I taught my first lesson! Biggest Win of the Day: I had figured out how to relate the material to the students and then draw them to the big picture. That part went well! Better than I had expected, actually. All of the students were engaged, ready to be part of the conversation. (Almost a […]

The professor wanted to talk to us about filing into the classroom. So we went outside so that he could demonstrate. At one point, he spoke about how to handle rowdy students. As he was about to demonstrate how to handle these situations, he said: “Maybe if some of you could pretend to be rowdy…” […]

I’ve done my first field experience of the semester! Mostly just observation, but I got to help out a little and gave the students the pre-program survey. Biggest Mistake of the Day: Going too fast in explaining instructions to the class!! The teacher allowed me to go through the instructions of the pre-program with the […]

In his book Developing the Leaders Around You, John Maxwell notes that one characteristic of leaders is to not accept the current situation. Leaders are “in front, breaking new ground, conquering new worlds, moving away from the status quo” (40). They see what could be, rather than how life is now. I am currently taking […]

I prefer Vygotsky’s development theory over Piaget’s.     Piaget has useful information when considering children’s abilities. I loved my professor’s comment, after showing us a video of a young child who thought there were more quarters in a line because they were spaced out more: “Without knowing about Piaget’s theory, you’d think that’s a […]