Chapter Presentation: Good and Bad

There was a lot of preparation that went into teaching a chapter of my Intro to Education textbook, Those Who Can, Teach. We were assigned our group and the chapter to cover. My group consisted of great partners Ben Irving and Katey Williams. First, we started with our Lesson Plan.

Ben, Katey, and I presented on Chapter 8, “What Are the Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Teachers?”. We opened with an interactive story to get students thinking about the law and ethics. We also divided the chapter into parts and each presented a different part. Ben covered ethics and the teachers’ rights and responsibilities. Katey discussed religion in schools, and I talked about understanding your role as a teacher regarding students’ rights. We finished the lesson with a discussion of three different court cases.

Although nothing went as well as I had hoped, especially the opening story, there were some good parts. I think Katey did a great job on her section and didn’t get into super speedy speech mode, which she has a tendency to do. I also feel comfortable with my own points even though I know there was one I wanted to make but forgot. Even though we didn’t have the groups split up correctly, most of the discussion went well also. Something that isn’t necessarily evident in the presentation was the fact that my group worked well together. None of us were thrilled with the topic so we made jokes, had good discussions, and made it fun. Everyone was also reliable and flexible.

The only I would have changed was my location. I would have been on the Prescott campus. There were a couple of girls in the back that I wanted to reach out to but felt I couldn’t over iTV without completely calling them out.

Our group has constantly analyzed each previous presentation and have come up with things to do and not do. I feel like we were one of the better lessons even though Ben psyched himself out. He really did know his stuff. Due to that, though, I’d be very happy with 45 of 50 points.



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