Student Teaching Observational Essay Example

 

coming from several different races. The class contains Caucasians, African Americans,and Hispanic students. The students come from a variety of socioeconomic statuses aswell. Some come from families that are in poverty while others come from families thathave plenty of everything they need.Setting:For the observation I was in an elementary classroom. It was very bright and welldecorated by the teacher. The room had drawings on the wall that students had made for the teacher, an area for a student of the week, and a large carpeted area for reading timefor the students. The room also had colorful letters of the alphabet hanging from theceiling and a spot marked off on the chalkboard where the students would place a magnetof their name under if they packed or were getting the school meal for lunch.The teacher’s desk was placed in the back of the classroom so that she could seeall of the students from her desk. The children’s desks were placed in squares makinglittle groups containing four students each. During the observation I sat in the back of theclassroom at an extra desk that the teacher kept next to hers. This way I could see theentire classroom and the reading area, since they used both areas while I was observing.Procedures:In order to select my subject of study I first thought of what all I could observethat would incorporate with my academic interest. Once I decided that I wanted toobserve a teacher and their classroom it was very simple to set up. I already have to tutor at a school for another class so I set up to observe for an hour at that school after mytutoring session.

Essay on Classroom Observation Report

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Classroom Observation
I use to believe that being a teacher was going to be eight hours of teaching and being with children. Being a teacher seemed to be the easiest career choice out there for me. After viewing the students of all ages and levels, I have changed my opinion of teaching. There is an unknown side to the world that can only be seen when inside a classroom. Watching the students have made me realize that being a teacher will carry some difficulties. Observing has made me realize that there is more to teaching, the classroom, and what goes on inside.

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The teachers made the room feel welcoming to the students. The teacher placed pillows, plants, and posters around the room to make the room more inviting. The students seem to love the room and teacher. In the intermediate school, the classrooms had only a minor difference from the

elementary. The teacher had her classroom set up in groups and also had the safe feeling to it.
The only difference was that both teachers I observed had different college information placed in their rooms. Both teachers had college posters and memorabilia around the room. I felt that the teachers were sending a positive message about furthering her student’s information. In the middle school however, students sat two to a table. The room felt bland without having any posters or decorations of any kind. The room did not have the warm inviting feeling to it as did the elementary and intermediate schools. In high school, the room had the same uninviting feeling to it. The students in the classroom sat at a desk all to themselves. They were placed in rows making it hard for any talking to occur. The room had no posters and no decorations of any sort. As the ages of the students grew, I noticed the rooms changed with them. While in elementary school, teachers made their rooms inviting. Teachers wanted to get their students to feel welcome. However in high school, students did not have the same

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