- I endorse my responsibility of collaborating with my colleagues.
- I have sufficient knowledge and skills to make a professional contribution to a good pedagogical climate in my school, as well as to good working relations and a good school organisation.
In a Dutch teaching practice place, they just started teaching bilingually (English-Dutch). My mentor was Dutch and had to speak English to the children since last year. She didn't know all words yet, so it came in handy that I was there for 8 weeks. She asked me for translations sometimes and of course I was happy to help.
All the 6 KG classes during this teaching practice made use of the same gym. Big material is put down at the beginning of the week. One week, I thought of a lesson and put the materials in place. I communicated this with the other teachers by making a compact lesson plan and handing it out to them first thing in the morning.
During one of my teaching practices, I helped the teachers with the assessment process. This consisted of checking with every child individually if they reached their week's goal. I took care of this for some weeks and shared all the information with the teachers on paper as well as clarifying everything verbally.
My final teaching practice was in one of the three 3rd grade classes. The teacher of one of the other classes prepared all math lessons. Because I like math and I did a math minor, I asked her if she needed any help preparing. I made Powerpoints and prepared lessons. We also prepared math lessons together.
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During my final teaching practice, some lessons were given by specialist teachers. I asked my mentor if I was allowed to teach an art lesson. I spoke to the art teacher about my idea to do an Eric Carle themed lesson and she told me I could. She was in the art room whenever I had a question during the lesson, as I wasn’t familiar with the materials and where everything was, and during preparations if I had any other questions.