Thursday, August 17, 2017

Observation activity

Over the next few days, we'll be observing a teacher and class in action. First, we'll focus on the language used in the classroom in this article. Tomorrow, we'll focus on what you see in a different lesson in this article. As we watch each video, please use the guide I provide to record your observations.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Creating Your Blog

You will use your blog to record and turn in your EIP work. You should link all of your Google docs in a blog post, and you'll do a monthly post about your EIP experience. Emma created a model blog two years ago. She went above and beyond, but please look at her monthly posts. We do these instead of a daily log because they will give me a more in-depth idea of what you've been doing in your classroom. Please note that you cannot put pictures of children on your blog until you know their parents have allowed the school district to take pictures of them, and you should never put a picture of a child on your social media accounts.

Your blog needs to follow a few set-up rules. Watch this video as you set up your blog.

Go to to get started. Quickly set up a profile (with your school email) if you haven't already, and then create a new blog. You may title your blog with an appropriate title. Your address needs to follow this format:

You need to make a post before you really start playing around with your blog design. Take a picture of your first pre-assessment and insert it into a blog post. Title the post "Pre-assessment 1: What do great teachers do?" If you can't figure out how to insert a picture, google it. Then make sure you label your post in this way: Unit 1, Qualities of an effective teacher

I will need your blog address recorded in an easy format. Copy and paste your blog address on the spreadsheet.

Once you have your blog created, figure out how to embed this video in your second blog post. Make sure you switch to HTML instead of compose.

Friday, August 12, 2016


1. Bread and butter introductions

2. Your goal for this year? Be a lobster!

What did we learn?

3. Read and annotate this article on Growth Mindset.

Refer to this resource for some ideas about how to use growth mindset language.
This resource tells you what to say instead of "You are so smart."
Examine this article to see what teachers tell themselves when they have a fixed mindset.
And this page tells you everything you want to know about mindset.

4. Are you wondering what to expect from EIP. Please read Emma's blog post. In fact, you might want to look over her entire blog because it exemplifies my expectations for your blogs.

5. As you get ready to visit your EIP placement, there are a few steps you need to complete. View the "Welcome to EIP" presentation to get started.

Dear ______,
Good afternoon (or morning)! I am a student in the Educational Internship Program at Liberty North High School, and I have been assigned to work with you this year. I am excited to be part of your classroom. I am especially looking forward to ________________.
My first day in your classroom will be Thursday, August 24th. Our schedule on Tuesdays is slightly modified. I will see you from ____ to ____, but on normal days, I will sign in at ___________ and leave your classroom at ______________. On Wednesdays, I will be at LNHS. Would you like me to visit your classroom before August 24th? I can stop by on ________________ at 3:50.
I do have a few questions before I visit Warren Hills, LC, etc. Is there a specific place I should park? Do you prefer that I dress up, or will shorts and jeans be appropriate for your classroom? What will students generally be doing during my placement time? And finally, what is your room number?
I am looking forward to a great year!
Thank you,