I was a student teacher in one of the K- 8 schools and I worked with an awesome teacher. Every morning, the principal and school social worker gave an encouraging morning message along with important announcements. The environment at this particular school was family orientated and the students were comfortable. Unlike many schools that I have been in, learning took place everywhere and it wasn't uncommon to see students reading in lawn chairs in the hallway. The principal spoke to children in a calming manner and contributed to making learning fun for the students. The principal provided her teachers with numerous workshops that I was very fortunate to attend. She was also very supportive of her teachers and the PTA. Because I attended so many workshops, I learned a great deal of information that my other peers were not exposed to. The most enjoyable part about student- teaching at this school was watching how a school created an environment that was conducive to learning, but also a second home for the students. The hardest part of this job was integrating the IB curriculum into almost every subject that was taught. In addition to attending workshops and teaching the required curriculum, teachers were also required to teach a theme related to the international curriculum as well.
IB Curriculum and too many workshops