Monday, March 19, 2012

First day of Clinical Practice

I am so excited that I am back in the classroom full time, it just feels so right.  I love the classes that I am teaching (Math Analysis and Geometry) and the kids are great.  I am beginning to feel more and more comfortable in front of the students, and I am starting to set my expectations for them.  The only thing that I can't stop thinking about it how I can make the students' learning experience better, what can I do to improve the procedures or they way things are taught to make information "stick".  My strategy is to just work with the students as to how the teachers have all this time, and gradually bring in different things in the class so I won't throw anyone off.  Right now, the biggest thing that I need to figure out is how to get kids awake quickly in the morning for first period, I know the students are interested in the material, they just can't seem to wake up.  Any suggestions are welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Julie, I am right there with you. I rack my brain trying to come up with the best lesson I can, and then when the lesson is over, I look back and see so many things I could have changed or done to add to the lesson.