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The Learner’s Development and Environment

Episode 1
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Name of FS Student _____________________________________________________________ Course _____________________________________ Year & Student _____________________ Resource Teacher ____________________________ Signature __________________________ Cooperating School _____________________________________________________________

Your Tools As you move around the campus, activity forms are provided for you to document your observations. It is advised that you read the entire worksheet before proceeding to the school site. A good understanding of activities and tasks to be accomplished in the activity sheets will yield better learning results.

SCHOOL FACILITIES CHECKLIST
Familiarize yourself with the different areas and facilities of the school. Check the column to indicate their availability. Give brief description of those that are available on the last column.

Facilities

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Description
Used by the principal in facilitating the campus faculty and maintenance Student’s area for researching further information. Also used in studying their lessons. Used to counsel students and other staff. Also used to guide parents and faculty. Food taking for the students and faculty. Used to manage student and faculty health problem and medication. Used for meeting and other media classes. Room for reading where students enhanced their reading skills. Speech lab where speaking and oral communication is enhanced with the help of gadgets. Room for experimenting and science exploration. A wider area used in some programs or in P.E classes. Used for exclusive meetings.

Office of the principal

Library

Counseling Room

Canteen/Cafeteria Medical Clinic

Audio Visual/Media Center Reading Center Speech Laboratory

Science Laboratory Gymnasium Auditorium Home Economics Room Industrial Workshop Area

Used to enhance the students in home chores. Used in workshops and student’s working area. For parent’s meeting room.

PTA Office Comfort Room for Boys Comfort Room for Girls Others (Music Room) For Boy’s comforting and depositing waste located near at the AVR. For girls depositing waste located just the side of boy’s comfort room. Room where they are being taught in music.

An Observation Guide for the CLASSROOM VISIT Read the following statements carefully. Then write your observation report on the provided space. 1. Describe the community or neighborhood where the school is found. 2. Describe the school campus. What colors do you see? What is the condition of the building? 3. Pass by the offices. What impression do you have of these offices? 4. Walk through the school halls, the library, the cafeteria. Look around and find out the other facilities that the school has.

Name of the School Observed __St. Michaels Basic Education Department School Address St. Mary Tibanga , Iligan City Date of Visit 8/8/11

I am Argene Monreal, one of the FS 1 student who visited the St. Michaels’ Basic Education Department. On my observation, I started observing the environment of where the school is located. And as part of it, the place where the school is located is practically clean and free from crimes. The neighbor is peaceful and rich in resources. The Basic Education Campus is big and has enough space to accommodate all of the students. The campus is free from pollution and was surrounded by green and clean leaves. The building is always maintained in new condition and was always check for safety assurance. As I passed by the offices, my impression is that I was amazed that it’s good and comfortable especially the ventilation and appearance. And as I passed through the school halls, they have lots of facilities. Including the music room which they have the piano. The clinic, the chapel which you can really feel amazed of the arrangement. Well not to mention, but the school also have their computer rooms and maintenance.

Pictures of heroes. How many are occupying one room? 5. Learner’s Desk 4. Located near the teacher’s table. Where you can find reading books in grade 1. Teacher’s table is new and was placed in the bottom right of the classroom. There are 21 desk in all. religious figures. Book Shelves . announcements. do you see posted? 2. religious pictures are placed on the display board. 1. What are posted on the walls? What heroes. Look at the walls of the classroom. Blackboard 5. Wall Displays 2. arrangement. Then accomplish the matrix to record your data. Visual aids are new and some are old but is still usable. you can see alphabet letters and display boards which are new. visual aids. 1. condition) There in Grade 1. number. Examine how the furniture is arranged. Is the room well-lighted and well-ventilated? CLASSROOM FACILITEIS MATRIX Classroom Facilities Description (location. Placed near the door. slightly used but still usable. Where is the teacher’s table located? How are the tables and chairs/desk arranged? 3. Observe the students.An Observation Guide for the CLASSROOM VISIT Be guided by these task as you do your observation. Used primarily for student’s trash papers and other trashes. Teacher’s Table 3. Found near the display board. What learning materials/equipment are present? 4. Blackboard is elevated in the front portion where student can properly see the writings. lessons. Learning Materials/Visual Aids 6. Learner’s desk or arms chairs are properly arranged one seat apart. Garbage Can 7. The room has 1 to 2 book shelves only.

Some of the grade 4 students are different in their attitude which you really have to understand. So therefore. As I observe grade 4a.Write your observation report here. The environment of the place where the school is located is clean and green. So in facilitating the learners. How does this relate to your knowledge of child and adolescent development? How does this relate to your knowledge of facilitating learning? In child development I can relate this ti the behavior of the children in how you handle the misbehaving students in different ages. . Michael’s Basic Education Department Location of the School St. particularly inside the campus. they group themselves in gender and religion most of the time. So after I observe the environment. socialization. Though. Name of School Observed St. I should have to conduct properly the self-control specially in grade school students who are some of the students are hyperactive and misbehaving. I also observe the classrooms and children’s behavior in and out of the classroom. Iligan City Date of Visit 08/08/11 On this observation. Mary Tibanga. You can read on my previous report of field study. some are also actively hyper. I also observe that when taking their lunch at the canteen. I observed firstly the environment and neighborhood where the school is located. specially friends and studies. having friends and socializing. in particular matter. the students presence also differ in their classroom environment. they are already oriented in the classroom behavior. Your Analysis How do the school campus and the classroom in particular impact on the learning of the students going to school? What are your conclusions? The classroom in particular have a big impact of the students in going to school Particularly in learning.

adequate facilities. I like the school in terms of the resources and discipline. What kind of classroom is conducive to learning? The kind of classroom that is conducive to learning is a classroom that is comfortable to stay and that will encourage student to learn and study. 3. should not let the classroom be warm and full of displays. Would you like to teach in the school environment you just observed? Why? Why not? Yes. they always follow one line policy. 2. Like when going out of the classroom. What kind of school campus is conducive to learning? The kind of school that is conducive to learning is a school that is clean. The classroom must have adequate supply of visual aids. and can provide the students a comfortable classroom with ventilations. The classroom must be well-ventilated. In the future. because the school is clean and disciplinary. 4. not too much that will look the classroom full. When they are doing their chores they always observe the rules and policies. I can accomplish the kind of classroom I want by putting or posting educational displays in the wall. how can you accomplish your answer in number 3? In the future. 5. the wall color of the classroom must be clean and maybe should be painted white. Write your additional learning and insights here.Your Reflections 1. Thus. . And can do or follow rules in the school campus.

Rs’ Laboratories Classrooms Play ground/ Sports field Entrance/exit 2 Classrooms .My Personal Illustration of an Effective School Environment Entrance/Exit Gym & Other facilities C.

And high school) Step 3 Validate your observation by interviewing the learners. . do the following tasks: Step 1 Observe 3 groups of learners from different levels (preschool. Step 2 Describe each of The learners based on your observation. you will gain competence in differentiating the characteristics and needs of learners from different developmental levels. Your Map To reach your target. Step 4 Compare them in terms of their Interest and needs.The Learner’s Development and Environment Episode 2 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of FS Student _____________________________________________________________ Course _____________________________________ Year & Student _____________________ Resource Teacher ____________________________ Signature __________________________ Cooperating School _____________________________________________________________ Your Target At the end of this activity. elem.

Are they selfconscious? Cognitive 1. Describe their level of confidence as shown in their behavior. easily cries. Observe their gross motor skills. run. How do they handle frustrations? 4. 2. 2. Note their language proficiency. How do they express their wants/needs? Can they wait? 3. Describe the emotional disposition or temperament of the learners. go up stairs. Note how they also interact with peers. How about their fine motor skills? Writing. 3. 2. Describe how they interact with teachers and other adults. ( happy. walk. Are gross movements clumsy or deliberate/smooth? 3. drawing. . Your teacher may also recommend another observation checklist if a more detailed observation is preferred. sad. Do they comprehend easily? Look for evidence of their thinking skills. How they carry themselves. An Observation Guide for the Learners’ Characteristics Read the following statements carefully. How they move. What do they talk about? What are their concerns? Emotional 1. 2. etc. etc. mood-shifts). Were there opportunities for problem solving? Describe how they show problem solving abilities. Describe how they figure out things. Social 1. Physical 1.Your Tools Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations. Describe their ability to use words to communicate their ideas. Then write your observation report on the provided space.

.Write the most silent developmental characteristic of the learners you observed.They are active and can’t directly register one word. .Therefore. the teacher should remember to use music and movement activities not just in PE but in all subject areas. Implications to the TeachingLearning Process .They want to share what they are fun of. Implications to the TeachingLearning Process Therefore. the teacher should use a strategy in learning in which the children will have fun. High school Age range of Learners Observed 12-16 .They like to have fun in their interest and hobbies. think of implications for the teacher. Therefore. . . Example: Level Preschool Age range of Learners Observed 3-4 Salient Characteristics Observed Preschoolers like to move around a lot. Based on these characteristics. .The teacher should relate the lesson to their likes and hobbies.Therefore teacher should also introduce new things and environment in their classes. teachers should not expect preschoolers to stay seated for a long period of time. .The teacher should apply the lesson in their playing. teacher should also listen to their students even though they talk a lot. . Level Preschool Age range of Learners Observed 3-5 Salient Characteristic Observed .Therefore.They get easily bored in classes. .Preschoolers like to have fun or play. Elementary Age range of Learners Observed 6-12 . .High schools are very adventurous.The teacher should do some recreational activity or group work for them to enjoy the learning or lesson.

They think actively and most of the time they change their actions depending on the situation. They also start now to identify their likes and interest the most.Learners’ Development Matrix Record the data you gathered about the learners’ characteristic and needs in this matrix. And some can manage to learn to solve the problems. They tend to stand in what they feel. High schools are participating actively and fast in thinking compare to the lower grades. They can now control slightly their emotion but also seeking an attention to everyone. Also they are practice in chores. They start to talk now in process. They manage to control their actions in some situation. High schools are engaged in P. They touch each other and helping each other’s hand. They allow themselves to express what they feel otherwise expressing what they want or wanted to do. This will allow you to compare the characteristics and needs of learners at different levels. Developmental Preschooler Elementary High school Indicate age range of Indicate age range of Indicate age range of Domain children observed: 3-5 children observed: 6-12 children observed: 12-16 Physical Gross-motor skills Fine-motor skills Self-help skills Others Social Interaction with Teachers Interaction with Classmates/friends Interest Others Emotional Moods and temperament. They group themselves mostly in religion. Elementary students always want to bond with their classmates like playing.E classes where they are trained in physical skills. They express their feelings in manner. They interact with boundaries like teacher to student or by gender boundaries. They move around and want to play all the time while also allowing themselves to learn and keep their body healthy. They are now exposed in different languages and can manage the conflicts. High schools are independent on their emotional behavior. They also learn now to code switch. expression of feelings Emotional independence Others Cognitive Communication Skills Thinking skills Problem-solving Others They always talk and interact with friends or classmates. The items under each domain are by no means exhaustive. They always laugh and their mind change quickly. Preschoolers always ask for teachers help and attention. . They are now sensitive on their physical matters. They interact now like a student where they want to learn and ask questions to the teacher. interest and gender. Preschoolers are always active. They also tend to play all the time with their classmates and also seeking attention to their different interest. drawing and exercises.

motivational games. 2. It help me in reasons that she encourage me to grow up and have your own mind work. cognitive )? How did it affect you? I cannot forget one teacher in high school. it’s the same that grade schools really want to enjoy their life in playing. 4. particularly in their level understanding. How did she/he help or not help you with your needs (physical. I just want to play. Like when I was in grade school I really don’t like to study. did you recall your own experiences when you were their age? What similarities or differences do you have with the learners you observed? While observing. though actually she is a student teacher who handle English subject in summer class workshop. I think the very effective teaching is when you apply what you have observe in the classroom and also taking responsibilities in the needs of the students. Share your other insights here.Your Reflections 1. emotional. 3. This will guide me to be an effective teacher in the future. Think of a teacher you cannot forget for positive or negative reasons. exert more and fight for it. While you were observing the learners. of course I recall my experiences and relate to them. So with them. Also always remember the learning disabilities and developmental studies. It affect me in good ways that I always think to myself that once my effort is not enough. She always help me in everything weather in or out of the school. of . Like visual aids. social. Which is your favorite theory of development? How can this guide you as a future teacher? My favorite theory of development is taking the lessons and doing them in a fun way.

Your Map To reach your target. Relate the data in your checklist to the learner’s behavior Reflect ion how classroom management affects learning . find out the evident classroom components Describe how the classroom is structured/ designed to allow everyone to participate in the learning activities. do the following tasks:      Observe a class.The Learner’s Development and Environment Episode 3 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of FS Student _____________________________________________________________ Course _____________________________________ Year & Student _____________________ Resource Teacher ____________________________ Signature __________________________ Cooperating School _____________________________________________________________ Your Target At the end of this activity. space and resources to provide an environment which is appropriate to the learners and conducive to learning. you will gain competence in managing time. Using a checklist.

some of the boys are mostly talkative that they don’t even listen in a discussion. They can already listen and comprehend to every instruction of the teacher. There are 24 girls and 8 boys. I can observe that most 4th year High school in their bracket of age is already independent enough to manage their problems of their selves. Though. In this kind of section in High school 4th year. 1:00 – 4:00 PM As I observe the class. As you observe the class. Then write your observation report on the provided space. look into the characteristics of the learners. Name of the School St. The age bracket of the class I’ve observe is running from 12 -16 yrs. Look into their listening skills and ability to concentrate. 12. old.Your Tools Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations. Michaels Basic Education Department Observed High school Location of the School St. Mary Tibanga. 6. . Can the learners already work independently? 5. Note their pages. An Observation Guide for the Learner’s Characteristics Read the following statements carefully. How many boys are there? How many girls? 3. The students are independent that they can already control their emotion and humor. Iligan City Date of Visit Aug. Are they already able to manage their own behavior? 4. 1. Describe their span of attention. also with their teacher’s behavior. Their attentions are spanned widely with their classmate’s behavior. Focus on their behavior. 2. I found out that these particular brackets of age are jolly and can easily get bored.

students are highly participating in the rules and procedure of the classroom. Did the students participate in making the classroom rules? 4. What does the teacher do to reinforce positive behaviors? (behavior strategies) Observation notes: In the classroom of 4th year student. no cell phones inside the class room. greetings and overview of discussion. 3. The noise level of the classroom is controlled especially in answering the question. How is this managed? 7. As the class start. the teacher will be forced to transfer the student’s chair in front of the class. Rules are posted in the bulletin like. No students are allowed to yell when answering the question. start of discussion. recalling the past lesson. etc. 1. As said by the teacher. ) 2. Write your notes below. the daily routine of the class is started with prayer. Are there areas in the classroom for specific purposes (storage of teaching aids. They are strictly heard to be silent in raising their hands to answer the question> If the student is off – task. quiz. no throwing of garbage. warm – up activities. It is also good to ask the teacher for additional information so you can verify your observation. supplies. . the seating arrangements of the students are girls to boys.An Observation Guide for the Learner’s Characteristics Be guided by these questions as you do your observation of the classroom management. and then organize your data in the table that follows. I observe that the teacher warned them and if not. there are storage of visual aids. assignment of monitors. students’ belongings. Of course. What are the daily routines done by the teacher? ( prayer. Observe the noise level in the classroom. If a learner is not following instruction or is off – task. with the teacher’s guidance. chair’s arrangement should be lined as you leave the classroom. group activity. books. attendance. Are there rules and procedures posted in the room. Is there seating arrangement? What is the basis of this arrangement? 6.) How are they done? 5. or materials and books for the student. and closing prayer. what does the teacher do? (behavior strategies) 8. etc.

discussion. 2. greetings. quiz. to fall in line. 6. the prayer for dismissal. Daily Routines Comes with. Classroom Rules Classroom rules are strictly implemented also with the following guidelines and policies. Classroom Procedures Students are following the procedures especially when going It provides the learners in their out of the classroom. No student with same gender is seatmates. Reinforcement of Positive Behavior Positive behavior are appreciated by the teacher and always reinforced with good attitude. It disciplines them into a better person. It helps in assessing their behavior and to avoid a group chatting together. 4. 8. Others Classroom Activity Are properly organized according to the type of activity in the classroom. It provides an organized program to their daily classes 5. Handling misbehavior/ off – task behavior Handling misbehavior of the students is strict and highly implemented. 3. Seating Arrangement Seating arrangement is highly implemented. It gives a convenient feeling to the learners in their environment. Specific Areas in the Classroom Table is well arranged. 7.CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT MATRIX Aspect of Classroom Management Effect on the Learners Description (to be filled up after you answer the analysis questions) 1. Allows the student also appreciate his/her positive behavior in the class. as also the cabinet storage of the teaching materials. It provides the student a well discipline classroom and also helps them to fair rules. they have daily routine. prayer. . Helps the student to understand well the lessons and to follow the basic routine in their classes. group activity.

expected that I will train them to manage difficult situations. It will be effective in such a way that the students will only think about positive rewards in doing positive actions.Your Analysis 1. 3. So. they will pursue in doing positive ideas. 2. Because I believe that the student should have an organized classroom depending on the students’ ability and learning styles. least. is to have it mind that “ Will it be effective to the learners?” the teacher should design it in relation of the students’ learning style and abilities. In what grade/year level do you see yourself? What routines and procedures would you consider for this level? Why? In the near future I want to see myself handling Grade 6 level. Why would you choose these rules? . In that way the students will have a level comprehension to their environment. 2. It also affects them in mental behavior that they should follow rules. What should the teacher have in mind when he/she designs the classroom organization and routines? What theories and principles should you have in mind? The teacher should think in designing the classroom organization and routines. In this idea. so it’ll be much easier for me to give instructions for my students. the students will not be afraid of getting mistaken. Your Reflections 1. How did the classroom organization and routines affect the learners’ behavior? The classroom organization and routines affect the learners’ behavior in a way that it disciplines them and give them a basic instruction and organization to their routines. they should behave to avoid punishment to their actions. The routines and procedure I’d consider for this level is the daily routines that would also consider discipline at the same time learning because in this level they are being prepared to level up to go in High school. Imagine yourself organizing your classroom in the future. Which behavior strategies were effective in managing the behavior of the learners? In motivating students? Why were they effective? I think the effective way of behavior strategies in managing the behavior is the “Reward” strategy and also the strategy in understanding the student’s behavior. Make a list of the rules you are likely to implement in this level.

7. Always observe cleanliness to self and surrounding. Classroom should be clean and arranged after the class. I preferred this rules so that basically students will always be mindful of the rules and students will have disciplinary acts when they graduate in elementary school. 3.No chatting in the hallway of the classroom 2. 5. Respect each other in group discussion.1. of course students should be involved in making the rules. 6. Because in making the rules. Always fall in line in going in and out of the classroom. In that way. . Should learners be involved in making the class rules? Why? In making the class rules. you cannot put anything you want. 3. We should ask our student if it will be okay for them or we should ask their opinion. And so that they will be aware on every rules on their environment. No transferring of seats. we will know if the rule is giving them too much burden or not. Read the rules.

Your Map The learners’ individual differences and the type of interaction they bring surely affect the quality of teaching and learning. This episode is about observing and gathering data to find out how student diversity affects learning. Step 3: Describe the interaction that transpires inside and outside the classroom. Step 5: Analyze the impact of individuals differences on learner’s interaction.The Learner’s Development and Environment Episode 4 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of FS Student _____________________________________________________________ Course _____________________________________ Year & Student _____________________ Resource Teacher ____________________________ Signature __________________________ Cooperating School _____________________________________________________________ Your Target At the end of this activity. etc) Step 2: Describe the characteristics of the learners in terms of age. class time. ( beginning of the day. Step 4: Interview your resource teacher about the principles and practices that he uses in dealing with diversity in the classroom. gender. and social and cultural diversity. you will gain competence in determining teaching approaches and techniques considering the individual differences of the learners. recess. do the following tasks: Step 1: Observe a class in different parts of school day. . To reach your target.

Describe how the learners interact with each other. racial groups. An Observation Guide for the Learners’ Characteristics Read the following carefully before you begin to observe. religious and ethnic backgrounds. Observe the learners seated at the back and the front part of the room. 1.Your Tools Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations. How do the students group themselves outside the class? Homogenously. Then write your observation report on the space provided on the next page. Describe the relationship among the learners. Gather data as to their ages . When a student is called and cannot answer the teacher’s question. Do they behave and interact differently? 3. Are there groups that interact more with the teachers than others? 2. During class: 1. Do the learners cooperate with or compete against each other? 4. Find out the number of students. gender. describe their groupings? 2. by age? Gender? By racial or ethnic groups? Or are there students in mixed social groupings? If so. What do they talk about? . How much interaction is there in the classroom? Describe how the students interact with one another and with the teacher. Which students participate actively? Which students ask for more help? 5. do the classmates try to help him? Or do they raise their hands so that the teacher will call them instead? Outside the class: 1.

This time the students are handled by Mr. a History major. most of these ages in stages of teenager. Students in the front are behave than at the back seat where particularly groups of boys are sitting at the back. loner or who don’t find friends easily. religions. 2011___ In my observation. . or even the food they eat. They form groups mostly by their age and the Islam is mostly formed by their religious standing. there are more or less 40 students in third year high school level. or peers. Here you will also see the interaction of group where groups in forms of gender are more interactive. hobbies. Machael’s College Basic Education Department School Address: ___St. Chris Michael Padla. they group themselves in the same way. Most of them are females and catholic. When observing also outside the class. religion. Other would also mixed and join with them just for past time or because they don’t want to be out of place. Most of the students who seated in the front are highly participating compared to the students that are sitting at the back. As I observe the third year class. When it talks about competing. The third year high school class is mostly composed of ages from bracket 15-16 years old.Name of the School Observed: ___St. Mary . The students that are like this that they mixed up just for past time are mostly those students that are very silent. they compete along with their groups. They mixed up when they interact of what they like . they form groups when they bond with each other. by gender.Tibanga Iligan City________ Date Visit:___October 12. by gender.

How does the teacher influence the class interaction considering the individual differences of the students? The teacher influenced the class interaction considering the individual differences of the students by giving them group activities. Though. they are also a joker of the group and sometimes they are the attention seeker. What factors influence the grouping of learners outside the classroom? The factors that influenced the grouping of learners outside the classroom is their relation with what they like. They are the most who manage the communication of the group. there are times that this person can be bossy in the class. For everyone. They are active in making their group famous and this person is active in the class and does well in oral participation. In a peer of girls. Identify the persons who play the key role in the relationships and interactions in the classrooms. an attention seeker. they lead the group and organize. a mascot/joker. . What roles do they play? Is there somebody who appears to be the leader. a little teacher. This may also be a strategy of a teacher to keep their students interacting without having care of their particular group of differences. so they manage to make a group where they can relate at the same thing. 4. Are students coming from the minority group accepted or rejected by the others? How is this shown? Well. 3. 2. a doubter pessimist? The person that plays key roles in the interactions inside the classroom is the one who talk most of the time or let’s just say. there are students coming from minority group that are accepted and some are rejected. otherwise in the groups of boys there are some that are accepted and some are not simply accepted simply because students from minority group may also be rejected because they cannot relate in what a particular group likes the best. religion particularly in their beliefs and social knowledge of interaction. The teachers let everyone communicate to each other that they will enjoy in their activity as a whole class. students from minority group are well accepted. their ages.Your Analysis 1. a certain groups can relate a particular game .

How will you encourage all learners. motivational games or a quiz that they will gain enjoyment but they learn. we act as one and I will put on the mid of the students that we are all equal and we should have respect. I will make this happen by having fun with group activities. How did you feel being in that classroom? Did you feel a sense of oneness or unity among the learners and between the teacher and the learners? While in the classroom. 3. how would you want the learners in your classroom to interact? How will you make this happen? In the future. But even though there is unity in the classroom. Well. . In the future. regardless of religious. I would like the students to interact with freedom or somehow I want them to have the freedom of expressing their thought in manner. They cooperate with each other in their class and their attention is somehow directs only to the teachers lesson and not on their outside chores. there is no gap of what are our differences. I feel the oneness or unity among the learners and between the teacher and the learners. 2. you will also feel the competition with the students. except for the fact that we should respect as learners between teachers.Your Reflection 1. ethnic or racial background. to interact and participate? I will encourage the students to interact and participate regardless of their differences by letting them feel that inside the classroom we are as one.

Your Map To reach your target. do the following task: 1. you will gain competence in determining. Observe them as they participate in the classroom activity. Write a narrative report and brief reflection on your experience. in relating the learners’ background to their performance in the classroom. 2.The Learner’s Development and Environment Episode 5 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of FS Student _____________________________________________________________ Course _____________________________________ Year & Student _____________________ Resource Teacher ____________________________ Signature __________________________ Cooperating School _____________________________________________________________ Your Target At the end of this activity. understanding and accepting the learners’ diverse backgrounds. 4. Observe two or more learners of different abilities but from the same grade or year level. . Find out some information about their background. 3.

4. Try to identify the students who seem to be performing well and those that seem to be behind. Note their dispositions. interaction with others. socio. interaction with teacher. 3. . 1. 5. Observe the class to see the differences in abilities of the learners. pace in accomplishing the task.achieving learners.economic. An Observation Guide for Individual Differences Read the following carefully before you begin to observe.) of these children. etc. 2. Observe the behavior of both the high achieving and low. Observe the teacher’s method in addressing the individual learning needs of the students in his/ her class. Validate your observation by asking the teacher about the background (family. Then write your observation report on the space provided.Your Tools Use the activity form provided for you to document your observation. presence of some learning disabilities.

I. Katrina is a diligent person and as what my resource teacher said.OBSERVATION REPORT Name of the School Observed ___St. I ask my resource teacher to really identify who’s that student who seem to be good and performing well in her studies and I found out that Ma. 16 years old female in 4th year high school is the student who is really performing good in her studies. he is a little behind in studying his lesson and seem to spend more time on playing. you’ll find out some of the student have more talents and abilities the way they talk. because the background of Govail as the teacher said. The low. Katrina.achieving student is so far as I’ve known Govail Malik. Some are silent but are good in writing their thoughts. Those who perform well are those students that have the ability to talk socially. This is because of the development on their environment and their understanding. Ma. . move or even the way they behave.C Date of Visit During my observation. I’ve found a lot of students who have different abilities. The two students really have big differences. I observe that students on higher grades have developed many abilities than the lower grades. Mary Tibanga. There are student who are good in guitars or music and a lot are good in singing while one also are more differently silent but has talent in academic affairs like writing or literary matter. In higher grade. Well. eh is really doing her job and she’s serious in her studies. Michael’s College Basic Education Department School Address ____St.

it also helps me to compare the behavior of that particular person. . The students reacted like they like the teacher and the teaching is very easy to understand and there is no growing conflicts within them because they both have shared same thoughts and mind set. practically academic skills and the ability to understand quickly. Otherwise. Describe the methods used by their teacher in handling the student’s differences in abilities. On their levels of abilities. In their classroom activities. I was able to identify who among the students perform well and who did not. as I’ve mentioned them in my previous observation report. Describe the abilities in ability levels of the students in the class. Thus. How did the students respond to the teacher? The way the teacher handled his student is by giving them free will to interact with manner on their class. 3. Is there a wide gap between the students who are performing well and those that are not? I can describe the ability levels of these students maybe in their interaction and cognitive process. Did your observation match the information given by the teacher? Where you able to correct identify who among the students perform well and who did not? What behavior helped you identify them? My observation did really match what the teacher’s information has given to me. 2. The behavior that helped me identify them is that of their performance in oral recitation and the way they perform very well. and of course those who did not perform very well that they talk with their classmates most of the time. The high-achiever student is socially enhance but this also means they are enhance on their cognitive process and thinking skills. those low-achieving students maybe have learning disabilities or difficulties on mind process such as getting bored in the class. This means that any questions or concern from the students are accepted by the teacher and is answered directly.Your Analysis 1. this results to a gap on their academic standing but not on social interaction with their classmates and friends. yes.

With the principle of individual differences in mind. the high achievers in our class are those who are involve in social group like class officers. and low achievers are those who can’t understand the lessons well. the responsiveness goes also to them that the high-achievers may also be responsible in his area of studying as well as the low-achievers in his time of training or classes. . I can assure that the students that are low-achievers and high-achievers will be at the same point of understanding that they’ll meet their training needs to enhance or develop their mind. In this situation. Recall the time when you were in the elementary or high school. the teacher managed to give a proper lesson too and give more attention on these students who can’t perform well in the class. He can manage to give fair instruction in her lessons that will surely give us fair comprehension. the teacher is effective because she already know what’s the differences about us. 2.Your Reflections 1. maybe I will be more focusing in the training needs of the students and their responsiveness in the training. The leader gave more simplified questions for those who can’t understand well. How did the teacher deal with differences in abilities? Was you teacher effective? In my high school time I remember there are low achievers and high achievers in our class. what methods and strategies will you remember in the future to ensure that you will be able to meet the needs of both the high and low achievers in your class? With the principle of individual differences in mind. At this method and strategies. Well fascinate. Of course. Of course. Recall the high and low achievers in your class.

The learner’s activities and behavior while at home. .  Reflect on how the feelings of belongingness and acceptance and cooperation are emphasized in the play. you will gain competence in reflecting on the impact of home and family life to learning. Interview the parents about  - The rules they implement at home concerning their child’s schooling. Conduct a home visit to your selected partner. Number of siblings in school. Describe the family in terms of Number of siblings. do the following tasks:    Select a learner from the class whom you have observed. Your Map To reach your target.The Learner’s Development and Environment Episode 6 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of FS Student _____________________________________________________________ Course _____________________________________ Year & Student _____________________ Resource Teacher ____________________________ Signature __________________________ Cooperating School _____________________________________________________________ Your Target At the end of this activity.

)  An emotional mood. (Home is orderly. Conduct a home visit. Then write your observation report on the provided space. happy. social adjustment) 2. family pictures in the living room. Make a general observation of the learner. Then write your observation report on the provided space. gets into fights. What are the most noticeable characteristics of the learner? ( emotional disposition. temperament. Describe him in each of the domains of development. behavior and discipline. study habits. liked by others. shows reasoning skills. sociable. relationship with adults. academic performance. excels. friendly. chubby. lags behind.Your tools Use the activity form provided for you to document before you begin to observe/interview. turns in assignments and requirements. The Learner 1. active. Once there. . copes with the lessons. How does the teacher communicate with the parents? How often? What do they discuss? Agree on? Interview with parents 1. excited. sense of responsibility. indifferent. etc.)  Cognitive (appears to understand lessons.  Physical-body built and height (thin. loses temper. slow. underweight. relationship with peers. shy. shows enthusiasm.) 2. cries easily. An Observation/Interview Guide for Home-School Link Read the following carefully before you begin to observe/interview. etc. observe the home set-up. etc. lethargic. Use the interview Questions on the next page. Just ask the questions with which you feel comfortable. overweight). level of physical activity (fast. etc.)  Social-interaction with teachers and classmates (loner.) Interview the teacher 1.