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Essay On Classroom Reflection

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A few days before I taught my lesson, Ms. Bell introduced the standard of adding and subtracting to one million. So, I taught my lesson on the fifth day of a seven-day unit. I incorporated both large group and small group to maximize my students’ learning. I focused my lesson on the goal of fluently adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm. The learning goal in simpler terms was to add and subtract to one million. This concept was selected for me based on where my lesson fell in Ms. Bell’s planning. I was extremely pleased with how well my lesson went. Since I have been in the classroom, I have noticed there are several behaviors and circumstances that affect the overall classroom management. I was nervous that the students would not respect me as their teacher. That being said, the students almost seemed to respect me more because they stayed focused and if they weren’t, they were not disrupting others like they usually do. However, I wish I would have been able to help the students more individually. For example, I saw my ELL student struggling but I did not feel as if I had time to catch him up. I feel terrible saying this, but I now understand how difficult it is as a classroom teacher to help individual students while maintaining control of the whole class.
If I were to teach this lesson again, I would want to take the chance on my struggling students. I would try my best to catch them up, or at least keep them engaged throughout the
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