Observing a classroom helped me get an understanding as to why teachers have different teaching theories and management. Observing allows you to listen to what a teacher has to say to every question that is being asked and allows you to see what types of questions the teacher is asking. Observing allows you to see what is being acknowledged and what is not and what is being enhanced. It allows you to see how students are learning and absorbing what the teacher is saying and how it allows them to place it in their everyday life. Mrs. Kreglow observes her students thorough out the whole day and keeps notes using the ClassDojo app and sticky notes.
The teacher will use extinction by not asking Carla to complete the work on which she displays her behaviors. The teacher will then be stopping reinforcement to have Carla complete activities in the classroom. Since Carla has some destructive behaviors and they disrupt the other students, her punishment will be that she is placed in time out after her behavior occurrences such as her tantrums. Her timeout will be in the classroom but she will not be able to participate in fun activities. Her timeout will only last a few minutes and the teacher will explain to Carla why she was in time out and that she cannot use destructive behavior during class.
My observation of Leila with her “hands over her ears and a privacy screen on her desk; the agonized look on her face” (Classroom Challenge 1, n.d., p. 2) demonstrates that she is overwhelmed. One of the ways she copes with the overload of distractions is by taking a visiting break. “Behavioral engagement is also directly related to students’ abilities to cope and relate to the subject matter being taught” (Fernandes, Huang, & Rinaldo, 2011, p. 68). The best solution is to move Leila’s desk closer to the teacher in front of the room where she would be able to separate her desk when not doing group work. Bicard (2012) states that sitting in rows best supports independent learning (p.411).
Atticus is teaching Scout not to give up because she has had a bad experience and to be a law abiding citizen even if others do not follow the law. During school Ms. Caroline who is a school teacher tells Scout to stop reading. Ms. Caroline upsets Scout which is another reason Scout does not want to return to school. Atticus explains “ If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night..” (Lee 41). Atticus believes that attending school building an educated person who based their morals on information.
Student Engagement A good teacher should know how to engage students in learning activities and be able to respond to diverse students needs in the classroom. The classroom observations I have seen these past week has shown me examples of good teachers. In all the classes I observed the students sat quietly and were always ready to raise their hands and answer questions. In my kindergarten class all the students were really into their assignments and wanted approval of their work from their teacher. A good way I saw a teacher trying to keep her students engaged was giving them a time limit for how long they had to do the assignment before they had to present their results or move on to the next activity.
What special strategies and/or techniques do you use to help the student succeed in your classroom? Some special strategies and/or techniques that the cooperating teacher uses is treating the student just like every other student, she makes the modifications that are necessary to help the student achieve in her classroom, such as having closed captions for
You’re sitting in class and your teacher begins to handout a test that you forgot about. How bad could it be just to glance at someone else’s paper next to you? Many people use resources such as people, the internet, and more things that should not be used in most school situations, almost regularly to get through their school career. Because of habitual cheating, honor codes are implemented in many different schools. Honor codes are sets of rules that are put in place to keep students honorable while going throughout their academic career.
In scenario one the parent simply walks into the classroom with no prior appointment, at that moment my demeanor would be avoidance, I would inform the parent calmly that I am unfortunately unable to discuss matters until an administrator would be present to supervise. Once an administrator is present my response and demeanor could change to something focused more on integrating the parent to create an acceptable replacement assignment for her child. My reaction to the parent in scenario two would initially be passive, I want to make sure that the parent is able to speak and that I do not make myself threatening to the parent. Once the parent has gotten their chance to talk out their frustrations I would shift into a compromising management style. I would want to meet the parent in the middle, to assure them that the school will do something significant about the situation, but that threats of physical violence cannot be accepted as a means of problem
Disrupting in class – Speaking out of turn: The teacher should take the student aside and explain to him or her what the teacher sees as the problem. Describe specific situations in which the students call out when it was not their turn, or when it was inappropriate to do so, such as during a film. The teacher should discuss why the students may be behaving that way and provide alternative behaviours. Alternative behaviours may include; Raising hand in air when the student wants a turn. The student should make a note to remind him or her what he/she wants to say or to give to the teacher to consider if he/she is not called.