On Wednesday, September 30th I observed Mrs. Bangham’s three to six year old classroom. The observation was from 8:00 to 10:00, at Greensboro Montessori School. Since they combine different ages I focused more on the five and six year olds that would be in a normal Kindergarten class. I learned so much about Montessori schools and how they work in the two hours I observed.
It was 1:00 pm when I arrived at Wanamaker Elementary School. Patiently I waited outside the door. When I was finally let inside the classroom, I was welcomed by a mixture of bright smiles and blank stares. Mrs. Stark then introduced me to the class of twenty third graders. After she introduced me to the whole class, I quietly made my way to the back of the class. 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.
Classroom Observation: Dominic was observed during the morning in his third grade class. At the start of the observation, a selected group of students, including Dominic, were instructed to sit on a rug for an activity. Dominic sat on the rug for a couple of seconds before he got up and went to his desk to look for an item. Dominic could not find the item at his desk, so he headed to a shelf and grabbed a paper. He then headed back to the rug and took a seat.
4a – After the delivering lessons, Miss Hannan assessed the instructional session and provided suggestions to improve upcoming lessons. 4b – Miss Hannan collaborated with the cooperating teacher for an efficient and effective process of recording and maintaining accurate assessment for each student. 4c – Miss Hannan described that parents and teachers are “ultimate teammates” in a student’s education. She kept parents informed by a weekly newsletter that was written by students. Understanding that parents need to be made aware of their child’s progress, Miss Hannan communicated positive and areas of challenges by sending notes and emails to parents.
When they were finish meeting the student went back to write their final copy. A successful lesson is a lesson where my students are fully involved, listening and interacting with the and each other regarding the material presented. The teacher lessons are thought-provoking and fun at the same time because she believe the students want to have fun and that they learn more effectively when learning is a pleasure, not a chore. The true measure of a good lesson, however, is when I can look at tests and quizzes on the material and see a good level of understanding and comprehension on the student’s
Unselds’ School Classroom Observation Report Background of the Unselds’ School The Unselds’ School is a private school, located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school teaches less than one hundred students from the ages of nine months to teenagers in the eighth grade with a faculty of fourteen. The goal of the school is to provide their students with the necessary skills needed to be accepted and potentially awarded scholarships to high schools that are beneficial in furthering the child’s education, as the public high school of the county has a graduation acceptance rate of forty-eight percent. The Unselds’ School has a thematic teaching approach, which means that the curriculum implemented is based around key subjects and concepts.
Today I began my day with participating in the Toddlers classroom, where there was only one child when I arrived. I joined the boy as he played with animal shapes and with blocks. The instructor asked the boy questions. For example, “What animal is that?, Which one of these is blue? or Can you say blue?”. The boy would repeat the color, but would not answer any other questions. The instructor informed me that the boy was actually having a lot of progress with his speech, but that suddenly he stopped communicating, which was now something they were working on. After a few minutes, there were a total of 5 kids in the class. There were two boys, and three girls, as well as a second instructor. From what I was explained, there needs to be an instructor
I felt all the educators supported each other and displayed a professional and supportive teaching environment. All the educators continually suggested ideas and trusted each other opinions. Everything discussed was pulled from recorded data and nothing of any basis from Mary’s teacher. The teacher made sure to inform Mary’s mother of this meeting and would set up a later date to discuss everything. Overall, the meeting went very smooth and was enjoyable to see educators work so well together for the betterment of a
The teacher reacts with the children to keep them interested and moving. Some of the time the children just likes to sit in the teacher 's lap and not get involved with the other children. One day, Mrs. Lauren sat on the rug during sensory play and two of the children wanted to sit in her lap while the other children wanted to play. Sometimes the children seem to get out of control. Mrs. Lauren always makes sure that she handles the children with love and care.
I have been doing my student observation at Scobee Middle School with Coach David Ellis. He currently teaches 8th grade U.S. History. Coach Ellis has different approach for each child in his different classes. These approach help him keep the class in order and help keep the students on track.
He allows the class to lead the discussion that empowered them to become involved in the learning process. The classroom was extremely respectful of other student’s opinions and even when they disagreed were able to reach an agreement. Questions were accepted and carefully considered in his classroom. The overall experience in his classroom is extremely positive. He promotes a positive learning experience and includes all of the students.
An unannounced 10/20/2015 I was greeted by Marilyn Harrison the director at the door. I introduced myself and handed her a business card and discussed my purpose of the visit and what documentation I would needed. A walkthrough of the building and playground was conducted. There are three building in the operation. The main building had three classroom, all three classrooms are used at different parts of the day. The main building was not occupied at the inspection. The second building has one classroom used for the pre-k classroom at the time of inspection there was one caregiver Brittany Wiswall who was caring for 7 children 4-5 years old who were playing in centers. The last building has 4 classrooms that are occupied. The first classroom
I observed Laua Kapeller’s fourth grade class at Blackhurst elementary on November 18, 2016. The concept of the day was to refresh the students on perimeter and area of objects for the subject of math. The methods Ms. Kapeller used to teach the students was by power point and wooden block that were one-inch-wide and one inch in height. She explained the directions to the class first before handing out the blocks. She separated the class into partners and later on in the activity the partners had to form a group by joining other partners because of the amount of blocks the activity called for. The students also provided feedback when Ms. Kapeller would ask the class what the answers were to the problem they were working out with the blocks as well as thumb ups and downs to check for understanding. After the blocks, she used classroom objects as example of area and perimeter and she had the students find small rectangular
Throughout my training, I implemented various strategies for engaging students in small groups and rigorous lessons. My role as a teacher is to communicate effectively, be respectful, and have self-worth and confidence. I did fear making wrong choices throughout this field experience. I set high expectations the students to achieve high goals. Teaching to me opened doors to many students’ lives.
The students were highly engaged. I could say that the concepts to be learn were explicitly linked to ELLs’ background experience and past learning. I listened to the teacher’s speech and voice projection, it was appropriate (not too slow, not too fast), and she emphasized the importance of being respectful/active listeners. She ensured that each students had sufficient time to respond to her questions, and clarify if a student seemed confused (regarding the objectives). As the students did the group work, Mrs. Carbone foster noticing.