An Interview W/ Mrs. McAlister
By: Gabrielle Funke
Do you Really Know Mrs. McAlister?
Who Is This?
This is Mrs. Renae McAlister
In 2015 Renae McAlister saved the hand of Al Gray, by pulling out a peace of lead.
What a Family!
This is Mrs. McAlister and her lovely family.
So Many Questions So Many Answers
Her classroom has a 3 seater couch with curtains hanging over it and it has pictures of her and her family in the back of the classroom. She has deskes in groups all over the room.
She tries to control the room by pretty much never sitting down, so she can always be there for questions.
For teaching she plans multiple lessons a day. Like she will have the students play scrabble then bingo then a paper lesson.
She puts in 55-60 hours a week. not only just grading but lesson planing too.
The hardest thing with teaching is getting the kids to retain their vocabulary. she does not want to bore the students she wants the students to learn
She says the biggest reward is the relationship between her and the students threw the years. she told me that recently one of her previous students contacted her. And no student is going to contact a old teacher that they had no relationship with.
The self motivation for the job is a 9-10. she says that because without the self motivation you wont do good at work. and she says you can tell who is not self motivated because the teacher will usually just give paper assignments.