The rooms were inviting, and the students were engaged in learning. I quickly noticed that having a positive, and inviting classroom environment is of upmost importance for successful student learning. As the students walked through the second grade classroom they were greeted with a hug. When the students’ finished their morning work, the chimes signaled the students to line up, and transition to their first class of the day which is Science. This is where I was able to observe both Mrs. Stanford, and Mrs. Taylor
Getting the ability to interview one of my past teachers was an awesome experience. I had the luxury of talking to one of my former high school teachers and Student Council advisor Tessa Gargano. We have a great reputation together and basically know each other like the backs of our hands.
From what I have been through, my current high school experience has not been meeting my expectations. After speaking with friends and parents, I believe that Archbishop Mitty High School can provide the experience that I am seeking. One aspect I am looking for is a larger campus, school community and a safer environment. I feel that the size and location of Archbishop Mitty will help enhance my learning experience. Something else I am looking for in my new high school experience is more school spirit and camaraderie. I have attended many sports events at Archbishop Mitty and I have thoroughly enjoyed the enthusiasm and spirit of the environment. One last reason is that I am looking for a school that can provide a larger class selection with
I observed the kindergarten classroom of Sarah House. During my observation, Ms. House completed a language arts lesson with her students. Ms. House used both whole class instruction and one on one instruction during her lesson. I felt that she did an amazing job with classroom management and created lessons that were not only engaging, but fun for the students.
The Eva Mitchell Child Development Center is a daycare center for employees and students of Hampton University. On October 10, 2017 I was part of the first group that attended the development center to participate in a classroom observation of students and teachers. We wanted to be able to observe both younger and older children. In order to secure good and well-rounded observations they split us into two groups. My group followed the oldest children of the two groups, around the ages of two to four years. The second group mirrored ages two and younger. After thirty minutes we were to switch classrooms and watch the succeeding group. Upon entering the room, you see colors surrounding every surface of the area. The walls are covered in the
She was unapologetic about treating her students, especially her honors ones, like adults. She was strict about plagiarism and demanded our full efforts. Within our social studies curriculum, she found ways to infuse valuable life lessons and talk
The author explains how many students, especially those in the focused-upon second grade class, have difficulty explaining their “mathematical thinking process”. While they may provide correct answers using memorized calculations, they are unable to demonstrate their conceptual understandings or explain how they achieved the right results. As stated by the researcher, “it is important for students to be able to demonstrate their mathematical thinking as well as their method of solving a problem” (Kostos & Shin, 2010, p.223).
Upon observing your class, we have learned a lot about the methods you utilize in order to help the students with mathematics and about how the students learn. Observing your class was both an honor and a learning opportunity for us, as you are an important, and well-respected faculty member in the school system. However, while we appreciate your goals and tactics to make learning mathematics easier for the students, we have discovered some flaws in the use of mnemonics, rules, and tricks for helping students understand the subject material.
Mrs. Napoli, enhances higher levels of student achievements in her classroom in many different ways. In the beginning of my sophomore year, we had the chance to choose a book out of three selections she gave us. I chose “The Outsiders”, meanwhile in reading the book I got lost in the process. Napoli asked me several questions about the book and I had to answer them. If I didn't know the answer she would make me go back and reread a couple sections in the book and to look back at my study guides. She understood that I read a little slower than most students so being able to take the book home helped me out alot. At the end of reading the book I understood what the book was about because when I had to go back and reread because of Napoli, It allowed me to get a grip on what I was reading.
This week I went to Seabourn elementary with Mrs.Kirkland class for 3 hours and 45, and I talked to her on if she could choose another mentor RST intern what would she like to change she said if anything if there were more specific on what she should be doing. Also, she said if they could check with her first because for when her students came in plus the RST students it would be in between her planning period and her lunch period. Mrs.Kirkland finished up by saying she would like more emails or notices for the teacher so she could know and be able to help out with the RST
Mrs. Cirrincione has a structured morning routine. After welcoming the students, she takes attendance while the students read, sharpen pencils, and exchange books. ELA is first. While students are working silently on spelling, Mrs. Cirrincione walks around the room connecting with each student. Overall throughout the day, I noticed Mrs. Cirrincione was very engaged, never sitting at her desk unless she was conferring with a student one-on-one. Dr. Cornell, the
The teacher interviewed and observed was Mrs. Linda Grill, she has twenty-eight years of experience. Her first ten years of teaching were at an inner city school in Los Angeles, where she said, “I was the only white person there.” For the last eighteen years she has been teaching a variety of grade levels at Aurthur Hapgood Elementary in Lompoc, current she teaches kindergarten. As I work at the same school as Mrs. Grill, I interview her almost daily, for the purpose of this paper the majority of the interview was completed two days before the observation. The formal observation of a kindergarten math lesson occurred on Friday September 16th at 10:10 am, immediately following the morning recess.
She managed to go through the first day of school. She knew she didn't get the best students so she decided to do fun things with her students. Most of the students wouldn't talk to each other. Some of the were black, asian, & hispanic. Most of her students stopped going to school for a while. She tried to get
I have never seen a math class run as smooth as Mrs. Cameron’s sixth grade math class at Sumrall Middle School. She is organized, knowledgeable, and ready to teach every single Monday and Wednesday that I am in there. The children call her Mrs. Fun because she is the definition of fun. But not only is she fun, she is also serious about imbedding math skills in these student’s brains. I wish that I had her as my sixth-grade math teacher because the way she explains things makes everything click.
I chose to observe Mrs. Tijerina for my classroom observation. There are many reasons why I decided to observe Mrs. Tijerina. I elected to observe Mrs. Tijerina so I could see another teacher’s perspective on teaching Spanish, as she and Mrs. Fiechter are the only Spanish teachers in the school. Furthermore, I never had Mrs. Tijerina for Spanish 2, as the teacher I had left Adams Central. Additionally within the hour I was observing, there were many sophomore students that I knew personally so I was able to ask them on their options of the class. Finally, Mrs. Tijerina’s goal was to teach in a similar way to Mrs. Fiechter’s teaching, and by observing her I was able to compare and contrast the two