|Students working together to Save Sammy! An activity that uses|
a gummy worm, gummy ring, a cup and paper clips to promote
team work and problem solving skills. They had a lot of fun with this activity!
|Students working on a complex riddle/puzzle. This activity was|
to show students that every piece of the puzzle is crucial to the solution
just like a problem, you need to have all of the information to solve it.
*I think I did a great job of using a large variety of teaching techniques through out the lesson. There were group activities, open discussion, a skit, and a little bit of lecturing.
*I think I was able to keep most of the students' attention and kept them on their toes.
*I had a lot of thought provoking questions.
*Classroom management was pretty good could have been a little better but for most part I think I was able to keep students under control and on task. (Will talk further in opps about this as well)
*My pacing was very good during this lesson! I was able to teach bell to bell, fit in my bellwork and ticket out and still cover all of the aspects of the lesson.
*I always forget to post or write my objectives for the day! I HAVE to remember to do this from here on out!
* I feel that I relied on my notes a little much for my liking but was told in my feedback that I did not use them excessively or make them distracting. However, if I am going to use notes I need to stop laying them down and loosing them.
*I needed to work on integrating technology better, especially since Selinsgrove is a one-to-one school where each student has technology readily available to them. This lesson didn't really lead itself to using technology at first glance but I should have thought of something to utilize it. I definitely need to remember this for future lessons.
*I needed to keep all students engaged at all times. I had one student who kind of checked out during part of the lesson and I didn't want to push my boundaries yet so I didn't push back too hard. I should have asked questions that would have got the student engaged again.
I really do think that this lesson went well overall! I can't wait until I get to teach this group and all the other classes at Selinsgrove here very soon. Spending this day with the students, teaching and getting to talk more with Mrs.Fry and Mr. Swineford makes me wish I could start sooner!
|My cooperating teacher, Mrs. Valerie Fry and myself!|