Elt Classroom Observation Essay

Essay on Classroom Observation Report

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I. Introduction

In this document, I will describe a teacher and her students in an observation I did in a false beginner English as Second Language (ESL) class at the University of Texas. The purpose of this report is to reflect on the teacher’s teaching strategies and class environment in relation with what I have learned in my Teaching Methods class. Throughout this paper, a variety of students’ and teacher’s behavior will be discussed that will be analyzed in the reflection section.

II. Before the Observation

After I arranged a day and time to go observe the ESL teacher, she asked me if we could meet a few minutes before the class to give me a brief overview about the class. We discussed class size and level;…show more content…

Students are supposed to tell the teacher how do they know if the statement is true or false (10 minutes). o After that, the teacher goes over some vocabulary words that were in the workbook that they were using. She then asks: “what’s the word that means a part of the body that we use to smell?” students respond: "nose". " What’s a word that means a connection to people and ideas?" Students’ respond: "relationship”. o All students exchange language by comparing their answers with each other and checking their work. o Teacher tells students to write their answer for the questions presented in their books. o Teacher explains a group of three students who were struggling how to figure out the answer by telling them a strategy. Teacher also repeats vocabulary words so that students improve their pronunciation. o Once the students finish their answers, one student writes his answers on the board and the rest of the students check their own answer to see if they were correct. o There was one instance where the teacher had to stop the girl who was writing the answers on the board to explain the word “ones”. The teacher explains that in this case it’s OK to have “ones” as a plural word because it refers to a pronoun. She then asks the students to tell her other pronouns and she writes them on the board while the students actively participate. o Teacher shows a Chinese fan and she asks: “Do you

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Kindergarten Classroom Observation Report Essay

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In electing to observe a kindergarten class, I was hoping to see ‘real world’ examples of the social development, personality types and cognitive variation found within the beginning stages of “Middle Childhood” as discussed within our text.

On April 1, 2010, I was welcomed into Mrs. Smith’s all day kindergarten class at the O’Dea Core Knowledge Elementary School in Fort Collins Colorado to observe and note the classroom conditions, interactions of the children among themselves, the teachers or other authority figures and the manner in which learning takes place.

O’Dea, as it is referred to within this paper, was selected because it is located within my neighborhood, and I am familiar with it’s location, general population and the…show more content…

The class that was observed consisted of five and six year olds, it was of interest that there were several examples of interactions that could be classified as moral reasoning between the children during ‘free play’ where small groups of 3 or 4 expressed frustration that the rules weren’t being followed. There were two moments in which the teacher became involved to guide the discussion during which the children were allowed to explore their feelings and suggest ideas to resolve the conflict.

As described within the text, during early childhood, the development of friendships between children begins to emerge, in which children of similar personalities and interests demonstrate an interest in playing with each other ( ). During Middle Childhood, these relationships deepen, and continue to evolve into more gender specific relationships, in which boys prefer to play with boys and girls among girls ( ). It was easily observed within the classroom that this theory held true – the boys played in small groups with wooden blocks and Lego’s creating elaborate ‘Star Wars’ scenarios, and the girls played more quietly with books and writing white boards.
According to Piaget, the early childhood period is one in which the child is

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