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Hypersensitive, Empathically Wired
Full Crowd

Today was the Talent Show! I’ve been excited for today all week. Not only have I been managing boring and exhausting gym days every single day this week and last Friday in order to allow students to practice for the Talent Show, but I also…

Student Teaching Reflection: Friday, April 17, 2015

Blue Nebula

Today continued the Talent Show practice in which all of the students are either practicing for the Talent Show or partaking in a gym day during their art classes, but it was actually kind of an eventful day! I did actually get to teach one…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In the Gym

I feel like I really don’t have much to report again. Because of the Talent Show this Friday, today was another Talent Show practice day in which the music teacher called all of the students to the gym during their Specials (music, gym, library, and…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Perch of Stone

This week there won’t be as much to reflect on as the Talent Show is this Friday. Because the Talent Show is this Friday, the music teacher is pulling all of the students this week from all of their Specials classes (Music, Gym, Library, and…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, April 13, 2015

Friday Assembly

Today was a pretty good day, though I feel that there’s not much to report because it was a Fitness Friday. The day began with the usual Friday assembly, though this one was much shorter than previous ones. Next week’s agenda was discussed, the new…

Student Teaching Reflection: Friday, April 10, 2015

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Tiny Seed, Giant Blossom

Today allowed me to improve upon my teaching from yesterday. The day began with 2nd Grade, a class in which I hadn’t actually taught yet. Because I was unfamiliar with the lesson, I asked my teacher to teach the first class yesterday so that I…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dinosaur Examples

This week I am really feeling the crunch. April has begun and there’s so much I need to do before May! My thesis is due, Student Teaching ends shortly afterwards, I graduate from college…I’m really stressed out about everything! On top of that, Student Teaching…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, April 6, 2015

Habitant of the Swamps

Today was the last day of this odd week with crazy schedule changes. Today was pretty nice, yet confusing, because my cooperating teacher had several free periods due to schedule changes. The 2nd Grade students had a field trip today, so they did not go…

Student Teaching Reflection: Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Objectives Wall

Today was another good day. For some reason this week seems to be going better than last week. I don’t feel nearly as tired or stressed. I feel like I’m in a better mood overall. I hope that this continues because, in reality, I am…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cherry Sunrise

Today was another day in which it was difficult to wake up in the morning. Because I had a Student Teaching Seminar meeting yesterday, as soon as I finished my Student Teaching for the day, I ate dinner, picked up some prescription medication, cashed a…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Friday Assembly

Today I had a rocky morning. I was up until midnight last night working on lesson plans and my Student Teaching reflections and was woken up at 4:40am with incredibly terrible abdominal pain. Thankfully I was able to get back to sleep, but when I…

Student Teaching Reflection: Friday, March 27, 2015

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Red Canna, Georgia O'Keeffe

Today was the last day of the week as far as art classes go because all art classes are replaced with gym class on Fridays. Thursdays are also a rotational day where my cooperating teacher will see 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes for the…

Student Teaching Reflection: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aboriginal

Today was my first day instructing a class during my Student Teaching experienceat Comal Independent School District’s Goodwin-Frazier Elementary School. After seeing my cooperating teacher begin a new lesson with the 1st grade students, I took the reigns as I introduced the lesson to this…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884

Today was my second day observing my cooperating teacher’s new lessons after Spring Break. Today, I still felt tired, moody, and stressed out. My sleeping schedule is backed to being messed up as I am having trouble adjusting to the school schedule. I ended up…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

From "The Very Quiet Cricket" by Eric Carle

Today was my first day back from Spring Break. I felt incredibly moody, tired, and stressed today. You would think that I would feel otherwise, rejuvenated, relaxed, and ready to get back to work because of the week-long Spring Break. On the contrary, I spent…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, March 23, 2015

Friday Assembly

Today was my first Friday at Goodwin-Frazier Elementary School and it was an interesting day. Fridays at Goodwin-Frazer are called “Fitness Fridays” as all special classes are replaced with a gym class. Because art is considered a special class, this meant that my cooperating teacher…

Student Teaching Reflection: Friday, March 13, 2015

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Cafeteria

Today, my cooperating teacher was not in attendance as I student taught at Comal Independent School District’s Goodwin-Fraizer Elementary School. She had told me that she would not be in attendance today or tomorrow and that she had two different substitute teachers set up. As…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Drive-Thru Students

Today was my second day at Comal Independent School District’s Goodwin-Frazier Elementary School. I started off feeling incredibly moody and tired and even went to school wearing my glasses instead of my contacts. It was difficult for me to adjust to the high school schedule…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Goodwin-Frazier Elementary

Today was my first day student teaching at Goodwin-Frazier Elementary School in the Comal Independent School District. I was paired with a new cooperating teacher today and met her before classes began. It was a little awkward at first as we made our introductions and…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, March 9, 2015

Today was my last day Student Teaching at Canyon High School. It was very bittersweet as I have come to love something about each of the students. I met my goal of learning every single one of their names and took the time to learn…

Student Teaching Reflection: Friday, March 6, 2015

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Student Work

Today was another shortened day as classes were delayed until 10:30am. Because the students still went to all of their classes, they were all reduced in order to make up the two hour difference. This meant that we had two days in a row with…

Student Teaching Reflection: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Today felt like a rushed day because it was an Early Release Day for the Comal Independent School District. All of the classes were cut short to allow the students to get out two hours early and, as a result, it was difficult for the…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Today was an interesting day as I stepped down from my podium, returned to the observing position, and allowed my cooperating teacher to reclaim her position as the primary teacher. I felt way less stressed as I walked into the classroom knowing that I wasn’t…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Today was a pretty good day overall and I am happy with my results. Today was the last day that I will be acting as the primary teacher in the classroom. Today was also the day my cooperating teacher decided to take her “free day”…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, March 2, 2015

Today was an okay day. Thankfully, I felt in a better mood than I have been most of this week as I felt less tired and more chipper. I’ve been feeling increasingly stressed all week. Today I had a new experience as I was invited…

Student Teaching Reflection: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Today I made three versions of the same quiz! I was asked to make a quiz for the Art I classes to take next Monday over the Printmaking unit they just recently completed and was happy to create one. I was then surprised when I…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Today was another tiring work day in which my entire day was filled with classroom management and assisting students as they work. I have found that I don’t like work days much. It is tiring on me as I pace the room and help students…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Today was the beginning of my second week acting as the primary teacher as if my cooperating teacher was not in the room. I found that I was much more comfortable and confident today and felt as if I’ve been the actual teacher the whole…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, February 23, 2015

Today started off with an emotional moment as one of our AP students received an email from the University of Texas, the college she’s hoping to attend. She asked if she could call the school and we allowed it. Shortly afterwards, she returned and explained…

Student Teaching Reflection: Friday, February 20, 2015

Today started off as a pretty crummy day. I came to school with a headache and stomachache and found myself to be dizzy, fatigued, weak, and feeling warm. I was unsure if I would be able to teach today, but I stuck it out and…

Student Teaching Reflection: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Today my university supervisor was coming to observe me and it was my second day being on my own with my cooperating teacher acting as if she doesn’t even exist. Yesterday I was a little surprised that when my cooperating teacher said I was taking…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Today was my first day acting as the primary teacher in the classroom. My cooperating teacher set up a station in the back of the room behind a large shelving unit where she can barely be seen. From there, she works on her computer quietly…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Visual Art Scholastic Event

Today was a pretty tiring day. Both my cooperating teacher and I felt exhausted by the end of the day and felt ready for the weekend. At least we’ve got a four-day weekend after tomorrow! Our weekend won’t be quite a four-day weekend however, as…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Furred

Today was a pretty interesting day as far as scheduling goes. Today was a Cougar Time day, so each class was cut 10 minutes to allow for a Cougar Time between 2nd and 3rd Period. This time is set aside for students to participate in…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Growth in Comal

Today was the start of a four-day week. I’m looking forward to the four-day weekend as it will allow me to complete a lot of work related to my Student Teaching and my Undergraduate Thesis. I’m hoping to complete a good amount. Today was kind…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, February 9, 2015

Today was my cooperating teacher’s father’s funeral, so I substituted for her again. Thankfully, today was an expected absence for my cooperating teacher so everything was planned out and operated smoothly. I don’t feel like I had any major issues today and am pretty proud…

Student Teaching Reflection: Friday, February 6, 2015

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Today was the last day this week that my cooperating teacher will be here. I would say that it was a pretty standard day. There weren’t any major challenges, but there weren’t really many highlights, either. Today, the Art I students began to carve their…

Student Teaching Reflection: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Today was a day of success, I believe. All week I have been nervous about today because my supervisor was coming in to observe my performance and evaluate my teaching using the Danielson Framework. I have been preparing with my cooperating teacher on what I…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Today was another basic day, but for some reason the Art I classes have seemed much more rowdy than they have been in the past. Today during 5th Period, we especially had an issue. 5th Period is always the hardest class to control. It is…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Today was a return to normal as my cooperating teacher has returned for the most part. Although she will be out this Friday for her father’s funeral, she will be here all week to help organize things and get things back on track. I am…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, February 2, 2015

Spectral Bloom

Today was the fourth time I substituted for my cooperating teacher. With today being my ninth day Student Teaching at Comal Independent School District’s Canyon High School, I have substituted almost half of the time that I have been here. That’s one way to get…

Student Teaching Reflection: Friday, January 30, 2015

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Today was a much better day than yesterday. Today my cooperating teacher returned to school to organize things and create new assignments for the classes that were finishing their work. Because she had left so suddenly on Tuesday, plans were made on the fly and…

Student Teaching Reflection: Thursday, January 29, 2015

I feel a bit beat at the moment, but that may just be because the final Art I class of the day was incredibly rough. Today was the third day that I have substituted for my cooperating teacher. Because of a death in the family…

Student Teaching Reflection: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today was quite the day and I’ve found myself just about as tired as I was yesterday! Starting off the morning, Canyon High School staff found a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast waiting for them in the staff room. I was delighted to find breakfast tacos, pastries,…

Student Teaching Reflection: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Today was my first Monday as I Student Teach at Comal Independent School District’s Canyon High School. Surprisingly, it was an incredibly exhausting day although it wasn’t a particularly busy one. The day began with disappointment as the AP Art students¬†relayed to my cooperating teacher…

Student Teaching Reflection: Monday, January 26, 2015

Comal Independent School District

Today ended my first week Student Teaching at Comal Independent School District’s Canyon High School. I am pretty exhausted at the moment and am hoping that I will become more used to the work load as time goes on. I have been having difficulties adjusting…

Student Teacher Reflection: Friday, January 23, 2015

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