March 28, 2012, 12:01 am
So, in terms of teaching high school English how would I, someone who’s been teaching upper-division English literature classes for 25 years and has won the major teaching award at my university, do?
As a first year high school English teacher from one of the great Western states–I’m calling myself Cat Ballou here, although the TFA calls me by another name–I can give you a few pointers.
Not so hot.
First of all, you didn’t have a posted objective or demonstration of learning…. So that would put you in trouble right from the start…
Objective? Demonstration of learning? I don’t even know what those things are.
An objective is basically a daily map for students to follow. It’s a goal for students to be able to accomplish by the end of class. Every day there’s a different goal and a new goal MUST be posted at the beginning of every…