Practicum A: George Washington Carver Elementary School, Richmond, Grade 2
Practicum B: William Fox Elementary School, Richmond, Grades 2 and 4
Practicum C: Barack Obama Elementary School, Richmond, Grade 3
Internship Placement 1: Rivers Edge Elementary School, Henrico, Grade K
Internship Placement 2: Springfield Park Elementary School, Henrico, Grade 3
Philosophy of Teaching
My philosophy of teaching encompasses my thoughts and feelings about how I plan to support my students, including motivation and individual student needs, physical and emotional environment, and important aspects of social curriculum.
This lesson was taught in my second grade Practicum A experience during the Language Arts block. The lesson focused on supporting a growing vocabulary (the meaning of diversity and different types of diversity), using oral communication skills to participate in a whole group, and generating ideas before writing, as well as a read aloud of We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio. The activity focused on creating a “Wonder Kindness Poster” and allowing the students to write kind messages on one another’s poster to promote a positive classroom culture in which differences are celebrated.