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Field Study 6

Professional Education Subject: The Teaching Profession

Becoming a Teacher
Course Description This course design to complement the professional education subject, the Teaching Profession it shall bring about real life and vicarious experiences of a prospective teacher with emphasis on the characteristics of a teacher as a person and as a professional. It shall provide a wide range of opportunity or self-reflection that will better prepare you become a student teacher. Field Study 6 is anchored on this professional Education subject. The Teaching Profession. GENERAL OBJECTIVES 1. Describe the characteristics of a teacher as a person. 2. Identify the characteristics that make up a professional teacher in the classroom, in the community, and in the world. 3. Document best practices of outstanding teachers. 4. Clarify ones personal values, attitudes, and beliefs about teaching. NCBTS Personal Growth and Professional Development COMPETENCIES/ PERFORMANCE INDICATOR Articulates and demonstrates ones personal philosophy of teaching Manifests personal qualities such as enthusiasm flexibility and caring Links with other institutions, organizations for sharing best practices Clarifies own values and philosophy to be a positive role model to students Makes the physical environment safe and conducive to learning Determines, understands, and accepts the learners diverse backgrounds and experience Facilitates learning of diverse types of learners to diverse types of learning environment.
Develops and uses variety and appropriate assessment strategies to monitor and evaluate learning

Social Regard for Learning

Diversity of learners

Community Linkages

Uses teachers efforts directed at strengthening the links between school and communities

particularly as these links helpfor the attainment of curricular goals.

Learning Activity 1: The Teacher As a Person

My Goal
At the end of this activity, you will be competent in clarifying your values about teaching, and in articulating and demonstrating your personal philosophy of teaching. The end goal is to be a positive role model for students.

My Task
To be an effective teacher in the future it is important to be aware of your values about teaching. Write your mission statement or philosophy that you will uphold with conviction. To each your goals do the following tasks.

Step 1. interview 2-3 teachers about their belief on the what, why, and how of teaching Step 2. analyze the values and philosophy behind the teachers beliefs. Step 3. Reflect about your own values and philosophy about teaching. Step 4. express these values and beliefs in your own mission statement.

Interview with Teacher 1

Teachers Name (optional) Gender: Female Subject Taught: English School: CNHS a. My goals for my students are:
I believe that the purpose of teaching is not to teach students how to memorize facts, or how to know all the correct answers. The purpose of teaching lies in getting students to truly understand the concepts being examined.
I also believe that as a teacher, I must know what to teach in my classroom. It is vital that I have a solid understanding of the subject matter being taught. I realize that I cannot rely solely on textbooks, but rather I must seek out other sources of information to aid in my teaching. b.

What I want to teach my students are:


I firmly believe that through proper motivation and guidance, my students will engage actively in the class and improve their innate talents. Act with conviction based on what they learned and finally prove their worth as responsible citizen with a personality worthy of emulation as they claim their rightful place in our society.

c. I will teach my students by


By being a facilitator in the classroom. As a facilitator, I will guide my students through the subject matter in order to assist the students in their own discoveries. The constructivist learning theory is one that I believe to be worthwhile, thus I agree with the fact that students can construct their own

learning. All students are capable of learning, and all students have something to contribute to the classroom environment. Each student can bring new insights into a subject or raise questions about a subject that has not yet been considered. It is important to maintain a positive attitude about the students you teach.

Interview with Teacher 2


Teachers Name (optional) Gender: Female Subject Taught: Filipino School: CNHS
a. My goals for my students are:

My goal as a teacher is to equip students with the essential tools needed in life. By giving students knowledge and skills they need to

succeed as adults, by urging them to pursue their dreams, and by impressing on them the joy that comes from learning, I believe that I can positively influence my students and give them a love of learning. Teachers are virtually limitless in their capacity to touch many different lives, I look forward to being a part of this. b. What I want to teach my students are:

I believe that by creating a student-centered learning, my students will be able to take charge of their own learning with little assistance from the teacher. This will inculcate a sense of responsibility in them in terms of achieving their learning goal. As a teacher, one of my roles would be to coach and facilitate them throughout the learning process by providing information and giving useful guidelines in order for them to achieve their learning target.

c. I will teach my students by I will teach my students by instilling a passion for lifetime learning. Our students are in need of life lessons. They need to learn content, but they also need help learning how to think, how to believe, and how to succeed.

SUMMARY TABLE OF INTERVIEW RESULTS TEACHER 1 TEACHER 2

Existentialist

helps

Progressivist - teaches to develop learners into becoming enlightened and intelligent citizens of a democratic society.

students define their own essence by exposing them to various paths they take in life and by creating an environment in which they freely choose their own

Existentialist to help students understand and appreciate themselves as unique individuals who accept complete responsibility for their thoughts, feelings and actions

preferred way. Idealist learners stimulates awareness of

ideas and be a transmitter of cultural heritage

"a good leader is a good follower". In a classroom, obviously, the teacher is the leader and the students are the followers. And in order for the followers to obey the rules implemented by the leader, the leader must first observed him/herself. those rules

Values are principles, qualities, or objects that a person perceives as having intrinsic worth. Every individual has a personal hierarchy of values that may include success, wealth or monetary comfort, love/companionship, a sense of accomplishment or achievement, and of course, survival. When a teacher spends time after school to help a student, he may feel he has sacrificed his own needs to the needs of the student.

My Reflections
LEARNING is a never-ending quest in search of answers for many questions. It is a process of unraveling the mystery of life, a dynamic and fundamental step towards a gradual transformation of a learner from naive to learn. Thus, a learner must be guided accordingly by the hands who want to mold him to be the best epitome of his alter ego. The fate of a learner lies in the hands of teachers and in the teaching and learning process. In an informal setting, they say that anyone can be a teacher; simply because anyone can teach a thing to an individual base on his previous experiences. In formal education, licensed teachers are tasked to mold the young minds of the learners. Therefore, a teacher must be efficient and effective in her chosen field of endeavor. Impart to her students all necessary faculties needed for them to be competitive globally and to act accordingly as true Christians with a Filipino pride.

Learning Activity 4: The Global Teacher Your Goal: At the end of this activity, you will gain competence in developing yourself become a global teacher. Your Tasks: The rapid change in technology makes the world smaller and links people with one another in one global community. To become an effective teacher, you should be endowed with skills and knowledge to make you a global teacher. To reach your goal, do the following tasks: Step 1: Interview teachers about their ideas on the knowledge, skills, and values that a global teacher should possess. Step 2: Analyze and synthesize their responses. Step 3: Reflect on how you can become a global teacher. My interview Guide: 1. 2. 3. What are the characteristics of a global teacher? What knowledge should the global teacher acquire? Why do you think teachers posses the knowledge, skills, and values?

Characteristics of the Global Teacher

KNOWLEDGE Teacher 1 A global teacher must be globally competitive and aware of the educational system outside the country. Teacher 2 A global teacher has a good command of English Teacher 3

SKILLS

VALUES

A global teacher can execute her lesson well

A global teacher is responsible and committed to teaching

A global teacher utilizes technology.

A global teacher works hard and gives her best to teaching.

A global teacher is intellectually-equipped.

A global teacher performs her duties excellently.

A global teacher offers heartfelt service.

Your Analysis
For the response of the teachers, what conclusions can you draw about the characteristics that a global teacher should have in terms of: a. Knowledge? A global teacher then should be equipped with various useful knowledge that would help him face the multiple challenges in the world of teaching, and being knowledgeable means possessing excellence in communication skills, adaptive to environmental changes and one who teaches in a world class standard. b. Skills? To become a global teacher, we should master skills and competencies, which can address global demands, thus it is being updated on what modern world can offer. As a global teacher, we should easily learn everything that has importance concerning teaching for this would make us better. c. Values? Being a global teacher means a lot of responsibilities, so he must be armed with characteristics that will enable him endure the challenges in the field of teaching, and that is showing your compassion, commitment and excellence on the teaching profession.

Your Reflections
Reflect on the image of the global teacher. Make an essay about a global teacher and the challenges that they face in a globalize world. Exciting, and rewarding are just some characteristics that explain teaching. Overcoming anxiety and nerves in the first year is our greatest challenge. Moving into the classroom for the first time can be a daunting and challenging experience for everyone. You are required to immediately equip four years of knowledge into your teaching and classroom management. While this may seem to be a difficult time, it will only get easier. There are many rewards with being a teacher, however it is important to note that it is not a role to be taken lightly it is a difficult role to fill. As teachers, we need to understand that every child will learn differently. No matter their culture, gender or socioeconomic status, so as teachers you have to encourage and have a level field in

your classrooms. You have to know how to reach each student. As teachers you need to let the students know that they dont have to follow the stereotyped roles of society. The teachers of 2010 and beyond will face many challenges that we are currently unaware of. What we can do to prepare for those challenges is look at where things may be headed in terms of technology and population and cultural diversity.

Make an illustration here on how you visualize the global teacher.

Learning Activity 5: The Professional Teacher


Your Goal: At the end of this activity, you will manifest a deeper understanding of the rights, duties, and responsibilities of professional teachers and how these impact you as a future teacher.

Your Tasks: As a future professional, you are expected to exercise, both your rights and duties. To achieve your goal, do the following tasks: Step 1 Gather information about the policies implemented by your cooperating school. Step 2 Interview the teacher about the implementation of these policies/guidelines. Step 3 Analyze the policies and guidelines in the light values and pertinent laws. Step 4 Reflect on the impact of all these to your future life as a professional teacher. and guidelines concerning teachers

Classify the information you have gathered using the matrix that follows:

Policies/Guidelines

Comments/Sharing of the Respondents

Values Shown

Pertinent Laws/Provisions as Legal Basis of Policy Magna Carta for Public Teachers

Rights and Privileges of Teachers

She is enjoying her benefits as a professional teacher The teacher does a lot of paper works, but if you really love teaching, youll never feel the burden She emphasized that in the school where she belongs, disciplinary actions are laid in case a teacher has done any malpractice She said that DepEd officials evaluates the school annually The principal also observes the teachers performance regularly She insists that still there should be additional allowance for teachers.

Professionalism Commitment to teaching profession Compassion Enthusiasm

Duties and Responsibilities

Magna Carta for Public Teachers

Disciplinary Procedures

Professionalism Respect Discipline

Magna Carta for Public Teachers

Systems of Monitoring

Professionalism

Magna Carta for Public Teachers

Rewards and Incentives System

Professionalism

Magna Carta for Public Teachers

Your analysis
Give the values reflected by the policies and guidelines found in the school. All aspects of policies and practices in school are the values and the way the whole school and community interacts with each other. Everyone is expected to be responsible for his or her own behavior, respect the rights of others and share values. It is vital that children, staff and parents work actively in partnership to enable all children to realize their full potential. There should be continuity to actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the school. There must be a commitment to raising awareness of wider issues, by involving members of the learning community and exploring the surrounding environment. Learning is a lifelong process and it is our responsibility as adults to model effective learning. This vision statement therefore applies to everyone who has a role to play in the provision of education at our school governors, support staff, teaching assistants and teachers.

Your Reflection
Reflect on the policies and guidelines that concern the teachers. The codes of conduct mandate several rules and regulations that teachers must adhere to. First, teachers are responsible in taking care of the students who are under their supervision with the main objective of assuring their safety and welfare. Second, teachers should observe confidentiality of information that is related with their colleagues students and families that the educators acquire during their teaching profession, unless the disclosure of this information is needed for the well being of a person. Third, teachers should maintain the good reputation of the teaching profession by showing acts of honesty and integrity as well as making sure that their private interests especially outside of school does not interfere with their professional responsibilities. Fourth, teachers should respect all the members of the school community namely: students, parents, co-workers, and school management by making sure that they are treated equality and are not discriminated by gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, and others. Fifth, teachers should conduct their relationship with their students in a professional, respectful, and appropriate manner. Sixth teachers should not practice their teaching responsibilities while in the influence of any substance that weakens their capability to perform their duties properly. Lastly, teachers must present comprehensive and accurate information and documents regarding their professional status credentials, and related experiences. Express your insights and feelings regarding the demands of being a future professional teacher. Good teachers typically have good organization skills. They have the ability to work with many different types of people. Patience is also a very good quality. It is true that some people, from the time they are in first grade, know they want to be

teachers. For others, the idea to become a teacher can be a sudden insight, or a feeling that ferments for years in some remote corner of their consciousness. Regardless of where the idea comes from, for many, the images associated with becoming a teacher are compelling. Teachers must be flexible to handle the inevitable obstacles that occur each day. Teachers must be able to handle problems and a room full of students all at one time. Problems also arise outside of the classroom setting. In addition, school politics and colleagues with different teaching styles can cause tension.

EPISODE 2:

My Goal At the end of this activity, you will be competent in establishing routines and procedures to make the physical environment conducive to learning. My Tasks One of the roles of a teacher is being a classroom manager. You can be an effective teacher in the future if you have necessary skills in managing a classroom that provides a better learning environment. To reach yur goal, do the following tasks: Step 1 Observe a class. Describe the measures that the teacher adopts to create a well-managed learning environment. Step 2 Analyze how effective are these measures in maintaining good classroom management. Step 3 Reflect on how a well-managed classroom can be achieved. My Tools ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN Each day that I spend in the classroom presents new challenges. Every situation and each different child requires an individualized response from the teacher. As Ive observed the organizational plan, the classroom structured is flexible. The instructions are care both individually and by group. And the teacher is ensuring that furniture arrangement promotes learning opportunities. She has a seating chart. She maintains plans for materials and assignment management. And she creates bulletin boards that foster learning. She ensures bulletin boards are informative, relevant, aesthetic, and related to class activities. SCHEDULING During my observation, Ive noticed that the teacher is following guidelines to ensure a successful scheduling. First she incorporates any pre-scheduled school wide activities and routines into her schedule. She makes sure to include any activities that the whole school needs to be doing at the same time. For instance, many schools have a Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time right after lunch. Second, she creates predictable routines that her students can follow easily. Setting aside a short amount of time in the morning for students to complete arrival routines and get organized for the day helps to teach elementary students the importance of being prepared.

Likewise, having specific dismissal routines they must follow helps them to make sure they are taking home everything they need at the end of the day. Third, she coordinates with her grade-level peers. Fourth, she allows for some flexibility in her schedule. Lessons can run longer (or shorter) than she expected or some activities like earthquake and fire drills and special assemblies may interrupt her schedule. She said it's okay if every once in a while you don't accomplish everything you planned for the day. I think the activities were scheduled properly. The time was allotted sufficiently for the activity. Individual and group activities were all planned thats why it saved time and its very organized. And through the guidelines shes following shes coming up with an excellent scheduling.

RECORD KEEPING The attendance is monitored by checking the permanent seat plan, through this the teacher can record easily the absences and present in the class. The teacher has a record book where she gets every time she checks the attendance. Ive seen a portfolio cabinet wherein all of the portfolios of the students are put. The teacher said that its very helpful if they have portfolio so that they can monitor their individual performance. PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT The physical environment of the classroom is very conducive to learning. The classroom is clean, properly ventilated and lighted, and free from noise distraction. Also the bulletin and displays were neatly arranged. They have seat plan so the seats of the students are organized and permanent. I think the seating arrangement also suits the learning experience of the pupils. The classroom furniture is matching the size of the students. DISCIPLINE The teacher is establishing the discipline inside the classroom by following some rules and guidelines. First is by selecting a discipline policy that is appropriate for her students. She considers her students' age and developmental level when selecting a plan. Second is by pairing the rules with both consequences and rewards. If she will punish misbehavior, she also wants to recognize good behavior. She tries to mix positive and negative nearly equally in her plan to ensure that students see that good behavior is rewarded just as much as bad behavior is punished. Third she created a poster on which this discipline policy is clearly outlined. Featuring her policy on a poster allows students to refer to the regulations regularly and gives her something to which to draw students' attention when discussing behavior. She placed her poster

prominently on a classroom wall. clarification. I think her approach is very preventive. By creating and implementing a classroom discipline plan to prepare her students to follow the rules and regulations that they will be bound by once they reach adulthood. Simultaneously, she'll be maintaining a calm, productive classroom atmosphere conducive to conventional studies. ROUTINES The routines are properly established and organized. The teacher is also following some guidelines in establishing routine in the classroom. she organizes her classroom to be effective in providing structure and routine before her students arrive. There should be a space for their backpacks, lunches and homework. she labels everything clearly. Materials and sections of the classroom should also be labelled. This will allow students to become more familiar with where things go. Then when she says it is time to clean up, they will be able to do so effectively. Third, she sets a schedule. This sounds easy, but it is very important. Structure and routine are essential to keeping children focused and your stress level down. And I think all the procedures are placed properly and effectively. When routines and procedures are carefully taught, modeled, and established in the classroom, children know whats expected of them and how to do certain things on their own. Having these predictable patterns in place allows teachers to spend more time in meaningful instruction.

Classroom Management Matrix

Classroom Management Area

Observation Description of the Supportive Measures Observed

Your Analysis Comments on the Effectiveness of the Supportive Measure Teacher success, in relation to both student learning and teacher efficacy, can often be traced to the ability of the

Your Analysis Recommendatio ns I think the teacher really implement and create a good organizational

1. Organizati As Ive observed the on Plan organizational plan, the classroom structured is flexible. The instructions

are carried both individually and by group. And the teacher is ensuring that furniture arrangement promotes learning opportunities. She has a seating chart. She maintains plans for materials and assignment management. And she creates bulletin boards that foster learning. She ensures bulletin boards are informative, relevant, aesthetic, and related to class activities. During my observation, Ive noticed that the teacher is following guidelines to ensure a successful scheduling. First she incorporates any pre-scheduled school wide activities and routines into her schedule. She makes sure to include any activities that the whole school needs to be doing at the same time. For instance, many schools have a Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time right after lunch. Second, she creates predictable routines that her students can follow easily. Setting aside a short amount of time in the morning for students to complete arrival routines and get organized for the day helps to teach elementary students the importance of being

teacher to manage the classroom. Research shows that effective classroom organization and management during the first few weeks of school are crucial in determining expectations, behavior patterns, and procedures that will persist throughout the school year. But I think the teacher was able to establish a good organizational plan and Ive seen that its working smoothly. I think the activities were scheduled properly. The time was allotted sufficiently for the activity. Individual and group activities were all planned thats why it saved time and its very organized. And through the guidelines shes following shes coming up with an excellent scheduling.

plan. I have observed that she provides a productive, safe environment conducive to learning. She fosters selfrespect, responsibility, and empathy in my students. And she sparks enthusiasm for learning.

2. Schedule

One of the hardest things to do as an elementary school teacher is to find the time to fit everything in. There are so many skills to teach and only so much time in the day. To make sure that the entire curriculum is taught effectively, it helps to create a classroom schedule. Giving appropriate and clear instructions. Lack of explaining instructions clearly eats away at valuable class

3. Record Keeping

prepared. Likewise, having specific dismissal routines they must follow helps them to make sure they are taking home everything they need at the end of the day. Third, she coordinates with her grade-level peers. Fourth, she allows for some flexibility in her schedule. Lessons can run longer (or shorter) than she expected or some activities like earthquake and fire drills and special assemblies may interrupt her schedule. She said it's okay if every once in a while you don't accomplish everything you planned for the day. The attendance is monitored by checking the permanent seat plan, through this the teacher can record easily the absences and present in the class. The teacher has a record book where she gets every time she checks the attendance. Ive seen a portfolio cabinet wherein all of the portfolios of the students are put. The teacher said that its very helpful if they have portfolio so that they can monitor their individual performance.

time. Model whenever you can and tone your language to suit large mixed ability classes, small groups, weak students, and finally, the age of your students.

I think the teacher has effective record keeping technique. Shes right in creating a seat plan to easily check the attendance of the pupils. Also, it is correct to have a portfolio for each student so that they can monitor their performance and enhance it right away if needed.

Effective, continuous record keeping lies at the heart of our best teaching and learning. It enables us to plan, to organize, and to create the best learning environment for each child. Record keeping is an effective tool for tracking contributions made by individual students in our classroom, for assessing students, for

4. Physical Environm ent

The physical environment of the classroom is very conducive to learning. The classroom is clean, properly ventilated and lighted, and free from noise distraction. Also the bulletin and displays were neatly arranged. They have seat plan so the seats of the students are organized and permanent. I think the seating arrangement also suits the learning experience of the pupils. The classroom furniture

informing students and parents about growth over time, and for setting goals by both students and teachers. Keeping track of our students with classroom observations and systematic notes yields information that cannot possibly be gleaned from a traditional checklist, report card, or standardized test. So it is very important as a teacher to know the best technique and strategies in record keeping. Every teacher I think the teacher did a knows that a good job in creating a safe, clean, physical environment that comfortable and is very conducive to attractive learning. She has a classroom can classroom suited to the stimulate learning ability and level learning and of her Grade II pupils. I can help build a conclude that if she classroom maintains it, definitely she community. But can come up with her for many goals in providing a teachers, classroom promoting a setting up the healthy and wonderful physical learning experience. environment of their classrooms can be quite

is truly matching the size of the students.

daunting, especially when faced with older buildings, crowded classrooms and insufficient storage space. You can make the most of your classroom environment by carefully considering your needs and the needs of your students. I think her approach is very preventive. By creating and implementing a classroom discipline plan to prepare her students to follow the rules and regulations that they will be bound by once they reach adulthood. Simultaneously, she'll be maintaining a calm, productive classroom atmosphere conducive to conventional studies. Effective enforcement of classroom discipline is a pre-requisite for the smooth operation of any classroom. Although your main goal as a teacher is to provide your students with the academic lessons they need to succeed in adulthood, you also play an important part in teaching them how to behave effectively and appropriately.

5. Discipline

The teacher is establishing the discipline inside the classroom by following some rules and guidelines. First is by selecting a discipline policy that is appropriate for your students. Consider your students' age and developmental level when selecting a plan. Second is by pairing the rules with both consequences and rewards. If she will punish misbehavior, she also wants to recognize good behavior. She tries to mix positive and negative nearly equally in her plan to ensure that students see that good behavior is rewarded just as much as bad behavior is punished. Third she created a poster on which this discipline policy is clearly outlined.

Featuring her policy on a poster allows students to refer to the regulations regularly and gives her something to which to draw students' attention when discussing behavior. She placed her poster prominently on a classroom wall. Fourth, she explains the discipline plan to her students. She moves through the plan clearly and deliberately, discussing each facet of the policy individually. She of course allows the students to ask questions for clarification. Fifth, she reviews the discipline plan daily. She starts her day by asking a student to read the policy to the class, or select a rule on which to focus each day. By continually returning to the plan, she not only allows students to develop a better understanding of the plan but also make it clear that the plan is important. Sixth, she is enforcing the discipline plan faithfully. And lastly, she focused on the positive whenever possible. Students generally respond more favorably to positive stimuli. She praises instead of correct whenever she can. She even gave an example; if students are supposed to line up for lunch and only a few follow directions,

6. Routines

loudly praise the students who did complete the task instead of chastising those who didn't. The other students, seeing and wanting the same praise, will fall into line. The routines are properly established and organized. The teacher is also following some guidelines in establishing routine in the classroom. First she organizes her classroom to be effective in providing structure and routine before her students arrive. There should be a space for their backpacks, lunches and homework. Second, she labels everything clearly. Materials and sections of the classroom should also be labeled. This will allow students to become more familiar with where things go. Then when she says it is time to clean up, they will be able to do so effectively. Third, she sets a schedule. This sounds easy, but it is very important. When students arrive in her classroom they should know that they have until a certain time before their desks should be cleared and the teaching starts. Also she plans for the in-between times as well. Lining up to go to another classroom or outside needs to be structured. "No talking" and "hands to yourself"

I think the routines she formulated are very unique yet effective. Actually, if Ill be in the actual field, Im going to follow her superb and operative routines so that I can also ensure a well managed time and well organized classroom.

Structure and routine are essential to keeping children focused and your stress level down. And I think all the procedures are placed properly and effectively. When routines and procedures are carefully taught, modeled, and established in the classroom, children know whats expected of them and how to do certain things on their own. Having these predictable patterns in place allows teachers to spend more time in meaningful instruction.

should be set rules early on. She has a signal to alert her students to line up or move on to the next activity, such as ringing a bell or switching the lights off. If her students finish a task early, she established what they can and cannot do while others finish their work. Fourth, she starts the day how she ends it. Fifth, she uses consequences and praise. And lastly she even plans for emergencies and special occasions. Students need structure and routine not only for everyday tasks, but also for emergencies and special occasions. She rehearses procedures with her students so they can become familiar with what to do in case of an emergency.

My Analysis

1. In what area of classroom management was the teacher most effective? Which of the supportive measures were effective? Why? The area of classroom management wherein shes most effective is discipline. I think all of her supportive measures were efficacious. During my observation, Ive noticed that the pupils were well disciplined and behave not only during discussion but even the teacher is away. So it just shows that the guidelines shes following to maintain a good discipline is working. She already starts to develop good moral character among pupils. 2. In what area of classroom management was the teacher least effective? Which supportive measures were not effective? Why? I think shes very effective in all aspects. I am not seeing any flaws regarding her organizational plan, record, keeping, physical environment, scheduling, discipline and routine. It might not be perfect but I think the important thing is to fulfill your goals in accordance to your guidelines. 3. Suggest more effective ways for your answer in number 2. Since I am seeing her classroom management with no flaws, Ill just leave a good message about it. Effective classroom management is about the teacher keeping the students actively involved in the entire lesson. By practicing the teaching strategies above, teachers will greatly reduce classroom management problems.

My Reflections
1.. Describe at 3-5 characteristics of a teacher who can establish a well-managed classroom? There are so many classroom management characteristics like: Adaptability - is the ability of a person to blend him / herself according to the external situations. Decisiveness - having the power to decide; conclusive. Characterized by decision and firmness resolution. Delegation - is the handing of a task over to another person, usually a subordinate. It is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person to carry out specific activities. 2. What characteristics do you have at present that can make you an effective classroom manager? Elaborate how these characteristics can help you. I think I have the empathy, adaptability, and decision making skills. I can definitely sue those skills to ensure an effective classroom management. Adaptability will of course help me to adjust easily to situations and changes. For example, if Ill be transfer in different classroom I can still create a new and good atmosphere to my students which will promote a conducive learning environment. Also, if I have the empathy I can understand their individual differences which will help me to maintain and foster good discipline and routines inside the classroom. And last, if I have the good decision making skills I can create a guidelines and rules to insure and effective classroom management. 3. What characteristics do you have at present that can hamper you from becoming an effective classroom manager? How can you overcome these characteristic? Honestly I need to develop and gain more patience because I think thats the characteristic that I have that will definitely hamper me in having an effective classroom management. I know that I can overcome this because Im already practicing it in my daily life. Im beginning to be more patient at all time regardless of whatever the situation is.

EPISODE 3:

THE TEACHER AND THE COMMUNITY


The role of the teacher in a positive school-community relationship is extremely important since it is the teacher who is the backbone of the educational system. Although school boards create school policy and administrators interpret these policies, teachers are the personnel who implement school policy. Teachers must also be prepared to make the most favorable impression possible in even the most innocent of circumstances in order to maintain public support. The community's perceptions of the teacher affect their perceptions of the school and subsequently student morale, school resources, and support for the school in general. Community Tour Observation Report Issues/Concerns/Problems of the Community There are lots of issues this community is currently facing. The issues are in transportation, pollution, health, and security. In terms of transportation, although the school is along the highway but it really takes time to reach the school because of heavy traffic. This is an everyday issue and it seems that it will be a forever concern if the government will not think of plans to resolve this. Pollution is another problem because of the gases coming from the buses and vehicles and other companies near the community. Also, some areas in this locality are currently having problem with the smell of the air they breathe especially if its windy and rainy season. It is because of the piggery near the locality. They said that they already filed a complaint against that piggery but sad to say until now its still operating. This problem is also affecting the health of the people living in the community. Another issue is the security. There are areas in Pulo wherein an intense security measure should be followed to avoid any accidents and criminal activities. Community Resources There are different community resources that we can visit and see in Pulo Cabuyao, Laguna. Some of them are factories like RAM Food Products Inc., Bajet Creations, Inc. and Maxglory Enterprises Phils., Inc. There are also shops, sports and recreational centers, health centers, other education institution like Malayan College and of course the church where students can visit to enhance learning. And also there are prominent people here in Pulo that can be invited as resource person.

Community Assistance/Service Given by the School The community is assisting the school in various ways. In terms of health assistance the health center is providing it, for religious and faith deepening the church is near for them to come and visit. For fieldtrip to enhance their educational knowledge and learning Malayan College is there to welcome them. To know more about the products theyve been using some factories are open also for them to witness how they create those products.

MY ANALYSIS 1. Suggest new ways by which school can creatively use the resources of the community. Some ways by which school can creatively use the resources of the community are the following: A. Changing the educational experiences of children by moving beyond the classroom walls can diversify the array of learning opportunities and connect school lessons with daily life and real problems. B. The lack of a nearby science center need not be a limitation. Community resources include unconventional sites, such as the tile factory or a hardware store, fabric store and farm. While extended field trips can be rewarding, short school yard trips can be equally valuable. These allow children to discover answers for themselves in a familiar context. And since the school is near at some hardware store, fabric store and farm I think this can be successfully done. C. Bringing the Community into Your Classroom Guests. Guest speakers from the community can provide new information and experiences to students and link the school to the world outside. The teacher should spend time with the guest before the visit so they can discuss the age level of students and kinds of activities and information appropriate for this age group; the needs of the guest during the visit and his or her general comfort level with children; the topic of the presentation and the students' general knowledge about this topic;

and what the teacher can do before to make the visit a success. Staff of state agencies can serve as classroom partners or as knowledgeable resource people. 2. How can the school address the issues/concern and problems of the community? Communicate and cooperate with the government. Make them aware of the issues faced by the school. Dont just communicate with tem, make sure that they will respond and resolve the issue. Also do your part, for sure you can think of solutions to resolve the problem in your own little ways. 3. What possible linkages can the community and the schools have? Greater interaction between schools and communities can enhance educational outcomes. It also builds the role of schools as contributors to the vitality of their local community. In primary schools the aim is to have appropriate interaction between the school and community to leave students with values of citizenship and more basic integration into the curriculum. The possible linkages between the school and community are the government, other educational institution, industries and factories, museums, library and recreational centers linkages.

My Reflections
1. How did you feel while you were going around the community? What things did you learn that you might have taken for granted before? I felt unaware of some things happening in the community which are affecting the lives of the pupils. I learned the importance of good communication with the government and other linkages to resolve the issues concerning the issues of the school. I also learned that community has many functions to promote the common goal which is quality education. Ive known that community is a source of student

curriculum based learning. You really need to seek assistance form them to make your plan come to realization. 2. As a future teacher, what do you think will be your role in the community? Teachers serve as not only educators, but also mentors and role models especially in the modern world, where values such as respect for elders, sharing, and cooperation among peers are not always taught in the home. Young students look to their teachers when determining how to interact as adults. So I think I will be paying different roles. Also I will make sure to link the community and school. I want them to work hand in hand to achieve one goal which is to promote learning. 3. How will you encourage more community participation among teachers and students? First I will teach them the importance in community participation among teachers and students. Then Ill show examples and good result of this connection. I will do my best to inculcate in their mind that imagination and creativity in using community resources can help students connect school science and mathematics with applications in the community, as well as helping students better learn basic concepts. They can learn science and mathematics from many sources, in a range of different ways, and for a variety of purposes. Taking them to a scie