To assess your progress, a university coach will observe you a minimum of four times during the semester. The university coach will help you navigate your relationship with your cooperating teacher and assist with other questions you may have about instruction and methods. Your cooperating teacher will also evaluate your student teaching. Your coach determines your final grade for student teaching with the help of evaluations completed by your cooperating teacher. Individual conferences with your cooperating teacher and coach follow each observation. It is during these post-observation conversations that the team (consisting of you, your coach, and your cooperating teacher) will chart goals for growth that will help you focus on improving targeted aspects of your teaching over time.
Writing Class This class was mainly teacher-centered. The teacher explained the agenda, reviewed a feedback survey, and then led the next activity which lasted about 1 hour. Even though she elicited student participation, she facilitated the discussions. As the class discussed each student's essay map on the overhead, she asked students to critique the quality. Sometimes she scaffolded the critiques to bring awareness to the main grammatical problems. The Attention Theories, including Krashen's Monitor theory and Bialystock's explicit kno...
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Introduction In this document, I will describe a teacher and her students in an observation I did in a false beginner English as Second Language (ESL) class at the University of Texas.