Lesson Observation Essay

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Lesson pacing is a very important aspect of teaching as well as student learning. Lesson pacing is just as it sounds, the rate of speed at which a lesson moves along and can be adjusted to a rate at which student learn best. Lesson pacing is extremely important because it is one of many aspects in which influences the successfulness of students. Lesson pacing is needed in a classroom because it allows the teacher to keep kids motivated and engaged. For example, a teacher can speed up or slow down a lesson so that it garners and maintains student engagement. The more that students are engaged in a lesson, the higher the likelihood that they will learn and remember the content of that lesson. Teachers often feel that the more they talk and demonstrate…show more content…
When a lesson moves along and students stay on task, the less likely the teacher will have to deal with interruptions and misbehaviors. If students feel like a lesson is moving to slow, they may lose interest and their attention will be diverted to something that results in misbehavior. However, if a lesson moves too fast, the same can be said because students feel that a lesson that is taught in a faster manner is not as important so not as much energy will be devoted into learning that…show more content…
For example, lesson pacing a classroom with English Language Learners may differ greatly from a classroom without English Language Learners (ELL). In a classroom with English language learning students, lesson pacing must be adjusted to make sure these students are able to understand and demonstrate the learning content. The first difference between a classroom with ELL students and one without will be the speed at which lessons will be paced. In a classroom with ELL students, lesson pacing will likely be slower. ELL students will benefit from slower pacing because it will give them adequate time to ask and answer questions, and understand what the teacher is saying in their newly acquired second language. Another reason that a classroom with ELL students will differ from one without is that the teacher will need to evaluate student understanding more often to make sure the lesson is moving at a pace in which students are able to learn the material. Lesson pacing will differ greatly between a classroom with English language learners and a classroom
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