Elementary Classroom Observation

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The video changes to the observation. The teacher requests that all eyes are on him. There is a Do Now on the front board. A boy shows the class how the problem should have been done. The teacher demonstrated to the students how to work out a division problem. He is obviously using kid friendly terminology to relate to the parts of a long division problem. Students get the answers as they are working from their seats. A student shares his answer. The student is then shown leading the class through this problem on the Smart Board. All the other students are attentive as the young man verbalizes his mathematical problem solving. As he leads his fellow classmates through the math steps, he is verbalizing the steps he took to achieve…show more content…
The overall view of the classroom seems to be neat and organized. The teacher introduces the students to the new concept by asking them to think of money. Teacher, “Has anyone ever heard of unit price?” A students tries to explain. The teacher further explains the concept by relating to real a life application such as one soda out of a six pack. He asked, “How do you save money?” He then shows the students a PowerPoint that has steps to demonstrate finding the unit price. The teacher claridfies the lesson more by doing an example on the board. A student asks a question. The boy was right on target. With energy and enthusiasm the teacher tells the boy, “Great job!” Domain 3 is where we are in the video now. The teacher explains more about unit price using two boxes of the same type of cereal in two different sizes. He has the price on each box. He explains how to find the unit price to determine which box is the better bargain. The students solve and their hands shoot up. All of the students seem to be involved in the lesson in one way or another, either solving or sharing their answers. One of the boys raises his hands and explains his reasoning. The teacher tells him he is right. The students are engaged in their learning and the teacher is

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