C. Journal and Readings

JOURNAL ENTRIES ARE DUE THE DAY OF SEMINAR (excluding the first and last seminar for a total of six journal entries.)  It is important to have these complete so we can use them as a focus for our discussions. Please POST your entries to the Journal Page of your portfolio. You should date each entry. followed by test, followed by image.  See example at: https://katielynnwalker.weebly.com/reflections-on-student-teaching.html. Due dates are also listed on the calendar. You will write each entry considering the following:

1. What events, experiences, problems, and/or questions have you experienced over the last several weeks?  What is your interpretation of these “events” based on past and current class readings, discussions, and experiences? What is working and what do you want to spend more time on? Why?   Consider your preparation and teaching.

2. Consider the meaning these events, experiences, problems, and/or questions has for you as an individual. What do these experiences, events and problems mean to you personally? What is working and what do you want to spend more time on? Why? Consider your preparation and teaching.

3. Relate your interpretation of the meaning of these events, experiences, problems, and/or questions as they pertain to your education as a future art teacher. How will you configure or reconfigure your future actions as an art teacher as a result of this experience? What is working and what do you want to spend more time on? Why? Consider your preparation and teaching.

NOTE: Given COVID-19 you might consider the following questions as you write your entries:

How do you respond to COVID-19 during the student teaching period as a teacher, a learner, a society/community member, and other roles in your personal life?

Online teaching materials that you help the mentor/cooperating teacher develop for the students though you may not teach them in person?

The research evidences that you have done for preparing the online teaching/ class materials?

Any creations for the online learning environment? Ways to interact with students in this new environment?

Any teaching activities you design solely or with the mentor/cooperating teacher for students?

FINALLY

Reread your entry and respond to it or reinterpret it with an art work. You are free to use any media, mixed media, 2D, 3D, etc. This provides you the opportunity to make some art while you navigate student teaching.