Observation In Classroom Observation

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To begin with, in this journal I will be be discussing my observations referring to diversity made at Indian Mounds Elementary while volunteering. First of all, I am in a preschool class of fourteen students. The teacher, is well organized and always has a set schedule. He also does a great job promoting diversity as well as helping the children learn. My main focus in this observation was the eight aspects of diversity. The first one is Cultural which according to the textbook is social values, cognitive codes, behavioral standards worldviews, and beliefs that characterize a group of people. Culture has three characteristics that I found useful while observing my classroom. First culture is learned, next is culture is shared and lastly culture …show more content…
For instance, my second week volunteering I witnessed the teacher get concerned about a student who already struggles academically because he didn’t have a backpack and he had already spoken to his dad but still no backpack. This child also gets picked up by his dad everyday and is basically raised by him. When I heard this it all made more sense to me. Now I understand the child better and I can offer better help. The fourth area of diversity is religion. Religion is a big deal because it has a big influence on the children 's behavior. It 's also important for teachers to create an environment that makes every religion feel welcomed and accepted. Since my classroom is very diverse I know there are many different religions. No religion is ever favored in the class and the teacher makes everyone feel equal. I think that 's what matters the most. For example, Halloween is being called the “fall festival” and the teacher made it clear to the children that they don’t have to dress up. Socioeconomic status is next and it refers to how much money a family makes. Having a low economic status actually can affect a child’s …show more content…
In order to succeed as a future teacher there is three goals I want to fulfill. First is to believe that each student has learning potential, next is to know my students and what their strengths and weakness are, lastly is to provide a safe and warm environment in the classroom. To believe that every student has a learning potential is essential because you have to believe in the students if you want them to believe in themselves. As a future educator I don’t every want to give up on a single student but instead do everything in my power to make sure that, that student is successful. This would mean, checking on the students individually at least once a week to make sure they are improving. Also, for the children who struggle get them the help they need as soons as possible. For instance, with students who have spanish as their first language I want to take advantage at the fact that I speak spanish and therefore communicate with that child and the parents as well. Also make modifications such as seating arrangement or small groups for students who struggle with behavior issues so they can learn better while not disrupting other students. Next, I want to make sure to know my students to the fullest. Be aware of their strength and weakness so I can help. An important factor is also knowing the students background.

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