So far, I’ve done 3 classes for my teaching internship, and I have a 4th class tonight. They’ve been a great class, and it has been a fabulous learning opportunity. Last week, I got to assist the students in developing their first roll of film. Helen is a very effective and patient instructor, and every single student that developed film had good, usable negatives. I was so pleased for them!
Thursday, in Teaching Methods class, we discussed how to write a good and useful syllabus. Each person in the class was to bring in the syllabus from their teaching internship, so we could assess its good merits and shortcomings. Not everyone got to go, because of time constraints, but, after hearing all the discussions, I have concluded that Helen’s syllabus is pretty top-notch. The only thing I would do differently is to include a grading rubric. Her descriptions are concise and to-the-point, and she made sure to include a list of all possible materials for the class, which is incredibly helpful.