Pre-Internship Week: Visual Art and Good Byes

I can't believe it. My time with Ms. Hiebert and her grade 7 and 8's has come to an end. I have learned so much from them and I hope the students have learned as much from me. Today was a sad but fun day. I taught my first visual art lesson which was exciting …

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Pre-Internship Week 7: Social Studies and Visual Cues

My goal for this week was going back to the basics. While I still wanted to improve how well I keep students engaged and listening, I also wanted to improve my writing skills on the board. I had Molly take a few pictures of me teaching last week and while looking through them, couldn't help …

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Pre-Internship Week 6: Health and an Over Excited Class

Today was a little crazy. It was one of those days where if it were my own classroom, I would changed our schedule to better suit the energy level of the students. For my lesson, after discussing what self-esteem is and its importance, we signed our names on pieces of paper, crumpled the paper into a …

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Pre-Internship Day 5: English and Being Disciplinary

So... I decided to challenge myself a bit and have the students debate. Today's lesson was on what a debate is, the format and structure, as well as the skills needed. I used two short video clips to help students get a visual of the setup and created a workbook to help them with their research …

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Pre-Internship Day 4: Social Studies and “On the Fly” Decisions

  Today was another exceptional day! My lesson was on Canada's environmental stewardship and sustainability. I decided to make a Prezi this time to make the lesson more engaging (I'll try and link it below). It followed the lifecycle of a water bottle from the extraction of oil to landfills. Incorporating a Prezi took a …

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Pre-Internship Day 3: Science and a Warm Heart

I wasn't as nervous today! My communication was much better and I don't think I said "guys" at all and my use of "k" and "okay" was minimal. I still need to work on not saying "k"  but "okay" is proper English so that's ok... (see what I did there). Referring to the students as grade …

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Pre-Internship Day 2: Math and Anxiety

Today I taught my first math lesson. Having been my first lesson taught to real students ever, I was sooooo anxious! Adding math to the situation did not help things. I have felt slightly nauseous the past couple days and barely slept last night but I feel like I am on cloud nine now! My lesson …

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Pre-Internship Day 1: Introduction

I have officially finished day one of my pre-internship and it was amazing; Whoop whoop! Our students appeared to enjoy our activity as much as Molly and I did despite it being quite lengthy. The only thing I would change about today is perhaps our chosen activity. Rather than doing one long activity-- which lost …

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