Wow! It’s been over a year since I last posted! I have already finished my Pre-Student Teaching 2 experience and the first half of my Student Teaching! So far, I’ve had the chance to work with 6th and 7th grade math students at BMS and 5th grade students at Grandview Elementary. At Grandview, I taught an inclusion class and an accelerated class. I am currently working with accelerated math students. I am teaching grades 6 and 7 accelerated and Algebra 1. I only have about four and a half weeks left of this placement! Time really has flown! I can’t wait to graduate and be able to have my own classroom. If only I already had a job lined up…..
When I first walked into “Language Arts Across the Curriculum” (or MIDL 425), I was surprised to see that we were in a computer lab. I was just expecting a normal Language Arts class: we read a book, discuss it, write something about it, etc. When I found out we were going to have a blog, I was thrilled. I have had blogs before and really enjoyed having them. The first blog I ever had was a Xanga blog. It was popular at my school before MySpace. Needless to say, I have had a lot of experience on how blogs work.
As an assignment for MIDL 425, the class was told to read articles about how to blog. At first, I didn’t think I wanted to read these articles because I like to think that I know everything. I looked over the articles and I learned a few new things that I didn’t know before. Thanks to the article “11 Things You Should Know About Blogging” I learned that you don’t have to blog a lot every day in order to gain an audience. I am also a person who will stare at statistics and be upset if I don’t get a few views every day. The article stated that bloggers shouldn’t focus on daily statistics, but rather on monthly statistics. I think this is definitely a good tip, especially for someone like me. The article also stated to make sure that you keep blogging. I don’t know how easy it will be for me to remember to blog at least once a week at first, but I think with practice I will be able to keep up with this blog even after I finish Pre-Student Teaching 2!