Statement of Purpose
This compilation was prepared and developed to provide and share experiences for those
who will undergo the same undertakings. Through the experiences written, some latest
innovations and strategies in teaching were shared their applicability will very depending
on whatever and whenever it will suit to the classroom situation.
Some classroom problems were also mentioned whether they are severe or not, they are
somehow enriching experiences that will guide and teach future mentors in performing
Republic of the Philippines
LAGUNA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Siniloan (Host) Campus
Jennilyn F. Balbalosa
Prof. San Agustin
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Field Study 1
THE LEARNERS’ DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT
Episode 1 – School as a Learning Environment
The school campus that I observed was Laguna State Polytechnic University in
which the classrooms, offices, and buildings are conducive for student learning. It
develops students’ social interactions. Conducive physical learning Environment is safe,
clean, and orderly. The school is found in place where the students can make their
projects like computer shops. The classrooms are appropriate to the number of students.
My impression on the offices was good. The campus has different offices but one
that I like among the offices is the office of the President of this Campus because it was
very beautiful. I want in this school environment because the facilities, the classrooms
and the offices are conducive for the student learning. The school should be located at the
town. Beautification and cleanliness were undertaken of this school by tree planting and
proper waste disposal. As a future teacher, I will care the classroom.
Episode 2 – Learners’ Characteristics and Needs
The students that I was observed in this episode are the first year high school
students. In terms of physical domain, the students were move clumsy and smooth.
Students are good in writing and drawing. In terms of social domain, they have good
interactions with their teacher. They help each other to answer their exercises. They are
concern to each other. In terms of emotional, they are serious every time they have a class
lesson. And in terms of Cognitive domain, they comprehend easily by the help of their
I recall my own experiences when I was at this age, my teacher in math helps me
a lot to widen my knowledge. The students that I was observed are similar to our batch
when we are at this age because they are also disciplined by their teacher. My favorite
theory of development is Erickson’s Psychosocial because in this theory I learned a lot
like knowing who I really am; I know how to discipline myself. I learned that life should
be always positive. It helps me and guides me as a future teacher to know the
development of the students. I should be develop my students grow.
Episode 3 – Classroom Management and Learning
As I observed in the class, the characteristics of the learners were very active.
They are well-concentrated with their lesson. The classroom organization and routine
affect the learners’ behavior by following the rules and procedures of the classroom. The
teacher have in mind when she designs the classroom organizations and routines should
be the students become knowledgeable and skilled, organized a comfortable and pleasant
physical environment for ease in mobility and flow of learning activities. The behavior
strategies were effective in managing the behavior of the learners are following the
routines, sensitive to positive and negative interactions in order to maintain discipline and
The routines and procedures that I consider for this level to discipline them and to
maintain the cleanliness of the classroom are daily attendance, prayers, keeping tables
and chairs in order before leaving, cleaning blackboard to be ready for next topic and
cleaning stains or drops after the lesson.
Episode 4 – Individual Differences and Learners’ Interaction (focusing
on differences in gender, racial, religious backgrounds)
The students that I was observed are the groups that interact more with their
teacher than others. They behaved and interacted differently. All in the groups
participated actively. There are some students ask for most help. When the students are
called by their teacher, and cannot answer the teachers’ question, their classmates try to
help each other.
I am proud with their teacher because of her ability to make them disciplined. I
feel a sense of oneness or unity among the learners and between the teacher and learners
because they are all cooperate. As a future teacher, I want the learners interact in a good
way. I will encourage all learners to interact and participate with my class by calling their
attention and making them as one.
Episode 5 – Individual Differences and Learners’ Interaction (focusing
on different levels of abilities)
The students who performed well in the class that I was observed are those who
are present in the class. Some of the students come from average family and above
average family in terms of socio- economic status.
The methods and strategies that I will remember in the future to ensure that I will
be able to meet the needs of both the high and low achievers in my class are encourage
learners to share their personal history and experiences, communicate high expectations
to students from all sub-groups, adopt to the students’ diverse backgrounds and learning
styles by allowing them personal choice and decision making opportunities concerning
what they will learn and how they will learn it.
Episode 6 – Home-school Link
The student that I was interviewed in this episode was a first year high school
student, 12 years old, female, and has four siblings. The style of parenting experienced by
the learner that I was interviewed was authoritative, because her parent achieves a good
blend. The student is socially competent, self reliant and has greater ability to show self-
control. She has higher self-esteem and better adjusted.
The type of parenting that I was experienced is Permissive. My parents are not
firm or controlling. They have few expectations. May be warm and caring but appear to
be uninvolved and uninterested. It affects me to study hard for them to give me care and
importance. As a future teacher, I will make a meeting for the parents every grading
period of the school year. I will discuss the attitudes of their daughter/son and telling the
purpose of the meeting. I will help them by guiding their children and by understanding
and talking with them. They will help me by doing what the right thing to do with their
Field Study 2
EXPERIENCING THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS
Episode 1 - Looking Through the Meaningful Learning Experiences
The class that I was observed has a teacher-centered principle in teaching-
learning. The teacher explained what formulas were used in the equation, then discussed
her lesson and give examples. The instructional materials used in teaching were
chalkboard and books. They have charts that they may use in their lesson.
I feel comfortable in the class that I was observed because of the lesson that
teacher discussed. I see myself in front of the class and ask myself will my future
students will listen to me someday, will my future students will behave in my class
someday or will my future students will reflect with my lesson? I feel nervous but I feel
the excitement to experience teaching. Mixture of feelings I experienced during my
observations in this class.
Episode 2 – Learners’ Characteristics and Needs
The topic of the lesson I observed was Similarity of Triangles. The teacher
explained her lesson by asking her students and giving more exercises. She cleared if
there is anyone who doesn’t understand the lesson. The learning activities that she used in
his lesson were the students answered the exercises on the board, participated on the
lesson, wrote the lesson on their notebooks and listened well.
The students were participated well in the class. The successful learner,
instructional guidance, can create meaningful, coherent representations of knowledge.
The learner can link new information with existing knowledge in meaningful ways.
Students have different characteristics and needs. Knowledge widens and deepens as
students continue to build links between new information and experiences and their
existing knowledge base. Learners used strategic thinking in their approach to learning
problem-solving and concept learning.
Episode 3 – Assisting Teacher with a “Teachers’ Toolbox”
The topic of the lesson that I was observed in this episode was equations of the
form ax + b= c. The learners participate in the learning activities by answering the
exercises given by their teacher. The instructional materials employed were chalk and
board and textbooks. The teacher considered her students’ style and students’
We have to actively engage the learners in learning activities if we want them to
learn what we intend to teach. We have to give our students opportunities to participate in
classroom activities. We have to give varied activities to our students for “hands-on-
Field Study 3
TECHNOLOGY IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Episode 1 – The school’s Learning Resource Center
The learning resources/materials are arranged properly according to their
functions and characteristics. The books, magazines, article news are properly arranged
by each place. The guidelines and procedures facilitate easy access to the materials by the
teachers because the books are free from dust moisture, arranged by each type and easy to
get by the learners. Library serves as permanent sources of information. The books
present accurate facts and details. They are reusable. Students can control their own pace
of learning by using books at a convenient time.
The material that I already confident to use are the books because it widen my
knowledge and the one that I need to learn more is using of the new computerized library
Episode 2 – Bulletin Board Display
The board display design reflects the likes/interests of its target audience because
it’s information. The language used was cleared and simple for the target audience to
understand because it has no corrections in grammar.
The skills that a teacher have to be able to come with effective board displays are
creative, artistic, imaginative, have knowledge in doing board display, well-organized in
doing board displays and have a good time management.
Episode 3 – See and Say (Utilization of Teaching Aids)
The lesson of the class that I observed was all about Multiplying terms by another
term. The visual aid/material/learning resource is only chalk and blackboard. The teacher
write all the equation on the board , then discuss the topic on the students.
The chalkboards were used effectively because it is convenient to use both for
formally prepared lessons and for spontaneous sessions. I would do similarly the
teachers’ strategy that I observed by establishing discipline.
Episode 4 – Tools of the Trade (Teaching Aids Blank)
Surveying of materials have many benefits in preparing for making lessons. One
their benefit is to identify the appropriate instructional materials and activities that I need
for every topic and objective.
The material I like making the most is visual aid. I like making visual aids
because you can use it again and again. I had fun of making visual aids, I want to express
my creativity in doing this.
Episode 5- Paper Works! (Preparing Hand-outs)
The topic of the class that I observed was Linear equation. The good features of a
hand out are have strong title, clear layout, underling connections and using of bulletin
form instead of paragraph.
I found difficulty in getting information about my topic in making these hand-
outs. It is also hard to make graphic organizers.
Episode 6 – Slideshow Biz (Slide Presentations)
The topic that I make slide presentation was Operation on Rational Expression.
The good features of a slide presentation are use links in the presentation, make the
presentation not too long, keep it simple, include transitions/effects in your slide to put
emphasis on your point, and use the same theme for the whole presentation.
I found difficulty in making the slide presentation by typing the information of
my topic because it is more on numbers.
Episode 7 – My E-World (Websites)
On my experiences in surfing the net to find sites that provide support materials
and interactive programs on my topic, I found out that it easy to get information about
your topic because there is a website that can assist you in your field of specialization like
in mathematics, the “the virtual Math Lab”. I feel comfortable in searching information
about my topic that I was observed. I saw and understand what is really the point of my
topic and I learned how easily to come up about my topic.