Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lab C: Whatever doesn't hurt you, makes you stronger.

The after math of Lab C’s performance left me extremely disappointed. The hard work and preparation that was put into this particular assignment by myself was hidden by a dreadful execution that has led me to believe that there is much more improvement to be done. After viewing the video it came to my attention that nothing will always go the way you want it to.

During my performance a curve ball was thrown to me. It was a challenge that I did not predict out of all the possible scenarios. There was a student in the class who could not speak any English what so ever. Funny, that it should happen to me, for this was one of my biggest fears when deciding to become a teacher. I have taken one foreign language class in the 20+ years that I have been attending school. This one obstacle that was substituted into my lesson ended up hurting the core of my performance.

Although this assignment knocked me down and had many flaws involved within it, I was able to come up with some positive feedback. The lesson itself felt worse than it actually looked when reviewing the video. I seemed in control of the situation as well as on a role up until when the obstacle was introduced. I showed composure and strength to rebound in the final minutes of my lesson plan to try and get something accomplished after freezing with fear and concern. Furthermore, I am grateful that this obstacle was given to me because it gave me an opportunity to learn how to solve such a problem if it were ever to happen to me out in the real world.

At this point in time it would be safe to say that there is nowhere else to go but up.

Lesson Plan

Task Progressions

Time Code

C-9 Form (Self)

C-9 Form (Teacher's Assistant)