Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Observe the layout of your mentor teacher’s classroom. Use the “Observation Template and Reflection” to guide your observation. Discuss with your mentor teacher how she or he designed the classroom to ensure it is a developmentally appropriate space with room for whole group, small group, and individual activities and is easily accessible for all students. What did she or he feel was important to consider when creating the classroom design?
Spend any remaining field experience hours observing and assisting the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
In 250-500 words, reflect on your observations, interview with your mentor teacher, and other classroom participation. Include a brief description of the layout of the classroom, a summary of the discussion with your mentor teacher, and any changes you would recommend for your field experience classroom to make it more developmentally appropriate and/or accessible for all students based on your research. How would you apply this to your future professional practice?
Support your recommendations with 1-2 scholarly resources.