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Hannah Ogden: History

Hannah completed a Practicum in Secondary Education by taking HIST 478.

What types of projects did you work on as part of you Experiential Learning course?

As part of my practicum experience, the main projects I did was creating, designing, and implementing lesson plans.

What day-to-day tasks were part of this experience?

During practicum I did a lot of things a regular teacher would do! I planned and taught lessons, graded tests, recorded grades, helped with classroom management, and my favorite part which was interacting with students.

What did you learn unexpectedly?

I learned a lot about my teaching style, classroom management, and how to interact with middle school students. But I think the most unexpected thing I learned was how much I loved teaching 8th grade and the knack I had for being in that type of environment.

How has this experience influenced your career goals?

This experience helped me realize that I really want to teach middle school!