During my applied learning experience I participated in a third grade math class at Houston Elementary located in Mineral Wells, Texas. This school homes 567 students, with 383 of those being economically disadvantaged. Houston Elementary School is a Public school that serves second and third grade.
Jensen’s seven critical factors were incorporated all throughout my applied learning experience with my tutee; from both the homeroom teacher and I. I kept my tutee engaged by using activities that were relevant to what they were learning about. Repetition was addressed by exposing my tutee to problem that would likely be on the STAR assessment when we worked on the practice packet to build confidence in solving problems. The students took …show more content…
My most valuable takeaway from my applied learning experience is that not everything goes according to plan and that is not something to be discouraged by. As future educators you must just regroup and change your approach of explaining in a way the student will best comprehend. I took away valuable knowledge from this applied learning experience; before my applied learning experience I always hoped I would get lucky and be placed with another subject besides math but after my field experience I am open to teaching mathematics. I greatly enjoyed the classroom I experienced and look forwards to having one of my own. My least valuable takeaway from this experience is that students dread worksheets, every time students had to work on their packet they always signed and tried to waste time before they would get started. This is my least valuable take away because I already knew students dread worksheets and although sometimes they are necessary they should not be used excessively.
Part 2: Applied Learning Experience Reflections
Throughout my college courses, Speech, English, and Learning Frameworks. From these classes I have gained valuable practical knowledge to prepare me for my course load in EDUC 3320. My speech class enhanced my aptitude for speaking to my peers as well as my confidence in doing so; before taking speech I was always apprehensive about public speaking because I had an
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It is essential that students receive realistic and immediate feedback that enhances self-efficacy. It is imperative that I return student work in a timely fashion so they can reflect on their work because “students’ achievements are enhanced by providing them with information about their current level of performance followed by specific learning tasks aimed at mastering the material” (Jones & Jones, p. 285). I will be able to correct faulty thinking by my students when I return their work in a timely fashion which will prevent future mistakes over the same topic. It is vital to the success of my students that they experience a safe, well-organized learning environment in my classroom. It is a necessity that students feel safe and comfortable in the classroom so I can challenge them to reach their goals in a
From exploring the Internet to acquiring my classmate's opinion, I came to realize that nothing had worked for me and needed to come up with my own tactics. So, I've adopted the habit of practice until made perfect. This motto that I abide by has been utilized since the early stages of my life. I remember the first time I learned how to ride a bike. At first, I was taught the basic understanding. Then it was all about the enduring practice until I had gained confidence to successfully perform the task. I took what I did in the past, and I applied it to the obstacles that I had found most difficult such as riding a bike. Carrying over the same experience for the twelve-year-old me, I struggled with public speaking for as long as I could have remembered. In order to conquer this phobia, I had practiced speaking in front of the mirror over and over again, until it was simply second-nature to
In life, we rarely have the chance for a do-over, but I feel like returning to college is mine. Throughout high school, my grades were never above average and until about a couple of years ago I considered myself to be unintelligent. What I failed to see was my level of commitment. Once I began applying myself, the grades earned reflected that. This concept coincides to my public speaking ability. Many students, including myself, walk into a speech class thinking that it will be the Easy A of the semester and quite frankly I devoted a good amount of time and hard work to earn my A’s and B’s for this course. Overall, my public speaking growth in terms of listenability were influenced by the following: the strategy keys in correctly engaging
During my student service learning experience, I have learned a great deal of skills and gained many new abilities. Every Wednesday morning, I arrive at Small Folks daycare at around 8-8:30am in the morning. I push on the doorbell and it rings a happy children’s tune. Right when I walk into the door, and all of the darling children’s face turn and look at me with huge smiles. Before I even have time to walk in the door, the kids run up to me and give me the biggest hugs. From there, my day has been made. Going to Small Folks, every Wednesday is something I look forward to every week because of the great time I have there.
Throughout them I have learned that I should always try my best inside and outside the classroom. They have challenge me to make smart and healthy decisions that would have a long-term effect on my education and personal life.
I am Alexander Ingram, student of Ozark Technical Community College. This is my third year as a student at this school. I am studying in the design and drafting program with possibly only two semesters for my degree after this one. One of the more important courses I am taking during my scholar at this school besides the Drafting classes is Public Speaking. I recently gave a self introduction speech at the head of the Public Speaking classroom. This course will not only help me see several places where I could improve but, also I will learn methods to improve and ways to better inform, deliver, and persuade as on personable speech and general speaking in public.
I have grown as a global citizen of area of communication.Before this semester I was very good at adjusting myself to a large crowd and speaking properly.Id always be a little scared and nervous to the point where I just completely forgot about what I was saying.Now I am able to speak and present I front of large crowds with no problem.What helped me accomplish my fear of big audiences was being able to see some of my friends present in front of big crowds.It made be want to present because if they could do it , I'm sure I could.Another thing that motivated me was my grade , I knew if I didn't present properly or if I didn't present at all,my grade was going to be on thin Ice.But now I am able to adjust myself to audiences with no hassle.My Odyssey slide show presentation is evidence of my growth.It is a slideshow presentation that relates similarities between the odyssey and over songs ,books etc,put all into short summaries.This piece of evidence shows I have grown because it shows that I'm able to present I front of big audiences with no worry ,there fore shows my progress in public speaking.
I was very skeptical about taking an 8 a.m. communication class as I am in no way a morning person, but it has not been as horrible of an experience as I expected it to be. I took a speech class during my senior year of high school which has greatly helped me in this class as many of the concepts covered in this human communication course are nearly identical to those I have already learned. While I would not go out of my way to give presentations or speeches, I am not afraid or nervous to give them because I am sure in my ability to adapt to different situations. I was taught the idea of self-fulfilling prophecy in high school and know firsthand the influence a positive/negative mindset can have. Hence, I am constantly trying to bolster my confidence in giving speeches without inflating my ego. Perhaps the most interesting and new concept I did learn in this class was the color code.
The kind of determination I demonstrated routinely, though valuable, was useless in correcting my poor public speaking skills. I had a penchant for gritting my teeth, putting my head down and doing the difficult, yet routine, tasks. However, up until now, I had rarely practiced stepping outside of my comfort zone. Considering this, the keys to
What did you learn about the challenges of mathematics teaching and learning? One thing I learned about the challenges of teaching mathematics was how hard it is to not interfere as soon as a child is struggling with a problem. Sometimes you have to allow a child to struggling through a problem because that how they learn. That immediately helping them and telling them what to do isn’t going to help grown their understanding. Other thing was the multiple ways that you can think about math. How you, a teacher, think about a problem and how you would solve it isn’t necessarily how all your students will think and solve a problem. Just since it isn’t that same doesn’t mean their method is any less correct. You need to support all your
The final goal I hoped to achieve this semester was to learn to preform and use my voice when acting and/or speaking in front of others. Over the span of the semester we have learned many techniques in this class that I think have really helped me when preforming not only in this class but also in my other classes. I have learned to project my voice to the entire class and be confident when I present. Usually when I present I have a problem with talking way to fast, this class has taught me how to control this. I have learned to take a breath when I am starting to talk way to fast. Learning how to become a good speaker and presenter will help me in my future classes as well as with my future career.
My public speaking course (Speech 105), is probably the class, within my major, that taught me the most about delivering messages. For instance, in the class, the first speech assigned was an impromptu speech. The other students and I had to select
I chose to take this course because I have enjoyed previous units I have had about public speaking in high school English classes and it is a requirement for my major. As a pre-pharmacy major, public speaking does not seem like a necessary class, but the more I think about how often public speaking is used, the more I understand the reasoning for public speaking as a required course. Public speaking is a major foundation for everyday communication. Growing up, I can recall several common instances where I was exposed to public speaking. A guest speaker coming to talk to our class, the priest giving a homily at mass, large assemblies with inspirational speakers, and our graduation speech are a few examples that come to mind.
During this semester, I learned about the different types of writing and presenting. This is known as the WOVE communication. WOVE is an acronym for these types of communication: Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic. Each type of communication has its pros and cons, but if you are able combine more than one type together, you end up communicating to your audience better than with only one type of communication. Ever since being in this class, I have learned what my preferred type of communication, my weakest type of communicating, how to combine and improve my communication to make my presentation more affective and learn when to ask for help when trying to make my work to its full potential.