- Written reflections (journal)
- Selected readings from the following:
Canada, Geoffrey. Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence. Beacon Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780807044612. [Preview with Google Books]
Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. The Penguin Group, 2005. ISBN: 9781594481888.
Pollack, William. Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood. Owl Books, 1999. ISBN: 9780805061833.
Slavin, Robert. Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice. Pearson, 2012. ISBN: 9780133018097.
Topics deal with issues such as educational psychology and theories of cognitive development, identification of useful resources that support instruction, learning to use technology in meaningful ways to enhance student learning in the classroom, finding more methods of motivating students, implementing differentiated instruction, and designing expectations, rules and procedures for your first classroom and obtaining a teaching job.
- The required documents for completion of licensure process
- Two major reflective papers. The first describing your observations in the classroom and your interview with the instructor. The second being based on observations from your teaching journal.
- A teaching resume.
- Opening day handouts establishing expectations, rules and routines for your classroom.
- “Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood”
and “Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls” class presentations
In the Real Boys presentation, the females in the class read the book and ’teach’ content to the males in the class using a variety of teaching techniques. The males then respond to the presentation, discussing what they identified most with, what they disagreed with, etc.
In the Reviving Ophelia presentation, the males in the class read the book and ’teach’ content to the females in the class using a variety of teaching techniques, and the females respond.
The intent beyond teaching techniques is that the teachers get a deeper understanding of the opposite sex’s adolescent thinking and emotions.
- A special project that benefits students and/or school at which you did your student teaching.