Classroom Management: For my classroom visit I had Mrs. Randall, and Mrs. Clausen, they were 6th grade math instructors. I really enjoyed this class just because of the fact that the teachers were so fun and how they managed their classroom was awesome. They had roughly 24 kids in their class and using a 2nd teacher in the classroom would help the kids get more one on one time so they can understand everything a little better. They did assignments together as a class and split problems up among the students and were told to write their question up on the board to “teach” the class how they figured out this problem. And if the kid gets the problem right the teacher would say “ two snaps for john, or two claps/ stomps for Rachel”. I believe this is an awesome way to incorporate the different ways to show kids in the class on how to do math problems. Math doesn’t come easy to a lot of students, I’m one of them...
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...hey had assigned seating. Getting back into an elementary setting really makes me wish I could fast forward until I started teaching just because I love helping others and teaching kids. I want them to come back to my class when they’re my age and tell me that they appreciate everything I taught them. I really enjoyed going on these school visits and wish we could do more of them just to get out and see the different types of schools there are. I think you did a great job of creating a list of schools for us to visit where Holdrege is more conservative, smaller town, Barr Middle School is so diverse and the biggest school I’ve ever been to, and Northeast was a great school to visit! I will be using everything I learned from these visits and incorporating them into my teachings, and will remember the great words of wisdom Brian Kort gave to us at the end of our visit.
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