Standard 3: Plans and delivers effective instruction and creates an environment that facilitates learning for students.
Element a: Teachers demonstrate knowledge about the ways in which learning takes place, including the levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students.
Element b: Teachers use formal and informal methods to assess student learning, provide feedback, and use results to inform planning and instruction.
Element c: Teachers integrate and utilize appropriate available technology to engage students in authentic learning experiences.
Element d: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Element e: Teachers provide students with opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership.
Element f: Teachers model and promote effective communication.
Artifact 1: Lesson Plan #1 - Watercolor Techniques
By designing this first lesson, I got to implement multiple elements from this standard. For example, this was the first time I taught a technique, so it could be very dry and boring during the lecture part. Instead, Missy and I co-taught while walking every student through the actual process which promoted good communication and allowed students to feel comfortable enough to ask for advice or guidance if lost. Another part of the lesson was the idea of feedback during and after the process of watercolor techniques. The design of studio time allowed me space and time to help students one on one and provide support through an artistic lens.
Artifact 2: Classroom Management Plan
The Classroom Management Plan allowed me to plan and provide set structure for students to understand as they learn. Every teacher I have taught under emphasize some sort of structure because sometimes, that is the only structure they have in their life. It benefits students and teachers because it encourages expectations through the eyes of students and teachers. Having a set list of norms helps the environment of the class and safety. As a future educator, this may not be the "fun" part of teaching but I learned the importance of structure and expectations so you can help facilitate students understanding.