I chose to do my observation at George Washington Carver in Newark, New Jersey. I observed a Kindergarten class with sixteen to eighteen students. I spit my observation into two, two hour sessions. When I entered the classroom, I immediately noticed two things the classroom’s layout and the Teacher’s positive attitude. The room was set up for easy transitioning to each learning center. The students’ desk and chairs were placed in the middle of the room. This made it easy for the teacher to see each student no matter where they sat. The Teacher’s desk was in front of the classroom. The class had a computer station, Smartboard and a small Library. The walls were filled with visuals for Reading, Writing, Math, Science and much more. The rules
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A good teacher does their best to make the classroom itself an inviting atmosphere, as inviting as you can make a classroom that is. The posters and pictures on the walls, the table and chair arrangement as well as the teachers desk are all items that are intentionally chosen and thoughtfully organized to make the environment as inviting as possible. Atwell says “when students enter my classroom in September I want the environment to make their brains itch” in other words she wants it to build a positive atmosphere that stimulates and promotes their creativity (Atwell, 35). She also mentions watching another teacher Mary Beth Owens, set up her room and noticed that her “arrangements were intentional and deliberate” which is something that she refers back to often when it relates to her own classroom (Atwell, 35). In this example, Mr. Avery does not think that the classroom design and layout have any bearing on learning and have no negative psychological effects on students, because it never seems to bother him.
Most classrooms are analogous in their basic structure. They typically consist of the essential accessories such as chairs, tables, and desks. However moving past the basic structures they become more unique. Their distinguished qualities, often correspond with varying influential factors. These factors include, instructor and subject matter, school setting, and student population.
1. What information did I know prior to reading information presented within the chapter? Prior to reading chapter one I can remember learning about PL 94-142, This is the education for all Handicapped Children Act, this law was put in place to order that all children with special needs receive service within the public schools. After reading chapter two one thing that I already knew was that everyone has a desire to know if there child is developing at a normal rate. One thing I knew prior to reading chapter eleven was how to conduct and effective parent conference.
Within my observation of the classroom; I was able to see how the teacher interacted with the students, how gender role played a role within the students, and lastly see the how the students interacted. The first thing I observed and saw was how the teacher interacted with the students as she taught. I noticed that often she did not encourage the students to do better; she would just tell them to re-look at their papers and fix their papers if
The individual selected for my observation is Maria at the preschool center where I work. Maria is 4 years old and was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Maria’s dad was also diagnosed with autism. Maria is in an inclusive classroom setting with other children of different ages ranging from 18 months to 5 years. She lives with her parents in the city of Philadelphia and is the only child of her parents.
The classroom that I did my lessons in was a third grade classroom at Diamond Lake elementary School. The children in the class were eight and nine years old and the teacher was named Miss R. The classroom was set up with many individual desks that were grouped in groups of 5. Four of the desks faced each other and the last desk on the end faced the front. This week, I had a great opportunity to re-interview my host teacher about how she thinks I did this semester.
Above are pictures of Mrs. Pollard’s classroom at Hartwood Elementary School. The atmosphere of the room is extremely bright and learning-oriented. The lighting is bright and there are posters around the room that are colorful. The picture on the left shows the set-up of the entire room and the picture on the right shows the front of the room from the perspective of the students. If anything is difficult to see in the pictures, Mrs. Pollard has Orff instruments set up on the side, a piano in the front, and two desks in the back; which leaves a space in the middle of the room for students.
Fuller and Strath (2001) conducted a quantitative research study that examined local populations of early education organizations based on the 1990 household census data to report features of the early childhood workforce nationwide. Multiple economic and regulatory forces shaped the population of early education organizations that operated within states and local communities. The median center-based teacher was 34 years of age, reported having completed some college, and was married. The median family childcare home provider had a high school diploma. Fifteen percent of all preschool teachers in urban areas were African American and 8% were Latina.
The first lesson Phillips points out is that the physical layout of a classroom has a critical effect on a student’s morale and learning, and his second mail point is that having the students help to decide how the classroom is set up and how it runs gives them motivation and empowerment (Phillips, 2014) . In my classroom I plan on starting out each year with
The classroom that I will be observing is a Preschool classroom at KinderCare Learning Center in Bartlett, Illinois. The teacher I will be observing over the next period of time is Laura Sturgulewski. She has worked at KinderCare for 8 years, mostly in the 2 year-old room until fall of 2013, when she took the lead teaching position of the Preschool classroom. Her classroom mainly has 3 year-olds, but on occasion has a mix of 4 year-olds and transitioning 2 year-olds. The number of students in her class depends on the day, because they are a child care center some students have a part time schedule, unlike an elementary school where children attend every day.
Early Childhood Education: Theoretical Perspectives Abstract Studies confirm that high-quality education early in a child’s life leads to continued success in school, at work, and results in a healthier well-rounded student who is emotionally and socially strong. In most early childhood programs and schools, technology will be part of the learning background of the future. To make sure this new technology is used effectively, we must confirm that teachers are fully trained and supported. In this paper, theoretical perspectives of child development are discussed with the basic elements of learning program.
Being a pre-service training educator, specific goals and objectives should be set to achieve educator’s own educational philosophy. The Educational philosophy is an individual statement of educators’ guiding principles about the education-related issues, which helps to guide when drawing up curricula and structuring classroom discussions for children. Every educator should have their unique set of principles and ideas to affect students’ performance. I strongly believe that early childhood education is to help children to achieve whole person development which including cognitive, physical, mental and social aspects. Children’s programs should be based on children’s needs and interests as they are going to grow, develop and mature in educators’
The Open University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education PTD38 Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (2014-2015) ASSIGNMENT 1 MY PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION Student Number: 11396646 Student: CHENG KA YIU, YOYO Class: U09A Course Code: EDU4017EP Course Title: Introduction to Early Childhood Education Instructor: Ms. Hailey Chan Programme Leader: Dr. Eunice Yim Submission Date: 14 November 2014