My main subject throughout my internship was Health. Unfortunately, our schedule only allowed for one hour of health class per week, including a snack break. Meaning I only had about 45-50 minutes of teaching time a week for health. I decided to start with a unit on “Inner Self” because I believed it would give me the opportunity to learn about my students and who they are beyond their surfaces. While some of them shared this about them selves through conversation, most did not. Making this a great opportunity to learn about each of them individually.
This unit allowed me to use their interests to create more engaging lesson plans based on their interests. Knowing who they were individually, knowing what they believed their strengths and areas of improvement were I was able to relate and teach to all eleven students individually in a way that helped their learning make sense to them and relatable for them. Which I strongly believe should always be the foundation of learning; personal connections, relations, and experiences should be brought into or created in everything we learn. I believe this helps give our learning more value.
*Note there were some changes made during lessons and to lessons as experienced.
DETAILED LESSONS here are all the lesson plans, worksheets, and assessments in detail. My students never did the lesson seven brochures for sake of time and instead they were given the quiz.
This is a bulletin board that I made using the students projects from lesson ____. The students had to trace their side profile and then write their interests, dreams, and traits within the face. They hid their name under a piece of paper so other students could guess who they are based on who they are on the inside. The students thought it was a fun activity and many students and staff were seen engaging in the bulletin board.
Our final assessment was a quiz about the content we have learned, with the majority of the students scoring above 75%. While I do not completely agree in testing I tried to make the questions scenario based or related to their own self. For example, one question asked for the student to list their own qualities. This allowed me to see that they knew what a quality was and made it relatable for the student. The summative evaluation on the unit/ outcomes was a combination of all formative and summative assessments throughout.