Field Observation Paper

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My passage to becoming a teacher started this spring semester when I started to take the class, Introduction to Teaching with Mrs. Eastman. Before taking the class, I was not sure if I really wanted to enter the teaching profession. I was inquisitive about the opportunities that I could pursue with the profession, but decided to take the class with the best intentions to succeed and get my foot in the door into the teaching career. Throughout our class lectures and discussions, I recall Mrs. Eastman accenting the fact that teachers need to be flexible in their schedule and need to conform to the changes that are associated with the career. Upon hearing this, I didn't accept this fact she was giving me and never associated the term, "teacher" and "flexible" together. Nevertheless, after my five observations this semester in the classroom, I understand why you need to be flexible in the teaching profession. Every class I observed this semester was dissimilar from each other. Some classes harbored students who comprehended the material better, were ethnically diverse, special education, motivated and lazy students. Each time I observed, there were particular occasions that I had anticipated to occur and other instances that astounded me. I found it intriguing, to see how the teacher responded when something in the classroom did not go as planned and then observe them trying to not let it affect their teaching plan for the day. After my observations, I am self-assured and avid that I want to become a teacher and will make a good one at that. As a teacher, I believe you need to set the tone of the classroom and let them know that you are in control. The medium or atmosphere of the classroom needs to be accepting and eager to learn. All of the classes that I had observed, had great classroom atmospheres. By saying "great classroom atmospheres", I mean that all the students were attentive to the teacher, eager to learn, asking questions and that no one person in the...
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