March 19th, 2009 – Last Day of Pre-Internship

Thursday, March 19th was my last day of pre-internship. We spent a lot of time working on our school description assignment early on in the day. Later we mainly focused on having fun with our students and further building the relationships we began creating during the 3 weeks. It is hard to believe that it is already over and we are now headed back to university classes.

In 2nd period I handed back tests from yesterday to my Accounting 20 students. The students all did very well aside from a couple who had trouble understanding the new accounts that were introduced. If only I was able to stay longer and help these students understand the adjusting entries. I really enjoyed my time teaching the Accounting 20 class, they were hard workers and classroom management was never an issue.

In 4th period Entrepreneurship we finished off the Apprentice Challenge 2 and then presented in “the boardroom” to the entire class. The students did a great job, I was amazed at how well the commercials were for only having approximately 2 classes to complete them. Some students even dressed up for their presentations to better help them sell their idea. Ms. Hanson and I acted as Donal Trump, leaving the boardroom and then returning to announce the winner of the Apprentice Challenge #2. The students were very engaged with the challenges we gave them and seemed to be having a lot of fun. I am glad that Ms. Hanson and I were able to do some Apprentice-like activities with the students as we had hoped during our observation days. (* See previous post on Apprentice Round 2 for more information on the Entrepreneurship class challenges)

Overall the last day was a lot of fun. My cooperating teacher was great and gave me a lot of insight as to what I did well and what I can improve on. It was an amazing 3 weeks and I am now looking forward to internship.  I can tell that it will be very challenging to balance interning and playing basketball for the university but I think I will be able to manage it.

After pre-internship all of the business education pre-interns attended the 2009 SBTA Spring Conference in Moose Jaw, SK.

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