Reflection Of The Classroom At Cole Camp Elementary

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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. As I entered the room and took a seat at one of the empty u-shaped table at the back, I noticed how organized her room was. Students ' backpacks, books, and jackets were placed on the wall of the classroom in their designated cubby hole. This organization allowed Mrs. Merriott easy access to walk around the classroom while teaching. I noticed an Accelerated Reading section in the back corner of the room where students could pick out an Accelerated Reading book in the in class library. There is a computer in the same area to take test on an Accelerated Reading book without being interrupted by other students.…show more content…
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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