Reflection: Supervising Student Teachers "Zebra" Vocabulary (Academic and Words to Know) - Section 1: Journal


I have a student teacher this year  She's my third student teacher so far, and no matter how awesome the student teacher is, letting go is hard.  So very hard. It has to be done, though, for the student teacher to grow, make mistakes, and learn.  Up to now, I've controlled most of the planning, and by most, I mean 99% of the planning. This is the first week my student teacher has controlled the journals, the lessons, all the teaching, everything.


Did I mention it's hard to let go? Sure, she makes all the copies, but letting go is hard.  Fore example, the journal she choose for today is leading up to something we've not yet taught, figurative language.  I prefer to have journal prompts that review material we've already taught or read.  It's tricky to think of a journal topic that adequately previews the day's lesson without asking students to write about something they haven't learned. I certainly may be wrong about this, of course.  That's one of the great things about being exposed to new ideas and ways--you can reflect on what you've done in the past, what you're doing now, and what you want to do in the future.



  Letting Go
  Supervising Student Teachers: Letting Go
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"Zebra" Vocabulary (Academic and Words to Know)

Unit 4: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
Lesson 1 of 11

Objective: Students will be able to acquire academic and general vocabulary knowledge by shrinking definitions and making Frayer model vocabulary cards.

Big Idea: When dictionaries are just too much. . . definition shrinking and visualizing unfamiliar words.

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