HomeTeacher CandidatesSpring 2012Erika Ponce de Leon | Texas A&M University-Texarkana


poncedeleon 200x200Erika Ponce de Leon

Texas A&M University-Texarkana

Level: Senior

Certification Area: EC-6 Generalist


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My focus was to make sure that the students were building upon their knowledge and not getting lost in the shuffle, while being supported and pushed to their full potential.

If I see that one student is confused or has little to no understanding of the topic I quickly reform my plans to make sure that there is scaffolding and success for each student. -- Erika Ponce de Leon

Throughout her courses, Erika repeatedly demonstrated her growing knowledge of instructional pedagogy and became a leader among her peers for exceptional quality of work on projects and her enthusiastic, creative personality.

She worked diligently to differentiate her instruction according to assessment data obtained. She assessed using both formative and summative techniques, with both authentic and standardized measures, with support and guidance from her cooperating teachers. -- University Supervisor

Erika demonstrated the ability to modify her instruction according to the students’ needs. She would use self-reflection in order to improve the delivery of her lesson between class periods. In the planning process of each lesson, she would evaluate the demographics of each class to assure each need was addressed. -- Mentor Teacher