Day four of pre-internship at Ruth Pawson went well. For the morning, we took the grade 6/7’s to Campbell Collegiate for a performance by Robb Nash. The concert was inspiring and at times pretty emotional. I would definitely recommend that any teacher take their middle years students to a performance by Robb Nash and his crew.
Following the concert, we returned back to the school and got ready for lunch. At 1:00pm I was scheduled to teach my lesson in English Language Arts. I was allotted an hour and fifteen minutes to teach. Continuing from the previous two weeks, I planned to finish teaching “Making Connections” in reading. My plan included a review of material, group work set up in stations, and smaller group work that included writing, drawing, and an oral presentation. Overall, the lesson went well and my co-op teacher had great feedback for me. One thing I learned – students are very easily distracted when working in large groups. It was more difficult for them to get work done in large groups. Smaller groups were definitely more productive. As a pre-intern, it is difficult to really plan groups in a way that all students will get along. The majority of the small groups got along well except for a couple groups that needed extra help and prompting from me as the teacher. As a whole, I am really enjoying the teaching experience and have fun every day that I am with the students. Always looking forward to the next day in the classroom! Next week, I will be teaching a lesson in Arts Education.