Report of Outcomes Attainment
After analyzing the checklist I came to the following conclusions:
Student participation due to absences and/or behavioral concerns was very high. The program was implemented for 12 days. The % of participation is as follows:
All of the students struggled with the lyrics.Research Quotes
“learning is more meaningful when students are given the opportunity to play with, apply,manipulate, and assimilate new ideas into their own schema.” (Nunley, 2004).
“help students retain more information and provide them with multiple modes or informationretrieval.” (Brewer).
“…students are expected to master basic multiplication facts. In order to conquer higher order mathematical problem solving, these basic facts should be recalled automatically(Caron, 2007; Woodward, 2006; Lerner, 2003).
“Our brains are structured to remember novel events are unexpected.” (Willis, 2006).
Reflection on the process
1.What does this artifact demonstrate as far as your learning?
This artifact helped me to put things into perspective. I was verydiscouraged toward the end of the unit when students were not performing to thestandards/goals I had set for them. Most of them still can not recite all of themultiples of 3’s. At first, I was very discouraged and wondered if I had wasted mymoney on this program. However, after analyzing the data from the checklist, Inoticed just how significant the absenteeism was in the classroom. If the students arenot at school, they can’t learn the song/facts. Two of the students had H1N1, andeven when they were in the classroom, they were not at 100%. This artifact was themost valuable to me, because it allowed me to refocus, regroup, and come up with anew game plan.2.What does it represent in relation to the changes you have made in your classroom?
As a special education teacher I have always found that keeping checklistis the most efficient way for me to document student behavior as well as academic performance. This artifact did not influence change in the classroom other than itallowed me to reflect on and show the students a visual percentage of why they maynot have met the desired goal of 100%.