IV. Environment: Creates positive and caring environments for student development and learning
E1 – Plans informative lessons and units, alone and in teams
-Art Lesson Plan
-This is a lesson plan that puts art into the everyday classroom.
-Math Lesson-Fifty State Game
-This is a lesson plan that integrates social studies and physical education together.
-Social Studies Unit -Life in a New Nation
-This is a unit that integrates 12 different subjects into one unit with the social studies theme of the start of the New Nation.
E2 – Plans learning opportunities that respond to individual differences
-Celebrating Diversity Workshop Paper
- I attended a workshop about diversity and wrote this paper about what I gained from it and who I will use these learning's in my classroom.
-In this lesson the students in groups create a classroom anthem that represents their backgrounds.
E3 – Uses a variety of teaching methods and materials
-Creative Dramatics Lesson Plan
-This is a lesson plan has the children learn with a different learning styles, they are learning to work together.
-Dramatic Lesson on Henry Clay and President Madison
-This lesson plan has the students put on a short skit about the discussions of Henry Clay and President Madison which shows my ability to teach in a informal way.
E4 – Uses a variety of appropriate media and technology
-Class Activities Webpage
-This is a webpage that has children do different reading activities while in the classroom.
-Roman Numerals Power Point
-By using this power point on the classroom smart board to teach the children how to write in roman numerals, it shows my ability to use appropriate technology.
E5 – Motivates students to want to learn individually, collaboratively, and cooperatively
-Photos of me working with children
-This is a picture of me working with another student while judging a science fair at Metro North.
-In this lesson the students are put into small groups to do their part in the making of homemade cornbread. In the end the whole class comes together to create one thing. This shows me motivating the students to work collaboratively with each other.
E6 – Manages student behavior in positive, safe ways
-Classroom Management Plan
-In this classroom management plan that I created consist of an extensive document that outlines my belief system for my classroom management, what my discipline system will be like, and shows that I manage students behavior in a safe, positive way.
-Individual Goal Sheet
-In my second grade classroom there was a student who was unable to follow the class discipline system. This is his individual discipline sheet that we created for him which shows that I am able to handle even the hardest behavior problems in a positive, safe way.