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the child who receives the praise and the class remember or learn what is expected of them or what isgood behavior. These young students will repeat the behavior because they desire praise, as well. Shecontinues later to go over rules and procedures with her students and gives the reasoning behind it. Thisis important because when students understand the rationale behind rules, then they will be more likelyto follow them due to their comprehension. For example, Ms. House tells the students that if they aretalking, then they will not get their journal because it means they are not ready. She keeps the students on task by providing short answers to unrelated questions whichdiscourages the student from getting distracted. Ms. House works with three children at a time while theother children at centers because it is more intimate. She can provide more attention to the childrenwhen she is working with smaller groups. This also allows her to take notes on each individual child, suchas what they are struggling with and what she does to help or correct them. During the groupinstruction, children would come up to Ms. House and give her hand signals that indicate whether they
need to go to the restroom or get water. She nods her head at them silently. This helps cut down ondistractions during the small group instruction.The learning objective of the small group instruction was for the children to recognize, soundout, and write short words. Some kindergarteners haven’t been to preschool or even pre-k and arebrand new to these concepts. These skills must be mastered for future success in the children’seducational careers.Ms. House displayed many of her teaching skills. She gave her students praise with reasoningbehind it. She used transitions to go from one lesson to the next. She took notes for each student, so sheunderstands what they need to work on. She has decreased distractions and kept the kindergarteners ontask by teaching the children hand signals and discouraging getting off topic. Overall, she has been oneof my favorite teachers to observe.
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Psychology, A Great Way to Care, Ms Sarah House

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