3 Classroom Observation and Teacher Interview Paper
This training overall has helped our district toward a fully implemented RISC schoolwithin two years. It has been extremely effective.Christie: Do you consult with peers or specialists about developmental issues?Mrs. McKenzie: I am a member of
our school’s Student
Spirit Team. Our team workswith the teachers on a bi-weekly basis concerning developmental issues. I alsocommunicate daily with any concerns that the teachers or students may have.Christie: What are the developmental issues you deal with in your classroom?a.
What are the academic abilities and challenges in your age group?Mrs. McKenzie: In my class the
cognitive skills of my students rangefrom high to low. Their learning ability ranges from entering kindergarten ready toread, to never being read to. Kindergarteners have a different range in cognitiveskills.b.
Do you feel that there is an academic difference with gender?Mrs.McKenzie: I have seven girls and 11 boys enrolled in my class. All childrenare physically similar.c.
Do they seem overwhelmed or stressed? Do they solve their ownproblems?Mrs McKenzie: Children at this age, are sometimes very emotional. They oftentimes display mixed emotions in different
. For children this agethis is normal and, I have to explain that to parents. Stress, overtired, or grief maybe reflected by crying. Crying seems to be a good stress reliever for my children. Itell the parents to allow them to cry, they will get a sense of their emotions andhow to deal with them eventually.