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Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Date: 12 January 2017 (Observation 1)


Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response
(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

Homeroom Time and Devotion was being The students are trained to verbalize day and date
used to practice the pattern of verbalizing the correctly. Personally, it is one of a good way to turn
day and date. By using the number of the date, on the students thinking mode by giving Math
the teacher came up with impromptu Math questions. For some students who love Math, it is a
questions (e.g : it was February 12. The fun activity to do. However, for some students who
teacher would give questions, 12 + 8, then -9, are not doing great in Math would find this activity
then +10. The questions would be in a mental as a challenge. In the future time, the teacher could
Math form). develop the activity that touch other subject aside
from Math.

The teacher projected the grammar Work It was one of the strategies to keep track of the
Sheet to the screen. students focus. Some of them lose their focus
easily. Especially, if the teacher would only talk
without giving any visual aids. When the teacher
projected the Work Sheet and gave some examples
before the students worked on it independently, all
of the students could follow her and the learning
process went well because all of them could see
how the first example was given by the teacher.

The teacher pointed three students to come up Even though they were hesitant to go front most
and be the teacher who would explain the likely because they had someone who observed
lesson that they have learned in the previous them-, but they were able to express their thoughts
meetings. toward the given tasks.I believe this activity could
help the students to deliver their thoughts verbally
and build their confidence in the same time.

Date: 19 January 2017 (Observation 2)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

The teacher gave a frequent warning to a I have learned from my cooperating teacher that a
student who kept interrupting her while she student who always interrupts the teacher should
delivered the lesson. know that he is interrupting and a teacher should
control herself by warning him right at the moment
while in the same time controlling the classroom
environment so that the rest of the students will not
lose the learning environment.

The teacher let a student make a smart choice A teacher could demand the students to do anything
when he did not want to do his task. She has but I learned that I do not want my students to be a
tried to tell him what he should do and why demander. By letting the students make a smart
does he need to do it, but his behavior had choice, I could train them to think critically,
became a bad habit. futuristically, and be responsible for any decision
that they make.

The teacher was being a facilitator by saying, One way to kindle the active learning environment
Grade 2, please help me to remember what could be start by giving questions to the students. I
you have learned and what do you have to learned from my cooperating teacher to articulate
do. my goal to be more pleasing to the students ears.

The teacher provided an additional Worksheet I learned that differentiation is important and it can
for three advance students in Math class. The be attained in many ways such as different
Worksheet was in a form of a problem solving Worksheet for the advance students. This is one way
skills. to anticipate a spare time that might appear.
However, it is also a way to check how far could the
students grasp the lesson.

Four students had to make an apology letter to This way of discipline has been a great method to
their Mandarin teacher because they make the students learn from their own reflection.
disrespected her in the entire Mandarin lesson. However, if this kind of case happens most of the
time, it would be best if the school could have
another effective way to discipline the students.
Some students are just raised in a family setting
where they do not know how to learn from their
own self-reflection.
Date: 30 January 2017
Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

The students were having a hard time to say I did not go well because I did not write it on the
Nebuchadnezzar Belshazzar, Shadrach, board. I should have told the story of Daniel just in
Meshach, and Abednego. Partly because I front of the classroom. Having them stay on their
mispronounced it. Even with several seats, they would be able to get their note book and
repetitions, the students still were not able to pencil. I could ask them to write the names down
say it. and that will help them to remember about it. Even
though remembering the names is not one of my
objectives, it is one of the important things that they
should remember in regards with understanding the
Bible stories.

I got their attention during introduction for the I should have asked one of the students to come up
new vocab. and hold the paper of the new vocab, so they will be
able to remember and understand it better.

Good preparation for the questions. I did well by preparing several questions to check
the students understanding. However, in the future
time, I should memorize it or at least familiarize it
so that I would not keep on looking back at my
lesson plan.

The students did not easily get the answers For the purpose of a better understanding, I should
when I did the checking understanding, have prepared better story idea that I could connect
because I did not simplify the lesson with easy with the lesson. A story that the students could
words and I did not relate the story with their relate with their lives without removing the main
daily lives. goal of the lesson.

The students misunderstood between the I could have used advisor instead of wisemen.
wisemen in the Book of Daniel and the Moreover, I could also explain briefly about that
wisemen who visited baby Jesus in word and give some examples that connect with
Bethlehem. their lives.

Date: January 31, 2017 (Teaching TDL)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

It took about five minutes to prepare the In the future opportunity, I will practice the various
students for learning. ways of managing the classroom, even with a
simple clapping motion. Clapping motion is one of
the routine that my cooperating teacher uses all the
times to control the class. Harry Wong believes that
it would be easier to manage the classroom if all the
teachers (including the student teachers) could
support the students with the daily routines (Wong
165).

Some students did not respond well when I


warned them for being too noisy because I Instead of threatening the students with a frequent
was too demanding in asking them to be quiet. warning, my cooperating teacher suggested me to
use positive encouragement to control the class, e.g.
I like the way Clive sit quietly.

There was not enough time to finish the


Worksheet because the students frequently got For manage the learning environment, I should have
excited and noisy. kept the class in a faster pace because the students
would follow the teachers pace no matter they like
it or not. In the future experience, I would be firm in
giving time for the students to finish their work. If
we agree 5 minutes for 5 questions, then I should be
conscious with time and keep moving on to the next
plan, even though there might be several students
still working. An individual instruction can be given
after the class if needed.

Most of the students got confused in finishing


the Worksheet. I could have asked my cooperating teacher to
project the Worksheet on the board to help the
students, but I did not do it. In the future
opportunity, I would project it instead of writing the
questions on the board. It might confuse the
students due to the different layout that they have on
the paper.

Date: February 1, 2017 (Bible Studies)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

The students pursued to the carpet as soon as I My cooperating teacher suggested to mention a
gave instruction and they were ready to listen. scene about King Nebuchadnezzars plan to kill all
Moreover, some of them got excited to the the wise men on my storytelling. I followed her
lesson and it caused a conducive environment suggestion and the lesson went well because all the
inside the classroom. students got excited about the story itself. On the
other hand, I also tried to be more expressive in
delivering the story so that the students would feel
that they were included in the story itself. Because
of their attentiveness in listening to the story, they
were able to answer my questions.

The students were able to answers most of the I did well in connecting the previous lesson with the
review question that I gave before I start the lesson that I gave today. One of the reasons was
lesson. because I had a privilege to teach a topic within the
two weeks block of my teaching practicum, and
thus the students had a fresh memory for all the
Bible Studies class.

There were some students who answered my I should have given more emphasis on the certain
questions beyond my expectation because objectives so that the students would understand the
they had a different view toward my lesson lesson better and able to apply it in their lives.
Moreover, I should have concluded the lesson with
an effective summary so that the would be reminded
with my goals for todays lesson.

There was a student who suddenly asked me a I was triggered to answer his question, but finally I
theological question when all the students was able to tell him that I was willing to talk with
were listening attentively, Ibu, why does him after the class. However, neither us remember
Jesus appear in the Old Testament with about this. He did not ask me back and I was also
Daniels friends? busy preparing the following class.

Date: February 2, 2017 (Math)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

The students could easily answer my review I should have prepared more challenging review
questions because they had all the prior questions to scaffold their understanding to the new
knowledge on their heads. topic that I have today. In the future opportunity, I
would use more variety of questions and choose the
students who look confuse, because I mistakenly
picked the advance students in Math class to answer
my review questions.

Several students were not able to follow the When I taught Math about Group of Fractions, I
lesson because I was not able to give a main should have enriched the students knowledge with
concept of my lesson. the basic concept using small squares and circles.
This would help them to reason the answers that
they got so that they will not merely guess it.

My cooperating teacher observed that I was In the future opportunity, I would try to express my
too monotonous in encouraging the students. gratitude toward the students responses in various
way, by not only saying Good job! or
Excellent!. I could also give comment in an
encouraging way by saying I like the way you
think and wrestle to find out about the answer.

The students listened to my story attentively I thought a story would not work effectively for
and they engaged with it. Math class, but I proved it wrong. I used a virtual
manipulative website and made a story out of it. In
the end of the story, I gave several questions about
fractions (in regards to the story that I told) and the
students were able to answer it correctly. I have
learned that the students will engage more with the
Math lesson if we provide visual aids that could
catch their attention.

Date: February 3, 2017 (Math)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

Most of the students went over pages as I was It did not go well because I did not give a clear
explaining the things on the previous page. instruction about the goal that I want them to know.
Some of them were able to finish the activity fast
for the sake of having things done. In the future
opportunity, I would walk around while the students
answer the questions while also remind them to be
careful in solving the problems. I could also check
on the students understanding and help those who
do not understand.

The students were able to remember the It (the previous lesson) went well and I could testify
previous lesson that I taught and they were that there are many resources that a teacher can use
able to answer my review questions. as an object lesson. I could also see that the students
were able to explain and reason what they think
about their own answer.

The two students that I appointed to come in It was my fault not showing them how to construct
front of the classroom had a hard time to the Unifex blokcs, but I called on the students
construct the fractions using the Unifex names and made them construct a fraction using the
Blocks. blocks. I thought that I could just see their work,
instead of taking time in front of the classroom to
show them how to make a group of franction In the
future opportunity, I would show the first example
of doing fractions using the Unifex Blocks. By
doing this, the students would feel more courage to
do it in front of the class because the found out what
they needed to do. Moreover, I could give freedom
for other students who would like to show what they
know, instead of pointing particular students.

Date: February 6, 2017


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

I failed to give a visual aid in Biblical Studies Since the topic for the Biblical Studies was about
lesson. the Fiery Furnace from Daniel 3, so I was planning
to turn on a candle and keep it inside a jar. I did not
try it beforehand. Thus, when I hid it from the
students because the Biblical Studies was held
after the devotion-, I found that the jar got cracked.
In the end, I could only show the broken and warm
jar to the students. However, I was able to make
them imagine if they would be walking in the fiery
furnace.
In the future opportunity, I will try to have a better
preparation especially for the visual aids. This
matters much on the delivery lesson.

I was able to run the class all by myself for My cooperating teacher decided to go to the
the whole day. hospital on Monday morning and she got bronchitis.
She told me the lessons that I need to cover. In total,
I taught 4 lessons the entire day. It was great to have
several teachers come and stay during the particular
hours. They were there just to accompany me and to
help me in managing the classroom. Personally, I
could say that it was a great privilege to be given a
trust to manage the class alone. From this
experience, I learned that in the future time, I might
lead the classroom all by myself and thus, I should
understand various ways in managing the
classroom. Moreover, I have to understand that each
student is created unique according to Gods image.
No matter what they have done, I am responsible
for their growth as an image bearer and for their
success in academics. It would take time and
numerous experiences. Having said that, seek
seminar and opportunity to teach in order to practice
what I have learned from the past experiences.

Date: February 7, 2017 (English)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

It took 10 minutes to get the students ready I did not deliver the instructions well when the
for the lesson while also bringing their marker students entered the classroom. Before the students
and small board. entered the classroom, I was supposed to instruct
them to bring a marker and a board to the English
carpet. I should also keep in mind that the students
will always follow the teachers pace and thus, I
always need to remember that I control the students
and the situation inside the classroom. The students
will eventually follow the pace because I could keep
the faster pace that could also hold their attention.

The students were being active because of the I am thankful because the students enjoyed the
Compound Word Games. review game that we had in the morning. However,
I failed to make the students follow the rules of the
games. They were not supposed to say the answers
out loud, but they did it. However, I understand that
they were too excited to show their friends what
they knew. In the end, I was able to accomplish one
of my tasks which were to keep the students on a
faster pace.

Some of the students were behind and could I did not print the visual aids in an appropriate size
not answer the Compound Words Games and that was a problem for some students who sit at
according to the given time. the back. In the future opportunity, I will make the
students sit on their own seats and have the
projector on. Instead of printing it on the paper, I
would have it projected on the board so that I could
adjust it with the situation in the classroom.

Date: February 8, 2017 (Biblical Studies)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

I projected the Worksheet on the board that I did well in preparing the Worksheet for this
made the students were able to complete it lesson. By doing this, the students were able to fill
within the time window. up the Worksheet along the other students.
Moreover, my cooperating teaching spotted the
moment when I make sure that the students were all
in the same page and nobody was too fast or too
slow.
I could probably make a change by having the
students to share their own ideas in answering the
Worksheet in the future opportunity.

One student wanted me to check his In the future opportunity, I will not let the students
Worksheet immediately and it made all the to come to me and bringing their books along,
other students came to me and asking the instead I will approach them one by one while
same thing. checking their works. That way, I could
immediately spot the things that the students should
develop, not just merely check their works and
score it.

One of the girls cried after she finished her I think that it was a good to have the students stay
lunch. In the school where I did my outside the classroom during the break. By doing it,
practicum, never allowed the students to stay they would have more opportunity to improve their
inside the classroom during any break. But social skills. There are some students who need the
that day, I let this girl to come inside the teachers guidance along with the support from the
classroom because we needed to talk parents as well. Harry Wong believes that the
privately. When I asked her about the effective teacher will involve the parents to enforce
chronological event that happened, she could the discipline plan and guarantee that it would
only say that one of a boy hit her on her front happen (Wong 164). I could see that my cooperating
shoulder and swore to her. teacher has been working hard to help this boy
increase in his self-discipline and responsible
behavior. However, it would be less effective if the
parents do not want to support the discipline plan
itself.

Date: February 9, 2017 (English)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

The students were having focus more on the I should have told the students to set aside their
getting all the supplies (a small board and a supplies so that they could focus their attention to
marker) out from the bin, instead of listening me before I give them further instructions. I realized
to my instructions. that I sis not give a clear and systematic agenda to
the students in the first place. While my cooperating
teacher always make the students move
systematically and thus, once they were different
form of instructions, they were all confused and
started to do what they think right. Harry Wong
believes that the best way to stop the misbehavior is
by prevent it beforehand (Wong 167). The effective
teacher would prevent it by communicating the
procedure of the classroom to the students since the
beginning of the school year. In the future
opportunity, I will need to practice giving a clear
instruction, more likely a procedure.

The teacher sent out one of the students out I believe that it was one of the best way to prevent
from the Chemistry Lab because of his more damage inside the Lab. However, this act
misbehavior. might not be the effective way to discipline him.
Even though I saw his eyes got teary once the
teacher sent him out, I think he does not really know
what will happen in the future if he keeps on having
a misbehavior issue. Personally, I believe that a
counselor in a school could guide him to have a
better understanding regarding his misbehavior. The
school could also ask the parents help to guarantee
that they will work out the plan inside the house.

Date: February 10, 2017 (Art)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to theeory I have read from
class?)

The students were attentive to my instructions I did well in preparing the students to learn a new
once they enter the classroom. lesson. Moreover, my cooperating teacher also
noticed that I that I was able to give clear
instructions on what the students need to do.

The students were having a discussion about It was my fault to announce the group mates and
their group mates instead of listening to my where will they work. I should have finished the
instruction. instructions first then after that announcing the
grouping could be done at the last.

Some of the student, who had no more works, I thought that the students will use the entire 2
needs to do something else, instead of just periods to work on the Art Project. There were 2
sitting down and waiting for the bell. students who finished their work well less than 2
periods of the lesson. I was not prepared to give any
other Work Sheet to them and thus, they had to wait
for 10 minutes before the bell ring.
From this event, I learned that I should not just give
an instruction of what are they going to do, but also
what should they do after the finish their work. In
the future opportunity, I have to be prepared with
some kind of further instructions or activities that
they could do while waiting for the class to ends. I
could not ask the students to help others because it
was an individual project that the teacher would put
on the students portfolio.

Date: March 2, 2017 (Final Observation)


Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Observations/ Account Reflections & Critical Response


(What Happened?) (What do I think of it? What went well? What could
be improved? How? What will I do differently?
How does this connect to the theory I have read
from class?)

Some students works could not be uploaded I appreciate the system in SPH SC regarding the
to their e-portfolio. PYP teacher that should be able to teach all the
subjects and I understand that it is not easy to
accomplish. However, the school maybe could
consider of having a teacher for a certain subject to
help the students effectively in learning about the
subject itself and especially in producing e-
portfolio. My cooperating teacher could do it but
she was having a hard time to figure out some parts
of the students work that could not be shown on the
e-portfolio. In the end, she was not able to get the
right instruction of solving that problem and thus,
she had to continue this activity on the following
Computer class.

All the students were able to follow the My cooperating teacher did well in explaining the
instructions of exporting a file into different steps of exporting the files. I have learned from her
types of file (e.g. from Keynote to PDF/ that the students would most likely able to follow
JPEG). the instructions well if the teacher could write down
the steps and show (project) it to the board. Having
said that, I came to an understanding that teacher
needs visual aids in all kinds of instructions so that
the students could follow it more effectively.

The teacher talked to two students who could There is a chart inside the classroom that used to be
not behave well when she was giving a behavioral chart, called the Wise Owl. That is one
instructions to all the students. of the strategies in managing the classroom that my
cooperation teacher. Even though I do not know her
procedure of using it, I think that would be better
for her to utilize it wisely in this kind of case. Her
students are known as the active students who
always talk and thus she could utilize any strategies
to discipline them. The students have to remember
the classroom procedure and agreement that they
had since the beginning of the semester.

Work Citation
Dialectical Journal for ED 335 Teaching Practicum Sarah Paramita

Dodd, A. W. "The First Days Of School. By Harry K Wong and Rosemary Tripi Wong. Sunnyvale,
Calif.: Harry K Wong Publications, 1991." NASSP Bulletin 76.543 (1992): 121.