Rob: Portrait of a "Low Expectation Student"
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I did my student teaching at Portage Northern High School in Portage, MI where I primarily taught first year French, third year French and also helped out With the yearbook. This was a tremendous experience because it gave me a real flavor for what teaching is all about; teaching students subject matter. I took a real interest in a few of my students. I tried to get to know as many of them as I could but time limitations did not allow me to get to know all of, them. There were several students, I would have liked to have chosen for this case study but unfortunately I only had the time to do one of them. It was difficult to chose which student to observe since they all have their own unique qualities. I chose Rob, one of my third year French students, because he seemed to improve the most of all of my students.