Today both of my cooperating teachers were sick. I handled 5 classes. Which seemed like a lot for so early on. Feet to the fire as they say. I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
In American Cultures — Where Mr. Chmiel was the substitute — I taught and we covered section 2 of chapter 13 by splitting the class up into 6 groups, having each group take one bold heading section and explain it to the rest of the class. This was a bit disorganized but I learned from my mistakes. Afterward, I went over the concept map located in the packet. And told them that there will be a quiz tomorrow.
In Nav — Where Mr. Hall was covering — I taught by handing out a reading on investments. The students read and took notes for about 20 minutes. Then I conducted a short discussion highlighting the main points of the reading. Margin, liquidity, dividend, interest etc. Norma — the paraprofessional in the room — and Mr. Hall said I did a great job.
For 7th period Nav I brought in Mr. Chmiel — who had worked as an investment broker for numerous years — to be a guest speaker. Good times.