My goal Analyze how teachers teach in the US and compare it to the way I do in my school, in order to use its strengths and avoid its weaknesses to improve my professional development. I will focus on teaching methodologies, classroom management, lesson planning, classroom decoration, and use of technology. In what way is the field work going to help me? There is no better way for me to learn than by experience and observation of others. I will ask for the lesson plans of Computer Science and Social Studies, observe the teachers’ classes, take pictures of the classroom decorations, at the end of the day in a reflective practice I will analyze the results that the teachers got and judge if the methods they used can be applied in my school. I will try to strength any weakness (if there is any) with my own knowledge or find out the way to do it using the Internet. By the time I teach at JEB Stuart, I will try to combine their methods with my own methods to see if I get a good response of the students. REFLECTION After my first visit to JEB Stuart High School I could see many things we have in common: Methodologies Students who don't what to collaborate Brilliant students The teacher in my case just used some copies of a story and some comprehension questions about it... anybody could say that that is a very simple method to reach some goals, but I was amazed of the way she did the reading… Intonation, with emotion... I realized that it is not all about techniques and methods; it is also about attitude and the interest the teacher projects to the students. I thought that success in a class depended only on resources and methodologies, but the attitude is the one that makes the difference. I will try to project this attitude in my life and to my colleagues in El Salvador. Even if I have a simple activity, my attitude is what is going to make the difference. In the beginning I got frustrated because I was expecting technology and maybe things I have never seen in my life. But after this reflection I understood why education in US successes. Student’s behavior, buildings, etc. are the same in my school, but bigger. Maybe something that helps a lot in behavior is that Americans use Police officers and security cams at school.