1. As adolescent teachers, we are faced with the reality that we may not have a classroom to call our own. We also are faced with the school systems that have students that are not able to have steady access to certain resources. How can we use the idea of a word wall in this case? How might we be able to adapt certain methods for these circumstances?
- How to accommodate students when you as the teacher may lack the necessary resources, or your own classroom.
- Is it worth it to take the extra time to reorganize the room or set up according to how you would like it?
- Are we expected as teachers to put in our own money as teachers towards materials for students?
- It takes more than just a 7 to 3 job to be a teacher; we must be working all the time to accommodate the needs that include lesson plans and unit plans and accommodations for students.
2. All of the ideas posed by the book seem to work in excellent ways. What if we have a student who is the reacting in a positive way to them?
- A teacher needs to use a variety of strategies in a classroom so that students of different learning styles and students who have learning disabilities will be accommodated.
3. How do we constitute a method of teaching to be success? What percentage of students do we expect to have gained knowledge through that method to call it successful? What makes a method unsuccessful?
- Students are engaged, asking questions, showing understanding (through testable abilities/ formative and summative)
- How would you call a method successful?
o Who determines what an acceptable grade is?
o How many students should be passing or above a certain grade average in order to be considered a “good” percentage”?