What is your teaching experience so far?
I have been teaching swimming lessons for 4 years and I did some classroom observations over winter break. I am also in ECE 105 so I have one day a week where I am in the Child and Family Study Center.
What are you looking forward to about the class you will be teaching?
I look forward to creating a wide variety of lessons for the children to be expressive. I also look forward to increasing their experience in theatre using, skits, drama games and literature. I also plan on implementing art activates into books we read to connect children more to the story. I know many of them are not interested in art but my hope to find one activity that makes them excited and engaged to their full potential.
What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience?
I hope to gain more classroom management skills and efficient lesson planning. Over the first two lessons we have done, the children have been somewhat rowdy and it was hard to control them. Leona and I have started setting boundaries and stricter rules, so the kids understand respect. We have had some incidents between the kids that were resolved. The groups can be challenging ,but I know that these are all good kids.