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I student taught in college, but its been a few years. In the mean time I've worked in middle schools for 4 years, 3 of those in other people's classrooms. Friday is my first formal observation in 4 years... and the 5 I had while student teaching were traumatic. (My college supervisor was terrible at sharing feedback. I usually left crying.) I'm still struggling with pacing - they never get through as much as I think they will or want them to.

I know the basics: make it really good. Make it engaging. Use all the school jargon and reference standards. Be sure to close the lesson and transition in plenty of time.

Other key points to hit? Balance of book practice vs. hands on? My school is very data and test driven, but was once a montessori school.... before the massive teacher turn over...

I'll be starting a new unit that day... Analyzing horizontal and vertical bar graphs. I'd love to have them give data, but that is supposed to be the next day (use collec...See More
Sara On 9/26/11, amathona wrote:

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That's a cute video but if you punch in 'analyzing bar graphs' on youtube, a fair bit will come up. Some is dry but some is always good - I use youtube very often. I particularly like the student presentations on youtube and so do my students. And I wouldn't know why you have to wait a d...See More
Sep 27, 2011
Leah I'll be starting a new unit that day... Analyzing > horizontal and vertical bar graphs. I'd love to have them > give data, but that is supposed to be the next day (use > collected data to create a bar graph). Anyone have any > great videos on the topic? Fantastic ideas for hands-on > interaction? It would be so much easier with the c...See More
Oct 4, 2011


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