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Education Field Experience Observation

I. Observation #2:

a. Classroom Management and Routines

II. Grade Level and Subject Area:

a. Kindergarten

III. Setting:

a. 1 Educator

b. 1 Observer (me)

c. 7 Female Students

d. 3 Male Students

IV. Pre-Observation:

a. My previous observation helped me grasp lesson plans and the class’ schedule.

Also watched a video and read an article about Stem Education. The video and

short reading taught me how a stem lesson is carried out. It showed how all

subjects are incorporated and played off progressivism.

V. Data:

a. The teacher I am observing has the lesson plan posted but not a separate schedule.

The day is carried out as close to the lesson plan as possible. The plan is flexible

due to students arriving at different times.

b. Ample time is given for each activity. The students know what happens next in

the day, so they are aware of the daily schedule.


c. The teacher is required to cover the daily lesson with all of the students. The

teacher creates the schedule and puts the activities in the order he or she deems

effective.

d. Misbehavior is addressed and corrected.

e. Consequences are given if the action cannot be stopped after a couple of

occurrences. The consequence is being sent to the office for a time out.

f. The teacher is always guiding the students to be respectful and proper members of

society.

g. From the time I spent observing I have not seen any issues that have gone

unnoticed or that were brushed off. If any issues occur the teacher acknowledges

them and tell the students right from wrong. From there it is up to the students to

follow through.

h. Sarcasm is not used in the classroom by either the teacher or students. Time outs

are used on repeat offenders. Time out is being sent to the office to be separate

from class for a little.

i. The class just gets verbal complements, “good job,” and only punished when

misbehaving.

j. If the student is sent to the office multiple times the parents will be alerted.

k. The director is not involved in punishment.

l. Teachers are assessed yearly by the coordinator of education. The coordinator sits

in a couple classes throughout the year. Then they are given suggestions for

improvement.

VI. Analysis:
a. I noticed the class is well behaved. Sometimes one student does not want to sit

still, but listens when the teacher tells him to sit up. I have also noticed that

students seem eager to continue their daily routines even with disturbances.

VII. Recommendations:

a. One thing I would change is the posted lesson plan. Students cannot read that due

to the location. If I were the teacher I would put a simplified schedule lower and

in large print to guide students who might be lost.

VIII. Post Observation:

a. This observation opened my eyes to how I was taught in my high school

electronics class. It was stem oriented just like this kindergarten. Students are

given a task and time to complete it, however the task contains aspects of multiple

subjects. Also seen is progressivism. The stem activities promote active learning

through problem solving and collaboration between groups of students. This

project-based learning adds a depth to the curriculum and helps students feel the

connection between what they are doing in school and outside life. For example,

the pumpkin lesson that was taught was not just a teacher carving a pumpkin in

front of the teacher. It was math when they counted the seeds. It was science

when they learned about the life cycle.

IX. Citations:

Koch, J. (2016). Teach 3: Introduction to education. Cengage Learning.

What Is STEM Education? - Definition, Importance & Standards - Video & Lesson

Transcript | Study.com. (2017). Retrieved from


http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-stem-education-definition-importance-

standards.html

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