Day 53 – Student Teacher

Math 8 – Today I had my student teacher preparing and giving the lessons for math.  She did a pretty job, and seems pretty comfortable in front of the class.

I really notice subtle things in language and questioning that are important.  For example, if the class is asked something like, ” did everyone get it?” with a thumbs up, sideways or down, it’s important to acknowledge students that have their thumb down. You can’t just move on because most of the thumbs are up.  Well, maybe it’s best to move on but you need to let the kids that need help know that you will give them help.