Posted on March 5, 2012 by Cheryl Stone
By Cheryl Stone
I’ve observed tons of classes (my mentor is taking that part of her assignment very seriously, no down time to work on prep for me)!
In Adv. Tanach, I got to see a great way to use Moodle and Google Docs to get kids started on their DoNows, review the material, get through a bunch of comprehension stuff, & learn a little extra so the class really starts engaged.
Physics is awesome! Torah study really is like a science experiment, chevruta = lab partner. Go gather data! Let’s find a proof!
Sculpture: how to give a good critique? Start by saying what worked, move into helpful suggestions, use the terms you’ve been working with!
I actually did manage to teach one day 🙂 … Woke up early, left the house feeling like “what the hell am I doing?! Mexico anyone?” (that’s my backup plan in case all of this fails 😉 . So if one day I disappear, good bet you’ll find me on a beach in Mexico). And after teaching, I felt like crawling into a hole! Finally met with my mentor, and she said the class was great, pretty much looked like any typical class being taught at the school. Yeah! I blended in! Turns out all those years of pretending that I could step in front of a group of people and speak are finally starting to pay off!
Now I’m trying to crank out a bunch of work this weekend so that I can go into the week feeling somewhat prepared, at least through Wednesday…
oh, and San Francisco is gorgeous!!!