My Experience: My Internship In The Intervention Classroom

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My internship is at Sixth Ward Middle School in the Intervention classroom with Mrs. Andrea Landry. This class is designed to help students who are struggling in their core classes. During Intervention we compete incomplete assignments with students, provide extra assistance in all core classes, and build reading and math skills to prepare students for LEAP testing, but we also teach a lesson. However, I learned quickly that our mornings in the classroom never go as planned. There are days that we cannot teach our usual twenty minute lesson because children either need extra time to complete a test from another class or they simply need extra help in another core class so, we make adjustments to our schedule based on each particular class. …show more content…
I found myself to be excited to be working with children, but also nervous that I was in a new environment. I haven’t worked in three years, so being around new people in a working environment was going to be different than what I was used to everyday. Mrs. Andrea explained that my expectations in the classroom are teaching and helping the students with anything they need help with. She allows me to have the same amount of control over the class just like she does. She explained to the students that I’m a teacher in training and that they should seek my help just as they would seek hers. I’m thankful that she is allowing me to get the most out of my experience. On the other hand, in the beginning my main concern was that the students would have questions that I would not know the answer to. I graduated six years ago and a lot has changed within the school system since then. Unfortunately, this has happened during common core math, but thankfully my supervisor is very understanding and she explained the problem so that I would be able to assist students from our other periods, so there was no need for me to feel embarrassed. Also, my feelings of anxiety were quickly relieved when I realized how welcoming the teachers and staff are. They were interested in getting to know all about me and about my future plans upon graduating and that made me feel more at ease. My supervisor has been absent for three days and the …show more content…
I’m trying my hardest to motivate my students to be the best that I know they can be. In order to motivate my students, Mrs. Andrea and I designed a chart with fifteen squares and each time students score a 75% or higher on “TeenBiz” articles they place a sticker on their chart. Once the chart is filled students get to choose a prize. I also bought candy for students who come to class with their learning logs complete, and who are prepared and willing to learn. At the moment, the chart seems to be working perfectly as one student has already filled his chart and most are on their way. However, I’m still working on motivating my eighth graders, but I’m confident that with a little more encouragement and motivation these students will be as confident in themselves as I am in

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