Journal_3 - Edison High School AVID 10th Grade 3/18 3/20...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

Edison High School Nick Ruggieri AVID 10 th Grade ENES 3338 3/18 & 3/20 3/28/13 Journal #3 Another week of AVID brought about more struggles for the classroom as a whole, as well as solutions to some of the older problems. To address the classroom as whole, this week I saw new students that I had never seen before, but they were in the same section I observed once before; meaning that these students had been skipping class. With these knew students brought new disruptions for the teacher as well as for the students who really wanted to learn. When I observed the class on 3/18 the teacher had informed me that on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, she would be doing College preparatory work in the class, and then work on AVID work the rest of the week. This was very intriguing to me because we would be finally be hitting on topics that I may cover in a classroom someday. Unfortunately though, the dynamic and teacher preparation of the classroom hindered from gaining this experience. For starters, the teacher did not have her lesson plan completely prepped, which she openly admitted to us, which brought about confusion in the classroom. She still has no objectives written on the board and does everything verbally rather than expressing her objectives in two different forms. As I have observed from countless different articles, relaying information verbally as well as written is crucial for all students’ needs, especially those who are ELL’s. If these objectives were written, the teacher could refer back to them at any point during the class, and the students could refer to them as well, making the class go smoothly. Contrasting to this point though, I did think the teacher did a great job of making the material relevant and incorporated group work well. The
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 2

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern