Reflection Paper On Field Experience

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Introduction I believe that doing field experience is very beneficial to students prior to starting the education program, it can help them see what it's like to be a teacher, and even get some experience in a classroom. Completing 20 hours in a classroom, you get to see how you connect to students, what it will be like after you become a teacher, and even help you decide if this is right for you. After my experiences, I learned a lot about my placement school, how what we learned in this class can be really beneficial, and how being in a classroom/becoming a teacher will affect me.

Centennial Arts Academy This semester, I did my 20 observation hours at Centennial Arts Academy with Ms. C. The school is located in Gainesville, Georgia and is apart of the Gainesville City School system. The school focuses on “Arts Integrated Learning with a focus on Performance Arts” (Gainesville City School System [GCSS], 2017). They care greatly about their students and want them all to do well. Each day, at the Centennial Arts Academy they help the students strive to achieve the Four R’s. “The Four R’s are ready, respectful, responsible, and role model” (GCSS, 2017). The school demographics are much different than most schools in Gainesville. This school in particular is a little more than 50% hispanic. As of the 2014-2015 school years there were “488 hispanics in the school out of 960 total students” (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2014). As for race the NCES

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