Blog Week 3

Observations:

This week my class took a test on Tuesday so I was able to observe how Mrs. Ecrement handled the kids in realtionship to seating/placement.  She arragned the desks in even rows and placed noisy or distracting(relative terms in the 7th grade) on the outskirts of the grid.  Thursday, I was able to see the class in an interactive setting through a powerpoint/discussion on the cold war. Its amazing how much these kids know at such a young age!

 

Learning Experiences:

I learned alot about grading this week.  I was able to use the teachers lounge to grade 4 sets of scantrons, while I was their I ran into my 7th grade English teacher who was thrilled to  see me.  When I got back to the room I used power school to create/link the test on the program then I recorded the test grades.  I also had to go back and hand grade the students who filled out their scan trons incorrectly, its now evident why teachers are so particular about this.

Reflections:

After getting to know all of the kids and feeling comfortable in the classroom setting I believe I am ready to lead the class in another lesson.  On Tuesday I will be teaching the kids the geography of the cold war.  Whether I become a teacher or not the experience I get from being a TC will be valuable in any avenue I take in life.  Being a TC requires patience, work ethic, and being wise(again, relative for a senior in high school).

Stories to Share:When I came into the class on Thursday the students were about to begin a discussion.  But instead of asking questions about the material they began to ask questions of me!  I guess they never really got to have any personal connection with me since I am usually there in a solely academic capacity but it was nice to open up to the students.

-Sterling

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