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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 3 The Classroom Learning Environment 11 5 EXERCISE 3.4 OBSERVATION AND ANALYSIS OF HOW EXPERIENCED TEACHERS OPEN CLASS MEETINGS Select three experienced teachers, all of the same grade level and subject, to observe for how they begin their class meetings. Observe only the first 10 minutes of each period. After collecting these data, share, compile, and discuss the results as follows.
INSTRUCTIONS: Grade level and subject discipline observed: _ 1. Make a check for each of the following observations that you make, and for each teacher place a number, 1,2,3, etc., for which of these things the teacher did first, second, third, etc., during that initial 10 rninutes from the time students begin entering the classroom until after the official clock start of class (i.el, when class is supposed to begin). Teacher 1 Greeting the students Warm and friendly? Giving an assignment (i.e., a warm-up activity) Taking attendance Talking with another adult Talking with one or a few students Readying teaching materials or equipment Working at desk Handing out student papers or materials Other (specify) 2. For these three teachers, was there a common wayin which they began class? Teacher 2 Teac 3 3. Compile your results with those of your classmates. Write the results here. 116 Chapter 3 The Classroom Learning Enoironment EXERCISE 3.4 (continued) 4. Compare the results of observations for all similar subjects/grade
larities and differences? level combinations. What are the simi- 5. What are the conclusions you can reach as a class about teachers of particular grade levels and subject
disciplines and how they spent the first 10 minutes of the class meeting? I ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course EDG 3620 taught by Professor Www during the Summer '11 term at Casper College.
- Summer '11