This is week 2 of my 5-week placement at a middle school. So far, I’ve been doing vastly different things than when I was at the elementary school. Enjoyable, but different. For one, I haven’t had a chance to really interact with the students, except for yesterday, when I went into a 7th grade health class and co-taught a digital citizenship seminar with the health/PE teacher.
It was good practice for the five 6th-grade classes I will be teaching this Thursday. While I think I did okay on Monday, I think Thursday will be better because I will be teaching from material I put together myself. (Talking off someone else’s slides was not ideal because I didn’t know the little anecdotes the teacher had to go with his points. He had to interrupt me a few times to tell his stories…which made me feel/seem unprepared, even if I knew the topic well!) Anyway, here’s a link to my presentation. I am hoping that whoever sees it will give me some feedback of what to add, what to take out, etc. I will have these 6th-graders for about an hour (I believe), and I don’t want to lose their attention or run out of things to say before the hour is up. Thanks in advance for your feedback!