Observation of the Teacher’s Role in the Classroom
Taylor High School
10th grade Ms. Shaw and Mrs. Graham
1. Students select their courses at the beginning of the year with their parents and a school consular. If a student is currently enrolled in regular classes; based upon performance and grades the teacher can recommend a student to take Pre-AP courses.
2. The teacher that I observed taught Pre-AP English and didn’t have any special credentials. She was an English major, and has been teaching for three years. Although some schools may require special credentials in this field, Mrs. Graham did not have any.
3. The students who are visual learners; the teacher had tons of ...view middle of the document...
Shaw class seemed to be less interested and motivated. There were a few students that were serious about the assignment, but the others fed off each other’s energy.
7. Students did mentor and tutor one another. The teacher had them proof read one another’s papers. They could give suggestions and also make corrections if needed. This also helped students identify errors. Students don’t always comprehend the teacher’s instructions and maybe afraid to ask questions.
8. The classrooms that I observed in my opinion have a Communication and Collaboration curriculum. The students worked alone and together to help one another with their papers. They were able to help make suggestions, corrections, and learn from one another by reading each other’s papers.
9. Thinking forward to my own career, I would love to teach Pre-AP classes. The students have more drive for learning. It seemed as though the students in the regular class were disruptive and wanted to socialize the entire class period. I don’t think teachers should have to deal with...