Reflection Of A Classroom Observation

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Classroom Observation
My observation was done in Mrs. Merriott’s fourth grade class at Cole Camp Elementary on December 11, 2015 from 8:20 A.M to 10:30 A.M. I entered the room and took a seat at one of the empty u-shaped table at the back of the classroom. I noticed the organization of Mrs. Merriott’s fourth grade classroom was very neat and organized. Students ' backpacks, books, and jackets and other belongings which they did not need for the day were placed on the wall of the classroom in their designated hooks and cubbies. This organization allowed Mrs. Merriott easy access to walk around the classroom while teaching. There is an Accelerated Reading section in the back corner of the room where students can pick out an Accelerated Reading
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As a teacher, I believe there is the need to set the tone of the classroom and let them know that the teacher in is in control of the classroom. The atmosphere of the classroom needs to be accepting and eager to learn. The class that I observed had great classroom atmospheres and most of the students were engaged. All the students were attentive to the teacher, eager to learn, asking questions and no student in the class was omitted from the class discussion or the learning of that particular day. As a future educator, I believe my biggest challenge will be trying to become flexible with my schedule and changing lesson plans around and with organization. Also, another challenge will be trying to motivate each student to learn and be active in the class. I think this will depend on the grade level I will be teaching, whether that will be in a daycare or elementary level. I 'll address these challenges by becoming more organized and doing projects where participation is graded and required, so then that each student will be learning and not be left out. This observation was very motivating and helped me better appreciate the teaching profession. They well help me decide what grade level I would like to teach as I do more
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