A CASE STUDY OF LUKE
My student teaching experience was at Gull Lake High School in Richland Michigan. Gull Lake is a Class B school of about 800 students of mostly middle class backgrounds. It is a school that is well supported by its community as its recent millage passage would indicate. In the High School there are about 30 teachers in all with a variety of subjects within each department. Many departments offer advanced placement courses which offer college credit upon successful completion of an examination at the end of the term. Such a varied and well equipped department is the history department at Gull Lake. The department offers advanced placement courses in American and European history. There are 6 people that make up the history department. My supervising teachers were Edward Finn, the head of the department, and Phyllis Pelletier. It was quite an interesting prospect to have two different teachers with which to work. It allowed me to view different teaching methods and philosophies and it helped me to better develop my own teaching style. I taught World History with Mr. Finn and World History and American History with Mrs. Pelletier.