- I endorse my responsibility with respect to subject knowledge and teaching methods.
- I have sufficient knowledge and skills in the subject matter (or I am able to learn it quickly).
- I teach and know which teaching methods to apply to create a powerful learning environment, where children can acquire the cultural baggage needed in the local and global society. I accomplish this in a contemporary, professional and systematic way.
In a year 3 class, I let the children write a story about the environment in which they needed to use at least 10 out of 15 given words. I gave them a sentence to start with. This assignment was used for a presentation at school in where I analysed the mistakes made in the story of one of the children.
My mentor told me it was time for a poetry unit and asked me if I wanted to prepare and give those lessons. I was excited, but told her I knew nothing about 3rd grade poetry. She told me to take my time to look into it and gave me some useful websites, tips and ideas. I made myself familiar with the concept and prepared and gave the lessons to the class.