Now that the semester is over, I feel different than I thought I would. I feel relieved to have the rest of summer to focus on my personal work and hobbies, yet I feel sad to know that it’s over. Although at times it felt like it wasn’t, the semester went by fast. Throughout this class, I learned more about my personal teaching traits. For example, I learned that I prefer a more informal formative assessment. I learned this through the journaling exercises. I really loved being able to create in a journal too because I felt like it was my personal canvas.
From the camp, I learned that I really enjoy working with the students and helping them plan their projects instead of just sitting back and watching them. I feel like if I had just sat back and learned by watching, that I would not have benefited them or my own understanding and areas for growth. Also, through the analyzing part, I was able to see that I might need to give more time for demo’s or prepare to shorten requirements/rubric expectations.
All in all, I definitely am stronger as a person for being able to work on myself as a future teacher because until now, I did not really see myself as a real-life teacher, just an assistant. However, I feel really excited to lead lessons, and now I”ll never be afraid to lend a hand.
Teaching Philosophy video: https://youtu.be/aAA_AlywEm8