At this point most teachers in my district have to teach a curriculum that is developed by the state instead of their own curriculum. I fact some of these curricula have scripts and pacing guide to what has been taught. According to the same source 60 to 110 hours are spent specifically on testing instruction. Traditional classroom planning allowed teachers to develop curriculum that catered to the needs of their class. What’s wrong is that we have to many testing and test don’t truthly measure your intelligence for example there are some really smart kids with lots of A’s but when
He stated and gave many examples to try and prove his point through. In many ways I agree with him, students should do what they are interested in, but some may be lazy and not do anything which is why they might need that help that teachers provide. At the end of the day I think teachers do feel like they taught at least one person something new that day which might help them out with their future college path or occupations. But, at the same time I disagree because I think most should attend school not just for their grades and their parents, but also for themselves. Just knowing what is going on around you gets you feeling
Terrett told the class that she would give good behavior tickets to students who got the answers to questions 7 & 8 right. One of the students, Wyatt asked Mrs. Terrett how many tickets she would have to give out if the whole class got both answers right. Mrs. Terrett responded by turning the question into a teaching moment. She asked the students if there are 27 students in this classroom and everyone earned 2 tickets each, how many tickets would she have to give out? 10) The following instructional strategies used in the properties of multiplication lesson: • Modeling- The teacher wrote on the board what she wanted the students to write in their math journals.
The period of time that I will be reviewing is coming from Mrs. Porter’s first and second grade ELL classroom. Pseudonyms will be in place for all students and teachers present in this description and story. On this particular day I was to help out at a literacy station. Stations are a regular routine in this classroom for all subjects, and the students really do enjoy this part of the day. It breaks up learning into different activities that are both individual practice and group work.
Why wouldn't you want all students to be given an equal opportunity to succeed? Some believe that school is strictly for learning academically so that they may be successful out of school. However, many students come from broken homes who hardly see their parents or their parents aren’t in there lives. Many kids who go to high school are homeless or have to juggle adult responsibilities at a younger age, and still try to be success in order to get the same results as kids who are more privileged. The idea of not including life skills class is also supported by the school district having to put in extra work to find new teachers, new classrooms, and new lesson plans.
Walking up and down the aisles, I watched students struggle with grade level material which also meant I certainly had a lot to teach that year. Watching my new students struggle on grade levels assessments motivated me to pursue literacy education at a graduate level. My interest in literacy education ultimately derives from my goal to teach highly effective instruction to students while considering their diverse
I completed my practicum experience at Ellen Hopkins Elementary in Moorhead in a second-grade classroom. Mr. Larson was my cooperating teacher and he taught me more about teaching and relations to students than I think he realizes. The students also taught me every single day new ways to see certain concepts and positive ways to react in situations. I think Mr. Larson was an excellent cooperating teacher who helped me realize and see a classroom through the eyes of a teacher. My favorite component of the classroom was being able to build on what we were learning and discovering in ED 205 and see it first hand in the classroom by making connections between our readings from Ayers into seeing how the readings take place in a real-life context.
Alina was observed during the morning in her third grade class. At the start of the observation, Alina appeared focused and engaged as she worked independently on a math assignment. After a few minutes, Mrs. Hippchen, Alina’s third grade teacher, reviewed the math answers to the class. As Mrs. Hippchen reviewed the answers and called upon students to provide answers, Alina appeared focused as she listened and wrote on her math worksheet. She occasionally looked over at a peer’s paper during the activity.
The second teacher observation was just wonderful to observe. I was not in my major, but I did get to learn the life of a Math grade teacher. It was unique and fun to see what all types of teacher deal with on a daily basis. Students vary in moods between different types of classes. I was able to learn the uniqueness Mrs. Watts incorporated in her classroom.
Everyone that goes to Lodi High School has heard of the class PSR. When I decided to take the class I just thought it would be a fun class that you just could goof off in and leave school for a block, but once I got to the class I learned that it was much more than that. It was a class that gave you the opportunity to learn in a different way than just sitting in a classroom. I would like to discuss the assignment I did for my PSR project, how me being in my PSR classrooms helped the teachers and the positives and negatives of PSR. For my PSR assignment I went to the elementary school and helped Mrs. Volks class and Mr. Wallace's class.
After three quarters and over six months, I was able to go to an in depth interview with the teacher of the classroom that I peer tutor. Mr. Kanna the U.S. History teacher for juniors, has been working with me in order to help spread the knowledge further for the entire class. My role in the class is to help out the students in the classroom on any questions they have for U.S. History. Over the months, I have gotten into a routine, in which I help anyone who has a question for the home/classwork or to connect an event/person of the past to today or to be there for moral support in the class. I have personally take great joy in helping out the students in any way possible.
The next thing in the video, they interview a young student and ask him why he enjoys the directional education methods that they use in the classroom. He says he enjoys it because he gets to read a lot. Another child is interviewed about the directional method and she spoke about how today when she read, she read aloud with no errors as opposed to the day prior when she had three errors. In this video, a woman explains that this method does not target competition between peers, but it make the students more aware of themselves and the progress they are making. The teachers in this video seem to have patterns with how they instruct the classroom.