It is extremely difficult to always be asking the right questions. However, they have an inseparable bond with teaching. It is because of this that questions need to be planned and given some attention before teaching a lesson. To help me as a future teacher, I must design every lesson plan with a questions section. I have personally see how this improved my own lesson during student teacher.
Two, my first grade teacher, which I have not seen in ten or so years, remembers my passion for science, even as a five year old child. Reflecting upon this, it really should not be a surprise. I was the kid that knew all the planets in order. I was the kid that could identify trees by their leaves. I was the kid that received a microscope for my eight birthday.
Tell them to think about the question and how they would write about the question. 4. Show the students the paper that they will be using and how this similar to the previous lessons. 5. Tell the students do to their personally best and make sure that they draw pictures to match their writing.
I added more thought, accomplished more than a summary, and expanded past the initial ideas of my topics. My first few papers were only poorly thrown together summaries. Towards the middle of the class, I changed the way I summarized and was more structured in my conclusion. My last several papers left the reader with more to contemplate. I made it a point to leave the right impression.
The science lesson that I observed was over the elements on the periodic table. The students were given a packet to complete within the unit (this was a several day unit). The teacher had already went over the basics of the periodic table of elements in the days prior. She began the lesson by going on the ipad and showing the students how to do the activity. They had to build different elements on the ipad.
If I'm in class and all I'm doing is listening and writing notes down, it's not going to help me. Homework or class assignments usually help me because I'm having the informations processing in my head as I do them. I know it's surprising to hear a student ask for these but if it’s a way for me to learn, I'm down for it. The classes I've been taking in college have been easier compare to my high school. In high school students would wake up at 6am, have 6 classes back to back with 30 mins lunch break, have work or practice after school then study
But when all students are being taught the same thing there not all going to understand. I feel we need to try to individualize and specialize how these students are being taught. That way students aren 't saying to themselves “how come they understand but its not making any sense to me?” or “I am not fully understanding how to do this at all.” I can say personally that I have seen some schools taking action on this issue but not enough. This year in english we learned about a school that lets there students teach themselves. Sounds a little crazy doesn 't it?
Sternberg remarked that the “demands of the field bear little or no resemblance to the demands or the training that is needed in order to enter the field”. I fear that we may be extinguishing our students passion for certain fields by having unrealistic expectations (some of which are beyond our control) of our students in teaching some subjects. While I applaud the shift of focus of the science syllabus from rote learning and memory work towards a more analytical and practical approach (which is the essence of science, isn’t it? ), I wonder how many science teachers have actually fully utilised the freedom of the white space allowed to getting students to be engaged in creative work that really matters? I often hear of teachers’ complaints about there being no room for creative work in the science curriculum as, at the end of the day, students (and to a certain extent, teachers too!)
I found out that I need to develop my writing skills more, improve the organization of my ideas and always pay attention to what is being ask in the problem. I wished that I gave more time practicing my speeches, I was not lazy nor slacking but I think I settled. I know I could have done better. However, I feel that I'm accomplished, I gained confidence in speaking in public. The speech class thought me how to be a listener, because if you ask me, I will rather go home after I spoke each meeting.