I have no idea what either of those things are The resource room didn't differentiate beyond what books they were allowed to pick from for independent reading. I did find it odd that all they did were worksheets, but that is all I observed. My pre-professional field experience was once a week for 15 weeks. The only time they had forms of assessment other than worksheets were the... two language arts lessons I taught - i'd have them either talk about whatever it was while standing up at their desk or talk it over with their tablemates, things like that. Hell, during my classes, we were told the terms pre-assessment, formative assessment, and post-assessment and their definitions, but never really any examples. It was worse how depending on what professor you had for the class on how to teach <LAL/Science & Math/Social Studies>, your experience varied greatly. If you had who I had for "Science and Math in Elementary Education" you spent 12 weeks on math, 1 week on the midterm, 1 week on the final, and one week on how to teach science. Also, the entirety of the midterm & final consisted of high school & college level algebra problems. If you had the other professor, you spent 12 weeks on science, 1 week each for midterm & final, and 1 week on math. The professor I had the second time around for Social Studies in Elementary Education was excellent, though. He taught us how to teach social studies in a variety of age groups in the elementary setting. I know that elementary education requires me to be a generalist, which I am (though, admittedly, Science would probably be the hardest for me at the elementary level, especially with how some science curricula have experiments, some of which would require dexterous on my part). With CAFE/Daily Five, I didn't mean it like that. I meant it in the way of "it is one philosophy for reading instruction that people follow" Professional Development is incredibly important to the development of an individual in practically any field. One of the most important traits of a teacher in my opinion is that they should want to be a lifelong learner. I think I might've said doing a read aloud every day, but I didn't phrase it like that. I've been trying to become a sub in my local district since January. Every time I call, they have another excuse for not bringing me in for an interview. Why am I only trying in my local district? Anywhere else and I'd earn maybe $30 for a day's subbing - then i'd lose that amount in SSI, because the only car service that is actually licensed to operate in my town doesn't give receipts (or take credit cards, they are a cash-only business), so I can't claim an Impairment Related Work Expense to stay below the SGA threshold. I did talk to my CT and my supervisor (I was even rated as an accomplished professional intern by both), but my placement was... put together at the last minute, as the TPC is wont to do. As a result of their lack of research/failure to accommodate until a week into the school year, I was placed in a Kindergarten class, then after two days, I was told I couldn't spend the whole day in there and that in the morning, I could only teach what my cooperating teacher taught and nothing else - no taking over the class, because the gen ed teacher taught everything outside of math. In the afternoon, I was placed in a general education Kindergarten classroom, where I taught maybe one lesson a day, then they'd have centers, which my cooperating teacher would choose which had them learn while having fun (doing starfall, making letters out of play-doh, playing letter identification games on the iPad or smartboard, or things like letting them place with toys or blocks, which help with social skills). None of my classes brought up centers until I got to the co-req of pre-professional field - although the special education department was going through some changes during my first... two semesters at Kean (I transferred from a CC). The special education department was much more organized by the end of my time at Kean than the beginning, which was a relief. We probably had the same professor for LA/Reading - she gave everyone an A, at least in my class. There's just some kind of disconnect between how I actually am in the classroom when I am teaching and how I am during interviews & posting on here. I do not know if it is lack of experience outside of... controlled situations or what, but it is something. Perhaps it has something to do with the dose increase of my seizure meds in May. I think they might be affecting my mood slightly.