FINAL TEAM TEACH ESSAY

FINAL TEAM TEACH ESSAY - Kaitlin McCann EDSP 477...

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Kaitlin McCann EDSP 477 Collaboration Reflection 5/23/11 On May 17, Rachel Shuki and myself co-taught a lesson on emotions to both of our classrooms, both local rural middle schools. Rachel’s class consisted of 4 students and mine had a total of 7 students present. In this reflection I will be focusing on my classroom. Preparing for this lesson and actually teaching it taught me more about co-teaching than any book or class ever could. It taught me the time and preparation that goes into it and most importantly, the need to actively listen as well as the need to actively engage. When Rachel and I met to come up with a lesson we both had very different ideas as to what we wanted to teach and what we felt would be most beneficial for our students. Through open discussion about past lessons and experiences, we can up with the idea to teach about emotions. Both of us are in a moderate- intensive classroom where many of our students struggle to understand what they themselves, and others are feeling and what it means. Once we came up with a topic we brainstormed exactly how we would approach it and put it into affect. We wanted a way to engage students while getting them up out of their seats. Together we came up with a “scavenger hunt” like idea and agreed to start with a story followed by questions to
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course EDSP 361 taught by Professor Roth during the Fall '10 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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