Tag: practicum

Goals for my first school visit!

As I mentioned in previous posts, this is my second year in the Teacher Education Program. This year I am heading into my practicum (THIS THURSDAY!!!) and I’m so excited to be able to put into practice all of the amazing things I’ve learned the past year. My goals for this first school visit are…
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Week #1 Reflection

Gah! I did it. It happened. I was finally in a classroom! Of course I’ve been in many classrooms before, both as a teacher and as a student, but never as a UBC B.Ed teacher candidate. This has been YEARS in the making. My day started off lumpy with a trip to the hospital. No…
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My second observation – Scaffolding

I had my second observation by my Faculty Advisor, Dave, this past week, and it was challenging to say the least. The lesson was on summarizing non-fiction texts using a text about stress to support our Friendship and Mental Health Unit. I had worked out a plan with Dave to attempt to scaffold the learning…
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Practicum Reflection #2

During my weekly visits from January to March, I have continued to develop my skills in lesson planning and managing classroom behaviour, which are both intricately linked with engagement. I’ve also been able to implement some of the strategies I’ve developed in my own inquiry into my teaching practice for EDUC 451, which is on…
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