On Tuesday, April 19, teacher candidates in Professor Christina De Simone’s PED3142A class shared their pedagogical toolkits, designed for different learning levels, from kindergarten to Grade 6. These pedagogical materials were designed, implemented and even applied by teacher education students over the past session. Members of the Faculty of Education, as well as family, friends and community members, attended this outstanding exhibition for a firsthand look at the visions and accomplishments of future teachers.
Ashley Allen, a first year teacher education student who recently finished her practicum in a kindergarten class, focused her pedagogical materials on helping children with self-regulation and conflict management. The toolkits of two other first year teacher candidates, Natasha Magar and Alexa Eliza Carter, were targeted at primary level students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Their pedagogical design included taking “body breaks” throughout the day to allow the children to refocus their energy.
See the showcase photos.