Seeing students improve makes my day!   There’s this one student that I’ve been working with over the past couple of months. Granted, I’m not the only one who’s worked with him, so I know my part of helping him improve is probably very small. However, I have seen the little shifts that occurred while […]

The student wasn’t getting the correct foot position for side kick, so I tried to explain what he needed to do. First, I tried to tell him: heel up, toes down. Then I watched him for any signs of improvements as he kicked. (As students typically cannot get it completely right immediately, I watch for […]

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 […]

As I helped my Lil Sis with fractions, she kept running into one problem: When trying to change the denominator of the fraction, she would multiply only the bottom number; she forgot the upper number. I could tell that the direction of “whatever you do on the bottom, you also do on the top” wasn’t […]