[nobe-l] Urgent helpful tips for Education classes and observational learning

sarah at sarahblakelarose.com sarah at sarahblakelarose.com
Thu Jan 26 13:58:04 UTC 2017

Use your ears. You will discern things that sighted people often do not think about. When a sighted person is busy working one on one, writing on the board, etc, she hears something and turns around and says, "What is going on?" You will get to know every sound in the classroom and you will be at an advantage.

If possible, ask questions of the teacher during a break or after alass to fill in things that you miss..

Finally, remember that your classmates' observations will all be unique and so will yours.

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Subject: [nobe-l] Urgent helpful tips for Education classes and observational learning

Good morning,
I am just about done with my classes for licensure for elementary school education.  

However there are a couple of classes that I am taking this semester where I will be place in an elementary school classroom, and I must observe classroom management. The professor will be giving us things to look for throughout the semester.  The class is geared to help us, as students, how teachers teach and manage the classroom.  An example the professor gave was, how do students interact one on one with a student or how does a teacher correct misbehavior.

We have a year of this prior to student teaching.  Since this is another person’s classroom, and I wouldn’t have freedom to do things in a non visual way, does anyone have any tips for this?

I think the head of field placement and my professor are a bit nervous about this.  They want to make sure that I get the same information that the students are getting, even the non visual stuff.

I’m meeting with them this week and next to discuss any accommodations that might be needed for field placement, so anything anyone could give would be extremely helpful.

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