Student Teaching Reflections: Monday

During the weekend leading up to my week of student teaching in an E1 (grades 1-3) classroom, I was blessed with a feeling of calm and peace that descended over me, after feeling much turmoil and trepidation during the previous months over my upcoming experience. I had finalized all my tentative lesson plans by Friday, had gone …

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My Plans, My Fears, My Hope

Today's discussion board prompt for my Differentiated Education class at Liberty University was as follows: Imagine yourself stepping foot in your classroom for the first time.  What do you envision your class would look like?  What grade level, seating arrangement, subject and population do you intend to teach?  What feelings and apprehensions do you have about …

Do Kids Have to Learn Within Their Personal Learning Styles?

I realize that I've been posting mainly teaching-related content lately, but you have to realize that I am passionate not just about writing, but also about education (and am an Elementary Education major, which brings a lot of these articles to my attention). I found this to be an excellent article with some interesting new …

Update on Me

Today was the start of a new term at Liberty University. As part of our first day of online classes, our professors have us write introductions of ourselves for other classmates to read on the class discussion forums. I got to thinking that some of you might enjoy reading my introduction, to get a glimpse of where I …

Philosophies of Education Comparison

Every teacher has a (subconsciously or consciously held) philosophy of education that affects their everyday decision-making and choice of teaching and discipline methods. Perhaps you do not know what your foundational beliefs about learners and learning are, but you do know that you firmly believe in certain methods. If so, you may find it helpful to know …