Introduction I began my field experience on June 4, 2015 with no idea of what to expect. During the period however I was able to gain a first-hand experience of how different environments affect students. It is always easy for someone to feel at home and function effectively in a familiar environment, but what happens to a student when the environment is not their own, or not what they are used to? Do the same principles or measuring stick apply to these students that apply to those in a familiar environment? It was interesting to observe these students who were completely out of their comfort zone but were required to learn at the same level and have the same academic achievement as those who were completely at home.
My observation for the spring semester was placed at Pine Richland High School. I was able to watch over John Dolphin’s twelfth grade British literature course. John Dolphin has been teaching at Pine Richland for the past eighteen years. I went to observe his class three times. Two out of three of those visits I was able to be at the school all day long to really get the feel of the way it is like to be at the school all day and seeing the difference of his eight classes. Throughout my time there I learned different strategies on how to keep the students involved, the way that a school of this size is ran, and the difference of how John taught compared to my previous observation teacher.
My field experience took place at School for All Seasons in Isanti, MN. I spent some time in both a kindergarten and first grade classroom. This was an exciting time as I got be part of the kindergarten class on the first two days of school and the second week with the first grade classroom. The kindergarten classroom had approximately 18 students and the first grade classroom had approximately 22 students.
Part One: Fieldwork Research Question and Literature (Worth 20 Points) Fieldwork Background Description On my level 1B fieldwork experience this October I went to a school based setting. Occupational therapy in a school based setting involves the therapist working with children who qualify for an individualized education program (IEP). These
Observation Reflection My experience observing students in a 5th grade ELA classroom over the course of the last eight weeks has been both fulfilling and beneficial in the aspect of being one step closer to achieving my burning desire of becoming a teacher. Within my short time at Big Ridge Elementary, I had the opportunity to take over tasks such as making copies, laminating materials, grading daily quizzes, preparing report cards to be sent home, in addition to simply observing student interaction during individual and group work. I was given the chance to partake in car line and recess duty with the teacher I had the pleasure of shadowing. Many of the skills and tips I was given along the way will be carried throughout my remaining time
Fieldwork Reflective Essay Spending time in Ms. Gibson’s 1st grade class at Birney Elementary School in the Long Beach Unified School District presented many fascinating learning opportunities. Prior to my experience at this school, review of the STAR report and the School Accountability Report provided interesting background information on the school. While background information set a certain expectation at a school level, it did not offer any insight into my classroom experience. Consequently, I did not have any expectations on what I would learn by working with an experienced educator. Even though I did not have any specific expectations, I did learn a few tips on classroom management and teaching that I plan to take forward. Additionally, my early fieldwork experience assisted in helping me discover my weakest areas in respect to teaching, to focus on in my education.
Over the Fall Break vacation, I decided to conduct my field experience at CC Spaulding Elementary School. I had the opportunity to work with Ms. Sarah Ashley and Mrs. Williams’ Pre-K class. I had previously shadowed with Ms. Ashley, so she was eager to welcome me back. Over the days,
My field placement experience means so much to me. The placement started, theoretically with the interview. I was nervous about it, as it was the most important interview I have had to go to. I ensured that I dressed or the occasion, in smart attire and prepared some insight into the agency Acces Employment. The interview went really well, Harpreet Shah, one of the agency staff, gave me a short presentation and the interview was more informal than I expected. My first experience of an interview for a field placement was nerve racking, but from it I learnt a few things such as preparation is key, to talk in a calm, polite but confident manner and to ensure that you absorb all the information that the interviewee is giving thus allowing you to
Field Experience Reflection Paper Describe My child 's name is Jude Alexander and he is a male. As a baby he is cautious around new people and situations, but warms up fairly quickly to friendly people. In kindergarten Jude Alexander seemed to have made one or two friends and usually played cooperatively and was sometimes reluctant to join in new activities with unfamiliar children. He performed below average on tests of vocabulary, and the ability to retell a story. He had a real knack for the art projects, and really got interested in the pre-math activities involving working with blocks and geometric shapes. In first through fifth grade he worked cooperatively in groups, usually respects the rights and property of others, and usually demonstrates appropriate peer social interaction. He demonstrates strength in art, all areas of reading, and in spelling and appropriate for the grade level in writing. He needs additional help in the areas of speaking and listening and in the content knowledge of social studies, science and music. He was average in mathematical problem solving, understanding of data, number concepts, graphical applications, and arithmetic computation. In the seventh grade, he consistently contributes to cooperative group activities and respects the rights and possessions of others, and shows age-appropriate social interaction with peers. He demonstrates strength in art, reading, spelling and writing. He was average in math and science, and needs additional
I’m glad to read that you have been able to find another supervisor for field placement. I can empathize with your anxieties around the stability of your placement as my own placement has not yet been firmly secured. I hope all goes well with the transition. I think it’s a good sign that the two of you are meeting to discuss and plan the transition to a new supervisor. I look forward to reading updates on the status of your field placement.
For my fieldwork experience, I observed a third grade classroom at St. Edward Confessor School in Syosset, New York. During my six-hour observation, I learned many new and different aspects to the classroom. I observed both the teacher and the students during the school day, from an educator’s point of
There is saying that my friend has “we are just alike in some way”. I wonder is that true. Are we really all that alike? To figure that out my teacher had us for our field experience observe to kids the same age and see. Show if they are any similarities or differences between the two. I started and finish my observing at Shining Stars on Nov 6, 2015. The time was 8 to 10:30 am on a Friday. Where I observe two 4-year-old kids playing, learning, moving. I have done some observing before but on a much border scale and less detailed. It was at both a high and Jr. school we this one was at a day care. A day care that was colorful and spoke of fun. The halls had lots of photos of the teachers and students. The class room I was in the same colorful
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn” states Phil Collins. This quote is extremely powerful in a classroom setting, where the teacher and students exchange roles constantly during the learning process. Observations are a powerful tool for future teachers due to them learning how the classroom is conducted as well as what works and does not work. My observation was at Webb City Middle School in Webb City, Missouri with Mrs. Swaim’s 6th grade social studies class.
Introduction My field experience this semester left a significant impact on me and changed the way I would look and think about teaching in the future. It was very beneficial to me because it was my first opportunity to get hands-on experience in a classroom setting and it allowed me to take the concepts that I was being taught and directly apply them to my personal experience. The involvement that I had teaching my group of kindergarteners was one that affected me in both an emotional and professional way. I was able to relate topics covered in class to my observations and teaching, which provided me with a better understanding of those concepts like motivation, praise, feedback, and literacy development.
I discovered Family and Consumer Science the summer In that class, the student learns about different teaching methods and how to care for children. As part of the curriculum, we volunteered at Long Elementary as teacher aides. Working with 4th grade students and observing an everyday class room was such an awe-inspiring experience. I had a completely new perspective about teachers. I have so much more respect as before. Teachers put so much time and effort into helping children for their benefits. I knew from the first day I helped with Ms. Williams’ 4th grade class, how much a teacher is a positive influence on children. There is an overwhelming feeling when you help a student with a problem and in return they give you the most heart-warming smile. The experience at Long Elementary helped me make my final decision on whether I wanted to teach elementary or secondary school. As much as I enjoyed helping elementary students, in my heart I knew secondary school was the path God had in store for me.