Implementation Field Lesson Reflection Please respond thoughtfully to the reflective questions that pertain to your experience during the teaching of your lesson. Make sure you cite specific examples, along with addressing evidence of student growth and achievement. Also try to make connections between your lessons and our readings and class discussions. All reflections should be typed directly into this document Teacher Candidate:______________Mark Zajaczkowski_____________ Mentor Teacher/School:_____________Mr. Milczewski Revere High School____________ th Grade Level:_____11 /12th______________ Subject:___________Government_____________ Lesson Title:_______Marbury v. Madison_________________ 1. Did you articulate clear learning goals? Describe the ways in which student(s) were actively engaged throughout the lesson. (Address teaching methods, materials and resources, learning activities, etc.) Do you think the student(s) met the objectives? How do you know? Yes, I told the students we will be reading a landmark Supreme Court case and by the end of the lesson we will know why the Judicial Branch exists. The students were actively engaged by reading aloud and then answering questions on what they had just read. Yes, the students seemed to answer the questions thoughtfully and in turn asked higher-level questions. 2. How did you establish rapport with student(s) and communicate high expectations to promote success? How did you establish and maintain consistent standards of classroom behavior? I tried to create a casual learning environment by asking them question about their school and how they do things at Revere. I told the students Marbury will surely be on the AP Exam and that it is crucial for them to know this case. I maintained consistent standards of classroom behavior by making sure I talked loudly and clearly. 3. What did you notice about your own language arts skills during the lesson (enthusiasm in your talk, wait time to listen to your learner(s), model handwriting, thoughtful responses to students’ attempts, eye contact with students as you listened, non-verbal proximity and movement while you taught, etc.)? I could have made more eye contact with the students. I was looking at my notes too much and not focusing on the students. 4. What were the strengths of your presentation/method (the sequence, your questioning, your materials, your pace, your modeling, the teaching strategies you used, how you engaged the students actively…) I thought the handout I created was very accommodating to students. My handout was easy to read and outlined all the important aspects of the case in a clear and concise format. Additionally, I liked making the students read this lesson out loud so they could be engaged and not listening to me talk. 5. What would you change if you had the opportunity to redo the lesson? I would have liked to find a way to break the students up in pairs, so they could further discuss what they had read.
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