Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ms. Brice's Lesson

Today Ms. Brice took the class from 10:35 to about 11:25 for a lesson on rhyming words. She did a masterful job in planning the lesson and preparing the materials. She displayed great control of the class.

Teaching kindergarten is not as easy as it may appear to be. There are ten million ways to lose your way and descend into chaos. Ms. Brice navigated the waters like a harbor pilot. Cool, collected, smiling. It isn't as easy as she made it look.

While she taught a half dozen of her student teacher peers, the principal, the university professor overseeing the student teacher program, the regular teacher (me) and Mrs. Frech looked on. That's an audience of adults large enough to put butterflies in the stomach of all but the most confident of teachers!

At lunch we met to debrief her lesson and offer our praises and suggestions to improve.

She did a fabulous job, and I felt happy for her success.


Anonymous said...

Go Ms. Brice! I felt nauseous just reading how many people were present. You are a pro already.

Dan Gurney said...

Yes, Ms. Brice is really a wonderful student teacher. She's got what it takes.