“How can we best prepare teachers to meet the challenges of teaching in today’s urban, suburban and rural schools?”
For courses in Urban Education, Introduction to Teaching, Student Teaching, and General Methods Teaching in the Real World: Strategies to Survive and Thrive is here to help. Readers will not want to put down this brief collection of reflective journal entries sent via e-mail by Miss B a white, female, graduate student doing her student teaching in an urban high school to her college supervisor Professor Z. Miss B’s journal entries illustrate her transformation from a passionate but struggling student teacher who is sometimes stymied by the challenges posed by her environment and her students to a teacher who has found her voice and the confidence to achieve her dream of improving the lives of her students.
Table of Contents
Pre-Student Teaching Reflections: The Day Before My Practicum Starts
Day 1: Josh - My First Day of Student Teaching (What They Don't Teach in Behavior Management Courses)
Day 2: The Moat: Funding (Or the Lack Of) in Urban Schools
Day 3: Covering Your Butt and Covering the Material
Day 4: Black Man, White Man, Don't Give a Damn
Day 5: Good Luck Miss B!
Discussion Starters for Week One
Professor Z's Student Teaching Checklist: Getting Your Act Together
Day 1: Lessons After School
Day 2: Writing Right
Day 3: Miss, Why Are You So Mean?
Day 4: The "Tag Team" and "The Buzz"
Day 5: Standardized Testing Stinks!
Discussion Starters for Week Two
Professor Z's Student Teaching Checklist: Getting Your Class Together
Day 1: Discipline: All for One and One for All?
Day 2: Low Budget Learning
Day 3: My First Observation: Da Bomb!
Day 4: Central High's Police State
Day 5: Tag Team's Back Again!
Discussion Starters for Week Three
Professor Z's Student Teaching Checklist: Classroom Management
Day 1: Teaching Without Resources
Day 2: I (Used To) Love Discussions
Day 3: Who ARE You? Who am I?
Day 4: To Group or Not to Group: That Is the Question
Day 5: Rebellion
Discussion Starters for Week Four
Professor Z's Student Teaching Checklist: Effective Teaching Methods
Day 1: My Second Observation: Still Da Bomb!
Day 2: Stickers?!
Day 3: We Are Our Students
Day 4: Go Ahead and Make My Day
Day 5: I (Used To) Love Fridays
Discussion Starters for Week Five
Professor Z's Student Teaching Checklist: Things to Remember to Do Throughout the Placement
Day 1: Ninth Grade Goofballs
Day 2: This is MY Class!
Day 3: The Way It Is and the Way It Ought to Be
Day 4: Helping Students Create Life Goals
Day 5: Success is 80% Attitude
Discussion Starters for Week Six
Professor Z's Student Teaching Checklist: Teaching in Urban Schools
Day 1: My Last Week: Time to Fly or Time to Die?
Day 2: Living in the City?
Day 3: Student Feedback Rocks
Day 4: Final Observation: Miss B at the Plate - Bases Loaded, Two Out, Full Count
Day 5: My Last Day of Student Teaching
Discussion Starters for Week Seven
Professor Z's Student Teaching Checklist: Post Student Teaching Activities
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