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Jim Hill High School

How INTASC Standards are Applied in my Lesson Plans
INTASC Standards Reflection (Behavior Management)
INTASC Standards Reflection (Reading)
Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing, Assessment and Development
Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)
Position Paper: Classroom Management
Position Paper: The Foundation of Every State is its Youth
PowerPoint of a Lesson
April Logs
Empirical Research- Problem Based Learning/ Instruction
March Logs
Research Paper- Methods and Strategies of Teaching
February Logs
Two Week Lesson Plan (April 21 & April 28) Integrated Theme
Two Week Lesson Plan (March 31) 10 Week Thematic Unit
Two Week Lesson Plan (April 21 & April 28) Block Schedule
Lesson Plan (Reteaching)
Lesson Plan (Diversity)
Lesson Plan (Technology)
My Journey Through Student Teaching
January Logs
Case Study Reflective Journals
Empirical Research-Assessments
Empirical Research- At-Risk Students
Empirical Research- Teacher Education
Empirical Research- Early Intervention
Position Paper: Rationales for Discrepancies between Abilities and Achievement
Position Paper: The Advantages and Needs of INTASC Standards for Pre-Service Teachers
How INTASC Standards are Applied in my Lesson Plans
Position Paper: Parent Involvement
Behavior Management Mini-Portfolio
What is an Effective Teacher
No Child Left Behind Act
Two Week Lesson Plan (Jan. 28 & Feb. 11) Block Schedule
Two Week Lesson Plan (March 10 & March 25) Block Schedule
Two Week Lesson Plan (Feb. 18 & March 3) Block Schedule
Basic Philosophies of Education
Why I Want to be a Teacher
Philosophy of Education


How INTASC Standards are Applied in my Lesson Plans

Each of the INTASC Standards is applied in my lesson plans. In correspondence with the first standard, I am competent in my subject area. I have a thorough understanding of my field of study which enables me to provide a detailed explanation to my students when teaching. I am trained to create lesson plans with questions from the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy that will challenge my students cognitively.

Parallel to the second standard, I understand how my students learn. In one of my lesson plans, I administered a worksheet entitled, Finding Your Learning Styles. After the students completed the worksheet, I was better able to understand how my students obtain knowledge. As a result, I could provide instructional strategies that would ensure that all my students learned each day.

For diverse learners, I provide interventions in my lesson plans. For example, if I have a student who does write English well, I will pair the student with a partner to assist him/her. I will also provide many visual aids, demonstrations, and outlines for this student so he/she can visually see English letters and words.

In my lesson plans, I also use multiple instructional strategies. For example, I use direct instruction, clinical teaching, differentiated instruction, and whole-class instruction. I also allow students to work individually at times and in groups at other times.

In addition, I am extremely motivated when I teach and I motivate my students. I also provide motivating work for them. Specifically, I make sure the work that I give them is not too difficult and not too easy for them. I make sure it is in their zone of proximal development. By doing work that they can achieve in, they will become more motivated to complete their work. I also encourage my students to be self-motivated.

When I teach, I make sure my verbal and nonverbal communication match. This way, I won’t confuse my students and I will be clear about what I am saying. Also, I make use of technology in each of my lesson plans. We use the television, DVDs, computers, electronic dictionaries, overhead projectors, transparencies, and even electronic spellers in the classroom. The use of technology makes the assignment more stimulating and less strenuous on the students. For example, many students find out that using word processors is exciting and makes writing a lot easier because they can use the spellchecker to correct their work. By doing this, they are also learning how to look for and correct their own mistakes.

For every lesson plan that I create, I have to plan while creating it. I have to plan around my time, resources and the way my students learn. In addition, I include an assessment rubric in each of my lesson plans. This is to ensure the continuous intellectual development of my students. Along with these informal assessments, I include formal assessments as well. In March, my students participated in two national assessments.

Each day, I reflect on what I did the previous day and how I can improve for the next day. I seek out every opportunity to grow professionally. I have attended workshops such as an extended school year workshop (ESY). I also communicate with my students’ parents and my colleagues to better understand and teach my students.

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