Mr. Alden asked me if I could have a conversation with two of his students that were involved in a fight during dismissal time, yesterday. He informed me that the mother of one of the students (Fares) wanted to talk to the other student involved (Salem), but he didn’t allow it to happen. He asked me during the flag ceremony and later when they went back to class, Fares mom was upstairs and talked to Salem, as soon as he saw that happening he stopped it.
David’s first impression of his teacher was that she is mean and very sarcastic with her responses. At that point he knew he was in trouble. So, he figured he should come up with an answer very quickly, or he would be embarrassed from his teacher response. Now, it was David’s turn to speak. He did the best that he could with the limited vocabulary that he had previously learned before now. There were a few words mispronounced and he assigned the wrong gender to the floor and typewriter. The teacher over exaggerated reaction made him feel like it was the end of the world. David took a lot of verbal abuse from his teacher. His teacher continued to belittle everyone in the class, which made them all feel worthless. David said his teacher once called him out as a “lazy kfditinvfm.” David became very sensitive after the harsh comment his teacher made about him. David decided that he wanted to prove to her that he was more than just a loser. He spent a few hours every night doing his homework, giving more time and effort to his assignments. David was adamant about giving himself a name and, more of a positive demeanor. However, at times he would feel a bit nervous and afraid whenever she’s near.
The guidance counselor stated that the other three teacher could not attend the meeting however they provided a report about Shonquasia’s grades and behavior in each of their class. Ms. Witkers stated, that the other teaches reported that Shonquasia is not doing well in their class, and that she is often caught sleeping and that she has an aggressive attitude toward the teacher and her peers. MS. Witkers stated, that the other teacher reported that Shonquasia is not complete assignment and homework. RORC teacher reported that Shonquasia is fail his class because she refuse to wear her uniform. Ms. Witkers, recommended that Shonquasia should be encourage to participate in her class, and to be more respectful to other. Ms. Witkers suggested that consequences for behavior and accountability should be reinforced in the classroom and at home. Per mom Shonquasia does not like to be told what to do and that Shonquasia is capable of getting better grades, however she do not want to put in the work required to get better grades. Per mom Shonquasia likes to do her own thing and it is very difficult for her to punish Shonquasia for bad behavior. Per mom, since last CFT meeting Shonquasia s behavior at home and in school has not
Her statement had spread throughout the school; all her co-workers had adverse reactions thinking that her ability of being a teacher would interfere due to her racial comment. Her principal decided that it would be better to have her dismissed.
Miss Caroline is a brand new teacher and has been trained to teach in a certain way. When she finds that Scout’s premature reading ability disrupts her teaching plan she has no idea what to do with her, and tells Scout not to read at home anymore. ‘Miss Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me anymore, it would interfere with my reading.’ This shows how society is oblivious to individual situations and this can cause achievements to be frowned upon.
Mr. Wray was the first teacher and the only male teacher I observed. The class was a 7th grade Social Studies academy class. Throughout the observation I noticed he really cares about his students. He took his time going over the topic of discussion, and when some of the students couldn’t catch on he stopped to help the individuals. His class was very well behaved. The only time I really noticed any of the students socializing were when Mr. Wray put them in groups to complete a study guide. The second teacher I observed was 6th grade teacher Mrs. Dunn. She was teaching English to her students. She went over verb phrases and helping verbs throughout the class. I noticed whenever she asked questions quite a few of the students participated by answering. Mrs. Dunn had a positive attitude throughout the class period. I felt she truly enjoyed all her students and treated them the same. Even when some of the students didn’t answer questions correctly she didn’t make them feel dumb. She would just tell them good try. I could tell her students really liked her as a teacher also. The last teacher I observed at Westside Junior High was 7th grade Science teacher Mrs. Dugas. This lady came off as a very strict teacher compared to the other two I had observed. Her students were very talkative, which only made her become more annoyed when having to fuss at them. At the beginning of class the students had a bell ringer to complete. On the particular day I went the bell ringer
Conversations in class were a huge contributor to never getting anything done. Whether the conversation was about when our next food day would be or the outfit she was wearing, it was never important. These conversations did not encourage a positive learning environment and certainly did not reflect into our education well. Students should have liked her better considering that she acted like a friend to many of us. One of the things I hate most is when adults try to be friends with teenagers in inappropriate situations, such as at school where the adult should hold a higher standard of professionalism. There is a difference between having fun with students and losing all authority over them. She is lucky that any students listened to her towards the end of the year because most students would not have been mature enough to behave without a teacher disciplining them. She never threatened detention and she definitely did not give a reason to respect her. So, it actually seems like a miracle that the class was not complete chaos. It could have been much worse if we were not such respectful students. Ms. Fetterman should have been a role model as well as a teacher, and she failed at both tasks. Since she lost respect from her students they no longer put in effort towards her classwork, which ultimately lead to a decline in students’ performance in school. The only effort put into her class was fueled purely by that individual’s desire to learn, despite no motivation to do so from Ms.
in the back of the room. As far as I know, she never intervened” (Murphy 382). A disheartening picture because kids may be kids, but a grown adult should be able to distinguish between right and wrong. Allowing the bullying to take place meant she condoned their behavior to be acceptable. Also, as a teacher, she had the power to influence the students and teach them that any form of cruelty is wrong.
My thoughts about this case study are that Michael has a great attitude and process to get his students involved in class. Having a more relaxed vibe were students feel comfortable to speak is great but you have to make sure it is on topic and not interrupting someone else. He needs to get everything done before he can just let the class have discussion. He does need to be demanding in the way that they are at least doing some work at home. When it comes to Allen, I believe Michael doesn’t have to teach in the way that he wants. It doesn’t create memories and students want to be comfortable speaking their minds. That is need later in live, students need to be able to think for their like coming up with their own definitions for words will help
After I submitted a write up about Evan, I was called to the office and Mrs. Thiam wanted to speak to me. She said, “I read your write up. Mrs. Pereira, you have to be more sympathetic to those kids. They are coming from the broken families. Everyday is a new day, and you have to start new.” Mrs. Thiam continued, “So, how do you and Ms. Vigliotti (who is Evan’s classroom teacher) work together with the perspective of PBIS?” I said, “I speak to her about her students every time when she has music.” Mrs. Thiam went, “No, that’s not what I’m talking about.” However, she did not give me any explanation about how to work together with the perspective of PBIS, and changed a subject. “I called Evan’s mother and left the message to suspend him for
The school I observed at is Evans High School located at 4550 Cox Rd, Evans, GA 30809. This school has around 1,800 students in attendance ranging between grades nine through twelve. The teacher I observed is named Jean Lancaster, the chorus and guitar teacher, who has been teaching all grades at Evans High for the past twenty plus years. Lancaster is honestly losing her respect from her students because she is very strict on some students in the classroom, but others can get away with whatever they want without her even batting an eye. She enjoys her job and many believe she will be teaching her classes until she dies.
Rodriguez to tell me what is going on with her son. She informed me that he is being bullied by other students in his class and nothing is being done about it. I then turn to Andrew and ask him to explain to me what’s going on. He told me that when they’re in the gym and it’s time to pick a team member that he’s never gotten picked by the other students. He further advised that today while in the restroom today that he accidentally wet his pants while using the urinal and three of his classmates laughed at him. I then asked if he told his teacher(s) about the incident and he said, no. I asked him if he has told any adult inside the building about his situation and he said, no. I asked Andrew if he has ever seen me in the hallways or the cafeteria during lunch time and he said, no. Ms. Rodriguez advised at the beginning of the school year an incident happened and she spoke with the Principal, Mrs. Hinton. I
“I have been patient with the abuse but I just couldn’t cope. When she told me to leave her class I went straight home” said Khanyile. He has reported to GroundUp that the teacher has publicly shamed him, in the school’s cafeteria where she asked him if he had a penis or a vagina.
Laurie, at first, did not seem at all interested. But when Laurie’s father and I both said that we knew that he was Charles, he just stared at us. “Laurie, or should I say Charles,” said Laurie’s father, “Your mother and I are very upset at your behavior.” “Lying to us is never the right thing to do. Not to talk about all the other trouble you have caused. Kicking the teacher, yelling in the classroom, being fresh, and telling other kids to say swear words is absolutely not ok Laurie!” I could see that Laurie felt a sense of fear. “Laurie,” I said, “Your father and I are going to have to punish you for what you have done. But first, we need you to apologize to your teacher and all of the students for your behavior during the past couple weeks. Do you know what it means to apologize?” “It means to say sorry,” said Laurie. “Correct,” I said. “So when you go to school today, I will ask your teacher to give you a chance to have a word