I’ve been at Sixth Ward for a couple of months, so my emotions have definitely changed. I’m no longer nervous about being in a new environment because I’ve grown to know the teachers and staff. The staff has also grown to know me and occasionally I will get called out of class to go monitor another, so I’ve had the opportunity to work with many of the core teachers. I’ve also become more involved in the school by attending faculty, SBLC, PBiS, and PLC meetings. Although, I’m still learning what it means to “teach to the standards”, I still try my best to participate during faculty meetings and help the teachers in any way I can. The faculty and staff at Sixth Ward are truly amazing, caring, and respectful individuals. I’m thankful they have been accepting and welcoming of me during my internship experience.
My learning experiences have changed over time as I’m realizing the importance of my supervisor’s role at Sixth Ward. Mrs. Andrea is more than just an educator, but she’s also in charge of writing grants for the school, RTI, Student Council, and she’s the head member of SBLC. Currently, she’s writing a grant for the school to receive a television in the cafeteria for students to be ...
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... more receptive to asking me for help. On the other hand, even though I do enjoy being in the classroom setting and being around the children, I’m not as certain about teaching as I was during the beginning of my internship. Since I’ve attended faculty meetings and PLC meetings, I’ve been able to see teaching beyond the classroom. The School Board requires multiple tasks that teachers must complete, so the job is very stressful and never ending. I’m also getting opinions from the teachers about their past experiences as educators and it’s not very encouraging. However, I’m still remaining optimistic, keeping a positive attitude, and enjoying my time with the students because honestly, I’m not quite ready to leave Sixth Ward. Thus, I’m still very satisfied with my placement site, but I’m not completely certain that education is the route I will take upon graduation.
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