My Reflection At Palmetto Ridge High School

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This reflection will be in response to the field experience that was completed on the 12th of November, 2015 by Matthew Daykin. For my High School field experience, I attended Palmetto Ridge High School and observed both Mrs. Zacher’s ninth grade English class and Mrs. Reid’s ninth grade Science and Math classes. Palmetto Ridge High School (A.K.A. “The Ridge”) is a grade 9-12 school located in Naples, Florida. The Ridge has a total of 1,865 students; 46.33% of the students are listed as identifying as White, 7.29% are listed as identifying as Black, 40.8% of the students identify as Hispanic, 1.39% of the students identify as Asian, 2.63% identify as Indian, 1.29% identify as Multi-Racial, while only 0.27% identify as Hawaiian or Pacific Islander …show more content…
Fortunately for me, I was successfully able to navigate the maze of halls cluttered with students and make it to my next classroom on time. I entered the class and introduced myself to Mrs. Reid, who showed me where I could sit and observe and explained to me that her service mentor was here as well. I quickly found my seat in the back next to the lady whom I had just been explained was Mrs. Reid’s service mentor. I introduced myself and she did as well, her name was Mrs. Maureen Zuck and she was from FGCU’s College of Education. She explained to me that she was observing Mrs. Reid because she was a first year teacher (and a graduate of FGCU) and had a formal observation by the administration soon. Mrs. Zuck was doing an informal observation to see what Mrs. Reid could use some improvement on in her classroom before the formal observation occurred. Mrs. Zuck was a joy to learn from and taught me so much more than I have room to type here in this reflection. She provided me with a copy of the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model she was using to report her observational findings. She then quickly explained what the Marzano Model was and why she was using it and proceeded to show me real life examples of the teaching elements detailed out in the paper. She would …show more content…
Mrs. Zuck asked me what would be a good way to eradicate this issue so that they will no longer cause classroom disruption. I suggested splitting up the group and placing them about as far away from each other as possible, and ensuring that the next group who occupies the front and center group is a quiet and docile group that could set an appropriate example for the rest for the class. Mrs. Zuck was pleased with my answer and excused herself to go and quiet down a student who was beginning to become unruly. When she returned she explained to me that she is only able to interject herself into the classroom setting and take over a situation like that because Mrs. Reid and herself have spent countless hours working together and have built a relationship of mutual

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