Teacher Observation

Wednesday, September 23

Classroom Organization

My mentor had her classroom set up in pair format. It was very helpful in keeping the learning based in small groups. The students seemed to enjoy this set-up.


The teacher set the standards and expected the students to follow them. Instead of scolding the class repeatedly, she used positive reinforcement. I believe teachers too often patronize students, which in turn limits their ability.

"This job requires self-motivation every single day." -Cathy Knebel


Q: How do your students do so well in class?

A: Not teaching for the test, but for overall growth and improvement.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of teaching?

A: Watching students become individuals and seeing their insight on the world.