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from the pre-test to the post-test. Out of a 33% on the pre-test, Luis received a 74% on the posttest. On the other hand, Karl Rodríguez is also to me a very troubled boy. he never seems to show interest in the class unless he gets individualized instruction. He always wants others to do his work and this is why he does not learn anything. He does not study, rarely he participates in class, he never wants to do anything in class, he is just a laid back, uncaring kid. I sat down a few times with the students to talk about his behavior in class and he knows his wrong doing, but he is still not willing to work with me. Out of a 16% on the pre-test, Karl received a 23% on the post-test. VII. Reflection and Self-Evaluation: This teacher work sample has helped me re-evaluate my teaching strategies and techniques. I have learned that not all strategies work with some students and that individualized instruction may be necessary in the majority of the cases. I noticed that we teachers are capable of transforming something that is completely boring and unimportant to students to something of interest and fun. Being young myself, I know what is interesting to the students nowadays. I know that music is a large part of the students’ lives and through it we can teach hem the importance of words in a poetic composition. Whenever I had the students talk about their experiences or play games, they showed so much interest and learning, which was my main goal. I can honestly say that the TWS has given me the opportunity to not only to give classes, but to actually view the whole perspective of it. Every aspect of a lesson is important. Not only the lesson is important, but the students are important, their interests have to be intertwined with the lesson and the goals, our teaching disposition has to always be there, the situations that may

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Teacher Work Sample

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Teacher Work Sample

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