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 …

Teaching With(out) Textbooks

Here is my final assignment for Instructional Practices for Math Teachers. I must say, I had a very nice final's week (which is unusual). I told my family that it was probably the most stress-free finals week I had ever had! I think it was due, first of all, to the fact that I did not …

Math Literature Integration: Sal’s Blueberries

For this assignment, I created my first lesson plan--a unique math lesson that incorporated fun children's literature into the learning objective. Many children (not to mention adults) are intimidated by math class, and stories that illustrate math concepts are a great way to pique their interest and excitement for math. "Blueberries for Sal," by Robert McCloskey, is an adorable …

Teacher Interview #3

Click the links to read my first teacher interview and my second teacher interview. Deb is a veteran teacher of 33 years. She currently works as a Special Education math teacher for grades five to twelve at the ACGC (Atwater/Cosmos/Grove City) Public Schools in MN. She gave the following answers to my 10 questions about teaching: Question 1: …