Kristina Kelleher's Teaching Portfolio
Student Teaching Spring 2009
This portion of my portfolio is dedicated to my work student teaching at Lincoln High School, of suburban Lincoln, Rhode Island, during the spring of 2009 and how I progressed towards the Brown Teacher Education Practice-Based Standards during that time. The portfolio pieces are accessible by clicking on the links above that list each standard.
While at Lincoln, I taught Early World History to 9th grade students in both college-prep and honors track classes. Being at Lincoln, also allowed me to engage in discussions around the Rhode Island Performance Based Graduation Requirements and Rhode Island Skills Commission common tasks and teacher tool-kits as well as see how these instructional and assessment tools were used in the classroom. Lincoln High is always striving school-wide to improve student achievement and it was great to get to be a part of it even just for a short while. While there I was fornatuate enough to be able to work with another student teacher from Rhode Island College and two mentor teachers to develop a problem-solving task for the history/social studies classroom that helped addressed school-wide concerns about NECAP mathematics performance. I was also able to attend a Rhode Island Skills Commission task development 3 day workshop which was an invaluable learning experience that allowed me to interact and learn from some of the most dedicated and innovative social studies teachers across the state. It is amazing how 3 months can make someplace feel like home. I am forever grateful to all the faculty, administrators, staff and students at Lincoln High who supported me during my student teaching experience and truly wish everyone the best of luck in the future.