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  1. 1. Experiencing the TeachingLearning Process Episode 3: Assisting a Teacher with a “Teacher’s Toolbox” Name of FS Student: Ma. Cristina D. Panganoran Course & Year: BSE-2 English Resource Teacher: Mrs. Irenea P. Dizon ___________________ Instructor: Mrs. Gloria A. Silva Cooperating School: Holy Cross College (High School Department) Date of Submission: March 21, 2011 Date Submitted: March 21, 2011
  2. 2. Subject Observed: English School: Holy Cross College Subject Matter Parts of Speech & Figures of Speech Objectives Date of Visit: March 14, 2011 Year & Section: 3-5 Matrix Instructional Materials - Visual Aids - To prepare the students for the coming - Textbooks finals Learning Activities - Review Assessment Tools Used - Drills - Discussion - Graded Recitation - Recitation - Mastery of the Parts of speech and Figures of speech - Board Work - Quiz Observation Report Mrs. Dizon first left the class under my supervision for a few minutes due an errand she had to do about the deliberation of the graduates. I introduced myself to the students and asked them a few questions regarding their lesson for that day. I found out that they already know what is expected of them and I was relieved that they were well-behaved during Mrs. Dizon’s absence; they even asked permission from me before they leave the class to use the restroom. I felt happy because the students respected me. When Mrs. Dizon came in, the usual routine was observed. The first objective of the lesson is preparing the students for the finals, next is the Mastery of the Parts of Speech and Figures of Speech and the third objective is to make the students realize how important the lessons are in the next level and how they can use it in daily life. Learning activities such as discussion, review, recitation was facilitated by the teacher and she used drills, board work and a quiz as her assessment tools. The students were all participating, and knew most of the answers and were even able to give examples of any figure of speech asked for them to define. They also know how to analyze the sentences given on the board on how sentence patterns are used such as S-LV-C pattern and S-TV-DO pattern. The teacher knew that the students will learn better with enough practice and she encourages all of them to speak to build their confidence to recite in class. All of the activities she engages the students in are all a part of her lesson plan so she can reach her objectives for that day. If I were the teacher I would use activities that will cover the learning process holistically and a plan that will be utilized to obtain the objectives that I set for the students to reach. I will also use other activities that will enhance their social skills and language competency such as role playing or musical plays.
  3. 3. Analysis: 1. What are the objectives of the lesson, the subject matter, learning activities and assessment tools used by the teacher? The first objective is to prepare the students for the coming finals. Mrs. Dizon was able to clear this part of her objectives because I’ve seen how the students perform during the class activity and I can say that most of them are ready for finals despite the fact that belong to section 5. Next is the Mastery of the 8 Parts of speech and Figures of speech. This objective was achieved around 80-85 percent of the class. The discussion was very effective because it gives the students a sense of familiarity because they learn better using this kind of activity. The board work and drills were also effective in making the students apply everything they studied for the upcoming finals. They were not only ready for the exam but they also carry the life lessons that the teacher has instilled in their hearts. The teacher wanted the students to realize how important the lessons are in the next level and how they can use it in daily life. The integration of values in the lessons is always practiced by the teacher in any class she handles and I admire her for doing that. We as future teachers must know that we are not only mind enhancers but also heart and spirit molders. 2. How do the learners participate in the activities? I must admit that I don’t know if I should be impressed with the teacher or with the students. Why? Because the students were active participants of the class when most people would expect that these kids are no good at all because when asked they answer, when requested to give an example they perform. They even recite in class better than those I know in the college department. Here’s the thing, they are not in the top section they are third year section 5. Yes, section 5 and they were able to answer question after question and give examples after definition. The question is do they perform this well in other subjects? If this is the same scenario I would see with other teachers, then they are without a doubt a very good class. But I’ve observed other teachers too and I must say Mrs. Dizon is someone who has an aura that makes the students well-behaved. The moment they see her coming students go to their seats it’s not because she is a terror teacher but she already reached the classroom climate which is a business-like but nonthreatening atmosphere. The students participated actively, with very good answers and listened attentively to everything that the teacher has to say. So I think it’s in the teacher if the students would act out or be unruly on how she will handle these things. The students can smell fear and they can take advantage of that if they wanted to. These students are more impressive than the 3-4. This was the second time I observed them and I was still impressed as if I was observing 3-1 students. I owe Mrs. Dizon this very informative observation period. Once again I have learned from her ways. She is truly an inspiration.
  4. 4. 3. What reasons does the teacher give in having such learning activities? Mrs. Dizon first decides on which objectives to work on by using the needs of the students as basis. In this case, it is the needs of the 3-5 that the teacher decides to do a review before the final exam comes. She chose discussion because the students are more adept in learning when it comes to reviewing if she uses this kind of approach in teaching them. To satisfy my curiosity, I interviewed a few students in 3-5 and they admitted that they learn better when Mrs. Dizon discuss the lesson instead of doing other styles. Since it is almost the end of the school year, the teacher obviously knows how to design her lesson plan and she already knows the best way for the 35 students to learn. The teacher knows that the board work enhances the writing skills and grammar skills while the recitation covers mostly speaking skills, social skills and building one’s self-confidence. Quizzes also help the teacher evaluate how far the students have reached in terms of the lesson. So we can’t do away with any of these things when it comes to teaching. We can’t leave out anything because they are all important. The plan must be complete or the system would fall apart. We have to consider everything because all these things are a part of the teachinglearning process. 4. If you were the teacher, what activities, materials and assessment tools will you use? Why? I can’t say I would only focus on a single activity but I have to utilize all the learning activities I have learned on my major subjects especially this semester I have learned a lot of activities and studied on how to use materials that can be utilized to encourage speaking and enhance grammar in class such as maps, graphic organizers, role playing, group projects, group games, interactive discussion, cooperative learning and many more. I also learned about the different types of assessment tools such as rubrics, exams, portfolios and others. Ofcourse it is not only the students who are being considered here but also the lesson and how it relates to a certain material, activity and evaluation. Activities, materials and assessment tools must be in sync with the objectives so it will be a smooth flow all throughout the period. I plan to use a variety of techniques to know what is suitable for the students. To find out what is their special skills are or what kind of learner they are. And which activities they are weak in and make that weakness disappear or if not help them cope with it. What they lack in something must be compensated by another skill. Through using these things as tools in the correct way, the success rate of teaching-learning process is in very good hands.
  5. 5. Reflections: 1. What insights/learning & new understandings have you gained from your experience? I have really learned a lot from this semester. All the observing experiences made me see all the important facts in being a teacher. They made me realize about a lot of things not just in teaching but also about life. These experiences are by far the most fruitful of all in my school life. I learned to manage my time, worry about important things in life and see the teacher in me. Good teachers are full of passion, well prepared for their lesson, have anticipatory skills and of course live with integrity. Aside from knowledge, teachers must possess positive attitudes and admirable work ethics. One sees these qualities through the way activities are facilitated by the teacher, how the materials are organized and prepared, and another thing is how the assessment tools are used. The assessment must never be used to punish the student. This is where positive attitude comes in. Dedication, hard work and punctuality are also important. We should demonstrate not just the lesson but also the process by which we learn. All teachers must realize that part of their job is to teach their students how to learn. I’ve learned that metacognition comes in when we focus on learning how to learn. Teachers must also learn from their mistakes, and experiment continually with ways to improve their strategies and teaching methods.