Thank you so much.
My everyday blog is: roxannewright.tumblr.com
Tomorrow I embark on my first day of full time student teaching with an amazing educator who typically does not work with undergraduate students, but made a special exception for me. I am completely nervous. I have been to the school before and know that I will have my own desk, but I’m not sure what I should bring other then a computer. Any suggestions? Do any of you have any tips on how I should act my first day?
p.s. Should I bring her coffee or is that to much?
Really cool fun fact.
One of my co-interns wrote a letter to Michelle Obama which was signed by our fifth graders and she responded with a hand written note and a whole package of worksheets that promote healthy living, as well as a pamphlet on the day in the life of Bo, the Obama’s dog.
Hi everyone. I asked our fellow tumblr teacher Miss Blythe: http://missblythe.tumblr.com for some advice for how a student teacher should act in the classroom. Her suggestions were so helpful I asked her for permission, so I could share it all with you. Here is what she said to me:
- Come prepared. Its your time to be there learning and to have an opportunity to get great feedback. That means treat it like a job.
- Don’t make more work for the classroom teacher. You will need your mentor teacher to fill out observations and other paperwork, but you will know about that in advance. It isn’t fair to anyone to wait until the last minute.
- Be an active participant. Even on days when you aren’t leading the teaching, there will definitely be a way you can help in the classroom. Jump in if you see there are six kids who are needing assistance on a seat work type task, your mentor can’t get to everyone. That said, be respectful. Its still their classroom.
- Be honest and up front with them. If you aren’t sure where to take a topic or aren’t comfortable with something, its not helping anyone if you don’t speak up. Again though, don’t tell them 5 minutes before class starts.
Probably the second one is the most important. Working in a low incidence special education field, I haven’t had a student teacher, but I have been one and talked to my co-workers about theirs. The biggest issues have always arisen when the student teachers don’t respect the mentor teachers time.”
Thank you so much Miss Blythe.
I hope this helped some of you followers out there as well.
A high school grad earns 40 percent less than someone with a bachelor’s degree, according to Kiplinger.
They’re also more than twice as likely to be unemployed.
But do those numbers change depending on your major?
Yes, and Caitlin Dewey of Kiplinger crunched the data to figure out how.
She writes about the best and worst college majors for your career.
Best College Majors For Your Career
- Medical Assisting Services
- Management Information Systems
- Construction Services
- Medical Technologies
- Electrical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
Read the rest of Caitlin’s “best” list here. Now onto the “worst” list:
Worst Majors For Your Career
- Anthropology: Unemployment is at 6.9 percent, median salary is $40,000 and Kiplinger reports the “likelihood of working retail” is 2.1 times average.
- Fine Arts:Unemployment is at 7.4 percent, median salary $44,000, likelihood of working retail is 1.8 times average.
- Film and Photography: Unemployment is at 7.2 percent, median salary $42,000, likelihood of working retail is 2.0 times average.
- Philosophy and Religious Studies: Unemployment is at 7.4 percent, median salary $44,000, likelihood of working retail is 1.8 times average
- Graphic Design: Unemployment is at 8.1 percent, median salary is $45,000 and likelihood of working retail is 0.6 times average.
- Studio Arts: Unemployment is at 8.0 percent, median salary is $37,000 and likelihood of working retail is 2.3 times average.
- Liberal Arts: Unemployment is at 7.6 percent, median salary is $48,000 and likelihood of working retail is 1.8 times average.
- Drama and Theater Arts: Unemployment is at 7.1 percent, median salary is $40,000 and the likelihood of working retail is 2.1 times average.
- Sociology: Unemployment is at 7 percent, median salary is $45,000 and the likelihood of working retail is 1.4 times average.
- English: Unemployment is at 6.7 percent, median salary is $48,000 and the likelihood of working retail is 1.4 times average.
Hey everyone. I am going camping with my 5th graders today-Friday. I am wicked excited/nervous because I have never been a teacher on one of these types of trips. I have been both a student and an enviormental educator, but not a teacher. This should be pretty exciting. I’ll post as much as I can because I am not sure about the service out there. I have queued some stuff just in case.
If you have any tips on traveling with students, or being in nature with them please post them.
Thank you all.
p.s. Have any of you done this before?