I found this video on Facebook and couldn’t help but have similar thoughts towards education as this man does. Just from the brief time I’ve spent in the EAL rooms, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for these students who barely understand their own language to figure out our language in order to stay in school.
As a new, and exciting school year starts, Kid President gives a great pep talk to get students and teachers motivated . . . Think my grade nines will like this video?
Now that internship seminar is wrapped up, I’m glad to be back at Balfour this week! Internship Seminar was a worth while experience, and I’m now feeling better prepared for the next four months. Laurie and I spent a great deal of time discussing our expectations of one another during internship, and what our goals were over the next four months. Though I had interned with Laurie in the winter and had an idea of what her expectations were of me, I can see how crucial this process would be to new interns and cooperating teachers. Those three days really helped to “clear the air” and build a strong foundation between Laurie and I.
This week I got a better look at our two grade nine health classes. Boy, are they active! Both classes are diverse in learning styles and have a handful of busy bodies! These kids seem to constantly need movement and peer interaction, so I’m really looking forward to working with these classes, as I feel I learned best by moving around and being involved.
Tomorrow is our Open House, so I’m anxious to see how Balfour runs their open house. I hope there is a good turnout, and I can meet some of the families that are either in my Tutorial or grade nine Health classes!