My example for this week:
One mistake that still stands out clearly in my mind happened when I was Mr. Else’s student teacher. I had a class of grade six students and I was teaching them about finding the volume of a triangular prism. This was a very important lesson because II had the vice principal in the class watching and I TAUGHT IT TO THEM WRONG! I got confused with the numbers and the vice-principal had to come up and help me with the lesson. After this lesson, I chose to go down to her office to apologize for not being prepared enough and for making a mistake. She helped me understand the math concept more deeply and helped me to realize that in teaching, there are many mistakes. It turns out it’s what you do once you’ve made the mistake that matters. Use your mistakes, reflect on them and grow as a person! Forgive yourself, learn, and move on!