The Classroom Environment From A Different Perspective Essay

1201 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Over the course of the semester, I have really gotten the chance to understand the classroom environment from a different perspective. Through my practicum, I have been introduced to new ideas and tactics that will be very helpful in my future as an educator. I have also witnessed methods of teaching that I think could be improved to help the students develop and progress in more effective way. I observed the classroom environment, focused my attention on the ways in which bridges were being built or destroyed, and collected questions of my own that will shape me to become the best teacher I can possibly be.
When I walked into my practicum classroom for the first time, the first thing I noticed was the white. Everything was white. There were white walls, white flooring, whiteboards, white desks, white tables, and white cupboards. Everything was neatly organized and there were a few scattered posters along the wall. Some posters described the standards, while others related math to jobs in the real world. Above his cupboards, there were a few student sculptures that rested gently against the wall. The desks were evenly spaced out in columns that faced the Interwrite board. I think teachers need to think more in depth about what their classroom portrays and what the it invites the students to do. The classroom I was at encouraged the students to sit quietly in their desks while the teacher is in back doing most of the talking. Ayers wants a classroom that screams “learning is…

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