EXPERIENCING THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM AS A SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT TEACHER AT WEST POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL, WEST POINT, NEW YORK

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dc.contributor.advisorPhillips, Romeo E., 1928-
dc.contributor.advisorRieger, James
dc.contributor.advisorMcCaw, Jane Anne
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-07T16:37:54Z
dc.date.available2011-06-07T16:37:54Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.description.abstractMy personal viewpoint on the student teaching experience is that learning by doing is the best thing for up-and-coming teachers. I learned more about teaching during my weeks at West Point Middle School than any book or professor could ever try to teach me. I am a hands-on kind of learner, but the learning does not stop once I've got experience in my hand. The process of learning is continuous. I can say that even though they can be extremely frustrating, I learned a great deal about teaching through each of the lesson presentations. As I taught the lessons a second or third time during the course of student teaching, I became more comfortable with the lessons and what I was teaching. I learned what to do and what not to do, so that during the next lesson I would not make the same mistakes or would use what worked well in the first lessons again. I must admit, with no offense, that college courses and books can only teach a certain amount of necessary information. As an amateur teacher, I can say that I knew nothing about the actual art of teaching when I went to student teach, but left West Point Middle School with a better understanding of what it means to be a teacher.en_US
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dc.description.sponsorshipWest Point Middle School. West Point, New York.
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/22271
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Education Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Education.;
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dc.titleEXPERIENCING THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM AS A SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT TEACHER AT WEST POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL, WEST POINT, NEW YORKen_US
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