This paper will analyse and reflect the field observation in two sections, which the first section will focus on the learner and the second part will concentrate on the lesson.
Attending to the learner
This observation was conducted in a year 5 mathematics class on the 30th August. The aim is to observe how teacher attends to the learners in order to cater for the learning needs of various diverse students. The observation period is approximately forty minutes.
The attending strategies that Miss Rainer have used include: using names, smile, eye contact, nod, hand gestures(thumb up) and verbal feedback. These strategies were often used in a combination, such as a smile with …show more content…
Through interpersonal teacher behaviour and encouraging verbal/non-verbal means, Miss Rainer has managed to create a positive atmosphere which facilitates students learning. Teacher-student interaction is one of the key factors that determining the classroom climate(Muijs et. al, 2014). How teachers attend to their learners and how students perceived their teachers is largely affected by teachers’ interpersonal behaviour. The study of Den Brok, Brekelmans and Wubbels(2004) found that teachers’ positive interpersonal behaviour is strongly associated with students’ pleasure, confidence, effort and relevance in class. That is, if the teacher demonstrates helpful/friendly and understanding behaviour, the students can be more confident and willing to engage more effort with the task. By observing the way Miss Rainer interacted with her students, an assumption is made that she has been perceived as a helpful/friendly and understanding teacher by her students. The students seemed very comfortable with the environment, which they were able to sit on the floor while working and the way students were keen to participate answering …show more content…
There were two observations been conducted. The first one was a Year 5 Mathematics class(approximately forty minutes) at the 30th August. And the second observation was conducted at 6th September, which is a Year 2 class from morning to lunch.
Observation One: This observation is conducted in a Mathematics class. Miss Rainer started the lesson by reviewing the recently learned topics, such as factor, multiples etc. Then she outlined her plan for the lesson which will be revising for the previous learned content. And the purpose for this is to prepare students for the upcoming test. Before dismissing the class, Miss Rainer asked students to do a checklist which to tick the things that they are confident with and also she informed her students her plan for next class, which is to practice for