What is your teaching experience so far?
I have not started teaching yet. I have only been in the two year old room for a couple hours and I have been assisting with the lead teacher’s lesson and have been playing with the children during free time. Last semester I did the same internship and I taught two lessons. I taught an art lesson and a dramatic play lesson. I taught both lessons to the one year olds and two year olds. Other than that I have not had any teaching experience.
What are you looking forward to about the class you will be teaching?
I am looking forward to gaining some new experiences with working with a new set of children. Working with infants is going to be a challenge this semester but I will have to be creative in my ways of planning and adjusting lessons. Another thing that I am looking forward to is being able to co-teach lessons with another PAINT intern. I think this way the lessons we teach the two year olds will be much stronger.
What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience?
I hope I learn how to be more creative in my lessons. Last semester I feel like I was not very creative in my lesson planning so hopefully gaining even more experience will help with my creativity. I also hope that I will be able to gain better communication skills by planning lessons with the other PAINT intern and working with the lead teachers. Being able to gain some classroom management skills would also be a great thing to gain during this experience.