Eva Peak

Eva Peak: Blog II

How have you grown as a teacher from this experience so far (skills, understanding, or knowledge gained) (lesson planning, classroom management, demonstrations, etc…)?

First, I have learned more about classroom management and guidance for a class that is less structured than the internships before. There is still this management, but in a different way than teaching a new lesson every week. In addition, I have learned that demonstrations are still important even if the children are familiar with what they are doing. It is always good to remind them how much space should be between tiles, what colors go well together, etc.


What new understandings do you have about children/education/your role in the classroom?

Having a class that is more free flowing taught me how to give important guidance, as well as taking a step back and letting the students learn through experience. For example, having them help pick what color a flower should be if the colors around it are more cool colors, and things of that nature.

What has made you happy about teaching this quarter?

What made me the happiest about teaching this quarter was not only see the mural come to life, but also seeing how excited the children got seeing it grown, or even just finishing one flower.

What is something that you would like to work on improving by the end of the semester?

I would like to improve my classroom management by the end of the semester. This experience is giving me a different way of organization that I can apply to a more structured class as well, so I would really like to practice my skills in that area.

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What is your teaching experience so far?

Last semester I was lucky enough to be a part of two A.I.M internships, P.A.I.N.T Saturdays and The Child and Family Study Center. Previous to this, I was in a in a child development class for three years of high school, where we taught preschoolers.


What are you looking forward to about the Internship you will be doing?

I am excited to be learning more about the medium of mosaic with tiles! I do not have very much experience working with tiles so it will be a fun learning opportunity for me as well as the students.


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

Along with gaining more knowledge about using tiles in art, I am hoping to learn about more mediums that are not as common like paint and be able to find ways to adapt them for classroom projects for the future. In addition to that, being able to work on my teaching skills.


Eva Peak: Blog III

Eva Peak: Blog III

I believe this whole experience has made me more confident. I know I still have aspects of my teaching I need to work on, but that is something I am grateful to know. Being able to learn and reflect, getting to know students, being creative and bringing art to classrooms made me truly happy during this semester of teaching. I had so much joy over all just being able to have this experience that not that many freshman have. I feel that experience is one of the best ways to learn and I have had so much fun learning and building my skill set.

Eva Peak: Blog I

Eva Peak: Blog I

I am hoping this experience will help me gain skills to introduce art into my lessons. I want to be able to work with my supervisors and other interns to find different ways to do this in my future. Along with that, I hope to work on my personal teaching skills and grow as an educator. By gaining hands-on experience, I want to be able to apply what I am learning now to my future as a teacher.