Vaughn Matthews Capstone
For my Capstone, I did workshops at my old school, A. B. Day Elementary School. I worked with kids in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. In the process of completing my capstone, It included weeks of research, planning, and communication. I did research on the learning styles of each grade group. I also researched what things they were interested in, so I knew what topic I would do for each workshop, and ideas for icebreakers to do before the workshop. With planning, in my calendar, I marked the topics of each workshop in each day, and the class room number that I would visit. I did workshops like high school expectations for 8th graders, and music for 6th graders. Communication was a thing that was a challenge with my capstone. The principal and vice principal of A. B. Day were very busy, and they had trouble replying back to my emails about what days I would go in.
Overall, I had fun doing my capstone. One thing that I learned is how to handle kids that misbehave. One of the 8th grade classes that I visited, was full of kids that were really bad, and I was able to do calm them down and get them to talk. It seem like the deeper I got into the lesson the more kids became involved, especially when I took the time to share new experiences and stories. I believe Here is a link to the slideshow of pictures of the high school expectations workshop with the 8th graders:
PBS. PBS. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.
This source is a post from PBS’ website on what 5th grade students learn. I chose this source because I wasn’t sure what I would do my workshops on for the 5th grade students I was going to visit. I found this source useful because it informed me on something I can learn to work with 5th grade students.
2) "10 More Icebreakers for Your Youth Group." Insight. Web. 02 Feb. 2017
This source is an article on icebreakers for youth groups. I chose this source because I needed some icebreakers to use to get each class comfortable before we got into each lesson.
I found this source useful because it gave me ideas for icebreakers. I also chose some to use for my classes.
3) "15 Tips for Talking with Children About School Violence." 15 Tips for Talking with Children About School Violence | Colorín Colorado. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.
This source is an article from colorincolroado.org about how to talking. I chose this source because I needed help with ways to lead my workshop on school violence, and this is what I needed. I found this source useful because it helped me with how to take on my workshop with the topic of violence
4) Dartmouth, University Of Massachusetts. " Tips for Educators on Accommodating Different Learning Styles." How to Accommodate Different Learning Styles - UMass Dartmouth. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.
This source is an article from the website of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth . I choose this source because I wanted to know diferent learning styles because I knew I would go into classes with with students who have different learnign styles. I found this source useful because it gave me insight to the dirfferent learning styles.
5) "Engaging Classroom Games for All Grades." TeachHUB. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.
This source is a post from teachhub.com on classroom games . I choose this source because I needed ideas for activities I could use for each grade.. I found this source useful because gave me ideas on games for every grade, since I would be visiting numerous grades for my workshops.
6) "Fourth Grade Activities." 4th Grade Activities for Kids | Education.com. Web. 03 Feb. 2017.
This source is a post from education.com on activities that would be good for 4th graders. I choose this because I needed ideas on what activities I could do with 4th graders for my workshop I would do with them . I found this source useful because it gave my ideas that I plan on using with the 4th grade class I will visit.
7) "How to Run a Workshop." IdeasTap: Creative Inspiration and Support. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.
This source is an article from ideastap.com. I choose this source because, like one of my other sources it gave me a little insight on how to run a workshop, since this would be my first time running workshops. I found this source useful because it gave me a simple breakdown of what makes a workshop a workshop.
8) LMHC, Debbie Pincus MS, PhD Dr. Robert Myers, MSW James Lehman, Dr. Joan Simeo Munson, and M.Ed. Sara Bean. "Understanding Child Behavior Problems & Emotions." Empowering Parents. Web. 03 Feb. 2017.
This source is an article from empoweringparents.com on understanding child behavior. I chose this source because I thought it would be useful because it may help me with understanding how to deal with the behavior and misbehaviors of children. I found this source useful because it was advice that can really help me when it comes to working with the children while doing my workshops.
9) "Ten Simple Rules for Running Interactive Workshops." Ten Simple Rules for Running Interactive Workshops. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.
This source is an article on how to run interactive workshops. I choose this source because I wasn’t so sure on how to run interactive workshops. I found this source useful because it gave me 10 tips and tips that I thought I wouldn’t have used.
10) Editors, Parents.com. "5 Values You Should Teach Your Child by Age Five." Parents. Parents, 11 June 2015. Web. 03 Feb. 2017.
This source is an article from parents.com on values that children should know. I choose this article because I needed other ideas for workshops. I found this source useful because it gave me ideas that I plan on using for any grade class later in time.
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