High School Observation
East High - Gebilet Mowes
The school is ginormous and I wondered how any 14 year old freshman can manage their way around! Coming from the small town of Goddard, I always hear talk of East High being the 'ghetto' school. Absolutely ridiculous, because I found the staff and students to be extremely courteous and SMART!
Throughout the day...
Very much like the elementary and middle schoolers, the high school kids did not give two hoots about me observing them. I expected them to be much more aware and awkward because of a strangers presence in such close proximity, but they could not have cared any less.
The main thing I noticed was that the teacher had a harder time controlling the students than at any other grade level. I also got a sense that they did not have much interest in the subject. However, just like with the other grade levels, you have your outspoken star students who answer every question, the completely disinterested kids, and the quietly reserved students. In my eyes, they all had the knowledge, but maybe the inspiration was not being drawn out of them all.