University of Trinidad and Tobago
School for Studies in Learning, Cognition and Education
EDFN305B: Engaging in Classroom Practice
Name: Vimala Ramoutar
Due Date: 15th February 2011
Instructor: Mrs. Zita Wright & Mrs. Marlene Thomas
Name: Vimala Ramoutar
Assignment 3: First Week Field-Teaching Report
Table of Contents
Purpose of Report 4 Brief Background on School and Class 5-6 Observation Component 7-22 Reflection on Methods of Assessment 23-24 Reflection on Classroom Management Strategies 25-26 Reflection on Diverse Learning Needs 27-28 Reflection on Lessons Learned 29-30
Purpose of Report
I believe that the purpose of this report is to allow me the opportunity to enlighten the reader about my field-orientation visit and experiences of the first five field-teaching days at the Valsayn Government Early Childhood Care and Education Centre, identify instructional strategies and resources which I observed being used in the school and classroom, reflect on and evaluate my teaching experiences and also to make links between teaching and understanding my students using a variety of classroom management strategies. This report would include an observation component which consists of a description of instructional strategies and a reflective component which comprises reflections based on my assessment and classroom management strategies.
Brief Background on School and Class
The Valsayn Government Early Childhood Care and Education Centre was the ninth centre to be established. It was officially handed over to the Ministry of Education by the Education Facilities Company Limited on Friday 14th September, 2007. The then Minister of Education, Senator the Honorable Hazel Manning performed the official cutting of the ribbon, unveiling of plaque and handing over of the keys and manual to the Administrator of the centre. The Valsayn Government Early Childhood Care and Education Centre formally opened on Monday 17th September, 2007 and was fully equipped with brand new furniture, learning materials and resources. The Centre is located at the corner of BJ Robinson Street and Southern Main Road, Valsayn. Children of the centre come from various communities such as Spring Village and Real Spring and extend as far as Curepe, Caroni, St. Augustine and Bamboo Settlement. They come from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds. At present there are forty- five children on roll. The staff includes one teacher, two teacher assistants and one teaching assistant. There is also an intern from UWI Open Campus, who is completing one year practical training at the centre and also one janitor. The centre has twenty four hour security, with three security officers attached to the centre on a shift basis. VISION
We envision our children as well rounded productive, lifelong learners capable of being successful at each stage of their lives and able to make valuable contributions to their family, community, society and the world at large.
Our mission is to ensure that each child reaches their fullest potential socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually by providing quality educational experiences...
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