If I were an English Language Learner (ELL), I would desire to have an educator as accomplished and compassionate as Mrs. Yglesias. Her mindset of treating all her students equally is exemplary. When I first started observing her instruction, I was unsuspecting where the ELL or exceptional students were seated. All the students blended very well together. The children are carefully integrated around the classroom according to their behavior, not their ability. The teacher’s main objective is to control distractions, since during her instruction she delivers an array of phenomenal strategies. In this case, her tactics function effortlessly and every child is fully engaged. There was no observation of any tattle telling or someone refusing to
When I observed this classroom I did notice some great things that the teacher was implementing into her lessons. The class size was small which probably helped the students a lot considering they wouldn’t be overwhelmed. The teacher talked in English the entire time. This is something that will help the students get used to when they transition out of the classroom. The teacher would also go over letters and sounds in the
First off, the one thing I noticed about Ms. Lewis was that she was very passionate to the students and their learnings. She would always give the students an equal amount of opportunity to share their opinions. If too many students were raising their hand rapidly and being lunatic she would get out her jar of popsicle sticks. The popsicle sticks had the students names on them. She would pick from the jar and call one of the students. If the student refused to answer she would pick another, and not make the student share if they weren 't comfortable, or they didn 't know the answer. I think this is an awesome strategy it made the children be equal. Ms. Lewis also was able to listen patiently to the students and give everyone an opportunity to answer.
The way the children learn and have come so far is so amazing. These children are only in pre-k and kindergarten and I was constantly forgetting that. I’ve always been experienced to the regular classroom, so being exposed to this kind of teaching really opened my eyes. It sparked an interest in how independent these students are learning. The love and laughter in Mrs. Addairs classroom is something I will always take with me. I’m so incredibly thankful for this experience and those students I only spent three days, Those students with will always hold a place in my heart and will help me thrive to want to begin my long teaching
As I continue to view the video one classroom strategy I favored was Mrs. Hopf’s implementation of the fingering number system. It was a nonverbal way of communication that is used in the classroom to help cut down on the disruptions in class; however by placing the fingers in the air, Mrs. Hopf can still understand what the students are asking. For example, if a student holds up 1 finger, then it means that the student needs help. 2 fingers means the student needs to go to the restroom. Finally 3 fingers means that the student needs to sharpen their pencils. In my opinion this system is excellent. It was demonstrated well by the students in the video. Looking from the outside in, I could tell Mrs. Hopf’s classroom management was great.
Next week, I will be back with more ideas to help you engage your students. In the mean time, we love to hear from our readers. What strategies do you use with your students to increase
Teacher profile experience gave me an opportunity to meet with my monitor teacher, Susan Madison, and start a conversation with her to know about her experience, duties in the classroom, and personality. Mrs. Madison has been at the Bombeck Learning Center for 10 years as a full time teacher. Her duties in the Jet classroom are to cooperate with the other teachers to organize the classroom, and offer the activities that are proper for the children ages. In addition, she cares about each child in the classroom, and gives him an opportunity to learn and develop. Mrs. Madison is a nice person who loves to travel and help. Outside of the class, she loves to go to Florida. She loves what she does, and she says, “I will do anything to help the children and people to succeed in their life”.
Newsam’s class showed me how I would want my classroom to be when I am a teacher. She showed me things she does to keep her classroom under control. She also taught me that using positive reinforcement can go a long way in the classroom. She gave the students many opportunities for rewards and also told me that Class Dojo is her savior when things get a little hectic. She told me that she also gave a classroom reward that the students earn and can lose as a class. She said that she believes it shows the students that they are a team. She also really cared for the kids and they trusted her enough to talk to her about home problems. This taught me that you need to have a relationship with your students because then they will better trust you for help. Out of all the things I learned in Mrs. Newsam’s class, the most important thing I learned is that you can’t have a good classroom without a loving, caring
On an academic level, my partner and I had to find alternative ways to get the students engaged in the activities. We brought candy to class and whoever were able to answer a question or define the terms that was defined at the start of
The first classroom I observed was in the Intermediate School and the teacher that I observed was Mr. Moll. Mr. Moll was a third-grade teacher for the school district, and while visiting him, I noticed that he seemed to be very energetic and encouraging towards his students. This is important when dealing with students at such a young age because they can be influenced by anyone who is of higher
Effective teachers know the importance of having a caring, inclusive educational environment, creating routines, modeling every aspect of learning, and providing rich hands-on experiences. On November 3, 2017, I conducted my field experience and observation, in my friend, Brittney Gomez’s kindergarten class. Mrs. Gomez has a great passion for education, and truly cares for all of her students. I have contemplated teaching kindergarten, so I felt observing a kindergarten classroom would be an excellent opportunity for me. Mrs. Gomez seems to teach her kindergarten class with ease, and I am very thankful for the opportunity I had to observe her class.
Ms. Melton and I share a common desire to work with young children. She knew at an early age that she wanted to be a kindergarten teacher, and she is a perfect fit with her students. It’s clear that her bubbly personality and infectious excitement for learning and fun make her a wonderful asset to the school system and to the kindergarten hall. In addition to my interview, I had the opportunity to observe her classroom and witness first hand that she has a desire to be a teacher and a passion for her students. I addition to her classroom work, she gains strength from her work with her church youth group and remains active in teaching young students outside of the classroom.
The last station was students testing one another on the vocab words using a white board. Later in the day the students ended the day with learning about past tense verbs. Students were given a five minute break. . I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for the students to not understand much of what is going on , so I would use positive body language and encouraging gestures to help with miscommunication issues. I would also use what I learned from my reading and remind myself that every student is different and we should embrace diversity. Embracing diversity is a main theme throughout the textbook and I would want to give every child the same opportunity to succeed no matter where they come from. So I would apply patience, empathy and fairness to students. The teacher also made sure to incorporate positive feedback and praises of encouragement to her students. I would also incorporate vocab. I think the more words they can analyze and understand, the better their English may become because they now have a use of words they can communicate with. As far as reading topics I would try to incorporate history of American text that includes all races that created America and made it great. The teacher also taught and showed me that a dictionary is someone's
I was able observe several different teaching strategies during my observation. I was also able to gather more information with an interview with Mrs. Cameron, Mrs. Jen, and Mrs. Amy both prior to the program and after the
Throughout my observation experience, I have learned so many things. I observed Mrs. Elli Mason, a first grade teacher at Irving Elementary in Joplin. Being able to observe a school in a district different from where I went to school, I was able to point out many similarities and differences. I was able to view a classroom environment in which differs from what I know as the “norm”.