As a final reflection of the course, we were asked to reread our very first blog assignment about our dream classroom or school. The topics covered could be how you want your future class structured (or not at all!) or in what manner you would teach your students, in general. I mentioned a few points pertaining to my dream mathematics classroom, but as I have had a semester to grow and even teach a math classroom for an internship, I would change a few points. I might want to use pre-written Smartboard lessons after having used them this semester, rather than chalkboard/projector. I still agree with my own self though! Writing or speaking at the slow/steady pace students can learn at is vital! Teachers that speed along not taking questions or reviewing the material at the end, they still and probably always will frustrate me.
I mentioned in the last section of my original post that class discussion would not only allowed, but encouraged! I won't go against my own thinking, but rather the method or rules; students should remember to be respectful to the teacher and also to other students around them! Speaking freely and discussing the material is great, but if goes too far (as it did in my internship a few times ironically) then I would now ask them to quiet down. Other than these few points, I will agree with all my past ideas! I think I did a great job on this post. And looking at what I wrote...I would say this described very well the class my mentor teacher created, where students are free to ask questions, correct each other's work, do problems on the board (Smartboard too) together, and in general think about the math rather than just computate it day and night. Great job past Brian! I wholeheartedly agree!
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