Essay about Practicum Reflection

The first time I walked into my practicum classroom, I was so nervous. The students introduced themselves and I introduced who I was, then the student’s asked me all sorts of questions. The questions consisted of: what is your major, do you have pets, and who was your favorite elementary teacher. I told them my favorite teacher was my second grade teacher named Mr. Gagliano, who danced on my desk. This made the class so excited because Mr Gagliano had been to their school to talk about the different books he had written, this was a fun way to introduce who I was and make a connection with the students.
This first week of practicum has been very interesting because it was the ending of Paws testing for the fourth grade. Because of the Paws…

Each student had a number that they were associated with. Inside of the names, labeling different areas such as cubes or hangers there were numbers. The students were alphabetically numbered and this is the number that was called on sticks. So instead of calling a name she would call a number. I still do not how I feel about this, in my gut I feel like it is taking away a part of the students identity. In my mind it makes me think the students do not matter that much, they just are a…

I had heard that Linford was a school that specialized in behavioral issues. My practicum teacher explained how Linford was a Magnet school for behavior issues, she talked about how they had a blue room. She also mentioned that one of her students was under a behavior plan. She talked about how their school goes into individualized classroom lockdowns, and class evacuations. After listening to her explain all of this the thing that started me the most was that some parents have had to say they can’t come every time their child is having an issue. So a lot of times the school cop will come and deal with them and take the to the crisis center. Her explanations about the different procedure for the behavior issues was…