My secondary student teaching was completed at Monadnock Regional Jr. /Sr. High School in Swanzey, NH. Here I had the opportunity to observe, assist, and learn from Maureen Kavanagh, an experienced professional who helped me reflect, learn, and develop. At Monadnock I also had the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers gaining team teaching experience with Dave Mason and Dave Sontag. I assisted and observed their individual classes as well such as Dave Mason's Physical Education II class which was an elective for Seniors and Dave Sontag's Adaptive Physical Education Class which worked in a small group setting with students with physical and/or mental disabilities.
At Monadnock, I learned how positive communication with students can lead to the effectiveness of a lesson and camaraderie among the students. I worked with a diverse group of students of varying social, emotional, and cognitive levels. While working at this placement, I was able to reflect after my lessons and make modifications for classes based on feedback, their differences and abilities. I learned how important it is to know my classes and my students so I can better plan for their success and in turn, their enjoyment.