Engagement ActivitiesWho: Pre-service teachersWhat: Playing different improv games that couldimprov our skills in the classroomWhere: UCP CafeteriaWhen: 5 meetings The first meeting was with a student. The next three meetings where to play improv games. The final meeting was with the student.Why: To determine if improve games and skills affectyour teaching ability.
Participant DemographicsWorking with a student who attends UCP. To be in the school you must be identified as an Exceptional Education student and have an IEP.
Service in ActionMy first interaction with my student wascompleting a simple activity putting words inalphabetical order.
Perceptions of Differences Playing the improv games put me in situations I am not used to. I could use these feelings to relate to how students with disabilities might feel every day in a classroom.
Connections to Your CourseCompleted for EEX 3241I better understand cooperation, understanding,and thinking on my feet.
Civic EngagementWhen I worked with my student for the secondtime putting words in alphabetical order, I feltmore prepared. Hey, we both get this now!
Final ThoughtsOverall I accept the theory that working onimprov skills can improve your skills inside theclassroom.It was a fun and different way of learning. I trulyenjoyed myself at each session.