Project Student Reflection

When registering for Project FOCUS this year, I thought that it would be just as simple and “cookie cutter” as it was last year. Although it definitely was just as enjoyable, it proved to be much more of a rocky road. My class was extremely inclusive in that there were just as many students with special needs as there were without. This was a big jump for me because nearly all off my students last year were at a relatively similar learning level, and this year it was a more polar experience. Working in Ms. Evans class this semester taught me a lot, mainly to be patient with student and to be patient with myself even when all of my teaching tactics seem to not be effective. Specifically, my students taught me a lot this semester. They taught …show more content…
I wish I had not come into it with the expectations that my classroom would be anything like my old classroom. One of the reasons that I was extremely interested in taking Project FOCUS for a second time was the ability for me to go right into teaching without having to overcome such a large learning curve. Unfortunately, Ms. Williams, my classroom teacher from last year moves out of state and I was introduced to an entirely new learning curve at the start of this semester. Once again, this taught me that value in being adaptable, something that I often struggle …show more content…
I hate that my students will be moving on to first grade next year, because I can’t teach them in the classroom anymore. Luckily, I work at Chase Street, so I will still be able to be with my students that attend the after school program. Each of my students has individually made a lasting impression on me, not only as a teacher, but as a person and a student myself. My relationship with Ms. Evans has grown profoundly. It began as me just being her after school co-worker to me being an active part of her classes learning several times a week. We bounce teaching ideas off of each other, we joke, and talk about the latest news, all while managing to effectively teach our students. I even found out that we attended the same high school. Although I will not be doing Project FOCUS for a third time, I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two semester that I have spent in this course and will continue to stay involved in local classrooms for the remainder of my college career and

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