The artifact I created demonstrates my progression as a student in the Step 1 course. The tree on the left has nothing to show under its leaves and symbolizes me prior to this course. I had little knowledge on the approaches to teaching when I first walked into class the first day, but over the course I have learned and developed a great deal. I am now the tree on the right and if you lift the leaves you will find images of a megaphone, a questionmark, a stopwatch, and raised hands. These images symbolize just a few of the numerous accomplishments and skills I now have to show.
Throughout the semester I struggled with time management when teaching my lessons. When reflecting on my first teach, I stated that I ‘underestimated the time it would take to teach the lesson.’ Mr. Burdman explained that time management is important, but it is a skill that develops over time. Prior to this course, I had no experience with time management of a lesson plan. The three lessons I taught have shown me to not only keep an eye on time, but also have extra content prepared just …show more content…
In the beginning of the semester, I had little knowledge on how to engage students in a lesson. I have learned that there are numerous methods to improve student engagement, but these methods vary with different classes. In the first lesson, I found that the students were “extremely distracted and inattentive” at various points in the lesson. In order to encourage student engagement in this specific class, I found that hands on activities were effective. The students had a short attention span and I found that spending less time on each part of the lesson also improved the students attention and engagement. Keeping students engaged in a lesson is a skill that will improve with experience. I included the image of the raised hands to symbolize how I have developed this skill throughout the
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The progression of my education goals are as follows: My short term educational goal is to accepted as a nursing student here at York Technical College. My next goal will be to graduate from the nursing program as a Registered Nurse.
During my tutoring session on Monday I was not able to get through everything that I had planned. I do not know if it was because my student was late getting out of lunch or because he was nervous having Emily there to observe our tutoring session. Even though it did not go as planned, it all worked out the way it was supposed to. I started the session by going over sight words with my buddy. We went over seven of the sight words that he missed last week. These words were: fast, found, which, gave, call, made, and these. The only two words that he missed were made and these. After going over the sight words, I gave my student a sticker and told him how proud I was of him. This week my buddy said that he wanted to read a dinosaur book, luckily
My students will be intellectually engaged by reviewing “wh” and “th” words through real life examples and by coloring while finding the “wh” and “th” sounds. Since students will be listening to the book first, they will be able to be engaged with the story before finding the sounds we are looking for. Students will also be asked to read the book the second time through. Not only are they being engaged through hands-on activities, but they are also being engaged by focusing on two sounds for a class period and being introduced to real life examples of those sounds. For example, they will be shown pictures of objects that include the sound “wh” or “th” and also be exposed to real objects with those sounds in them. I will communicate expectations by asking students to come to the carpet and by asking them to be quiet and be good listeners. By asking students what it means to be a good listener, the students will understand that they need to be good listeners while the story is being read and discussed. I will follow up on behavior expectations by asking the students if they are being good listeners. When students are playing with their colored pencils, I will stand by them or take away their colored pencil until they need to circle the correct sound. If students become off task or distracted, I will clap three times and the students will clap as well. This will help the students to become reconnected with the lesson. I am engaging my students very well due to the engaging hands-on activities with the digraphs along with the students being engaged within a large group as
For First Year Experience 1001 we were required to do a service activity. On April 1, 2017, I helped at a race to end hunger. Manna on Main Street is an organization that has been helping people in the North Penn region since 1981, working to end hunger. They have both a food pantry and a soup kitchen, along with educational opportunities and financial aid services. This race was both a 5K and a 5-mile run and was designed for all ages and all styles of runners, encouraging everyone to participate. Something people do not realize is how many people are living in food insecure homes. According to Manna’s website, In Montgomery County alone, 10% or more than 80,710 individuals are food insecure; 13.2% are children. Participating in this event helped raise money to provide those individuals with the support they need. Mercy or compassion, here at Gwynedd Mercy University is one of our core values and not only did raising money for those experiencing food insecurity help show mercy to those in need, but it also allowed me personally to grow and develop intellectually.
At the beginning of 2016, I didn't think I’d be coming out so soon. My AP Language Arts teacher assigned a performance piece that quickly crept up on me. We were told to stand in front of the class and share a piece of our identity; it was nothing like any other assignment I had done before.
Fortunately for me my personal, professional, and education goals is one in the same. My goal is to one day preach and teach the word of God. I must first equip myself with the skills necessary to bring forth God’s word. I understand being able to be an effective communicator and a critical thinker are some skills that I will need in order to be successful in my ministry. Being a responsible leader is very important in today’s society. I want to not only a have church of my own, but go aside the four walls so I can be a global citizen with the gifts God has gave me spreading Christianity through the world.
classes to support my own learning and looking for the right resources. Supportive is that my husband can teach me the language without attending a language class and that I can learn and improve by talking to him. I am planning to learn once a week for two hours.
The 1988 Educational Reform Act and the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act have shown the need for changes in the educational system and educators are continually making necessary changes in the classroom in order to ensure success for the future of all children. With the many changes impacting the instruction delivered and what students will know or understand from the instruction provided, educators devote more and more personal time into learning and implementing necessary changes in their instructional strategies. Time is an essential component of education. For students, time is spent in the classroom and on nightly homework in order to master skills for their future needs. The teachers’ time is spent mainly providing instruction and the planning for instruction to meet the needs of each individual student, along with continuing their own education in order to improve the educational output of the lives coming into their classrooms.
I had discovered years ago that Writing is therapeutic and cleansing, and as critical thinker writing pushed my thought far and width which allowed me to dig deep within me and pull out the right information out of my head. However, one of the problem I had earlier was to convey the information effectively so that my reader could get the message that I intended to pass on. Thus, as I take different writing classes such as EN 101, EN 102, and Sociology intensive Writing I worked toward correcting that weakness that and becomes better as the each semester go by. Therefore, Critical Thinking is no different from the my other classes I know my weakness, and my strenght in writing, and if I do the works that is required of me
Who I am as a learner, I am as a learner and a global citizen as a learner I'm a communicator. I like to talk to people when I work and stuff as a global citizen, I am a person who likes to help people out when it comes to doubting yourself or to believing I want to help people through tough times and having fun because some people don't know how to have a pleasant time and are kinda boring and they just sit inside all day and play video games and I do also play video games but some kids sit and side all day so I try to hang out with them and stuff.
On one of my first formal teacher evaluations, my principal noted that he wanted me to work on time management. Many years later, I still occasionally struggle with this. I tend to overplan my class periods and overestimate my students abilities to transition and complete activities. This challenge is especially apparent when I am leading community circles.
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Keeping students engaged and on task can be, at times, the most difficult part of being a teacher. You have to come up with new ways to engage them and keep them focused on learning, especially at the end of the day when all they can think about is going home.
My observations has taught me the importance of engaging students. I am now able to recognize when a student is not engaged. They seem distracted and are not paying attention to what the teacher is saying. Whereas an engaged student is alert, discussing the material, and asking questions