HomeTeacher CandidatesSpring 2014Kaylie McGrath | Texas State University


mcgrath-kaylieKaylie McGrath

Texas State University

Level: Student Teacher

Certification Area:  EC-6 Generalist/ESL


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In the classroom I have planned lessons based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. I use these building blocks during lesson planning. I have also worked hard to come up with creative ways to keep students engaged in what we are learning. -- Kaylie McGrath

Kaylie taught with a sense of urgency that conveyed the importance and value of the learning. She spoke to each student and to the group as a whole with warmth and dignity, especially when behavioral intervention was necessary. She praised individuals and the group for appropriate behavior. Kaylie challenged each student to try hard and recognized their efforts -- University Supervisor

Kaylie actively monitors students and uses positive reinforcement to help them develop their cooperative learning strategies. She actively contributed to the Spring teacher-parent conferences making insightful and meaningful comments. Kaylie possesses a unique ability to observe students’ learning, to identify areas for growth in instructional delivery and the determination to implement changes to increase engagement. -- Mentor Teacher