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Table of contents

I. Narrative Report

1. Student Teaching Program (essay)


2. The Cooperating School
a. Location
b. History
c. Vision, Mission, Core Values
d. Present administration
3. First Day and Orientation
a. Teaching load (schedule)
4. The Principal
5. The Department Head
6. The Cooperating Teacher
7. Working with the Cooperating Teacher
8. Working with the Students
9. Working with the other school personnel
10. Working with the Community
11. Working with co-student teachers
12. Initial Demonstration Teaching
13. Final Demonstration Teaching
14. Challenges Encountered
15. Insights learned

II. Case Study/ Action Research

III. Appendices

Table of contents

1. Calendar of Activities
2. Learning Plans
3. Checklists
4. Weekly Reflections
5. Attendance/ DTR
6. Documentation (pictures and captions)
7. Curriculum vitae

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Student Teaching Program

Being a Students Teacher, we are assign and teach how to maintain discipline and

control that is organize and manages the class time well. To maintain a warm and friendly

atmosphere that is conducive to learning, And most importantly being a Student Teacher

you must explain your lesson in a clear and well-modulated voice, shows confident, and

shows the mastery of the subject matter. Teaching is difficult, you are going to have rough

days, and you are going to need help sometimes. Having Confidence is crucial for a great

student teaching experience that we have. Students need to see that their teacher knows

what he or she is talking about. They need a teacher that demands respect. When I first

started as a student teacher, I was awkward and unsure of myself. I was not sure what my

cooperating teacher would think, and I worried about how my students would perceive a

teacher who did not look old enough to teach in the first place. As I fell into my groove

and gained more confidence as a teacher, I found that my students not only respected me

but felt more comfortable talking to me, too. Confidence meant I could be myself while

still demanding respect from my students and colleagues.

The student teaching experience allows you to put everything that you have learned

about education and your subject matter into action. You get to test the waters under the

supervision of an experienced teacher who can guide you along and help you become the

kind of teacher that you want to be. If you embrace the opportunity, you can learn a lot

from the experience

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During in the student teaching experience, we have to spend a lot of time for

preparing each lesson plan. We have to work hard to research different ways to present

the information for each lesson. Moreover, looked for activities that our students would

enjoy, and made sure that all of the materials and other things that needed before class

started. Even then, there were always things that would go wrong. Technology would fail.

Students would complete activities quicker than planned. On the other hand, students

would require much more time and explanation than expected.

As such, In order to be realized that I needed to be prepared as much as possible,

but, more importantly, I needed to prepare to be flexible and know how to manage a class

that have a different type of students that I will have to encounter once I will be teach

them. You never know what is going to come up or what will catch the students’ attention.

In addition, when creating lessons, remember that you need to be prepared for changes.

Figure out alternative activities in order to help your day go as smoothly as possible and

allow your students to gain the most from the lessons.

As a future teacher, you must be sensitive to what is happening inside the classroom;

during discussion and activities, because you are not just there to give knowledge to the

students but you will also acting as their full time classroom teacher. It is important to have

a set of guidelines and rules that you are strict on from the beginning of the class. You have

to show to the students that you are serious when it comes to class.

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In Campus

Cooperating School

The Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College (OLSHCO) is the only Catholic educational

institution located in a 1.5-hectare area within the compound of the Catholic Church at

Afan Salvador Street, Guimba Nueva Ecija. Rev. Fr. Andrew Corsten, MSC, and a Dutch

missionary, founded it. The Securities and Exchange Commission approved its Articles of

Incorporation in September 1947 with the following incorporations: Mr. Juan Faustino,

Mr. Francisco Narciso, Mr. Bienvenido Wilwayco, Fr. Felimon Cuyco and Rev. Fr.

Andrew Corsten, MSC. The Grade School Department gained government recognition on

August 24, 1948 while the High School Department was recognized on July 5, 1949. Due

to the need of inculcating Christian values to preschoolers, OLSHCO opened its

Kindergarten course in 1958. OLSHCO is a non-stock and non-profit corporation

administered by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) with the assistance of the

Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Mother (SFIC). It offers a

complete pre-school, elementary, secondary, and tertiary education. OLSHCO is also an

active member of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).

OLSHCO is remembered for its humble beginnings. It was first housed in a single five-

room building with sawali walling. It started to operate in June 1947 as OUR LADY OF

THE SACRED HEART ACADEMY (OLSHA) with 160 grade school pupils and 20 first

and second year students. In 1948, the Franciscan Sisters headed by Sister Lutgardis arrived

in Guimba, to assist the MSC Fathers in the administration of the school. The school

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produced its first set of thirty three (33) high school graduates in 1949. The year 1950

paved the way for the opening of the College Department changing OLSHA to OLSHCO.

However, due to financial problems, the college department was closed in 1955 but

reapplied for the change of the institution’s name from OLSHA to OLSHCO again as

approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission last July, 2008 in preparation for

the opening and full operation of college department for 2008-2009.

Vision

OLSHCO, A premier Catholic Diocesan College Animated by the Teachings of

Jesus Christ through Transformative Education.

Mission

Inspired by the Life and Faith of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and the charism of the

Diocese, OLSHCO is committed to:

1. Ensure the integral formation of persons

2. Intensify solidarity among stakeholders

3. Strengthen stewardship as a vital component of operational sustainability.

Core Values

Stewardship
Empowerment
Empathy
Discipleship
Solidarity

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Present administration

Rev. Fr. Lloyd A. Nepumeceno


ACES SUPURINTENDENT

Most Rev. Roberto Mallari, D.D


President

Rev. Fr Lloyd A. Nepumeceno


Executive Vice President

Narcy F. Ador Dionisio Rev. Fr. Nestor B. Romano


SUPERVISOR FOR Super Visor for finance
CURRICULUM

Manuel Q. Uy III MAEda


VPAA

Rubelyn M. Wylene G. Herminigildo Thelma B. Collado


Esperon,Ph.D Principal Treasurer

CrisCollege
Norman Dean
Olipas Marissa G. Onosa Reymund Allan de Gracia
Program Head- BSIT Vice Principal HRO

Ana Theresa V. VICE PRINCIPAL JHS Roy Del Campo, MLIS


Pagaduan Chief Librarian
Program Head- BSHRM

Rubelyn M. Esperon Martha Y. Manual Sr. Sarah De Vera, SFIC


,Ph.D Vice Principal- PS/GS Guidance Coordinator
College Dean

Rev. Fr. Renz Jane S. Julieta L. Adriano Sr. Filipina Salirunga


Valente Tesda Officer Campus Minister
School Chaplain

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Off Campus

Cooperating School

Through the effort of the Barangay Official of Brgy. San Andres, Guimba, Nueva

Ecija in the year of 1994-1997 administered by the former Barangay Captain Meliton

Viloria, and with the help of former Governor Edno Joson, made way to the establishment

of San Andres High School. San Andres High School was then an Annex of Guimba

National High School, now known as Bartolome Sanggalang National High School. In

January 25, 2001, San Andres High School stood on its own and was no longer an annex

of the GNHS. It made way to the fast growth in number of students and facilities of the

school.

The prolific lot where San Andres High School stands was a donation of the late Mrs.

Virginia Asuncion-Rufino and Mr. Juanito Mariano.

In its first school year, 1997-1998, the prioneer educators were Mrs. Marivic

Burgos, Mr. Alex Calambacan, Ms. Luisa Dullas and Ms. Analyn Viloria spearheaded by

their OIC, Mr. Nolasco M. Salonga. As the population of students increased, new

teacherwere hired for the following school year. They were, Ms. Eden Dela Cruz, Ms.

Janette Pascual, Ms. Estrelita Quezon, and Mrs. Ma. Rhoda Tumacder, Mrs. Cristina

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Umali, Mrs. Catherine Yambao, Ms. Morena Valeroso, Mr. Elmer Operario and Mrs.

Maura Cristal.

In 2016, San Andres High School opened Senior High School as a demand by the K-12

Curriculum. As of 2017, there were 419 students in the school.

The DepEd Vision

We dream of Filipino who passionately love their country and whose values and

competencies enable them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to

building the nation.

As a learner-centered public institution, the Department of Education continuously

improves itself to better serve its stakeholders.

The DepEd Mission

To protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based,

and complete basic education where:

 Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating

environment.

 Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.

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 Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and

supportive environment for effective learning to happen.

 Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share

responsibility for developing life-long learners.

Core Values

Maka-Diyos

Maka-Tao

Makakalikasan

Makabansa

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Present Administration

Ronaldo A. Pozon, Ph.D., CESO V

Schools Division Superintendent

Ericson S. Sabacan, EdD Johanna N. Gervacio

ASDS - LMD ASDS- AID

Government Rodrigo L. Directo, DDE Non-Government


Organizations/Agencies/ Organization/Agencies/
Stakeholders School Head Stakeholders

JHS Academic Head SPIC SHS Academic Head

Evangeline D. Mamaclay Marieta S. Gacosta


Roger M. Usi,
Evangeline D.
Mamaclay, Marieta S.
Gacosta, Eden D.
Ventura, Trinidad B.
Tranquilino

The Curriculum Coordinators Monthly headed by SOM Coordinator(s)

Carol H. Duenas Eden D. Bernadette D.


Angela G. Alonzo
(Science) Ventura (TLE- Castro (Science,
(Filipino)
AFA-ESP) SHS0
Evangeline D.
Julie M. Barawid
Mamaclay Norie-lyn M. Magie S. Rebicoy
(English)
(Math0 Melegrito (TLE) (TLE, SHS)
Ma. Rhoda F.
Trinidad B. Marieta S. Magnolia C.
Tumacder (AP)
Tranquilino Gacosta (TVL Gaviola (P.E,
(ICT) and Math, SHS) SHS)

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In Campus

First day and Orientation

November 20, 2017 was my first meeting with my cooperating teacher in our

school, OLSHCO, Ms. Jergenie Red R. Espania. She was good in English in fact I really

admire her because she is good in pronunciation. When we were having our conversation,

about the schedule and all other things that I need know about my teaching she treated me

like a real teacher, she gave me the topic that I need to discuss for the third quarter. She

also gives me ideas on how can I present my lesson, during that day she already asked me

to observe her so that I will get idea on how to handle the grade 8 students and also given

me ideas on how can I formulate my rules inside the classroom. She was so approachable

that is why I am very much thankful to have her as my cooperating teacher.

After my first week of observing, the students were very welcoming despite having

to adjust to another teacher that will teach them to the following week, the students were

immediately interested in getting to know me. They say that the behavior of 8-Loyalty is

different to the other section because they are noisy, not paying attention on what the

teacher discuss in front of the class and so on. Nevertheless, they prove me wrong because

in my first week of observing, I saw in them the passion, and eagerness to learn.

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December 11, 2017, is the day that I started teaching in 8-Loyalty, by the time that

I entered the class I introduced myself and saying that I will be the one who will teach them

in ESP. After that, I give the only rules that I state and that will be Respect, respect me as

their teacher as they give respect to Ma’am Jergenie, their adviser. Also, give respect for

the teacher, respect for the fellow students, respect who is talking in front, and lastly give

respect for themselves.

At first I feel nervous but I really tried my best not too, so that later on I feel the

confident in me, I managed the class time well and maintain the discipline and orderliness

in the classroom. The feedback from the cooperating teacher was positive at the end of the

first lesson. She stated that I handled the group very well, and maintained their interest. I

was able to recognize behaviors and deal with them adequately. Concerning the lesson, she

felt that it went very well. I had challenged some students who needed to be challenge.

My second teaching experience would not be easy unlike to my first teaching

experience that I have my self-confidence in me because in my second experience it really

made me nervous and sleepless. I was thinking what to do and how can I explain the lesson

properly, and what will I do so that my students will easily understand the lesson.

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SCHEDULE

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

7:20-8-10 7:20-8:10 SPECIALIZATION 7:20-8:10 7:20-8:10

AM AM
AM AM

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Off Campus

First day and Orientation

February 21, was the day that we practice teachers deployed in San Andres High
School together with our supervising instructress Ms. Eden Ratcho. Mrs. Evangeline, my
cooperating teacher, was the one who choose where we are going to assign to teach what
grade year level and section. Ma’am Evangeline, my cooperating teacher, was not just a
simple and humble teacher in the school, because of her look and presence but because
also of her seriousness and heart in teaching. The students are interested every time she
teaches because according to them they enjoyed the lesson. This inspiring feedback coming
from his/her students challenged me to improve my teaching skills and make my lesson
enjoyable. By using effective teaching-learning process using appropriate strategies.

February 26, 2018, is the day that I started teaching in San Andres in Gas 11 and

second day was grade 8 Luzon and Mindanao. I really pursued to finish my learning plan

particularly the development of the lesson one week before I start to teach them. By the

time that I entered the class, I introduced myself saying that I will be the one who will teach

them in ESP in grade 8 and religion in Gas 11. After that, I give the only rules that I state

and that will be Respect, respect me as their teacher as they give respect to Ma’am

Evangeline and to Ma’am Amy, their teacher. Also, give respect for the teacher, respect

for the fellow students, respect who is talking in front, and lastly give respect for

themselves.

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I teach to them with a sense of community and belongingness in the classroom.

Respect them as my students and value their ideas and opinions so that they would feel

safe to express their feelings. And of course possess a good listening skills and take time

out of my way too busy schedule for anyone who needs me. Lastly be one who is not just

intelligence enough to share, but someone with such a very good personality to inspire,

teaching is more than just sharing, it’s all about inspiring for someone, Inspiring people

take the spotlight as people see your good deeds.

SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9:00-10:00 am 7:30-8:30 7:30-8:30 9:00-10:00 am FREE

Religion 8:30-9:30 am 8:30-9:30 am Religion

ESP ESP

9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am

Religion Religion

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In Campus

The Principal

She was very approachable principal that no one would be afraid to ask help to

her. She describe herself into three words and that is small but terrible. Dr. Wylene G.

Herminigildo, was a Basic Education Principal in Junior High School Department. She

was born on June 4, 1972 in Guimba, Nueva Ecija. She graduated Elementary in Guimba

West Central School at Faigal St. Guimba, Nueva Ecija. She graduated high school in

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College (Formerly OLSHA) on 1989 at Afan. Salvador St.

Guimba, N.E. and finish her college in Saint Mary’s Universary in Bayumbong, Nueva

Vizcaya in 1993 and given an awards in Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in

English, Minor in Library Science. In Saint Mary’s, also she take her Masters of Arts in

Teaching Major in English in year 2010. In addition, in year 2015, she graduate in her

Doctor of Philosophy Major in Educational Management at Araullo University. Her

teaching philosophy in life is “Teaching is a calling, once you are called and you have

answered that is the beginning of commitment to a life-long learning”.

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Off Campus

The Principal

Mr. Rodrigo L. Directo is a God fearing person. He is the principal in San Andres

High School. He is known for his nickname Rod. He was born on June 3, 1962. He lives

in Ramos St. Talugtug, Nueva Ecija. He graduated Elementary in Talugtug West Central

School at Magsaysay, Talugtug, Nueva Ecija as a class valedictorian. He graduated high

school in Talugtug, National High School. At Cabiangan, Talugtug, Nueva Ecija as a class

valedictorian. He finish his college in Central Luzon State University at Science City of

Munoz and got an award as a NRCP Scholar and National Research Council. He finished

his master’s degree at CLPC and CLSU, with the title of MM. Publishing Ad. And Ph.D

in Developmental Education. His teaching philosophy in life is “Learning occurs where

doing worthwhile things are possible”.

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In Campus

The Department Head

Sr. Filipina D. Salirungan, SFIC, was an honest, hardworking and loving person.

She was born on October 15, 1953 in San Jose City. She lives in E. Rodriguez Blvd.

Quezon City. She graduated Elementary in Llanera Central School at Llanera,

Nueva Ecija. And graduated high school in Colleges of the Republic at San Jose

City. She finished her college in Araullo Lyceum at Cabanatuan City. She finished

her masters at St. Joseph’s College in Quezon City with the 33 units. Her philosophy

in life is “Values are caught, not taught”.

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Off Campus

The Department Head

Mrs. Evandeline D. Mamaclay is a friendly, humble and jolly person. She was

born on December 27, 1974. She is currently live in Pacac, Guimba, Nueva Ecija. She

was graduated with honors in Elementany in Balangkare Elementary School at

Balangkare, Gen. Natividad, Nueva Ecija and graduated high school at Our Lady of

Fatima Academy with the awards of top 10 in Poblacion, Gen. Natividad, Nueva, Ecija.

She graduated college at College of the Immaculate Conception at Cabanatuan City and

continue her master’s degree in NEUST and WCC with the title of Master of Arts, major

in Educational Management with the 45 units.

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In Campus

Working with the Cooperating Teacher

To work with the cooperating teacher is a great privilege for a practice teacher like me.

By the time that we get to know each other and discover the characteristic that we had.

Working with Ma’am Jergenie Red R. Espania was great. She shared all the knowledge

about handling students, on how to deal with the different characteristics of each students,

on how to present the lesson and specially to develop self-confidence and believing to

yourself that you can teach students. Ma’am Red As my cooperating teacher she always

reminded me about the things that I need to improve to myself so that I will become an

effective teacher someday.

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Off Campus

The Cooperating Teacher

Mrs. Evandeline D. Mamaclay is a friendly, humble and jolly person. She was born

on December 27, 1974. She is currently live in Pacac, Guimba, Nueva Ecija. She was

graduated with honors in Elementany in Balangkare Elementary School at Balangkare,

Gen. Natividad, Nueva Ecija and graduated high school at Our Lady of Fatima Academy

with the awards of top 10 in Poblacion, Gen. Natividad, Nueva, Ecija. She graduated

college at College of the Immaculate Conception at Cabanatuan City and continue her

master’s degree in NEUST and WCC with the title of Master of Arts, major in Educational

Management with the 45 units. Her philosophy in life is “We cannot all do great things.

But we can do small things with great love” -Mother Teresa

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Off Campus

Working with Cooperating Teacher

Working with my cooperating Ma’am Evangeline D. Mamaclay is a great

privilege she taught me how to handle the students very well. She give me some teaching

technique and strategies that I can apply in teaching my students. Ma’am Evangeline as my

cooperating teacher she always reminded me about the things that I need to improve to

myself so that I will become an effective teacher someday. She shared me knowledge and

experiences that she encountered as being a teacher and I admire her in her 21 years of

service of teaching and handling a students. On my observation and experience to my

Cooperating Teacher, I could say that she brought out the best in me. She always giving

suggestion to improve my teaching skills like on how to easily motivate students, to present

the lesson well, how to establish and organized in the active learning groups, how to

maximized the time, how to make appealing, creative and resourceful visual aids in

teaching students, and always integrate values that they will used in their daily life.

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In Campus

Working with the Students

Working with the students at first, I did not know what to do on how to be able to deal

with them but later on, I learned how to mingle to them. I just need to be friendly with

them to win their trust, respect and love. As their practice teacher, you must know and

understand your students so that you can easily cope and get them. Handing grade 8 loyalty

students was exiting and a little bit nervous because at their age and level they were really

keen observer so that you must be careful in everything that you wanted to say and most

specially because they will always rely on what have you showed to them.

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Off Campus

Working with the Students

Working with the students, at first I did not know what to do on how to be able to

deal with them but later on, I learned how to mingle to them. They say’s that every students

have their own personality, capabilities, learnings and so on and I must say that it is correct,

as based on my observation. Working with Grade-8 Luzon and Mindanao, and Gas 11 is a

great experienced that I can treasure in me. They prove me wrong that public student’s

behavior are different unlike in private school, because as becoming their teacher in 1

month time, they treated me like a real teacher, give respect and great me every time they

sees me around the corner of the school.

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In Campus

Working with the Community

Working with the community was good and entertained; they were very friendly and

nice. As we started practice teaching, the community treated us like real teachers.

Off Campus

Working with the Community

San Andres community has a friendly environment. Starting from the students,

the non- teaching personnel, maintenance staff up to faculty members and administrators.

They are all possessing positive characteristics that I observed. There is a high degree of

mutual respect with one another. Working with them was good and entertained; they were

very friendly and nice. As we started practice teaching, the community treated us like real

teachers. They are always great us when they see us good morning and good afternoon,

and I really appreciate it even in a simple things.

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In Campus

Working with Co-Students Teachers

We had different time for our practice teaching but we made sure that when one of

us needed our help we gave our time for him or her. Student teacher experience was very

hard and busy, for preparing lesson plans, checking of papers, recording scores and so on,

but despite of that working with my co students teacher was good that we still saw each

other and even though were busy still we seek time for bonding, sharing experiences and

helping one another.

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Off Campus

Working with Co-Students Teachers

Working with co-student teacher that we had experienced made us one. My

co-student teachers inspired me too. We shared, helped, guide and assisted one another. I

learned that in anything you do, you could not accomplish it by yourself itself because there

are times that you needed a companion to finish the task you are doing. Even if there are

times that some of my fellow practice teacher argue in some little things, but in the end of

the day, they make way to solve the problem that they got into.

Working with them and the experiences that we share was very hard and busy,

even though were busy still we seek time for bonding, sharing experiences and helping one

another in the end of the day.

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In Campus

Initial Demonstration Teaching

January 30, 2018 was my Initial Demonstration. When I first was planning my

initial demo topic, I was not sure what I should choose but thanks to my cooperating teacher

because she help me to choose and guide me in demonstration. My observers is Our Dean,

Rubelyn M. Esperon, together with my cooperating teacher, Ms. Jergenie Red Espania.

When they arrived in our room and gave a signal that I could start, I was nervous, but I

knew I had to give my best to make my initial demonstration teaching to be successful. We

started the class by an opening prayer led by my student and followed by a greeting. It was

followed then by a short review of our yesterday’s lesson. After having a review, I

presented a picture analysis; afterwards I ask them some questions regardless to what they

noticed in the picture, to introduce our new lesson, which is temptation. Nevertheless, I

feel the demo itself went well, the discussion, the activities that I gave, up to the very last

part of the lesson. I was not as nervous as I thought I should be. It made me feel better and

lighter because they made the flow of the discussion to go smoothly than I expected.

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Off Campus

Final Demonstration Teaching

March 12, 2018

The day that every student teacher waited was the day of the final demonstration

teaching. Some said that day was the day of the final verdict. That was the day that every

student teacher felt mixed emotions. There were feeling of excitement and nervousness. I

woke up at exactly 4:30 in the morning. 30 minutes earlier than the usual time, I woke up.

While on my way to school, I was thinking that was the day, I would conduct teaching in

front of not only my class but also in front of the observers. Already arrived in the school

that very early in the morning. I was expecting that it was very early and my co-practice

teacher would come later than that time but I was wrong because they are also early than

the usual.

By the time that my cooperating teacher arrived and our building and room was

opened because she was the one who was holding the key, I immediately prepared the

materials that I would use in my final demonstration teaching. I started to prepare it because

I was the third one to be observe.

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My cooperating teacher helped and assisted me in preparing for the final

demonstration. She was the one who was busy preparing the classroom while I was busy

preparing my instructional materials. My students were also helping me. They were

cleaning the room. They arranged the chairs and wiped the tables and cabinet. I was

thankful that they helped me. I was very happy that they supported me.

I observed that all of the cooperating teachers were busy assisting my co-

student teachers for their final demonstration teaching, like what my cooperating teacher

did. She was supportive regarding my final demonstration teaching. After I had finished

preparing my instructional materials, I arranged the folders containing the evaluation sheet

and copy of my lesson plan for the observers.

It was already 11:00 when our Dean went out of the classroom. I knew I would

be the next and it was the sign that I was the next to be observed and it was the moment I

started my final demonstration teaching. I felt my heart was beating so fast that it seemed

I would have heart attack and faint, because of the nervousness that slowly crept in me.

When they arrived in our room and gave a signal that I could start, I was nervous,

but I knew I had to give my best to make my final demonstration teaching to be successful.

To lessen the tense and to feel lighter I took a deep breath and made a sign of the cross. I

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said to myself “You can do it, Just think that you and your students are only in this room,

Just ignore the observers, Fight”.

We started the class by an opening prayer led by my student and followed by a

greeting. It was followed then by a short review of our yesterday’s lesson. After having a

review, I presented a video presentation to introduce our new lesson, which was bullying

by then on they got interested and focuses to the video. After the video presentation, as I

ask them some questions regarding to the video. After that, we move on to the discussion

of the lesson. Every time I ask them if they understand the lesson they answer me in chorus

say’s nuggets, by then it meant that they understood the lesson. It made me feel better and

lighter because they made the flow of the discussion to go smoothly than I expected.

I believed that I did give all my best to succeed my final demonstration teaching.

Nevertheless, I also believed that these would not be a success if it were only me. I passed

these challenge because of the support my cooperating teacher. She helped me a lot in

improving myself. As well as, it went well because of the cooperation of my students. Most

of all because of the Almighty God!

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Challenges Encountered

The challenges that I encountered both in, in and off campus is that first the

behavior management of the students. This is possibly one of the most significant

challenges I faced as a being a student teacher. I know that classes are made up of students

with differing interest, abilities, and knowledge for this reason; I faced the challenge of

meeting the variety of needs they are confronted with. I try to do this through the lessons I

prepared. Second, you need to know your subject thoroughly, you need to prepare well and

should be a master of your subject matter, because if you are not clear, the students are

never going to understand the lesson. You need to be ready to answer any question anytime.

The third one is that accepting that despite your effort, some students are still not going to

understand. You have to accept the fact that sometimes no matter how much you try,

despite all of your efforts, some students are still not going to understand it at ll. No matter

how many examples you give or how many case stories you narrate. Therefore, that go

back to the student a couple of days later and try again; see if that makes a different. Lastly,

accepting that some students are not interested in learning.

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Insights learned

During my student teaching experience, I developed an understanding of the

importance of keeping an open line of communication among students, teachers as well as

the maintenance and staff of the school. My student teaching experience has been the best,

most informational and inspiring experience in that happened in me throughout the year.

Generally, I had a great time with my students, and I could not have asked for a better

report with my cooperating teacher. I felt supported from day one, and he gave me the

confidence I needed to keep progressing. Interacting with my students was fantastic, and I

was very surprised at how much my students taught me, from everything to relationships

to school practices.

More specifically, there were three parts of my student teaching experience that

stick out to me as the most important strengths for the semester: relationships, planning

and time management. Throughout the semester, I was able to create a great atmosphere in

my classrooms. I was a little worried about a few of my classes early on, but as I have to

know the students better and establish relationships with them, the problems mostly

vanished. Once I established those connections and relationships with students, it was easy

to tell that they bought into what I was teaching them considerably more. They started to

ask more questions, be more interested in the topics and generally have fun with learning

history. However, my relationships with students were not the only relationships that went

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well this semester. I would also say that my relationships with the staff here at OLSHCO

and San Andres High School went very well. I sustained a great working relationship with

my cooperating teacher, as well as other teachers in the different department. There was

other staff in the school, which I grew very fond of as well; specifically, the old woman in

San Andres who have been very helpful to us.

I learned many things through my student teaching experience, which will shape

the way I teach for years to come. The biggest and most important thing I learned during

student teaching is to be confident. In the beginning of the semester, I was a little timid

with my students, even while presenting them information that I know backwards and

forwards. After a couple weeks, however, I was more comfortable in front of the class.

This experience has taught me that students are much more likely to buy into your class

and listen to you when you come in with a positive and confident demeanor. Once I gained

my confidence in the class, I had more fun with teaching, and my students had more fun as

well. My increased confidence levels definitely translated to the students doing better in

class, and even worked to stem some of the problems I had with classroom management.

Respect for myself and my students ties into this as well, and is closely related to the

relationships you have with students. I learned that respect and confidence would go a long

way in terms of connecting and maintaining relationships with your students, which does

help the classroom atmosphere and performance.

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