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  • 1. Great Field Experience… Or Greatest?
  • 2.
    • Public high school in Smyrna, GA. Newsweek’s 3 rd highest-ranked high school in Georgia.
    • Principal: Dr. Grant Rivera
    • Opened 1952 with 425 students. Current Enrollment: 2221
    • Contains IB Program with 98% pass-rate, GA IB pass-rate is 66%, US IB pass-rate is 76%, worldwide IB pass-rate is 80%
    • Notable Alumni: Julia Roberts, Ryan Cameron
  • 3.
    • Mission Statement: Campbell High School prepares learners to be productive, responsible citizens for tomorrow’s world.
    Motto: Learning today for tomorrow’s world.
  • 4.
    • As stated, there are currently 2221 students at Campbell, along with 271 teachers across all grades, subjects, and programs.
    • This gives about an 8:1 student-teacher ratio.
  • 5.
    • Formerly taught AP Government/Economics
    • Currently teaches World History class due to increased need for teachers.
    • Formerly coached baseball, but stopped due to knee injury.
  • 6.
    • Graduated from Kennesaw State University
    • Teaches US History and AP US History
    • Current Girls Lacrosse Coach
  • 7.
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Co-teaches class along with Ms. Jones
    • Assists in classroom management
  • 8.
    • The classes were like night and day.
    • Kroeger’s class was unruly, disrespectful, and on the whole disinterested in learning. Jones’ class, meanwhile, seemed better behaved and exhibited better grades.
    • Once, a student threatened to physically assault Mr. Kroeger. He responded by escalating the argument with the student. She ignored his pleas to stop and eventually left the class of her own volition.
    • In Ms. Jones’ class, a student entered and made an anti-homosexual comment. Ms. Jones responded by calmly asking the student to stop with such comments or leave. The student stopped.
  • 9.
    • I found myself frustrated in Kroeger’s class by the distinct lack of positive classroom management. Students would talk during lectures, mock the instructor, or be otherwise disrespectful and nothing would be done.
    • Mr. Kroeger, of course, means well and this is not to say he is a bad educator. His heart was in the right place. He felt constrained by district-ordered curriculum and was quick to voice his dismay.
    • Conversely, Jones’ class was refreshing as both Jones and Gilliam had a certain rapport with the class. Her lessons were fun and used language, images, and comparisons students could relate to.
    • Otherwise followed curriculum to a T. Was able to help students who needed it due to co-taught nature. Busy work was given, but was rare. Students felt engaged.
  • 10.
    • Learned, in some ways, both what to and what not to do.
    • Felt that hands-on experience is invaluable.
    • If anything, I learned that classroom management skills are just as necessary as any other skill an educator can bring into the classroom.
    The End! Matt Is Awesome