My Educational Standards

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Before collecting artifacts and preparing for the mock evaluation, I was completely lost. I started looking at the standards in the beginning of my placement to prepare and I kept thinking to myself, “where do I even start and I am not sure on what to do to fulfill the standards.” Once I started full on teaching and talked with Kourtni the standards became a lot clearer and I noticed that I was fulfilling these standards when I didn’t even know I was doing so. The first standard, enhance academic performance, implementation of achievement goals, was one standard that I had quite a few artifacts to share with Mr. Mowes. How I met this standard was by sending notes home to parents explaining why their child was on yellow or below. Another way I met this standard was by grouping my students by their “reading” level for literacy stations. I gathered data on my students and my personal observations of each of them, and from …show more content…
I think you have to teach before really getting the understanding of these standards. I now know that I need to use these standards as my “teaching bible” and make sure I am meeting these when I am teaching. I think by going back to these, it helps me become a much better teacher. I believe one way I can improve as an educator is preparing. My lessons have not always gone the way they are supposed to and I have to remember not to be so hard on myself. If I have reteach something, it is not the end of the world. Overall, this mock evaluation was a great learning experience for myself. It taught me that I just can’t teach to teach. I have to make sure I am meeting the teaching standards so it improves my teaching and my students learning. I am much more knowledgable now on the standards than I was when starting this semester. I look forward to the next two weeks and then meeting these standards again in my special education

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