It was playtime for the class. My first real experience with classroom management was when a little boy by the name of Tranell did not want to share the toy phone with his classmate who was a girl. I went up to Tranell and ask him “Can she have a turn with the phone?”. He nodded his head and let her have the phone for a little while. But as soon as my back was turned he snatched the phone back from her and she began crying. During this time, I told his teacher about and she told him to give it back to her. Tranell gave it to her, but sudden he began crying. He loved the toy phone so much that he literally would take it and keep in his pocket. When play time was over, I informed Mrs. Gain, Mrs. Pace classroom helper of what Tranell had done. She told me that he takes and keeps the toy phone in his pocket all the time and she will let Mrs. Pace know about it. After playtime it was time for them to go the
The students are asked to copy the words into their social studies folder. Mrs. Cannon then verbalizes the definitions of each word. John offers his own definition of a word, the teacher says, “Just copy my definition. It’ll be the one on the vocabulary test.” John looks embarrassed. Mrs. Cannon then gives the students another assignment to pick one form of communication, decide if it’s from past or present, write a description about it and draw a picture. John seems confused and I noticed him copying another student’s paper. When the students are at recess Mrs. Cannon says, “I just don’t understand. I modeled the handwriting and gave them an explanation of each word. Why are they not getting it? I mean, I have high expectations for them and want them to do well, I really do.”
U1 AC 3.1 - Explain the relationship that exists between the teaching role and other professionals, as listed below, then think of other professionals that you come into contact with and explain the relationships. (Please attach any additional sheets and supporting evidence.)
INTRODUCTION: As a key part of our teaching and education training we need to develop knowledge and understanding of our roles, responsibilities and relationships within the teacher, student environment. I see this valuable to my progression and career development. The initial task was to produce a job description on my ideal job. Through research and reading, I was able to extend my knowledge and understanding of the importance to the following areas:
The class teacher was telling the whole class that 4th grades have to do a social studies project. In which they have many options and that they should get started soon since they have 3 weeks to hand it in. One of the options is for the students to make an Iroquois longhouse, or to write their own Native American Legend, or to make a diorama describing a Native American scene that will capture their daily life and their government system. Lastly, was to create a PowerPoint presentation. Teacher told them that they shouldn't have any trouble doing this project, because they have been talking about Native American for a couple of weeks now. Mrs. Roush offer the class to use to computers or to print stuff whenever they wanted but that this project
Santoro classroom. Ms. Santoro’s class was behaved when I walked in the room because they were doing their work for the lesson she was teaching. Before the math lesson, Mr. Santoro gave out their math journals, to do a worksheet on the lesson she was teaching them today. During math, she was very good at making sure all the students were involved in answering questions. She made sure that all the students had a chance to answer. Most of these problems only have one way to answer them correctly, but some students insisted that they had a different way to do it. She used a computer and a SMART board to teach her student division. She did go over the math worksheet with the class. There was also one specific problem that the students were having trouble with. She used the SMART board to do the problems step by step to show the students how the problem was done. Next lesson was English; Ms. Santoro gave the students laptops to do their essay they were working on the last class. I walked around and saw how they use the Microsoft Word and how they type. Some of the students sat in their desk or by the window to work on the laptop. The teacher gave students individual attention if they needed it. She made sure each student understood what they were typing about for
I got the chance to see three grade levels during the observation. The first grade I got to see was third grade and they were at p.e. and I even though I only got to observe the third grades for 15 minutes, I learned that it’s important that the kids get up and move every day. Also, that by the kids playing they learn how to work with each other. Then when it was time for the kids to go the teacher blew a whistle and all the kids ran and got into two lines. When the teacher saw that everyone was in line, he started walking while the kids followed in an orderly manner to go to lunch. The second grade level I got to see was fourth grade. I only got to stay in the class for 20 minutes but during that time the kids were
I also realized that I needed to read more into classroom management. I noticed the teacher had withitness since she could conduct a reading group while watching and listening to the other 5 stations of students scattered across the room. She was able to read the book out loud to the class while noticing the students’ behavior such as a child who had put a rock in her mouth. The teacher calmly stopped reading and told the girl to spit the rock out and throw it away while exclaiming that rocks are not intended for our mouths or eating. Then she began to read again. I did not even see the rock from where I was
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.
Journal one of the Westminster College class EDU 562 Field Experience was related to observation and participation with a first grade classroom, on Monday, January 4, 2016. Upon arrival the class teacher provided instructions to assist in the set up of the classroom January calendar, make a graph of the lunch choices, and to pass out morning work for the students to complete as they arrived in the classroom. At 8:30 a.m. the teacher welcomed most of the students with excitement as they entered the room. She informed the students in detail and repeated the routine and morning arrival instructions. Once everyone arrived, the teacher rang a bell which symbolized it
During this observation I observed a young girl who we will call “Kayla” she was working on her daily journal. I asked the teacher if it would be okay if I asked “Kayla” to tell me a story about her journal page and then have her act it out with a few friends the teacher was actually very excited about this. So when I asked “Kayla” to tell me a story about the time she and her family went to the beach she was super excited I told her I was going to write it down so we could act it out later.
On Tuesday’s, we have Art class. Of course, this is my favorite because I know how to do art, and I love to paint. After about three weeks my supervisor, Ms. Lou Ann, tells me that the next week 's class is all mine to teach! I needed to plan an activity for the upcoming class and instruct it. I was actually both nervous and excited, because I knew she wanted to observe me while I observed the children. And so I made it happen! I had the children to do what is known as a “collage.” They were to cut
I was in the computer lab reviewing Spanish vocabulary when my fifth grade teacher entered with a stern face. She requested that Jonathan, Luke, Jack, Sydney and I came with her because she needed to speak with us. Nervous, we silently followed her out of the room and down the long,empty hallway. She remained silent as we walked, but my fellow classmates and I were not as reserved. Gathering together and beginning to whisper, we wondered why she was pulling us out of class. What could we have done wrong?
The Principal recognizes teachers’ efforts and accomplishments every term and at graduation ceremonies. Teachers are rewarded with gift certificates/vouchers, fruit baskets, cards, letters, and cash. All staff members value rewards. Rewards apply equally to all categories of staff. When teachers are insubordinate and non-compliant, they are cautioned in writing. All members of staff receive equal treatment whether permanent, temporary or substituting and in spite of gender, age, religion, and sexual orientation. Equal treatment is also given regardless of position at the school: teachers, chefs, janitors, security guards and grounds man. At the NECS, persons appreciate the celebration of successes but they magnify
There were two students using iPads with the volume up loud enough to hear as I entered as well. Three students were riffling through a bucket of plastic letters without being entirely successful in finding the letters they were seeking. Two students were using a drawer of foam letters and word cards to put the letters on the corresponding word. The final student was alone just looking at a book herself. The teacher was going back and forth between the groups who were working with letters trying to assist them in picking the correct letters. She would say the sound while feeling her throat and then tell them the letter they needed and find it for them in the box. She went to the group looking in the tub for letters and found letters for them as well. A cause for concern that we noticed was that she was asking the students to sound out the word “said” as well as having written on the board next to the sight words students were spelling that the vowel team ai =e (meaning short e sound). Mrs. Williams though it necessary to jump in at this point and make a correction since she was teaching something contrary to the curriculum and pointed out that sight words like “said” do not follow the rules of phonics always and need to be taught as a whole word. Also during this brief observation we noticed Mrs. M. having difficulty with the student who was alone. She was not engaging in any work after being asked to join the group and instead took a book and hid