After School Program<br />Kerri Bradley<br />Kerri.email@example.com<br />April 23rd, 2010<br />EEX 4242-10Spring_OW61<br />
Early Perceptions<br />Going into this project I was unaware how much time it was going to take.<br />I hoped not to have any problems with students or technical problems.<br />I could not have access to the students IEP information but, I knew I would have students with learning disabilities.<br />
Introduction to the Setting<br />Belleview Middle School <br />Belleview, Florida<br />Computer Lab for students who did poor on the previous year’s FCAT this includes regular students and with learning disabilities<br />
Site/Community Demographics<br />Students while playing basketball during PE part of the program<br />Student with a coach<br />*** I was unable to take pictures during computer lab time.*****<br />Students waiting to go to the next class.<br />Student playing basketball during PE <br />
Personal Demographics<br />I am 23 years old and I live in Ocala, Florida.<br />I am a Social Science Education major.<br />I work as a Para-Professional at Belleview Middle School.<br />At my job I work in an inclusion classroom with the students who need extra help. <br />I would love to teach 11th or 12th grade American History or Economics/American Government.<br />I enjoy my job and love working with students with special needs.<br />
Engagement Activities<br />Making corrections to seating charts<br />Reviewing assessments<br />Making notes of students I need to see about assessments. ***Don’t know why my face looks mad.<br />All my paper work for one day only.<br />
Engagement Activities Cont.<br />Working hard to get everything ready for the next day.<br />Making a word list for math and reading.<br />Reading guide lines for the After School Program.<br />
Engagement Activities Cont.<br />I work at Belleview Middle School and when offered the ability to help the students with FCAT I jumped at the chance.<br />I spent many hours planning and review the students scores to see were they needed to improve.<br />I worked with another Para-Professional in the computer labs. We worked together to inspire the students to do well.<br />The students with disabilities were pointed out so we could spend the time we needed to with those students.<br />
Participant Demographics<br />About 5% of my student’s first language was not English.<br />About 20% of the students had learning disabilities which ranged from Emotional disorders, ADHD, cognitive development delay, social delay, and possible more these were the only disorders that I was able to find out.<br />
Reflection of my Experience<br />I have taken more than anything that students wills are amazing. Many of these students could be sad but, they came in with a happy attitude.<br />I feel working with two students (with special needs) how they would not stop they kept going no matter how upset and frustrated they were.<br />This experience has effected me by my drive is more than every before. The students who have major disabilities are able to push through and do well in the program.<br />I will implement many things in my class that I learn through this experience.<br />
Reflections Cont.<br />I will never get frustrated while teaching. I learned that these students get up set with themselves more than you ever could. Your job is to be supporter and I take that more seriously now.<br />I will approach teaching as more than just a career it is shaping the future of our country/state/cities.<br />I have learned that people with special needs are great to have in a classroom. I enjoyed their want to learn and their unstoppable courage. <br />During this time I learned that students need more encouragement than when I was in school. I would go in and never hear how well I was doing and some of these kids need that encouragement to do well.<br />I will have activities in my class that allows students to be hands on and express their thoughts in different ways than pen and paper.<br />I have grown greatly from thinking about what is good to me but, what is good for the students and my class. <br />I am so happy to have the experience that I have gain from this project.<br />
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