Vanessa Lee: Blog I

What is your teaching experience so far?

I have spent 10 weeks teaching English in the Dominican Republic. This was my first real teaching experience and it's what ultimately made me decide to pursue teaching. I've also held various babysitting/ childcare jobs through high school and college and I worked at a childcare center in Eau Claire.



What are you looking forward to about the class you will be teaching?

I don’t have much experience teaching children as young as 3, so the Why Room will be a new challenge/ adventure for me! I am looking forward to getting to know the students and their interests. I am also looking forward to gaining more teaching experience.


What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience?

I hope this internship will help me further develop my teaching style. I think art education is very important in early childhood and I am glad I get to have such an involved role in facilitating that for students. I also want to gain a better understanding of the types of activities children this age enjoy so I can become a more knowledgeable and experienced teacher.