The Great Divide

The weird thing about being really excited to finally be in an education program is that I’m beginning to perceive everything in education terms. Everything. I’m listening to my friends teach each other and thinking that they’re doing a good job of scaffolding, but that they could use a little more wait-time in between their…

Parent Teacher Conference

Before I left my SAs at the end of the short practicum, one of them suggested that I attend the upcoming PTC: Parent-Teacher Conference. It’ll be a good experience for you. Said my SA oh-so-wisely. And he was right (for the umpteenth time in a row). Seriously, he’s on a roll in his role as…

One More Thing…

If you recognized that quote then you’re a pretty cool person. But yeah. I realized I was missing one more post from my field observation journal… and I wanted to tell you all the third truth I confirmed during my time in practicum. So here you go. There’s just one more thing:

Regardez, s’il vous plaît!

Today marked the last day of the first week of practicum. I am quite utterly exhausted and, as my SAs so wisely put it, probably more stressed than I realized. The good news is that I still don’t realize the stress (besides the typical symptoms of some lack of sleep!) so let’s just move on…

Meta-Meta-Talk

Since today was day 3 of the two-week practicum, I finally had the wits to focus on a specific topic during my observations: the teacher’s use of language in a classroom. In fact, as I type I’m slowly beginning to form an inquiry question in my head.