Tuesday and Thursday were spent in Mr. Gmerek's room; His students have been working with derivatives of trigonometric functions and more advanced derivative rules. I've really enjoyed working through complex concepts with the students and breaking down the complex language of calculus to something they can easily understand. Typically I'll just provide a basic example of something that they already understand, and then see if they can explain it to me and suddenly realize what their problem set is trying to say. That tends to work best; I would definitely say that this has been good practice for me in communicating with students.
Mrs. Horne left positive feedback for me, so I guess that means I'm doing pretty well. She asked me on Tuesday how her students were with the concepts from Monday, and she said that based on my general confidence in them she was wiling to give them a small risk-free pop quiz. I think so far my observations have gone well and been beneficial to everyone involved, which is a good feeling to have.