I use to believe that being a teacher was going to be eight hours of teaching and being
with children. Being a teacher seemed to be the easiest career choice out there for me. After
viewing the students of all ages and levels, I have changed my opinion of teaching. There is an
unknown side to the world that can only be seen when inside a classroom. Watching the students
have made me realize that being a teacher will carry some difficulties. Observing has made me
realize that there is more to teaching, the classroom, and what goes on inside.
Over the five observations, I have learned more than I could ever imagined. I went into
this experience believing I knew everything there was to know about teaching. I witnessed the
good and bad moments during my time observing. The teachers I observed have shown me what
I should and should not do in certain situations. Observing the classroom has taught me vital
information that I needed to know to become successful.
When I first walked into Manchester Intermediate, I had mixed emotions. I was excited to be
there when I started interacting with the students. I wanted to watch the teachers and imagaine
what it would be like to be in front of students teaching. I became also nervous about the idea of
being with students, also afraid that I was going to make them uncomfortable. After sitting in the
classroom for ten minutes, my fears transformed. I had a wonderful experience when observing
the students, leading all my fears into excitement. I now cannot wait to be with children again.
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...ssion. My main goal now is to have plenty
of interaction with my students. When watching the teachers, I noticed that the interactions with
their students led to a more enjoyable classroom. Students seemed to enjoy being in the
classroom and learning from their teachers. If I can interact with my students the way some of
the teachers I observed, I know I can be a successful teacher. By accomplishing this goal, I
should be able to become a more effective teacher.
The classrooms I observed taught me more information that I could have ever imagined. I
realized how my strengths play a key role into being a successful teacher. I now understand what
I need to work on with my weaknesses. I saw how interactions play a key role in being a successful teacher. Observing in the classroom has opened me into a new unseen perspective of the world of teaching
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