I learned that an inclusion special education student can really thrive being in a mainstream classroom, not only academically but also socially. It was a wonderful learning opportunity to get to be a part of that. My mentor teacher
I made note that I heard the exact same strategy for math “read, draw, write” that is being taught right now in my 1st-grade classroom and I really appreciated this. The class did very well with independent work and the room seemed quite controlled and quiet while students were working. It was evident that the teacher had very good control of her class. I can visually see the teacher is working towards getting her students to be more indecently work driven, but I loved that when a student needed help she got right down to their level! Overall there was great classroom management, the kids did very well with doing what was asked, the kids were very respectful, and I never heard the teacher raise her voice to the students like so many do.
These demonstrated that Belinda understands the mission and ethos of Longburn Adventist College. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed having Belinda in my classroom. She contributed so much on a daily basis and was so easy to work with. I learned a lot to use in my own teaching and enjoyed watching her grow and develop. I have no reservations in grading Belinda a High Distinction because she displayed outstanding ability in both her teaching organisation and practice.
We have worked in groups and collaborated on the big ideas of each unit. On our own we have presented to the class both answered problems and productive failures. We have enjoyed reading books and articles related to math, teaching, and this course. We have learned through inquiry based learning and were able to use other materials such as manipulatives, videos, and our peers. As individuals and a class we were able to reflect on what is working, why its working, and how to be best prepared to be math teachers.
There is also enough space for everyone to see the board from the carpet as well as from their desks which is important for their learning because the teacher does most of her teaching from this location. The amount of space between the tables and chairs is plenty; therefore, when students are doing centers they have enough room to rotate. Students are also able to move freely in between class time, and from one activity to the next. The only thing this room lacks is for the table close to the smartboard to be moved farther away because the teacher has to move the two students who sit close to it when she uses the board. I believe this disrupts the flow of their
This classroom feels like a safe, inviting, positive, organized, spacious, colorful place for all students and anyone who enters the classroom. What things does the teacher actually do and say to create the tone? The tone of the class was calm, quiet, organized, and mutual respect. The classroom walls were decorated with bright colorful poster that illustrated positive and encouraging thoughts. The room was well organized; the students desks was spaces, and the floor was clean.
Teacher has a pleasant demeanor and is always looking for ways to praise the students. One of the biggest things they have for classroom management is the “bump up” card. There is a colored chart in the classroom that starts with red at the bottom, then goes to orange, then green, then blue,
Rudolph successfully organized her classroom and skillfully delivered instruction to the class was by doing more hands-on works with each student. Mrs. Rudolph did not do a lot of individual work with the students because of the class size; however, she did tend to take the class as a group to the front of the room and do interactive lectures. The first lesson I observed Mrs. Rudolph teach was math. She was very active with the students and having the students get up and do hand actions to help them learn the vocabulary words. For example, the students needed to learn the word horizontal.
Mrs. Franzmeier used a combination of all of them she had the information written out on the board on what was going to be accomplished she also had checklists and times and finally she would verbally explain it to the class. This strategy affects the students learning because whole group instruction is the first step for checking for understanding from the students. The reason for this is because you need to make sure everything is clear to the students before moving on otherwise it is only going to c... ... middle of paper ... ...ier room you can see it in the games when the kids are learning but they are also having fun. I can see this idea working in your math reading and social studies. Yet, not so much in science because once you start doing labs and experience you have to be very careful with what you do and it is not very flexible.
One in particular I felt kids really connected with the teacher and I would like to have that kind of environment in my classes. Mrs. Lazcano a Bilingual teacher was one of my favorites to observe. When I first went in her class I liked how clean her class looked, usually class rooms have way