooperating teacher’s strategies and learning more about the profession, I knew that I was going in the right direction with my life. I took a significant amount of knowledge away from this experience and have continued to strive to be the type of educator that I was blessed to work with during this experience. .
Today I had a great day at the clinic. For the morning section, I had Omar Lora as my patient. Last time when he came, I collected all my assessment data. Today I updated his medical history, dental history, vitals, and EIOE, then I completed filling out the gingival assessment, the treatment plan, and the SAOP. Finally, I was ready to have my assessment data checked. It went really well, and I learned ways to helped me be more efficient with my time management, for example, I did not know how to have my radiographs up in the other monitor while I was doing my assessments. It was a little time consuming having to open and minimized the window every time I needed to look at the radiographs. Also, I discovered that having a piece of paper out and taking