Discovering What Social Class Means Essay

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Schultz 1Drew SchultzMrs. HuntSPED 32120 October 2014Observation of the StudentI observed my student in a general education classroom setting and in a physical education classroom setting. The tone of the general education classroom was one that was warm and welcoming but there was also a sense of obedience in the air as well. As the students are in seventh grade, they are expected to stay on task and do most things of their own tasks without having to be told to do so. The physical education class was set up in an environment that allowed all the students to participate. The teacher had a fun overtone to his class but the students also knew the rules for appropriate behavior.The arrangement of the general education class was one that was set up for the students and for the teacher to be able to move about easily. I feel that the teacher decided on this arrangement because it allowed for her to answer students questions more easily and in a faster fashion and it also allowed the students to feel like they were not cramped and on top of one another. Through my observations I can tell that the teachers arrangement has a positive effect on the students and their learning abilities. The physical education class was set up in a way that allowed the students to learn with ease and for the teacher to be able to keep an eye on every student and their progress. By having the class set up for entire participation the instruction the students gain from the arrangement is beneficial for their learning.My case study student, during general education, volunteer's comments that sometimes either have nothing to do with the lesson or sometimes do. Some of his comments are related to things he has done that relate to what the teacher is talking about but they are not educational comments. For the most part, the student does not call out in class, however, every now and then he will. During teaching in both settings I observed the student to be distracted because both teachers had to remind the student to stay on task multiple times. I don't know if the student is just not interested in the topic at hand or just distracted by something, I feel like in the end it is a little of both keeping him off task in class.In the general education class as well as the physical education class, the teacher asks questions relevant of the topic being taught. The teacher asks general questions that the whole class should answer and also individual questions to students that the teacher calls on. When asking the case study student questions, you can tell the teacher is definitely direct in her questions and is straight to the point about them. The teacher calls on the case study student every now and then, but not as much as the rest of the class. For the most part, the case study student answers her questions correctly but sometimes takes a little time in answering them...

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