I have most definitely grown as a teacher from this experience even though it’s only been five to six weeks. I have really grown when it comes to being efficient with lesson planning and then facilitating the lessons in the classroom. This experience has taught me that the lesson you have written may not go according to plan when you actually facilitate it, but that’s an okay thing. I’ve learned that the most important thing is the student’s experience and what they create from the materials you have given them.
I am really looking forward to be in this classroom because I was with the same students last year for an ECE class, so I already know a little bit about them as children and the classroom expectations. I’m so excited to watch the students in the classroom learn and grow throughout the semester I will be in there. I’m also excited to incorporate more art lessons into their day, as well as get more practice with small groups of children. I can already tell that they love to create things and use their imagination, so giving them the opportunity to create is something I very much look forward to.