I embarked on quite a challenge this week as I was with the chemistry, math and science teacher. Mr. H. has 35+ years of teaching experience. His teaching, classroom management and knowledge of each grade level subjects, simply amazed me. The students respect every aspect of his teaching and by the end of the week, I was right there along with them! I must admit that chemistry and math are not my strong points and this week most definitely proved that to me. However, I do love biology and that is what I jumped into this week to do my lessons. I really focused on my target of engaging every student. Mr. H. told me that I have a positive presence in the classroom with the students. He liked how I took time to listen to the students and speak with each one of them. This is extremely important to me as a future high school teacher.
The week went by super fast with planning lessons and because I am at home trying to look after my family as well. I am also trying to keep up with my ECMP 355 online class. I definitely think the Health majors need to speak up for the future health students that follow us, on not being able to take a 5 class block of classes for pre-internship like all the other subject areas. I did manage to catch the cold that is going around the school, even though my hands were covered in a hand sanitizer all week!. One of the teachers said because we are working with kids all day our chances of catching germs and flu bugs is pretty high. I spent most of the day flat on the couch, coughing and blowing my nose.
I am excited for my last week of pre-internship and working with the ELA, drama and fine arts teacher. This has been such a great experience and the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter every day! Have a great week everyone.