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FIELD STUDY

Geraldine R. Bacares
BEEd III

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FS 5: Learning Assessment Strategies

EPISODE 1

MY ASSESSMENT LIST

Name of FS Student: _________________________________________________________

Course: ____________________________________ Year & Section: _________________

Resource Teacher: _______________________________ Signature: ________________

School: ______________________________________________________________________

Your Target

At the end of this activity, you will be keen at identifying and naming different
assessment methods used in the classroom.

Your Map

To be aware of the assessment tools that are used in the classrooms, you will find
interest in observing teachers assessment practices.

To hit your target, work your way through this steps:

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Your Tools

As you visit schools and observe assessment practices in at least three Classes, document
Step 5: Reflect on your experience.
your observations using the activity forms provided for you in this book. For your pen-and-
paper test items, customize a table of specification, and prepare the test material based on the
prescriptions of the school where you
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DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE ASSESSMENT WAS USED


Authentic or
( Please include your personal observation and comment
Alternative Type
below the description)
1.

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3.

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5.

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Your Analysis

Was there a variety of assessment methods used by the teacher? How relevant was/were
the assessment method/s used?

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Do you think the expected students learning behavior indicated in the objectives were properly
and appropriately assessed through those assessment methods?

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Your Reflection

Write your personal reflection of thoughts and feelings about the importance in the use of
appropriate assessment methods in the classroom, including what students and teachers can
gain from appropriate assessment tools. Share your reflection with your FS teacher and
classmates.

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FS 5: Learning Assessment Strategies
EPISODE 2

MY ATM Card (Available Tests & Measure)

Name of FS Student: ________________________________________________________

Course: _____________________________________ Year & Section: _______________

Resource Teacher: ________________________________ Signature: _______________

School: _____________________________________________________________________

Your Target

At the end of this activity, you will be adopting in designing, using and interpreting results of
objective tests.

You Way

Designing and using assessment tools sounds interesting, especially if you know their
curricula intentions. Take calculated strides in pursuing this interesting task through this
stages.

Step 6: Reflection on your experience

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Step 4: Conduct the pen and paper test in a class

Step 1: Visit a class on a subject of your choice

You Tools

As you visit schools, study the teachers objectives, formulate test items, And interpret
results, make a clear documentation of your tasks using the activity forms provided for you in
Instructional
this book. For your pen-and-paper test items customize a table of specification,and
Objectives and prepare the
Assessment:
test materials based on the prescriptions of the school where you do the class observation.

INITIAL NOTES What teachers


should assess will,
Name of the School Observed: _______________________________ in most instances,
stem directly from
the teachers
School Address: _____________________ Date of Visit: ________ instructional
Grade/Year Level: ___________________ Subject Area: ________ objective because
Subject Matter: _____________________________________________ it will be those
objectives that
Teachers Learning Objectives:
influence what the
teacher will be
teaching and, in all
probability, what
the students will
be learning.

(W. James
Popham)

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Desired conditions and criterion levels of the learning
objectives:

Other notes

DESIGNING PEN-AND-PAPER TEST

To help you prepare your pen-and-paper test which you will soon administer in the class
you have observed, please reminder to:

1. Make a two-way Table of Specification. Make sure that you focus on the current subject
matter on the class you observed, and that you target the higher levels of learning
behaviors. Please adopt the TOS format prescribed by the school where you do your class
Subject Matter: Level of templates,
Behavior: ask permission to use it.
observation. If the school has TOS
2. Show your TOS to your FS teacher, then to the classroom teacher. Get their comments
Test Type:
and suggestions and improve your TOS.
Test Item:
3. With approved TOS, formulate your test items. Write each test items in an index card,
including the subject matter and the desired learning behavior to be assessed among
Key: others. (Please use pencil in writing your test items to economize on the use of index
cards)

Sample Format

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4. Make an Item Bank by organizing the index cards containing your test items. Show it to
your classmates for their comments and suggestions, then to your FS teacher for
checking and finally, to the classroom teacher.
5. Prepare a test paper of the finalized items.
6. Get the classroom teachers permission to administer the test.
7. Administer the test to the class for which the test is designed. Then check the papers and
record students scores.
8. Do an item analysis and make inferences out of the result?
9. Indicate the item analysis results of each item on the index card where you wrote the
item.

Your Analysis

Do you think the teachers learning objective was appropriately?


Assessed by your test items? Why/Why not?
________________________________________________________ If there are issues
________________________________________________________ and concerns
________________________________________________________ related to the
________________________________________________________ development of
________________________________________________________ assessment tools
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________________________________________________________ discuss with your
________________________________________________________ FS Teacher,
________________________________________________________ please write them
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Why did you have to study the teachers learning objectives prior to?
Developing an assessment tool?
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Your Reflection

Write your personal reflection of thoughts and feelings


regarding the peace concepts on focus. Share your
reflection with your FS teacher and classmates.

It is time to take a
pause and look
back, look into, and
look within your
field study
experience. 11
FS 5: Learning Assessment Strategies
EPISODE 3

Log Me

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Name of FS Student:_________________________________________________________

Course:_________________________________________ Year & Section_____________

Resource Teacher:________________________________ Signature:________________

School:______________________________________________________________________

Your Target

At the end of this activity, you will inform on the principles of authentic assessment and
its usefulness in the classrooms.

You Way

Authentic assessment is an alternative way of assessing students learning. To be able to use it,
you must first have deep understanding of it. To help you hit your target, fly in good shape
through this destination.

3. Write a reflective
journal on the
activity.

1.Read articles
on new trends of
classroom
assessment
2. Visit a class and
interview the
teacher on his/her
experience in using
authentic
assessment

Your Tools

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For this episode, please document your engagement in the task using the Activity Sheets
provided for you.
For your reading of selected articles on the new trends of classroom assessment, please use
the sheet below.

MY REVIEW NOTES
Please use this sheet to outline the essential information about authentic
assessment that you draw from the articles you read.

MY REFLECTIVE JOURNAL

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What were your personal strategies in choosing relevant articles to read?

What are your insight and feelings about the new trends in classroom
assessment?

What is your most meaningful learning from this activity?

Before interviewing a teacher on his/her experience in using authentic assessment,


please go over your review notes. Based on these, please draft possible questions you will ask

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the teacher and confer with your FS teacher. When the question is finalized write them down on
the sheet below. Spare some space between questions where you will write down the teacher
response to each question.

MY INTERVIEW NOTES

MY INTERVIEW NOTES

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MY INTERVIEW NOTES

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MY REFLECTIVE JOURNAL
How did you feel about the teachers experience in the use of authentic
assessment?

What do you think have been the gains enjoyed by the teacher and his/her
students from using authentic assessment?

Which part of the teachers use of authentic assessment do you feel like
improving or revising?

FS 5: Learning Assessment Strategies


EPISODE 4

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WORK ME ON

Name of FS Student: ________________________________________________________

Course: _________________________________________ Year & Section_____________

Resource Teacher: ________________________________ Signature:________________

School: ______________________________________________________________________

Your Target

At the end of this activity, you will be skillful in designing process-oriented performance
assessment.

Your Way

1. Visit a class and identify performance-based activities.


2. Choose one performance-based activity and study its processes.
3. Design a performance assessment plan for the activity you have chosen.
4. Develop a portfolio of your assessment plan.
5. Reflect on your experience.
REFLECT ON YOUR
EXPERIENCE

DEVELOP A PORTFOLIO OF
YOUR ASSESSMENT PLAN

DESIGN A PERFORMANCE
ASSESSMENT PLAN FOR
VISIT A CLASS AND THE ACTIVITY YOU HAVE
IDENTIFY PERFORMANCE- CHOSEN.
BASED ACTIVITIES
CHOOSE ONE
PERFORMANCE-BASED
ACTIVITY AND STUDY ITS
PROCESSES
Your Tools

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As you observe a class, note down your significant observation of the performance-based
activity in the classroom. Then make a checklist of the important things you wish to consider in
your assessment planning. For these task, please use the Activity Forms provided for you. For
your proposed plan for processes-oriented assessment, it is recommended that you use the
format that you agreed in your Assessment-2 in class. Please remember that the rubrics are
part and parcel of your assessment plan.

OBSERVATION NOTES
Name of the School Observed:
School Address:
Date of Visit:
Grade/Year Level: Subject Area:
Subject matter:
Describe in bullets the performance-based activity you observed.

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Based on your observations, make checklist of the important things you wish to consider in
your performance-based assessment plan. Please use My Checklist for this purpose.

MY CHECKLIST

After making your process-oriented assessment plan on a separate paper using your agreed
format, write down a few notes about your plan. Please use the sheet below.

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NOTES ON MY PROCESS-ORIENTED ASSESSMENT PLAN
Name of the School Observed:

School Address:

Grade/Year Level: Section:

Subject Area: Subject matter:


What are the best features of my process-oriented performance assessment
design?

What specific conditions are necessary for a successful use of my process-


oriented performance assessment design?

What basic points should the user of this design consider?

Organize your process-oriented performance based assessment plan in a Show portfolio


with the following suggested entries.
Learning objectives
General performance task
Learning episodes (described in terms of
students specific learning task activities)
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Assessment task
Rubrics for Assessment Learning
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Your Analysis

Do you think your originally designed process-oriented performance assessment can


appropriately assess the teachers learning objective? Why? / Why not?

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Why do teachers need to give attention to the students process-oriented tasks? Why do they
need to assess them?

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In what conditions can the process-oriented performance assessment be used more


appropriately?

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Your Reflections

Write your personal reflection of thoughts and feelings about your personal strategies for
making your efforts successful in this part of your FS.

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FS 5: Learning Assessment Strategies
EPISODE 5

BUILD ME UP

Name of FS Student
Course Year & Section
Resource Teacher Signature
School

Why should
Your Target
we care
about
At the end of
products? this activity, you will be skillful in designing
process-oriented performance assessment.
They generally
represent deep
Your Way
understanding
of the
concepts,
Now that you have developed the skills
principles, in designing process-oriented performance assessment,
andyou can now go through the process of
theories.

They provide designing product-


evidence for oriented performance
the knowledge 5. Reflect on your 1. Visit a class and
and skills that
assessment by
experience. identify product-
are learned in journeying
oriented activities.
the through.
instructional
process.

They students
account for
their learning
4. Develop a 2. Choose one
by seeing the
portfolio of your product-oriented
outcomes and
assessment plan. activity and study
product of
its processes.
their academic
engagement.

They motivate
students to 3. Design a
sustain the
performance
process.
assessment plan for
the product-oriented 28
activity you have
chosen.
Reminders:

Be sure your
Your Tools assessment
plan conforms
to the
As you observe a class, note down your significant observation of product-oriented
guidelines of
activity in the classroom. Then, make an assessment plan. For these thetasks, please use the
assessment
Activity Forms provided for you. For you proposed plan for product-oriented
method youassessment,
are it is
using.
recommended that you use the format that you agreed in your assessment-2 class. Please
remember the rubrics are part and parcel of your assessment plan. Make your
assessment
plan relevant to
the class where
OBSERVATION NOTES you implement
it.

Regularly
Name of the School Observed:
discuss with
School Address: your FS teacher
proposed
assessment.
Date of Visit:
Grade/Year Level: Subject Area: Confer with the
classroom
Subject Matter: teacher you
plan prior to its
actual conduct.

Note your
observations
and impression
on the conduct
of your
assessment.

Confer with
your FS teacher
and the
classroom 29
teacher the
result your
Describe in bullets the product-oriented activity you observe.

Your Plan

Now that you noted your observation, compose your thoughts and think about what
product-oriented assessment design you think is more appropriate for the classroom you have
observed. In bullet form, list the procedure of your proposed assessment in the box below.

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MY PLAN This
column is
Learning Objectives: for your
personal
notes:

General-Product oriented Performance Task:

Target Skills:

From the
procedure you have
Learning Activities (Specific Tasks): listed in the preceding
activity form, make a
final plan of your
product-oriented
assessment design.
Please use My Plan
for this purpose.
Assessment Task:

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Please write down
NOTES ON MY PRODUCT-ORIENTED ASSESSMENT PLAN a few notes about
your plan. Please
Name of School: use the sheet
below.
School Address:
If there are
issues and
Grade/Year Level: Section:
concern related
to the
Subject Area: Subject Matter:
development of
Prepared
assessment tools
by:
that you wish
What are the best features of my product-oriented performance
discuss with your
assessment design? FS Signature
Teacher, of Fs
pleaseStudent
write them over
down Printed
on thisName
column.
Organize your
product-oriented
What specific conditions are necessary for a successful use of my performance
product-oriented performance assessment design? assessment plan in
a Show Portfolio
with the following
suggested entries.

What basic points should the user of this design consider?

Learning Objectives

General Performance Task

Learning Episodes
(described in terms of students specific learning activities)

Assessment Task
(described in terms of acceptable standard of learning behavior)

Rubrics for Assessing Learning

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Note: The FS class agree may agree to put in all entries of process-oriented and product-
oriented performance assessment in one portfolio.

`````` Your Analysis


Do you think your originally designed product-oriented performance
assessment can appropriately assess the teachers learning objective?
Why? Why not?

Why do teachers need to give attention to the students product-oriented tasks? Why do
they need to assess them?

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In what conditions can the product-oriented performance assessment be used more
appropriately?

Your Reflections

Write your reflection of thoughts, feelings, personal learning strategies, insights or new
understanding from your experience in using authentic assessment. Then share your reflection
with your FS teacher and classmates. Also draw some insights from your classmates sharing
and note them on the right-hand side column of this page.

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Peace

Concept

on Focus:

EQUITY

For the students, learning becomes more meaningful if


there is equity in our assessment practices. Since equity
respects individual learning styles and student direction,
students performance increases.

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Discuss with your FS classmates your thoughts on equity in assessment.
Then write down your thoughts as well as those of your classmates. Please
use the space below.

FIELD STUDY
6

Geraldine R. Bacares
BEEd III
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FS 6: On Becoming a Teacher
EPISODE 1

THE TEACHER AS A PERSON

Name of FS Student__________________________________________________________

Course ______________________________________Year and Section _______________

Resource Teacher ___________________________ Signature______________________

Cooperating School __________________________________________________________

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will gain competence in clarifying your values about
teaching, and in articulating and demonstrating ones personal philosophy of teaching the end
goal is to be a positive role model for student.

Your Map

For you to be an effective teacher in the future it is important to first start with an
awareness of your values about teaching and then write your mission statement or philosophy
that you will uphold with conviction.

To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Interview 3-5 teachers about their beliefs on the why, what and how of
teaching.

Step 2. Analyze the values and philosophy behind the teachers beliefs.

Step 3. Reflect about your own values and philosophy about teaching.

Step 4. Express these values and philosophy in your own mission statement.

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Use the activity form provided form provided for you to document your interview.

A Detailed Guide

Read the following carefully before you begin to observe. Then write your observation report on
the provided space.

1. As you interview each teacher, ask each one to answer the three sentence completion
items below:

A. My goal/s for my pupils/ student is/ are ____________________________________.


This statement reflects the teachers values/ philosophy about WHY one should
teach.

B. What I really want to teach to my pupils/students is/are _______________________.


This statement reflects the teachers values/philosophy about WHAT one should
teach

C. I will teach my Pupils/students by __________________________________________.


This statement reflects the teachers values/philosophy about HOW one should
teach.

2. Use the sentence completion form on the next page when you interview the teachers.

3. Fill out the teachers values and philosophy matrix to document the teachers responses.

4. Analyze the teachers responses by identifying the values and philosophies they reflect.
You can us the book, THE TEACHING PROFESSION (bilbao, et.al 2006) as a guide.

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TEACHER INTERVIEW FORM

I. Teachers Name_____________________________________________________

Subject Taught ____________________________ Level ___________________

A. My goal/s for my pupils /student is/are ______________________________________


B. What I really want to teach to my pupils/student is/are
______________________________________
C. I will teach my pupils/student by ______________________________________

II. Teachers Name_____________________________________________________

Subject Taught ____________________________ Level ___________________

D. My goal/s for my pupils /student is/are ______________________________________


E. What I really want to teach to my pupils/student is/are
______________________________________
F. I will teach my pupils/student by ______________________________________

III. Teachers Name_____________________________________________________

Subject Taught ____________________________ Level ___________________

G. My goal/s for my pupils /student is/are ______________________________________


H. What I really want to teach to my pupils/student is/are
______________________________________
I. I will teach my pupils/student by ______________________________________

IV. Teachers Name_____________________________________________________

Subject Taught ____________________________ Level ___________________

J. My goal/s for my pupils /student is/are ______________________________________

K. What I really want to teach to my pupils/student is/are


______________________________________
L. I will teach my pupils/student by ______________________________________

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V. Teachers Name_____________________________________________________

Subject Taught ____________________________ Level ___________________

M. My goal/s for my pupils /student is/are ______________________________________


N. What I really want to teach to my pupils/student is/are
______________________________________
O. I will teach my pupils/student by ______________________________________

TEACHERS VALUES AND PHILOSOPHY MATRIX

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Your Analysis Your Analysis Your Reflection
Teachers
Responses Values Philosophy Your comments/
Reflected reflected reactions

Teacher 1

A. Why Teach

B. What to Teach

C. How to Teach

Teacher 2

A. Why Teach

B. What to Teach

C. How to Teach

Teacher 3

D. Why Teach

E. What to Teach

F. How to Teach

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What values and philosophies are reflected in the teachers responses? You can jot down your
thoughts here, and then write your final answer on the Teachers Values and Philosophy
Matrix on the preceding page.

Teacher 1

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Teacher 2

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Teacher 3

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Teacher 4

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Youre Reflection

1. Which views do you agree with? Disagree with? Expound.

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2. This time, its your turn to answer the three sentence completion items.
A. My goal/s for my pupils/ student is/are ___________________________________________

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B. What I really want to teach to my pupils/students is/are

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C. I will teach my pupils/student by

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What philosophy do you adhere to? Why?

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3. A mission statement is a clear and concise expression of your beliefs, values and
philosophy. Write your own mission statement here. Below is a sample, but you are free to
make your own format. Just K.I.S.S it. Keep it short and simple, so that you can
remember it by heart. Most importantly, that you will live by it.

I LIVE EACH DAY AS A TEACHER

who Listens both words and silences


who Open minds to wonder and explore
who Values thorough preparation
who Enjoy the daily routines

who Celebrates individual differences


who Advocates a child-friendly environment
who Relishes life long Learning
who Educates not just the mind
but the heart and spirit as well.

- Maria Rita D. Lucas

MY MISSION STATEMENT AS A FUTURE TEACHER

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Additional Enjoyable Reflective Activities:

1. Answer the following question and explain.


2. When you explain your answer, relate it to the kind of teacher you want to be.
3. Draw or illustrate your answer.

A. If you were a school tool (ruler, pencil, paper, etc.) What would you be? Why?

DRAWING Why?

B. If you were a subject (math, English, science, etc.) What would you be? Why?
DRAWING Why?

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C. If you were a school furniture (table, chair, blackboard, etc.) What would you be? Why?
DRAWING Why?

FS 6: On Becoming A Teacher
EPISODE 2

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THE TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM

Name of FS Student_________________________________________________________

Course________________________________________ Year & Section ______________

Resource Teacher_____________________________ Signature ___________________

Cooperating School _________________________________________________________

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will gain competence in establishing routines and
producers, to make the physical environment conducive to learning.

Your Map

Among the various roles of a teacher is that of a classroom manager. For you to be an
effective teacher in the future it is important to have the necessary skills in having a well-
managed learning environment.

To reach your target, do the following task:

Step 1. Observe a class. Describe the supportive


measures that the teacher uses to manage the
learning environment.

Step 2. Analyze the effectiveness of the


supportive measures in the different classroom
management areas.

Step 3. Reflect on the how you can achieve a well-


managed classroom.

Your Tools

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Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations.

Read the following carefully before you begin to observe. Then write your
observation report on the provided space.

An Observation Guide for Classroom Management

Name of the School Observed__________________________________________________


1. Observe the class at least twice. Focus on how the teacher manages the
School Address________________________________________________________________
classroom by using supportive measures in the following areas:
a. Organizational plan. Is the classroom structured or flexible? Is
Date of Visit_________________________________________________________________________
instruction carried individually, by group? Or both?
b. Schedule. How are activities scheduled? Is time allotted properly for each
activity? What activities are planned as fillers?
c. Record Keeping. How is attendance monitored? Does the teacher have a
record book? Do the students have individual portfolio to file actual
records of scored tests, assignments, art, work, etc.
d. Physical Environment. How is cleanliness maintained? Is there proper
ventilation? Lightning? Is the noise level appropriate? How are the
bulletin boards and displays arranged? How is seating arranged? Is the
seating arrangement suited to the learners? Do the classroom furniture
match the size of the students?
e. Discipline. How is discipline established? Is the approach to discipline
preventive? Describe.
f. Routines. How are routines established? What procedures are in place?
Describe these procedures.

You can refer to pp. 58-77 of The Teaching Profession (Bilbao, et.al, 2006) if
you need more details about the supportive measures.

2. Fill out .the Classroom Management Matrix to document the salient points of
your observation.
3. Likewise, use the Classroom Management Matrix for your analysis.

OBSERVATION REPORT

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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT MATRIX

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Classroom Observation Your analysis Your Analysis
Management Area Description of the Comments on Recommendations
Supportive the Effectiveness
Measures of the Supportive
Observed Measure

1. Organizational
Plan

2. Schedule

3. Record
Keeping

4. Physical
environment

5. Discipline

6. Routines

Your Analysis

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In what area of classroom management was the teacher most effective? Which of the
supportive measures were effective? Why?

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In what area of classroom management was the teacher least effective? Which supportive
measures were not effective? Why?

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Suggest more effective ways for your answer in number 2.

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Your Reflection

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1. Describe at least 3-5 characteristics of a teacher who can establish a well-managed
classroom?

2. What characteristics do you have at present that can make you an effective classroom
manager? Elaborate how these characteristics can help you.

3. What characteristics do you have at present that can hamper you from becoming an
effective classroom manager? How can you overcome these characteristics?

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FS 6: On Becoming a Teacher
EPISODE 3

THE TEACHER AND THE COMMUNITY

Name of FS Student__________________________________________________________
Course_________________________________ Year & Section_______________________
Resource Teacher_______________________ Signature___________________________
Cooperating School___________________________________________________________

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will gain competence in identifying possible linkages
between the school and the community, particularly those that will help attain curricular goal.

Your Map

The teacher never lives in isolation. For you to be an effective teacher in the future it is
vital to forge genuine win-win relationship between the school and the community.
To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Tour the community around your cooperating school.

Step 2. Gather information about the issues/concerns/problems of the


community that affect the school and where the teacher and student can
help. Also, gather information about the resources of community.

Step 3. Analyze the possible linkages that the school and the community

Step 4. Reflect on the vital role of the teacher as a member of the

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(Based on the guide on p. 85 of The teaching profession (Bilbao. et.al, 2006)

1. Schools locality. Describe the schools location. Describe the neigh


An observation Guide for a community tour
boring areas, and the community. What historical landmarks do you see?
Are there monument? Read the monument markers. This may give your
idea about the history of the place. What government institutions are
found there? What non-government organizations are present? What are
thrusts of this NGOs?

2. Issues/concerns/problems. Identify the issues/concerns/problems of


the community. How is the traffic condition? Pollution? How about the
peace and order situation? Juvenile delinquency? Security of children?
Political climate? Look into provision of basic need, like electricity, water
etc.

3. Resource of the Community. Locate the resources of the Community,


that the teachers and students can utilize, like parks, museums, library,
concert halls, movie house, shops, factories industries, sports and
recreational materials can be obtained from the community?

4. Community Assistance/ Service from the School. How does the school
serve the community? Do the school personnel serve as resource persons?
How does school participate in town celebrations? How does the school
contribute the community? What community projects is the school
involved in?

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COMMUNITY TOUR OBSERVATION REPORT

Name of the school Observed_________________________________________________


School Address ______________________________________________________________
Date of Visit________________________________________________________________________

Locality of the School

Issues/Concerns/Problems of the Community

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Community Resources

Your
analysis

Suggest
new what
ways by
which the
school can
creatively
use the
resources
of the
community.

Community Assistance

How can
school
address the

issues/concerns and problems of the community?

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What possible linkages can the community and the school have?

Your reflection

1. How did you feel while you were going around the community? What things did you learn
that you might have taken for granted before?

2. As a future teacher, what do you think will be your role in the community?

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3. How will you encourage more community participation among teachers and students?

FS 6: On Becoming A Teacher
EPISODE 4

THE GLOBAL TEACHER

Name of FS Student__________________________________________________________

Course__________________________ Year and Section___________________________

Resource Teacher______________________________________Signature______________________

School_______________________________________________________________________

Your Target

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At the end of this episode, you will gain insights and describe the characteristics of a global
teacher.

Your Map

The high speed advancement of technology has linked peoples of different nations ever
closer. We have all become part of the global village. An effective teacher, therefore should also
be global.

To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Interview teachers about their ideas about the knowledge, skills and values that a
global teacher has.

Step 2. Analyze and synthesize their responses.

Step 3. Reflect on how you can become a global teacher in the future
Read the following carefully before you begin to interview.

1. Interview 3 or more teachers. The 3 teachers can be any of the following


.
a) A cooperating teacher
b) A master teacher
c) A teacher who has experienced exchange program in another country.
d) A teacher who studied in another country.
e) A teacher awarded as Outstanding Teacher of your school or city.
f) A metro bank Outstanding Teacher.

2. Ask them about what makes a global teacher. Specifically ask about the knowledge, skills and
values that a teacher should have to be considered a global teacher.

3. Ask them about the experiences and challenges they met and how they managed the situations.

4. Use the Global Teacher matrix to present your interview data and your analysis band synthesis.

Knowledge Skills Values Other shared


experiences
Teacher 1

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Teacher 2

Teacher 3

Your Analysis

From the responses of the teachers, what conclusions can you make about the knowledge that
a global teacher should have?

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From the responses of the teachers, what conclusions can you make about the skills that a
global teacher should have?

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Rom the responses of the teachers, what conclusions can you make about the values of a global
teacher have?

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Collect articles about Global education the global teacher. Enrich your answer in 1-3 with these
readings. Place the additional learnings/insights you got from your readings.

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Your Reflection
Title of my song: _________________________________________________

1. Write a song about your insights as to the knowledge, skills and values that make up a
global teacher. Make it to the tune of Its a Small World or create your own tune too.

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2. Make your own game plan about how you can work towards a becoming a global teacher.
Write on the Future Global Teacher Life-line the things you will work on to become a global
teacher, starting NOW!

10 years
5 years from now,
2 years from now, I will..
from now, I will..
Now, I will
I will..

GLOBAL TEACHER LIFE-LINE

3. Below is a clip art essay on what a global teacher is. Examine each part of the clip art essay.
Think of a title for it. What message does it convey to you? Write a reflection of this.

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Title: ___________________________________________________________

Its message:

My Reflection:

FS 6: On Becoming A Teacher
EPISODE 5

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THE TEACHER AS A PROFESSIONAL

Name of student FS student _______________________________________________

Course _______________________________________Year & Section______________

Resource teacher _______________________________ Signature________________

Cooperating school ________________________________________________________

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will be demonstrating a deeper understanding of the rights, and
responsibilities at a professional teacher and their impact on you as a future teacher.

Your Map

Ignorance of the excuse no one this is true for everyone. A true professional always know both his
rights and duties. These are two equal sides of the coin.
For you to achieve your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Gather information about the policies and guidelines concerning


teachers, implemented by your cooperating school.

Step 2. Interview the principal/head teacher/ your resource teacher


about the implementation of these policies and guidelines.

Step 3. Analyze the policies and guidelines in the light of values and
pertinent laws.

Step 4. Reflect on the impact of all these to your future life as a full-
fledged professional teacher.

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Read the following carefully before you begin to interview. Then fill out the

matrix on the next page.

1. Find out about the policies and procedures concerning teachers by

reading the school or teachers.


2. As you read the manual, jot down notes and questions you, might want to

ask later about these areas:


a. rights
b. duties/obligations
c. economic and social benefits
d. reward/incentive system
e. disciplinary procedures
3. interview guide
a. Interview a teacher/head teacher/principal.
b. The purpose of the interview is for you to know about the actual

implementation of the policies and guidelines.


c. Use the questions you wrote down earlier for this interview.
d. You may first state a policy or guideline (quoting from the manual),

and then ask how this is implemented. Request the interviewee to

cite examples.
4. Focus on at least 2 policies/guidelines for each of the five areas in number

2.
5. Use the table/matrix that follow to document your observation/interview

and to put your analysis on the values and legal provisions exemplified by

the policies and guidelines.

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Your Tools

Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations/data

gathered.
Policies/Guidelines Comments/sharin Values Pertinent laws/

g of the Interviewee shown provisions that served

as legal basis of the

policy/guidelines
Rights of Teachers

Duties/obligations of

Teacher

Economics and Social

Benefits

Reward/Incentive

system:

Disciplinary

procedures

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Your Analysis

1. What values are reflected by the policies and guidelines found in the school or teacher

manual. Put your answer in the matrix above. You may choose to put some additional

comments here.

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2. Cite the legal provisions/laws that are exemplified by each of the policies/guidelines that

you included your matrix. To help you, focus on the provisions of the following:

a) Magna Carta for Public School teacher


b) Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers
c) Manual of Regulations for Private School
d) Certain parts of the Labor code
e) Philippines Teacher Professionalization Act of 1994

Write your additional comments here:

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Your Reflections

1. How do your feel about the policies and guidelines concerning teachers? How will you

respond to them in the future?

2. What insights/realizations did you have about the demands of being a professional

teacher? How will you these challenging demands in the future?

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3. What are your values and strengths that can help you become a true professional?

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