Secondary Field Notes #1 Inference

Secondary Field Notes #1 Inference - work, which made me...

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Alex Fafara Permission to do 3 Observations at 4 hours each. Field Observation #1 Feelings/Inference The teacher is very energetic, she talks to the kids as if they are people rather than children, and she is not afraid to make fun of the students every once in a while, when acceptable. She seems to know which kids can handle having fun poked at them, and knows which students do well in which location of the classroom, such as the one student in the last row. She has a few quirky mannerisms, such as counting down “8, 4, 2, 0” in place of “3, 2, 1, 0.” When she told the class that “[She] do[es] more work and you’re not doing enough,” she said it in a light hearted way. When they were going over questions on the board, and a student requested to do one on the board, he was excited to do the
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Unformatted text preview: work, which made me view her as a successful teacher. However later, when the student in the back row asks for help, she was authoritative, didnt let him comment as she spoke at him, and when he said he didnt know how to change improper fractions, she asked another student walking by if he knew how, and he did, so the teacher asked the student in need of help if they were in the same class, and did he learn this. He realizes that he did know, and continues to ask her another question. Some times I get the feeling that she gets annoyed with this student because he acts like this all the time, and they both know that he is smart, but that he doesnt try....
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course EDUCATION 200 taught by Professor Jenniferdelnero during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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