Meet Ms.Nickel -Mr. Runyon´s Student Teacher

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Meet Ms.Nickel -Mr. Runyon´s Student Teacher

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What made you choose education as your career?

  • Because my teachers in high school made a big impact on me. I wanted to be that for others.

Any tips in college schooling?

  • TIME MANAGEMENT! Finding time to take care of yourself.

Why did you choose this grade level?

  • Because of the impact my own high school teachers had on me.

Did you ever switch your degree in college?

  • I actually did not. I wanted to get college done in 4 years so I stuck with it.

Why Social Studies? Would you want to teach anything else? 

  • I’m not the greatest at math or science. There is also a lot more to social studies, such as history, law, psychology, geography and etc. I wouldn’t mind doing ESL classes either, though.

What’s the hardest thing about being a High School Student Teacher?

  • Age difference can be weird since it isn’t a very big age gap right now. Also, I come from 4 hours away, so getting to know what your school is like can be hard. However, New Castle students are very helpful!

How would you get your classroom prepared for the first day of school? 

  • Look on Pinterest! I would get to know the teachers and area that I’m working in and apply that to the class. I won’t really know until I get there.

What is your teaching style?

  • Flexible and relaxed. I want to be responsive to figure out what works best for my students.

How do you engage with reluctant learners? 

  • Find something that makes it worth it for them. Relate what you are teaching to their lives and make sure they keep up with what they’re doing. As well as trying to make history more fun and exciting for them.