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Mia McAleer

Major: Kinesiology and Health



Company/Organization: Spring Lake Elementary School
Company/Organization website: https://springlake.ops.org/
Title: Student Teacher
Destination: Omaha, NE
Timeframe: Spring 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: lipsey@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
As a student teacher at Spring Lake Elementary School, I was responsible for all daily duties of a PE teacher. Greeting students, recess duty, and lesson planning were all part of my daily tasks!

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment from my experience was interactions I had with the students. They taught me so much, and being around such happy and out-going students was a joy!

I learned...
The greatest lesson I learned from my experience was I can make an impact on students. Just in my short time student teaching, I saw students grow and improve, and really care about what I had to say. Knowing first hand that I can make an impact is very motivating and makes me excited about starting a career as a physical educator!

Advice for others...
My advice for future students getting ready for student teaching would be to ask questions! Your cooperating teacher is there for you, and is your greatest resource!!!

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