What is your teaching experience so far?
Before heading to Knapp Elementary I had only taught one 5th grade class back in high school. In this class I was teaching in place of the substitute because the teacher had been worried that he would not know what to do. The only work I had done with younger children had been simply playing with my younger cousins. I have little experience being in an authoritative role with children as I try to play with them as equals.
What are you looking forward to about the class you will be teaching?
I am looking forward to learning a new type of art. I have never done a mosaic and so I think it will be fun to learn as well as teach it to young students. I’m hoping to get more experience working with children as I do not have a lot of it. I’m looking forward to gaining some teaching experience with the help from a real teacher.
What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience?
From this experience, I hope to gain knowledge about a new art form. I hope to gain confidence in my teaching ability. I also hope to learn how to better interact with the children
I also hope to learn how to perform as my role as a teacher.