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Justin Green

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Physical Education Teacher Education

Company/Organization: De Soto Intermediate and Gilbert Middle School
Company/Organization website: http://www.admschools.org www.gilbertcsd.org
Destination: Adel/Iowa Gilbert/Iowa
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: lipsey@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Student teaching for K-5th grade at ADM. Teaching for 7th and 8th graders at Gilbert Middle School. I was teaching Physical Education in both schools, but for Gilbert I also taught Health.

I accomplished...
Making connections with the students; engaging as many students as possible; getting to know who they are, their favorite sports, and having a 30 second conversation with different students everyday.

I learned...
It takes a lot for a teacher, trying to understand how much time goes into education and what teachers do for the students. It also goes to show how much teachers care for the students, taking a lot of personal time to be a better teacher.

Advice for others...
Just stay the course, get the homework done early. During the day if there is a free period ask a lot of questions to your Cooperating Teacher. Don't be too nervous for the first day, it goes by fast and enjoy it as much as possible. Have fun with your experience.

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