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Unformatted text preview: task and offering advice on their drawing. He sets aside 10 minutes for DEAR time – drop everything and read. When students begin discussions rather than reading he asks them for respect and reminds them that it is disrespectful to talk when he instructed them to do a task. The teacher seems to have a routine way of introducing a topic as he gives students time to decorate a page in their journal as the cover for a new topic. He quickly moves from task to task, keeping the class on track. He obviously has high expectations as students are already aware what tasks they have to do. It seems that sometimes the teacher switches from lesson to assignment so quickly students do not finish what he asked them to do, so I can only assume what they don’t finish they are expected to complete at home. He adds fire to the lesson as students seem excited to learn about the topic....
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- Spring '08
- Class I railroad, Tell, cultural diffusion