When you observe different teachers, you may notice similarities and differences in their classroom management styles. Creating a learning environment that supports your style will help you be more effective in developing students’ academic skills and competencies.
After my observations, interview and collaborate with the teacher about their classroom management and how expectations, routines, and procedures are introduced in the classroom. My interview included, the following:
- The classroom management style of the teacher.
- How expectations, routines, and procedures are introduced and reinforced in the classroom.
- How the teacher deals with and handles behavior issues in the classroom.
- How the classroom is physically set-up.
- How technology is used and managed.
- How the procedures help to build a classroom community.
At the conclusion of the field experience, complete a reflecting upon your experiences and describe how you will apply what you have learned to your future professional practice. Synthesize what you have observed thus far and what you plan to takeaway, or not, from each observation.