I've taught lessons and mini lessons in other courses previously so I pretty much had an idea of what I was doing. I prepared for my lesson with my lesson plan, handouts and lecture notes. I would not necessarily say that I had a behavior plan. I really had two objectives which were:
Students will be able to solve algebraic expressions using basic algebraic rules.
Students will be able to evaluate equations using the order of operations.
I administered a formative assesment which required the students to correct mistakes done on specific problems. My lesson plan was not executed exactly as it was written because I was a little short on time; however, if I had enough time I feel as though I would have executed the plan accordingly. The most important thing that I tried to teach my students was the basic order of operations. Without knowledge of this principle it would be impossible to incorporate higher math into their education. I think the lesson went well, as I was able to incorporate technology along with the lesson. It seemed as though the students were paying attention and engaging into the lesson. From my students I learned to be patient as math can be difficult at times. To make the lesson even more effective maybe I could have come up with a more engaging activity as an anticapatory set. As far as what I could have done to make the lesson more effective, I thought it was an effective lesson, I'm not really sure what I could have added to the lesson to make it more effective. As far as improvements or changes, I feel very comfortable talking in front of others ( it has taken many years for me to feel comfortable) but I probably should have did a better job of explaining the formative assessment and reading it a few times to make sure everyone would follow the directions.