I observed the way multiple teachers did things and I think what caught my attention the most was how involved the students were in the activities. I loved to walk into the room and see projects and know they were not done by the teachers. Perfection is not the objective in classrooms like this the students were. On the other hand I did see a classroom that was decorated to perfection. The room was cute, but in my opinion it did not hold the identity of the students. Doing is a huge part of learning. The children responded to the teachers giving them creative freedom. They also seemed more willing to participate and voice their opinions. People downplay the importance of owning ones work, but the pride on the student’s face is priceless and just reiterates the fact that when the work is truly yours you are willing to put in more effort.
Classroom management is very important when you think...
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...nt to go to school. Seeing excitement in a child’s face as they walk through the door of the classroom is a great feeling. I want to make sure when I am a teacher that I inspire enthusiasm in my students learning.
My experiences in the different classrooms with different ages are a blast. I love talking to the kids and giving and receiving hugs. Young children are full of imagination and creativity. There are so many fun ideas that I have learned from different teachers to encourage to students to embrace their originality. In my future classroom I will create an atmosphere that invites the development of great ideas. The successful teachers I have observed work hard to meet the standards and follow their curriculum but, they do not allow standards and curriculum to limit the endless possibilities they can embrace as their young students expand their horizons.
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