The relationship between the master teacher and me continues to grow. She offers advice and involves me in the planning of the curriculum. The master teacher is careful to explain the reasoning behind her assessments, classroom management strategies and modifications. She is always thinking of what needs to get done and how it needs to get done. I admire that she does not waste time. For example, we walked the children out to lunch on a short day. Usually the teachers go back to the classroom for fifteen minutes and then they have to walk their class out to the dismissal area. Instead the teacher realized we only had ten minutes and decided that we should go to the library to pick the stories for the next lesson. We picked the books and returned to walk the students to the dismissal area. She has taught me to value the importance of personal time management and the value of PREP. During prep we worked together to go over the curriculum plan and modify activities. She always asks for my input and demonstrates how the lesson should look. Overall, the master teacher is demonstrating the power of working as a teaching team.
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Michelle Villasenor is a elementary teacher that focuses on educational technology and student-centered learning. She holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum Instruction from University of San Diego.