Because of the event, I joined the Red Crescent society in school and learned some first aid skills. But, I was not really settled on a career direction when I was in my secondary school and changed my ambitions frequently as I was interested with other helping careers, such as psychologist, counselor, and early-childhood teacher and so on. After the release of my SPM results – which was better than I had expected – I was unsure of where to go, science or art stream. As a result, I went and met my school counselor, Madam Wong. We had a counseling session and it inspired me lots.
Classroom Observation and Reflection Paper Diana Sanamyan MTE / 501 February 13, 2012 Dr. David Bolton Classroom Observation and Reflection Paper I observed Ms. Shakhramanyan’s kindergarten class at John Marshal Elementary in Glendale, CA. There were twenty-two kids in her class and five of them were ELL students Ms. Shakhramanyan taught the class for the entire day. The students spent most of their time in the classroom during the day. Ms. Shakhramanyan started her class with morning greetings and announcements, took the attendance and told the students the objectives of that day. I noticed how she addressed concepts about print during her morning routine.
Having a handout with this information could be an important tool for the parents to utilize all year long. Also, by understanding that everyone has different schedules and trying to be available for meetings in the evenings at least once a week, she is showing sensitivity to those parents that can make the time and get to the school for evening meetings. By giving step-by-step directions to access her via email, those parents with access to a computer will benefit by being able to contact her that way as well. The teacher is showing insensitivity to the parents of children in her classroom in a couple of ways. First, by using the term “disclosure document”, she makes the assumption that the parents to whom she is speaking will understand
My thought was that hospital staff tends to interact more with pediatric patients than adults. In order to accurately observe this, I recorded all the patients that came into Pod A on those days. I wrote down their age, what they were there for, and how many times the nurse walked into the patient’s room and how many times the tech walked into the patient’s room. I also recorded how the patients and staff interacted and who initiated the interaction. When I walked into the emergency department on the first day of observation, I saw a big rectangle with desks in the middle and glass doors surrounding them.
It wasn’t until I started first grade that I finally started to appreciate some of my mother’s hard work. At the beginning of the year, everyone had to take a reading level test. I did well. I was able to use my reading skills. I would read to the class, I would read to my parents, I would read to my grandma, I would read to my brother and sister and I would read to my dog.
Throughout my twelve years of school there have been four teachers that have really stood out to me, and I hope to impact my students’ lives as much as they have mine. When my mom and I moved to Franklin, she worked at Needham Elementary School. Miss Marchant was a first grade teacher there, and she is the very reason why I want to be an educator. Ironically, I never had Miss Marchant as a teacher. Instead, everyday after school I went to her room to help her do anything she needed.
There was no variety in the lessons, and even when the students were clearly lost, she continued anyway. Everything was at her pace and not that of her students and being that it was a morality class, the morals of the teacher was the only one that mattered. She made sure to push her opinion at the end of every lesson and when someone went against it, it was evident in her little notes at the end of our papers and, unfortunately for some, our grades. As a student, I felt miserable and ignored in this class. In the second class, the professor still took control, as expected, but acted as a guide rather than a dictator.
Schools and Society: Communication with Families 1 I believe the teacher staying late at least once a week shows an understanding to parents, not everyone works the same shifts or can be available while their children are at school. Having a handout for parents to look over was very insightful of the teacher. It will most likely cover all or most of the information given at this meeting and gives parents a chance to follow along with their handout. Also, they can take the handout home with them, giving them more time to come up with any questions that they may have regarding the material. It was sensitive of the teacher to consider any language barrier by having translators present at this speech.
I like her managment techniques in the classroom, she tells the kids what the assignment is. If the kids get of track then she stopped and tapped them on their shoulders and told them to get back to work, and after that if the child didn't listen she would wait a second and then go back to the child and tell them to go sit on the stop sign because they can't listen to directions. Ms.Kayla asked the kids what the weather was like, what month we were in , what day was it. She sounded out the letters when the kids had to guess what day it was. Ms. Kayla has a printed out sheet for each week that she goes by, she does certain things at certain times.
Many times my nurse and I would discuss and collaborate on why some medications were given a certain route, what contraindications were present, and what we would need to assess for after administration. It was interesting to see through my clinical weeks that the younger nurses, who had graduated within the last 3 years, followed the 7 rights to drug administration better than more experienced nurses. There were multiple times where I would count the rights for good practice, and there would be two or more missing by the nurse. Once, I told my nurse she was on the wrong patient chart, when she was adjusting the PCA pump to a different rate. She was adjusting it to the wrong patient.