My Experience In Middle Class

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When I first started my internship, finding my role in the classroom was challenging. I began my first days as an observer and tutored during recess. Further into the week, I decided to step out of my comfort zone, challenge myself, and began to take on the role as the teacher, and that is when I began to grow as a person. Sixth Ward Middle School gave me the opportunity to work with children, which is something that I truly enjoy. Upon completion of my internship, not only did I grow as an educator, but I also realized the passion I have for working with children. During my time at Sixth Ward, I experienced what it’s like to teach children on a daily basis, and the stress that goes along with being a teacher. I’ve witnessed teaching beyond …show more content…
My main goal was to have the students participating more and motivated to complete tasks in class. During the first few weeks, this was challenging and I remember getting very frustrated. There was a point during my internship where I was at my widths end trying to think of ways to motivate the students because nothing seemed to work. However, one day I decided to reward the students with candy for completed assignments and I created reward charts for TeenBiz progression. Moreover, every morning we begin class with reading a PARCC like reading passage followed by questions before we assist students in their other core classes. So, I came up with assigning “teacher roles” and I’m amazed at how well this has worked. Basically, the student gets to pretend to be the teacher and engage the class in the student discussion. During this time, Mrs. Andrea and myself stand by monitoring them and intervene if necessary. This has been a wonderful idea and the students absolutely enjoy being able to do this role daily. It 's amazing to see students who did not participate in the beginning are now asking if they can be the teacher for the day. These students are not the same students they were on August 17th. They have progressed tremendously and I’m confident they will continue to progress throughout the year. I cannot express how proud I am of these students, and how far they’ve grown throughout my …show more content…
Six years ago when I started college I never would of imagined I would have dropped out of nursing school, switched my major to FACS and completed an internship teaching at the middle school I attended as a kid, but I’m right where I’m supposed to be. I realized there is no need to question myself if working with children is the career path for me because I 'm confident that this is my calling. Children are always finding fun, and I believe that as adults we sometimes forget what fun is. They also allow us to see things from a different perspective, notice things we once forgotten, and make us slow down again. I 've always believed that anytime someone is sad, angry, or frustrated there is no better cure than just spending some time with children. During the beginning I wasn’t sure on my career path upon graduating, however I have decided that teaching is the career path I will take. I love teaching, watching students learn and grow and someday my goal is to teach middle school science. This has been the most rewarding experience I’ve had the opportunity to do. On my last day at Sixth Ward the students cried, gave me hugs and were very sad that it was my time to begin a new journey in my life. In this moment I knew I had done my part. I knew I had changed their lives and little did they know, but they too changed mine.

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