HOW SCHOOLS WORK: MY PERSONAL INTERVIEWABA 610 FALL 2020
CONTENTS•School Information/Demographics•Covid’s new school layout•Interview Questions•Reference Course Information•Connecting it to ABA•Summary of what I learned
JACOBSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLLocated in Rush City, Minnesota-Population of 3,079-Chosen because I attended this school-Has about 454 students Pk-6-36% on free or reduced lunch program-Student to teacher ration is 17:1
HOW COVID-19 HAS EFFECTED THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR-The younger grades will be doing in person learning with social distancing guidelines in place. Families will have an online option if requested. -The students are not allowed to enter the building until 8am. -All students will be on a staggered schedules based on grades and transportation options. -Breakfast/Lunch will be had in the student’s classrooms. No longer in the lunchroom-Playgrounds will be closed to all-On Wednesday’s students will all have to distance learn so that the building can be properly cleaned.-Cross Country is the only fall sport for this year
BACKGROUND OF TEACHER-With Covid-19, it was hard to find a teacher who was open to doing an interview. Most did not know even if they would be going back to distance learning or a hybrid model.-The teacher that I chose to interview was my aunt who works at Jacobson Elementary as a 1stgrade teacher.-She has been a teacher for 17 years at Jacobson Elementary. She holds a Masters in Education from Saint Cloud State University. She also completed her undergrad at the same school.
INTERVIEW QUESTION: WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO TEACH 1STGRADE AND NOT ANY OTHER?