First Class Observation in Long Man Junior High

up1.jpg(The painting left is for Mr. Young, cause I forget bring my camera, so I paint it for him.) First of all, I would like to say that it is really a beautiful experience for me, and it seems like a dream that students could study in such a beautiful campus. Thanks for Teacher Young’s tour guide, and his enthusiasm on teaching that gives us huge impression. Although it rained heavily this morning, it couldn’t extinguish our passion on today’s observation. Before I’ve heard Long Man Junior high school, but I have never been there, so I have never known that this campus is so brilliant, astonishing, and beautiful. We arrived there at 8:40 morning, and before we got into the campus, I saw the huge decoration in the playground.

    According to teacher young, there are five decoration arts in the campus, and he also introduced us to see these arts. To my amazement, this school is not just a school, but it’s almost like a museum.     

    After visiting the campus, we had a small discussion with teacher Young and teacher Hung. It is not easy to pass the Teachers Certificate Exam, so all we could do is work harder, and enhance our professional competence, so we could have more advantages to compete with others. Young said he had known that he wanted to be an English teacher since he was in College. He have accumulated lots of teaching experiences, such as being a tutor or working in cram school. Sometimes, it makes me wonder, if I could have such potential to do this? Although I am going to finish my credits in Educational Program, I still feel unsteady about this reality – to be a student teacher. Young also remained that we must have to enhance our language competence any time, cause this is the tool for us to compete and work. In the small discussion, I saw the optimistic, energetic and enthusiastic attitude of Young, and I was really touched by his teaching spirit. It also brought me some inspiration.         

    Next, we went to the school observation, and after going home, I made a list for class observation.


   In warm up, teacher and students have great interaction, and because the English teacher is also their home room teacher, it seems that teacher could control their emotion well. The interesting part is that teacher uses word cards, also known visual aids, to enhance students learning motivation. Teacher combines the words that students have learned and the new words. So, students could learn more confidently.

   Authentic language is also important, because it could make students have further understanding about what they are learning, so teacher also raise some authentic examples about vocabularies. Some daily life topics could raise students’ attention and learning motivation.

  Chain dill is also used by teacher. After introducing a new vocabulary, she will ask students to repeat with her. Students could also get familiar with new English words by repeating. Besides, it also gives students pronunciation practice.

     The main part of today’s lesson is grammar focus. Teacher uses text book and black board to introduce and explain grammar to students. After introducing, teacher call a student who is going fall asleep ask the question. This question is about “What they have learned in previous class.” This way not only could make students pay more attention, but also  arouse students’ previous knowledge. After introducing grammar, students start to practice the questions in the text book. After 3 minutes, teacher would ask students answer the questions by “game”.     It seems that every student has known the rule well, so they are willing to answer the question, and they answer “well”! Answering questions by game could loosen students’ tension and anxiety. When students practice grammar, teacher also walks around in the class to observe students and check if they have any problems. Because teacher introduces grammar step by step, so students could learn it well. I could also see positive reinforcement. When students have right answer, teacher will give them encouragement. However, if students have wrong answers, teacher also gives them positive feedback. 

   All in all, I see the excellent interaction and class management from today observation, and the last thing which remains me is that writing in black board is vital. Beautiful and neat writing will make students feel comfortable, and teachers also could teach well.  (FIN)

teacher-lin-quing.jpg  (Left  pic: Teacher Wu in the class / confident and smart)



3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    pamela81 said,

    WOW~~~~~~~~ GOOD JOB!!!!

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    gracechen1208 said,

    Wow! Soooooooooo cute! when I see your painting, the image of Mr.young is vivid to my eyes. i remember you sketch the scene of school in few minute. Your painting is more colorful and truthful medium than camara. i have a request .Can i press the right button of mouse to keep the painting for memory?

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    Alice said,

    This is the most impressive and fascinating school visit report I’ve ever received so far. Not only are you very observant but also good at drawing! A versatile teacher like you will be very popular among peers and students. Cheers for you!!!

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