Children's Montessori School in Waxahachie
Internships Relate to Future Careers
My capstone project is an internship at a Children’s Montessori School in Waxahachie- a school that does not teach using regular teaching methods, but rather uses many hands-on project-based learning techniques. My passion behind my capstone is that I am interested in possibly teaching children between the ages of pre-k to first grade, or being a children’s author and illustrator. An internship where I can have hands-on experience with the age group of the children that my writing or teaching would be aimed towards would help me to see what methods children are best taught with and what appeals to and interests them.
Benefits I expect to gain
My audience are the kids and the teachers that I will be interacting with everyday. Since only the kids and other teachers see my plans, then the plans will be more personalized for the students for a better approach.
At least two days a week
Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-11am
Just Some Faces
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."
The first ten milestones that I plan to accomplish within the first few weeks are listed below:
January 6: First day of internship
January 13: start to develop a sense of what the children do and do not know/understand- record it
January 20: work with the information form the week before and start plans to help with lessons
January 27: present my plans and ideas to other teachers and get professional feedback
January 29: make checklist of points the children should reach for different weeks
February 3: finalize lesson plans and carry them out in the classrooms
February 10: record “success” or lack of “success” determined by class assessment that shows if they remember what was taught the week before
February 17: make lesson for the next point on the checklist
February 24: Make a project or game for the lesson
March 3: determine if projects or games are better to help teach