Reflection Paper On Teaching Experience

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The opportunity to observe and participate in the teaching practice weeks prove to be immensely beneficial for me as a student teacher who seemingly started off with little practical knowledge about teaching. During the time at OIS, I was fortunate enough to have been a part of a bright and inclusive class of second graders as well as receiving guidance from two experienced and engaging mentor teachers. These valuable learning experiences will be closely examined in connection with the ITEPS program goals. To better evaluate and reflect upon the whole experience, the three competencies that relate to pedagogy, interpersonal skills, and organizational methods will be incorporated in the essay. While the information gathered when observing the…show more content…
As the student teacher who has been observing in many second grade classrooms in OIS, all of them do share the same positive characteristic of an ideal learning environment. The classroom itself is well-organized and orderly which includes tables and seats that face each other instead of being put side by side. This setting, in turn, allows the students to see their classmates and encourage them to interact with one another during lesson activities. When it is time for the teacher to give instructions or to tell a story, all of the students will gather around the carpet at the center of the class. In the moment that this occurred, the pupils would engage in discussions and try out ideas as well as comment on the activity that was happening. No child was excluded from the circle and the whole class enjoyed the eye contact and facial expressions of everyone as they shared ideas. From the student teacher's point of view, by simply invest in creating such safe and interactive environment where the learners can interact comfortable both verbally and physically, the teachers are demonstrating awareness about an important aspect of pedagogical…show more content…
When reflecting back on the lesson that I have taught at OIS, I honestly realized that there were mistakes on my part for not setting up a clear boundary between me and my students. The problem became clearer when I was trying to organize class activities. Due to fact that my pupils have regarded me in a brotherly role and not as a leading teacher, it was difficult to give instructions and direct them accordingly. Another factor part of the "organisational competency" that I would like to explore more is how teachers handle classroom management. Some questions that I would like to address are: How can teachers deal with sensitive problems? For example, topics such as that need to be considered: bullying, students with learning difficulties, or dealing with the fact of losing a loved one. What are good ways of giving constructive and meaningful feedback without the negative effect of demoralizing the students? Is this true that by carrying out interactive and hands-on learning activities, the student will be less inclined to have disruptive
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