Student Teaching: My Personal Experience Of Student Education

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When I first thought about student teaching, I went through many emotions. It started with excitement because that meant I’m going to meet the new face and adorable kids. I had so many questions running through my mind. What will my teachers be like? Will the cooperative teacher be supportive? With all these questions, I started to feel intimidated by what was soon to come. I was worried that my teachers and I would not get along. I was terrified that my students would not understand me. What was I going to do if I was not able to be the kind of teacher I had hoped I would be? When the time came for me to begin my student teaching, all I could do was hope and pray that things went smoothly. I soon found out that any worries I had were no longer …show more content…
I was expecting to get along with my students and my cooperating teachers, but my experience went above and beyond any expectations, I had in the beginning. I learned more than ever imagined I would! I have come to realize I could not have had a better student teaching experience than the one I had at Hoover Elementary School. The Hoover Elementary school is every welcoming, makes me feel comfortable and respected.

Mrs. Kinney has well-respected students were very intelligent, I didn’t have any conflicted managing students. However, I use Mrs. Kinney classroom management strategies to get students attentions, for example, 1,2,3, eyes on me, clap once, clap twice, count backwards from four, thank students that are already quite individually, chair check and keep eyes on the paper/teacher while instructing the lesson, these are methods help me
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Even though I succeeded in reaching the high standards I set for myself during my student teaching, there are areas that I need to improve upon. One of these areas is becoming a stronger pedagogical expert. I noticed during my student teaching that I have a habit of sticking with the same instructional strategies. I tend to teach my lessons, in the same way, every time. For example, when I was teaching reading, we always read the story as a class and did some of the pages in the practice book. I taught reading the same way for every story we read. In the future, I need to work on teaching with a variety of instructional strategies. For reading, after we read the story, I could have my students work on a more creative activity, such as creative writing or some form of a small art project. Knowing that time is limited, I would search for an activity that is not a huge production, but rather one that will require the students to use the creative side of their brain more. A second area I need to improve upon goes along with the previous area. I need to become more of a critical thinker. There are parts of this area that I am very strong in. I do a good job of relating what we are learning to the real world and showing them why we need to know what we are learning. On the

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