My math journey has been a difficult road, but it has certainly been a journey of growth. I don’t remember much from my younger days, but when I was in kindergarten I was decent at math. I had a teacher that worked with every student, but the downside was that I was only enrolled in a half-day program. I can remember starting to struggle with math in the first grade. We would have timed tests, which stressed me out even at 6 years old.
Time and I went and observed Mr.Sundance’s math concepts class. Upon hearing that this class has students from different backgrounds and cultures, my preconception was formed. My preconception was based on previous experiments and it was that the class will be a big mess since not all students came from the same grade and age group. I have been in math classes where students came from different grades and the teacher has a really hard time teaching the class because the older students seem to understand concepts better than the younger students. This created a big gap in gardes that the students received as well as the speed in which they move on forward to the next concepts.
Unhealthy problems is an effect of kids doing too much homework for too long, students have to complete all of their homework in just a limited amount of time, and less time for family and extracurricular activities and family and friends is created because of homework. If homework continues to increase through the years, students will go through a midlife crisis! They will not be able to handle all of the pressure and who knows what the students will do with all of this homework on their backs. Remember back to Michael. He was stressed out from all of the homework he had received from school, though, he went to school excited.
At that time, we just followed what our English teacher asked and did not ever understand why the class was sometimes boring. When I was in university, after participating in some courses, I recognized that why the teacher rarely let us work in group because of some reasons. First of all, It’s difficult for teachers to manage the classroom. When students make a group, they can spend much time talking piffle instead of discussing exercises. Second, teachers can not monitor all groups at once.
According to Copland (2014) academic writing fosters the students’ ability to express themselves by understanding of the language used and the ability to communicate. I for one am not a good expressive writer and was told to practice more to develop the skill. During my high school years my love was always for mathematics, solving mathematical problems was always some form of enjoyment for me. However, I often questioned that love because all my subject choices like history, was reading related. One of my biggest fears came at the university level which was a foundation course that was mandatory call Foundation1019: Critical, Reading and Writing in the disciplines.
I was on track, focused and took many notes that will help me while I study. I have to admit that it was really hard. Eventually, my physics teacher assigned us a test that we had to do. The test covered a whole chapter so it was not easy to study for. I stayed late that day to study for it but did not really study hard.
All the websites that the students would get into while they are supposed to be doing other things. Listening to music or playing games or looking up the answers to the homework and not learning anything out of it. Yes, we will get good grades on the homework, but when it comes to the test and most of the class fails it that's a problem, or when it comes to the final tests at the end of the year and the percentages are so low and no one can figure out why. Well maybe these chromebooks are the
Sometimes it works well, but once I fail to get the central idea at the beginning, I will be quite panicked and it turns out to be an incomplete understanding with the lack of some main ideas. So far in this course, Prof. Capario has been constantly pushing us to practice our listening with various listening materials, but I believe that it will be even helpful if we can have those kind of listening homework in the format of exam. Because when doing the
The one whole hour is not only for teaching but it also includes classroom management. Sometimes, I even spent more time telling my students to keep quiet or to stop doing unnecessary things during our class. The time consumed for classroom management is the time lost for teaching. As an aspiring educator, I should, at least, know why my students behave the way they do to minimize the time consume for classroom management. According to Corpuz and Salandanan, there are three possible causes why students misbehave.
I think I had a negative experience with this teacher because she treated us like we were still in kindergarten and not like middle schoolers. Other than this teacher I have had positive experiences with all of my other teachers. I think this is so because I am more of a hands on learner and a lot of my science teachers in middle and high school tied in what we were learning with hands on activities that went along with the lesson. I think I don’t remember any big science things in elementary school because I was more interested in reading/writing and math. Because of the many hands on activities my high school teachers did with us, that is what sparked my interest for science.