Field experience was a unique experience for me, and also the most stressful. This was one of the parts of my academic career that would decide if I really wanted to be an elementary school teacher. Although I was not paired with a student who required special education, I was paired with a student who needed help. The actions I observed with this student was how she interacted with the teacher and other students. The students displayed externalizing actions with the teacher. These interactions were not aggressive or violent, but king-pin behavior: being noncompliant. (Heward) Many time she would be instructed to complete a writing assignment, but would rarely complete the task. Instead, she would disturb her peers from their assignments.
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Students spend a huge chunk of their lives in classrooms; the type of classroom helps or hinders them in life. Each student and teacher have reciprocal power; "reciprocal power enables teachers and students to undermine any attempt at domination by a single person in the classroom" (Pauly, 57). Students often use reciprocal power when they want to disrupt the class, screaming that they do not want to be in the class or do not want to learn. It is the teachers ' job to take that power back and show the class who is in charge of the classroom before all mayhem breaks
Everything you will ever perceive is fabricated. Every quote about happiness in life is simply not true. There are empires and they decree the nation. Only fifteen years old and I have been in the vicinity of the Raft for almy choate life. Centuries ago the Earth was decreasing every single resources it obtained. We could all see that trees were scarce and animals were no longer. Human race was running out of time at a nimble pace. Fear quickened and heart rates of every human had spiked higher than the mountains of rubble containing the Earth’s oceans. Desperation lurked around the atmosphere we all began to look to the sky. Building a vicinity to house mankind in space was pinned as imaginable. The questionability if space could hold half
First Quarter has finished and I’m pretty proud of myself. I achieved straight A’s, though I was extremely worried I wouldn’t (“nerd problems”). My life has pretty much stayed the same besides the added activity of procrastinating finishing homework and yearbook. I plan on signing up for Power of the Pen like I did last year (which I’m very excited about). Lunch is the standard “talk with your friends time” that it was last year, just with different friends. The classes are the same as last year and are as fun as they always were. I didn’t realize, until it was mentioned, that this would be my last first quarter at RMS. I’m not sad or sentimental about it, but genuinely excited because it means progress.
In high school, I had the opportunity to job shadow and intern at my old elementary school. During these experiences I learned that elementary education was the career for me. I worked with a variety of different students and through this experience I learned first hand the many challenges teachers face. I worked with many different students who had different academic needs including some that had minor learning disabilities and some who were performing above their grade level. I also learned how to work with students with anger management issues. I was very fortunate to intern in a classroom that had such a wide variety of students, as this helped me understand the importance of patience and how important it is as an educator to consistently strive to improve each student regarding their academic
Some challenges that I had was that the program had many grade levels and I could not keep up with what each student needed help with or what they had to study to improve. To overcome these challenges I helped each grade level at a time, I helped with kindergarten, then with 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 4th and so on. Having the privilege to help and see how the students improved made my happy. What surprised me the most in this experience was seeing how much a child can learn if you just have patience with them and try to show them that you actually care about them and their
My field experience was at Clearwater Elementary School in my hometown of Piedmont, Missouri. My observations took place in a third grade classroom with an excellent teacher, Sheri Rainwater, and great students. Clearwater follows a curriculum that helps children develop skills and build on knowledge that is necessary to become successful in the future. During my time at Clearwater, I learned more about young children and the teaching profession. This experience opened my eyes to the reality of teaching, and got me even more excited about entering the field of education.
Everyone loves a thrill. We watch movies that make us rethink what is in the dark with us, jump off of bridges and cliffs with our only savior being a bungee cord that may or may not be 10 years old, and we create gravity defying, speeding cars without motors and brakes. The crazy thing is, we do it all for fun. I, however, didn’t have a fun time when I went on a roller coaster that went upside down for the first time.
My response: For this observation, I went to a third-grade classroom several different times to see how consistent the teacher way to ensure that my observations were accurate. First, I would like to say that the only negative behaviors that I found in this classroom during my observations included talking and not following directions, such as working on their work when they were supposed to be. With that said, I noticed that the teacher used proximity control on some of the students. Proximity control is making a “physical presence of the teacher” known (Shea & Bauer, 2012, p. 190). When I saw this teacher use this type of behavioral influence, she would stand next to the student(s) who were not following directions. What I noticed was two things. First, this did not interrupt the classroom lesson. I also noticed
The spring semester of 2018, I had the opportunity to spend an extended amount of time in two classrooms. One was an 8th grade advisory and science class at a local middle school as part of “Wednesdays in the Workplace” and the other was in the high school in a Special Ed. classroom, as a study buddy and observer. The classrooms were different in how the students and expectations were managed, but both showed me innovative and helpful ways to make sure every student succeeds.
When I look back at my practicum experience this past semester, I cannot help but smile to myself. This experience was much needed for my teaching career and I feel I have developed so much as an individual. I remember the beginning of the school year, waiting for our assigned times and now I have said my final “see you later” to my class. I was placed with Mrs. Schubert’s kindergarten class at Kellom Elementary. This was my first experience with a public school, and this school has many high needs students which allowed me a true insight on how to deal with individual needs. My teacher only had fourteen students in her class, but I think this is a good thing because my teacher is really able to adapt to all her students’ needs. This practicum experience was also my first time teaching a lesson in front of students, which really made me step outside of my comfort zone. One of the things I really enjoyed about my class was how they truly welcomed me into their school and daily schedule. From watching my teacher handle misbehavior to seeing students expand week by week, I can easily say I am in the right professional field.
I had the opportunity to observe different age group of students. The majority of my hours were experiencing the swim classes with high school students which is the grade level I would like to teach. I have gained some experience when observing them. I was also able to experience the teacher- student engagement and a learning environments throughout most of my observations. Throughout my fieldwork experience with the swimming classes I was able to observe the different approaches many of the swim coaches had when teaching their team new skills. I have learned to how to be patient and understanding when working with large groups of people. I also learned that I should push my future students to do their best and have high expectations from them. My field work experience has also taught me to have the passion and magic for teaching which will make a classroom more fun and engaging. Through my fieldwork experiences and observations I was able to learn lots of new things that will guide me to become a successful teacher in the future. This experience was an all-around learning experience because I got to learn more about the students, teachers, coaches and overall myself and how I want to portray myself in my future
For example, when I visited Ms. McGinley’s class, the student whom suffered from autism did not pay any attention to the lesson. Unlike the other students he was in his own little world, all he wanted to do was play during class time. I believe the experience Ms. McGinley has in the twenty-five years of being a teacher has helped her handle these type of situations. While being in Ms. McGinley’s class I learned that every day has a new challenge, not only for the students but also for the teachers, that all the children are different and they all have different