Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Finished Unit :)

My five lesson practicum unit came to an end today. Part of me is sad and part of me is relieved! As a teaching student, I know this is just five of hundreds of lessons I will teach. I feel myself becoming more comfortable and confident in myself as a teacher. I was worried about teaching math to sixth graders, but I did it! :)

Before teaching I noticed that many of the students in the class had trouble paying attention and staying on task. I knew what I had to do – come up with an incentive! Throughout the lessons I gave the students “math money” for answering questions, solving problems, and doing their homework. We had an auction today and the students were able to spend the money they had earned. Prizes included mystery bags and coupons for “free late work pass”, “listen to music while you work”, and “skip bellwork”. It was a big success!

I know that teaching is a difficult profession to enter right now, but I truly believe it is what I am meant to do! I cannot wait to have my own class of smiling faces. Until then, I am going to learn as much as possible and enjoy the ride!



  1. Congrats on finishing up Jordann! I start mine next week. I am right there with you enjoying this ride. Well, most of it. :) enjoy the last couple of weeks!

  2. I am glad to hear that your confidence is building and that you had a positive experience with your unit.

  3. I loved the sense of enthusiasm and accomplishment in this slice - teaching is a wonderful calling, and we need teachers like you!