Blog 4

Source:  Blog 4    Tag:  different kinds of pathogens
I have been in contact with the department chair more these last couple of weeks. We have been having casual conversations as well as trying to plan for him to come observe me during one of my classes. I believe I have created a good rapport with all of my students. Most of them keep saying they enjoy how I teach and how I’m not too strict, but also not too nice; I guess I’m the happy medium.

One word to describe these last two weeks will be fun. It’s great teaching students and being able to play sports with my students during PE. I have a lot of fun with my freshmen health classes, as I try to create a discussion-based classroom as well as bring up topics that make the students cringe and say, ”Ew.” 

A lesson a taught that went well was talking about infection diseases during my health classes. I presented the four different types of pathogens, had the students discuss those with a group and then with myself, and then we took notes and finished a worksheet on the lesson. The students were engaged, they wanted to know more, and they kept asking questions that sparked more teaching. It was great.

Academic language is important because it teaches students more about the lesson and topics. The language used improves student’s vocabularies and are needed to delve further into the topic.
Again with the health class, we were talking about the pathogens. After learning about the different kinds of pathogens, the next day I asked the students to repeat the pathogens and give some examples. The example all the students gave was fungi and how fungi can grow on feet and near the armpits. They understand the different pathogens and are able to recall examples of them.