Read Alouds: Since we have been continuously working toward our field experience and the requirements to get there, we have not done any read alouds in the past few weeks.
Learning Experience: Last week, our class learned about how to incorporate technology into the classroom. We were also shown how not every activity needs to be through technology. However, we have all had expierences where an activity used a source of technology for no reason. In fact, this year I have had to deal with a teacher who makes every activity include us using a computer, our iPads or iPhones. This incorporation is not always necessary and makes it even more work for students. Perhaps, the use of technology is for her convience to grade.
Current Event: In this article, The Hill speaks on how little opportunities children of color are given. It claims that most children in public education are minorities. Within the bias commentary, the article claims that Betsy DeVos is not “worried” or “concerned” about making this a priority but does say that she is, in fact, trying to make progress in the Department of Education. As a person with limited expierence, she is making decisions and budgeting for what she thinks is necessary. However, I don’t think she is purposely doing this, just like the article insinuates.
Quote of the week:
Because we have been learning about technology, this quote popped out to me. In a time where innovations to technology are just about every other day, children are continuously trying to keep up. With teachers not putting in the effort to make the change as well, it is hard for students to keep with modern times. In my afield experience, I will make sure to incorporate and keep up with their technological needs in an appropriate manner.
Obeservation: Last week, all of the teacher cadets went to all of the elementary schools and Dutch Fork Middle School. I really enjoyed our time at the schools and it showed me how teachers all have very different methods to the same cirriculum. Whether it was individual or group learning, the lesson came across to the children in an effective way. However, I think, using my field expiernce in an elective class would be a good use of my time. I really hope that my request on the request form comes true. I really want to be with the Dutch Fork Elementrary School’s art teacher.
Reflection: After waiting what feels like forever, it has finally happened. Clemson has released their letters. It should come today or tomorrow- which makes me even more nervous. However, I am also quite excited. I am relying for this to happen. Besides college, I have come to the realization that people are selfish and rude- not everybody but people have been disappointing lately. Thank God I have my parents.