I received an authoritative score on the quiz, which I think describes me accurately. I love to have fun with my students and create different and enticing activities, but I realize that it's just as important to have a class that's focused and ready to work. As a student, I've picked up on which teachers find a good balance between fun and focus, and they're always the teachers I like the most. Mrs. Lane was one of those teachers for me as a student, and as her intern I'm seeing the same characteristics in her teaching methods. She loves to highlight interesting activities by initiating experiments such as with Mr. Potato Head, but yet still keeps the class relatively quiet, and has them working. Occasionally she can be more strict than I would've been in certain scenarios. For example, one day the bell rang and the students dispersed from the class before Mrs. Lane reached the door to say goodbye. Later that day, she found the students, and punched their tiger tickets, which proves she does not bend the rules at all, and likes everything to be one way. I didn't think the students leaving should be something they deserved to be reprimanded for, but to Mrs. Lane that seemed appropriate because of the strict way she often runs her class. Depending on the teacher, different things can cause the person to become more strict, for Mrs. Lane that was a trigger, but for me that was irrelevant.
The Map of the Learning World
Along with me as your tour guide, you'll also find I've added my daily journal entries, or blogs, to help guide you through the learning world. Feel free to check them out!