Allocate 4 hours in the field to support the field experience.
Experience with lesson implementation and reflection are key components to becoming an effective educator. Effective educators consistently reflect on their practice to make positive changes in the instruction and ensure they are meeting the needs of all learners in the classroom.
Part 1: Lesson Plan Delivery
For this field experience, you will deliver your lesson plan to either your entire mentor classroom or to a small group of students that your mentor teacher has chosen.
Remember to focus on:
Learning objectives and learning experiences aligned to content area and the geometry standard selected
Pre-assessment questions to determine prior knowledge and needs of students
Formative assessment to check for understanding
Differentiation and accommodations to meet the diverse needs of students
Brief summative assessment to evaluate student’s level of understanding at the end of the lesson, such as student journal response
After delivering your lesson, discuss the successes and challenges you had with the lesson with your mentor teacher. Ask for feedback and suggestions for future modifications.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the mentor teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Part 2: Reflection
Once you have completed your field experience, summarize and reflect upon the following in 250-500 words:
Did the students master the objective for the day? How do you know?
What would you do differently if you taught the same lesson again in terms of formative assessment?
Identify the areas that went well
Areas to improve upon
Suggestions and advice
Student engagement during lesson
If this was your classroom, what would your next steps be based on the lesson and students’ performance on the assessments?
Reflect on how this experience will affect your future professional practice.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.