HomeTeacher CandidatesSpring 2014Pollyanna Halling | Texas A&M University


halling-pollyannaPollyanna Halling

Texas A&M University

Level: Student Teacher

Certification Area:  SPED/Elementary


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I am able to adapt my lessons as I am teaching in order for my students to achieve the most success. I try to learn new instructional strategies by visiting the classrooms of other teachers. Each teacher has a great teaching tool or strategy that I can incorporate in my future classroom and it is my desire to learn as much as possible from them. -- Pollyanna Halling

Pollyanna creatively plans instruction to accommodate all learners. As she instructs individuals and small groups, she monitors the appropriately planned learning activities of other students. She is consistently aware of the skills or knowledge base to be addressed among subject areas for each student. Her presentations are consistently well-organized and presented. Pollyanna’s positive teaching strategies, positive rapport with students, positive approach to managing behaviors and consistently positive disposition warrant recognition and will prove to impact the educational settings and students that she serves. -- University Supervisor

Pollyanna is masterful in her ability to differentiate instruction and make curricular adjustments to meet the needs of her students. She quickly learned the art of using student achievement data from both formative and summative assessments to drive her instruction. Pollyanna has proven to be proficient in holding students to high expectations while keeping in mind their ability and frustration levels. -- Mentor Teacher