School Reflection

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What I have learned from the school visits is that no two schools will ever be the same. There can be similarities between schools, but due to technology, size, diversity, and other factors, no schools will be exactly the same. This is something very important that I learned in each of our school visits this semester. It is vital for teachers to have balance of freedom and equality in the classroom. Students need to have the freedom to make their own decisions, but that can not cause conflict in having an equal environment. Something very important to keep in mind is that not every student has the same idea of freedom and it could cause problems between students. I witnessed this first hand in the middle school I visited. One student finished the bell work that the teacher assigned fairly quickly. Since he finished early he was allowed to do something else quietly. The student sitting next to him thought that since he was finished he would want to talk to her. She finished her bell work quickly and started talking to him about something irrelevant. The male student was happily reading and did not want to be bothered by her conversation. The teacher reminded the female student that when you finish bell work you have to work on…show more content…
This is vital for students to be able to grow and feel confident within themselves and their fellow students. The schools need to except that their diversity might change and they have to be prepared to cater to minorities as well as non-minorities. It is important for schools to stimulate democratic engagement so students learn at all ages how to become productive members of society. Students also need to learn how to be active learners and work well with others. Out of all of our school visits this semester, none were exactly the same. This is not surprising because all schools are different in their own way, and that is what makes them
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