In the student teaching process, I think my role this time is to be an observer and a critical learner.
Before, I had given or been given many pre-class presentations as a student, but never have I enrolled in student “teaching”. So it’s really new and mysterious for me. Yes, there are many similarities between student teaching and the pre-class presentations, but there is no doubt that student teaching is another form of class design. I tried to observe how the first group develop their idea and learn from their merits.
They did a wonderful job. From the flow of speech to the content and the movie they chose, I can see the efforts they put in there. First, the background information is very useful. I only knew typhoon and hurricane before class, and they added tropical cyclone into my word list. Hurricane Camille, after reading the text, I only thought it was a very devastating hurricane, but never imagined that it was the second largest land falling hurricane in the United States. After their background information, I had a much more wholesome and vivid picture of Hurricane Camille in my mind. Second, I appreciate the vocabulary they chose for us very much. Especially some phrases, both the explanation and example sentences are very impressive. For example, give way, they gave us five different meanings of the phrase and each followed by a sentence, that’s really very considerate. Third, they made their teaching easy to understand and follow. Their speed tempo is very suitable for giving a lecture. Each of them maintained a confident smile, and their posture is very good. In total, I like their job very much and can really learn something from them.
They movie Perfect Storm is very well chosen. Along with Face to Face with Hurricane Camille, it is very touching and think-provoking. What is most important in our life? Human lives and love. “Christina, do you hear me....no goodbye, only love” that’s what Bobby said before he was swallowed by the sea. Human...