Last November, a former art history classmate contacted me through MySpace and said he was starting up a new figure drawing opportunity. The concept is pretty cool. The models are in a variety of costumes, rather than nude. It’s weekly, on Tuesdays. It has really helped me brush up on my drawing skills. Unfortunately it will conflict with my oil painting
When you take Education classes, you read and respond to dozens of teaching case studies. These are stories based on real life situations teachers find themselves in. They involve some sort of dilemma, and get student teachers thinking about how they would react.
In a class I had last fall, we had to write our own case study, including discussion questions and a conclusion that describes our own
Art class, radio is playing a commercial.
Dustin: Tony, that commercial is talking about you. Uninsured motorists.
Tony: I’m insured. I just haven’t paid the bill in a couple of months.
Me: Then you are an uninsured motorist.
Later, after we’ve returned to the classroom.
Me: Almost everyone did exactly what we were supposed to do during that drill. What didn’t go right?
I am continually evaluating my teaching methods and procedures. It’s difficult to be critically self-reflective in a constructive way without spending all my time second-guessing myself. It’s a balancing act. Most times it’s a matter of saying, “that’s okay, you can improve this without feeling stupid about the way you were doing it earlier.”
Time to celebrate! My final observation for student teaching occurred today.
The official end of the term is this Sunday. My observer’s written comments were glowing, mostly about how I was able to handle a very challenging situation without a Master Teacher. I am pretty confident that I earned an A.
I am on to pursue my Master’s in Education starting January 25. And, of course, I will