Middle School Observation
TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
- Students are more independent than the students in classrooms I have observed before.
- The students play a lot of games for learning a big part of their learning. They love it! it's very creative and interactive.
- During the hour when there are special education students in the classroom there is a para and/or a special education teacher present for that full hour.
TEACHER - STUDENT & STUDENT - STUDENT INTERACTIONS
- Teacher had full control of class.
- There was one student who was the “cool kid” of the classroom, but the teacher handled him very well and he did listen to her.
- The teacher was very successful with being strict, but fun.
- Most students got along well.
- There was some making fun of/bullying the special needs students.
- Once the students get older, they loose the “Everyone in the class is my friend” attitude. They are more separate, which is normal, but I like the younger ones better. ;)
•Observation of 6th Grade Special Needs Student
•Tour of the school from two students.
•Got to observe in a class that I have not observed in before. (Study Hall, nothing exciting!)
•The teacher was preparing the students for state assessments so I got to see they way that she did that by having them listen to/watch video and answer questions about it.
•Andover Central is known for being a more effluent school. I didn’t
observe that as much as I thought I would.
•One thing is that there were really not any students from low end, rough situations, which is great, but that is really where my heart is at.
•One thing that I liked about this school atmosphere is that it was quite separated. Not in a bad way though. The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders all had different pods. I thought I was a good idea to keep the grades separate.