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.
When i started school i was acting up and never wanted to do any work or homework and my grandmother had to come to the school everyday. I never really cared about reading and writing because i wasn't really good at it, so i never really worked on reading and writing.
The first week was relatively easy and I had no worries, but then the second week came along and changed my perspective of the class. The heavy amounts of math were not my favorite. I was sufficient in math, but this was more complex than any other math I had experienced before. I struggled on the first couple of quizzes and tests. I started to become discouraged with my capabilities.
There are two groups in almost everything and us as human beings tend to categorize everything whether they are people or subjects. The dichotomy of the classroom meticulously separates the teacher from the student. The teacher sits in the front of the classroom away from the other desks and away from the students. The position of the teacher’s desk is a cognitive example of authority and power. The students, on the other hand, sit together as one body scattered around like many of the other objects in the classroom setting.
As an English as a second language speaker, writing is very challenging for me. I feel like I had two brains which are communicating together at the same time. As I mentioned before I do have a hesitation about telling a story in English. This left me feeling frustrated, scared, angry, and ashamed. Even I progress on speaking after taking accent reduction class. Now, I feel that writing is much harder than the speaking. Writing involves a broad aspect such as critical thinking, critical analysis, grammar, sentence structure and much more. By taking WRTG 101 class, it helped me to improve on those aspects. I really need to admire a great mentor, the Professor Branch who guided me on every mistake that I do. This course is very important for me to meet my writing skill at an optimal level.
This classroom was unlike any other I have ever seen. All of the furniture in the room was child sized. There were a few tables and chairs in the kitchen area. Along with a sink and counter top with cabinets around it. There were lots of cubbies and shelves with different center activities on them.
When I was attending Kaneland John Shields Elementary School in Sugar Grove, everday was just the same. First we started out with Silent reading our books, and then moved onto reading with our guided reading books. Next, we would move onto writing, where some days we free wrote and others we had an assignment. After Writing we had specials, which consisted of, art, P.E, computer,and music. Then we had lunch, math,and lastly social studies and science.
The documentary A Class Divided, discusses a very important lesson that took place in Riceville, Iowa following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In the film, Jane Elliot divides her third grade classroom into two separate groups based eye color alone. Students were given collars to wear to designate what color eyes they had. This was the third year in a row that Elliot was teaching this lesson. On the first day of this lesson, those with blue eyes were told that they were nicer, smarter, neater, and essentially better than those with brown eyes. Elliot reinforced this by praising them during school activities and by giving them extra privileges such as an extra 5 minutes during recess, getting to use the water fountain, and getting to be first in line at lunch. Additionally, the two groups could not play with one another at recess. The roles were reversed the second day meaning that those with brown eyes were better than those with blue eyes. Elliot states, “I watched what had been marvelous, cooperative, wonderful, thoughtful children
As a middle school student I was always horrible in math. It truly was my worst subject. Lucky enough for me I was able to pass with the lowest scores possible. As I graduated and entered high school, I realized that it was no longer that easy to pass without knowing the material. So because of this I knew I had to study and take time out to really grasp the methods and learn how to use them.
In 7th grade, I transferred from Bryan Middle school to Visitation Catholic School and there was not enough room in the accelerated math program, which ultimately set me behind. In high school, I found myself bored in math and knew I needed to challenge myself, so I ended up setting up a meeting with the math department head and we discussed my options. Sophomore year, I ended up taking two math classes, which was not easy; double the test, quizzes and lessons! However, by taking two math classes, I was able to get myself into a higher math class which ultimately was my goal, and achieving it was an amazing feeling.
William Paul Thurston, a well renowned mathematician, once pronounced that Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding. Math is elementary, but only if you understand it and so many high schoolers don’t understand math, and thus they create a false conjecture. And it’s because of the false conjecture and Thurston’s philosophy that I created the Johnson High School Mu Alpha Theta; to help underclassmen understand math and enjoy it. Math, one of the most complained about subjects, isn’t meant to be strenuous it’s supposed to be facile; however it’s only that way if your steered properly by teachers, and today there’s a shortage of teachers and a teacher must steer a hundred-fifty or more
The environment in the classrooms was medium large (design like a small apartment without bathroom); divide into 4 rooms, which it includes wooden and workstation desks along with wheeled chairs; including one small office for staff, and two small workstation desk for teachers. The classroom contains six white Melamine Dry Erase Board. In the backroom,
These are some of the questions that have been asked by parents, teachers, and researchers alike; and in this essay I will provide the answer to all these queries. I urge you to take a moment to put yourself in the students’ shoes. First, they wake up around 7 or 6 o’clock so they can get ready for school, which starts at 8:30, and spend 7 hours of