HomeTeacher CandidatesFall 2013Claire Kirkland | Baylor University


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Baylor University

Level: Student Teacher

Certification Area:  EC-6 Generalist


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I modify instruction based upon formative and summative assessment. I assess daily in every subject area, including independent assessment, pre-assessment, post-assessment, and performance-based partner or small group assessment. I adjust lesson plans to accommodate all students based on their current academic strengths. My passion is to create and maintain a positive and engaging classroom environment. -- Claire Kirkland

Claire has a deep understanding of the content. When she notices that a student or a few students are not meeting the goals, she creates another plan. She always has an engaging “hook” to grab students’ attention. Claire has a knack for creating a positive and engaging classroom. -- University Supervisor

Claire thoroughly understands the content that she is teaching. Each of her planned activities directly matches the lesson objectives and state standards. She cares about the students’ self-esteem and well-being. She incorporates “brain breaks”, such as one minute of a children’s high-energy dance routine that the students really enjoy. -- Cooperating Teacher