I am a student at SHSU who is about to graduate with a BA in Political Science. I currently am working on my teacher certfication so I can begin to teach middle school social studies. I am new to Tumblr but I plan on blogging about my experiences as an aspiring educator and other things I find interesting.
This week was my first week observing a 9th grade Pre AP World Geography class at the local high school. Let me point out that I am not an education major and I am being certified through an alternative certification program. Basically this was my first experience in the class room.
I actually found that observing was helpful in piecing together the different classroom management techniques I have been studying for the past few months. My cooperating teacher had various tricks up her sleeve in order to maintain order in her classroom.
I think the part that surprised me the most was the amount of technology integrated into her lesson plans. It is not that she did anything extraordinary, I just wasn’t expecting for a small town like Huntsville, TX to have such resources. There are Promethean Boards in every class room, so most of the lesson is not on any sort of black board/ dry erase board. This allowed the teacher to move from power point to censored YouTube videos rather smoothly.
I realize that not every school has such resources but it was interesting to see the integration of technology.