I start student teaching Monday in a high school physics room. This morning I am visiting the classroom I am in to see the classroom dynamics I will be working with. I am glad I came in this morning to get a feel for morning traffic (bad at 7:30am), parking at the school (really bad),… Continue reading The student teaching journey begins.
In one of my teaching classes, we learned about the Understanding by Design educational model and multiple modes of understanding. The mode of empathy has stuck with me because on the surface it seems more affective than cognitive. However, as I have been in the classroom I am coming to appreciate how empathy requires a… Continue reading Empathy as a way of knowing
Today I was subbing in a special ed room with middle school. The lesson plan was to show the movie, “We are Marshall” during social skills class. I found it really interesting that when the movie started playing, classroom management issues went away including inattentiveness and poor behavioral choices. First this shows that these students… Continue reading The power of film