Observations in a Class Room
Children running around, screaming, crying, who would want to put up with that as part of their occupation? Well of course some teachers would say it is worth it. I got the privilege to observe under a wonderful teacher who actually cares about the student’s growth of knowledge. She is doing a wonderful job in the little town of Chilhowie, Va. This teacher is changing lives and helping the students in every way she possibly can. Let me further explain to you the different methods and activities she I using so you can better understand what happens in her classroom.
One thing that my teacher done was so simple yet the students respected her so much more than other teachers was she just stood up. Other teachers would hide behind their desks and make the children come to them whenever they had a question. However my teachers were not like that. She made an effort to stand up and if the students had a question than she would go to them. She would also have students work in partners. For example she would put a problem on the board and make the students wish the answer to the neighbor. My teacher would listen to the students. This would help her have a better understand to see if all the students understand the material. Because you always get some of those students who never answer any problems so you do not know if they get it. This way you can listen to all the students to know if they completely understand the material.
Another method that my teacher uses is a lot of interactive things. For example she was teaching her fourth graders angles, and all she did was teach them what the different types of angles were with their arms. She also did this other really good idea with her fifth grade students she was teaching them area and perimeter, but she wanted them to completely understand the full concept not just how to calculate it. So she came up with the activity that used drawing robots. What the students had to do was draw a robot on a piece of graph paper. She gave the students a few criteria as to what could and could not be on the robot such as all the robots parts had to be rectangle, and the robot had to include a head, neck, legs, arms, eyes, ears, body, and hands. Then the students would calculate perimeter and area of the entire robot as well as individual calculations of all the body parts. The students than got to decorate their robots, and after that they had to create a replica on larger graph paper. Yet again calculate area and perimeter once again. This helped the student understand what perimeter and area actually are instead of just knowing the formulas.
The teacher that I observed under was wonderful. I got to watch magic happen in her class room. She had a way with the students where you did not have to be mean and strict and if there was a little bit of talking that was ok. She knew when to use her mean voice, and when she could goof off. She is a wonderful teacher and has so many wonderful methods that I am so glad that I got to learn.
What is this Blog About?
This blog is about my observation in class room settings for my Education 114 and 115 classes at E&H. . This blog is about what I have learned, the different teaching methods, and stories about the children I observed. All the children that are talked about in this blog are not noted by name for security reasons.