|The teacher used a lot in whole-group instruction and very little for individual or small group work.||Because it doesn’t allow differentiation and individualized attention, this method of teaching isn’t as efficient. We discussed this in our course material on effective instructional strategies.||I would recommend incorporating more small group and individual work into the instruction, using strategies such as differentiated instruction and formative assessments to ensure that all students’ needs are being met. Students can also benefit from inquiry-based learning and student-led discussions.|
My observation of the teacher using punishment-based behavior strategies, including taking away recess and assigning detention.This behavior intervention, which focuses more on punishing the person than the cause of their behavior, is less effective. | I believe this type of behavior intervention is not as effective because it focuses on punishment rather than addressing the underlying cause of the behavior. The course materials also highlighted the fact that punishing students can lead to long-lasting problems in student motivation and behavior. I would recommend implementing positive reinforcement-based interventions, such as a token economy system, or teaching appropriate replacement behaviors to address the underlying cause of the behavior. | I would recommend implementing positive reinforcement-based interventions, such as a token economy system, or teaching appropriate replacement behaviors to address the underlying cause of the behavior. Additionally, incorporating preventive strategies such as positive class management techniques, and positive relationship-building activities with students can also help reduce negative behaviors.
I noticed that there was a lack in communication among different stakeholders and departments at the school. This could result in confusion, unmet expectations, and lower student achievement.| I believe this is not an effective system because it can lead to confusion, inconsistent expectations and decreased student success. Course materials emphasize the need for effective collaboration and communication among all educational stakeholders.Regular meetings between departments and stakeholder groups are a good idea to maintain consistency in goals and expectations. | I would recommend implementing regular meetings and communication channels between different departments and stakeholders to ensure consistency and alignment of goals and expectations. A shared student progress and information database can facilitate collaboration between teachers, administrators and support staff.