Essay Classroom Observation Report

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When thinking about the nature of students, I think about how the students behave. I believe that the behavior of students as a group reflects eclecticism meaning that every child behaves differently although every behavior can be integrated. While doing my observation in a second grade classroom, I have met students that are extremely social and active as well as students who are rather quiet and reserved. Usually when an extremely social child is seated with a quiet child, the quiet child will not say much so the extremely social child will not have anyone to talk to. Sometimes though when the extremely social and active child lines up near the quiet children the noise will start. There will either be a lot of talking or an…show more content…
An example of this is that the teacher teaches the students to be honest. She allows the students to check their own work in class with a red pencil marking the ones that they answered correctly with a check mark and marking the answers they answered incorrectly with an X. She later looks through the papers to make sure that the students are being honest. One day when I went through the papers, I found that all of the students were honest. When I become a teacher I am going to make sure that the students are honest and that they treat each other with respect. I will encourage the students to strive towards moral excellence. Although I agree mainly with absolutism, I can also see the side of relativism. If you lie to protect someone from danger it can be morally acceptable to lie. This can be thought of as the Socratic method, meaning that in some situations you have to rethink your ideas, to come to a more clear idea of a philosophical idea of what is right or wrong according to the situation. Really, there is no correct nature of knowledge. The overall purpose of education is to enrich the lives of our youth so that they can one day be productive citizens in our society. The way I see today’s youth is that they are what the world’s future depends on. Children need a good education from the primary years so they will be able to maintain good academic knowledge

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