Dispositions: Responding To Feedback

Dispositions: “Consistently listens attentively and receptively to feedback and is process/solution oriented. Responds to feedback by implementing suggested changes. Seeks ongoing feedback. “

INTASC: 9 & 10

Being open to feedback from your collaborating teacher (CT) is one of most important disposition to develop as a student teacher. Every student teacher regardless of their background in education has the chance to be a good listener and implement suggestions in the classroom. Student teaching is a great time to try out ideas, and new teaching strategies in a safe environment. Here are some ideas to cultivate this disposition: Continue reading

Fine Motor Activity-Water Beads

Water Bead Transfer: Fine Motor Activity

Materials Needed:

  • Handy Scooper, spoons, large tweezers etc.
  • Multiple bins cups or containers for scooping
  • Water beads (follow directions on the bag)

 

Water Beads or “orbits” as I have heard them called are small, spherical, jelly-like beads which have endless uses in the early childhood classroom. I came across water beads when I was working with students with autism. I put the water beads into plastic bottles which I called “sensory bottles” for students to look at, shake, and watch as the beads move around in the bottle. Students marveled at the way the orbies danced around the plastic bottle. Continue reading