I taught tenth graders a unit in Chemical bonding for six days, where we covered topics such as Ionic bonding, Metallic bonding, Covalent bonding, and Hydrogen Bonding. The class was a Project-Based learning class, so the students had a project on Hydrogen Bonding, which was their final product. Throughout the lesson, I asked the students to respond to in-class questions, complete worksheets, and an assessment to deepen and evaluate their chemical bonding knowledge.
I had the opportunity to teach Chemistry to tenth graders at the Ballou High School to continue studying education practices. This teaching was a requirement for my Project-Based Learning class, a model that organizes learning around projects. These projects are real-word and personally meaningful. I taught for six days in this lesson starting from 11/9/20 to 11/17/20. I had to cover a Unit in Chemical Bonding, so the project was "Humanity without Hydrogen Bonding, where students investigated the importance of hydrogen bonding in DNA and water. I started to write my lesson plans on 10/11/20 and continued to edit to 11/17/20. I spent most of my time planning, making edits, meeting with my mentor teacher, getting feedback from my mentor teacher, and implementing those feedback. Overall, this experience challenged me as a teacher and as an individual. It challenged me to become a teacher who can make major and minor adjustments to my lessons quickly and find alternative teaching strategies that will cater to my students' learning style. As an individual, it made me realize that I need to be more empathetic, compassionate, and show more grace to my students.
Loved observing my students learning about electronegativity and periodic trends.
I had a great time observing my students learning about ionic compounds.
I enjoyed teaching middle schoolers because they challenged me to become better at explaining concepts and managing the classroom.