Long Term Substitute, Social Studies
Jonathan Law High School, Milford, Connecticut fromMay 2008 - June 2008
•Succeeded in continuing from where teacher left off and made a smooth transition
•Instructed United States History, Grade 10, at the College Preparatory and General levels
•Worked with Advanced Placement American History students on final research assignments including the use of the Media Center
•Prepared all classes for final examinations
Student Teacher at Jonathan Law High School, Milford, Connecticut from 03/03/2008 - 05/17/2008
•Instructed United States History, Grade 10 at the Honors and College Preparatory levels.
•Co-taught Reading for Success class, Grade 10, which included modified unit and lesson planning
•Instructed History of Crime and Violence, Grades 11 and 12
•Incorporated creative lessons, experiential learning methods, and various activities into daily teaching while creating a structured yet enjoyable learning environment
•Developed lessons that were engaging and promoted independent thinking and active participation
•Used differentiated instruction to fit all learning styles while assessing mastery through formal and informal method
•Demonstrated a direct connection between historical and current events
•Collaborated with parents to evaluate a struggling student’s performance by keeping in contact weekly and keeping them informed of their child’s progress
•Proctored and graded CAPT tests with several teachers
•Established a strong rapport with all students, ensuring they felt welcome and comfortable
•Attended and participated in various faculty, department, and district meetings each week
During the spring of 2008, as a student teacher, I taught the History of Crime and Violence which was an overview of the Criminal Justice system. We covered topics such as the criminal trial process, appellate process, and juvenile justice. My class completed a mock trial project and even had a debate on the issue of gun control. My class was required to submit current events each week in relation to this subject. Other teaching tools included videos, class discussions, research projects, and guest speakers.
I am qualified to help students with their praxis tests since I have prepared college students for this test prior to signing up for wyzant tutoring. When I long term subbed and daily subbed I had the opportunity to work in various subjects which helped me learn a lot of content knowledge. I am also currently a high school Social Studies teacher who emphasizes on content knowledge and test preparation.
In fact, one student I helped pass the social studies test improved her score by 25 points after she took it five times. Helping a student pass this difficult test and helping him or her get certified in that subject matter is very rewarding.