Content Area: Social Studies
Teaching Placement: York High School

I hope that my students will come to see the connections between their different subjects through my class. I also want them to make connections between what they are learning in class and the world outside of the classroom. While I do not think that our focus as teachers should always be to teach things that our students immediately recognize as useful, I do think that it is important that we recognize that we are not teaching in a void. I plan to use a mix of whole group, small group, and individual activities so that students have the space to form their own opinions and the chance to teach and learn from their classmates.

My biggest hope is that I become an excellent teacher. In my experience I have found it hard to choose objectives, plan instruction, plan assessment, and then follow through without compromising your planning. I'm worried that I will not be able to find the time to do everything that I need to do if I want to be the teacher that I want to be.