Classroom Reflection Paper

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Kindergarten general education classroom with 17 students, 2 are English Language Learners and 3 have Individualized Education Plans. The students sit at tables with groups of 4 for independent work and sit on a large alphabet rug for class discussions at the SmartBoard or by the easel. There is a lot of positive reinforcement throughout the class and day. If they do something the teacher will say, “You’re a rock star!” or “You did an awesome job!”. 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,…show more content…
I observed one time that a student was not listening, walking around the room, and bothering his neighbors. While he was doing this the rest of the students weren’t focused on the teacher’s lesson, but him. Another time I could tell the teacher was having a bad day and didn’t feel well, so she was a bit short with the students and not her usually pleasant demeanor. The students could sense it and didn’t what to work and some became cranky themselves. I observed the teacher behavior plays a large role in how the students acted and received information. If a teacher or student have bad attitudes or display bad behaviors it effects the whole classroom…show more content…
If there aren’t any classroom procedures in place the classroom and its environment don’t run smoothly. If the students know what is expected from them and what they can except from the teacher the classroom and its environment have a positive aspect to it. I noticed in the classrooms that I observed in if there were set procedures in place, such as you turn in your homework at the beginning of class or even as simple as this is the way we line up, the classroom environment was better. It had a structured feel to it. Having set procedures is important and should be taught at the beginning of the year in every
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