Hi CoP family,
Wow, how the month of January flew by! As soon as the semester began, I, along with 18 other UF teacher ed students, began a 3-week long on-campus visit, nicknamed "the block". From 8am- 5pm each day we wrote lesson plans and spent a good amount of time learning various teaching techniques from professors inside and outside of our department. I am beginning to think it is called the block because by the end of it, I had filled my brain with so much information, it was as heavy as a concrete block! ;D
As the block ended, we ventured to the Florida Leadership Training Center, where we spent two jam-packed days with fellow FAAE members. I presented several lesson plans and ideas and was given great feedback on how to improve and develop them. One of the highlights of the conference was spending time with such passionate individuals and beginning to feel what it will feel like when I start teaching at a Florida middle or high school.
As the weekend ended, I began preparing for Monday, my first day on-site at Union County High School in Lake Butler, FL. I am currently 3 days in and have been preparing for this coming Monday, Feb. 6th, in which I will pick up my Agriscience Foundations 1 class. We will begin with a natural resources unit and I am so pumped to teach my students about the true foundation of agriculture! So far I have helped some students create bulletin boards for the computer lab and Mrs. Imler's class, visited with one of students who I am helping mentor their SAE project, and attended my first faculty meeting, which involved my principal updating teachers on upcoming events in the school.
That's all for now folks!
Cacee a.k.a. Ms. Ford ;D