How I see the world

The studio visit with Chris Gilliard was very interesting. I’m that person that doesn’t really care about technology and what’s going on in the world. I have always know that we are being watched and someone was tracking us. Now that I know that we are being tracked by machines, what are the machines doing with the information? The problem I have is the fact that we as American knew that this was going on but we didn’t do anything about it. SO for me and everyone out there we just say,  it is what it is. if anyone feels differently about my thoughts please write down your feelings. #netnarr

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What have I got myself into

I needed a class to take so that I can be done with my second major’ which is English. This class was offered to me last semester and I couldn’t take it due to my schedule’ ironically it was offered to me again this semester and I had no choice but to say yes and take it. Walked in the first day of class and didn’t know what to expect. I still don’t know what to expect. I have no clue what’s going on in class and most of the time I feel like I am in a different universe. I will try to have a open mind and try to I understand what’s happening.

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Conclusion
Teachers have different styles and make different discourse choices that cause conflict. Working in the schools have made me notice that there are so many kind of discourse community in the schools. I interviewed Rachael because she’s new to the school and I notice in just a short time there was conflict between her and another teacher so, I decide to write about the different teaching styles. Rachael takes the curriculum and tweak it to the way her kids will understand, and most teachers feel that it’s wrong and she needs to stick with what’s in the book. This cause a lot of conflict between teachers and I feel that most teachers want the best for their student but it’s the way they do it
  that causes a discourse community among themselves. 
when I did my observation with pam, I saw how she run her classroom and how different it is from all the other ABA classrooms in the build. She explained to me that all the teachers in this build have their own way of teaching and same teachings are stuck in their own ways of teaching. Sometimes you can ask if they need help, but they will say no because they feel like their way is the right way. “If you come to me and say that you have an idea that can help me with a kid I will take it, but you shouldn’t think that you know it all.” This is how Pam feels and she thinks that’s what cause conflict. There’s a conflict between Rachel and Pam, because Rachel feels that she can do a way better job than Pam and Pam feel that she has been a teacher long than Rachel so that’s where the conflict arise. These two teachers are not the best of friends but in doing this, they are not helping the children but hurting them. These two teachers could have come together and collaborate to help better the children in their classrooms.

 

 

 

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Blog #12

I observed a classroom with ABA structure. ABA is Applied behavior analysis. Applied behavior analysis is a scientific discipline concerned with developing techniques based on the principles of learning and applying these to change behavior of social significance. In the classroom I observed, there were two paraprofessionals in the classroom, and one teacher, they were all working on discrete trial with the kids. Discrete Trial is a method of teaching in simplified and structured step. Its also instructional and a lot of reinforcement, this trial is chosen for the strength of the children and clear contingencies and a lot of repetition to teach them new skills. Each teacher had a group, but one teacher had a kid in the bathroom, while the other child was working independently. The ratio was two, two and two. One teacher will ask a kid in her group to stand up then site, for four times, and when the kids is successful in doing that, then they go into they binder to pick out a treat put it on the front of the binder to make a sentence. The other teacher also did the same with her group, but she used two different objects on the table and told the kid to touch apple, then she did it 4 times but each time she will take the object and place it in a different location and swish them around. The other teacher was doing puzzles with her group, she takes three big puzzles and tell them to put it together. When they were done, she took out a picture and told them to match. For example, she took out three pictures, one was an apple and the other two were different fruit. She then gives the kid a picture of an apple, but it looks different than the one in front him. she will then ask the child to match apple. When these kids are successful in doing their work, they go into the binder pick out the last word to complete they sentence in front of their binder. This process is called the pec’s. So, after every trial they get reward with snacks. The classroom is blocked up and the teachers are in an individual blocked cubicle. The toys and the play centers are all blocked off, so the kids in the classroom can only play with what’s being giving to them. The pec’s system is a form of picture exchange communication. The communication system is modified and applied to kids with behavior, its also designed for early nonverbal children. The whole purpose is for the kids to learn words because the children in the classroom have no words at all, so when they point they are expected to say the words but most of them can’t. The binder also has their daily schedules in there so that they have a daily routing. This trial is done every day for 45 minutes. I interviewed a teacher called Rachael who teaches special education and has her bachelors in teachers of the handicap and a master’s degree in early childhood, which makes her certified to teach in new jersey in a handicap class birth through 21. The interviewed took place in her classroom after work on October 20, 2017 at 2:20pm. I asked her 35 questions and it took 45 minutes. there wasn’t any interruption, the interview went smoothly. She’s the head teacher that I work with, and the children in the classroom range from 3 to 5-year-old.
I observed my interviewer’s classroom and there were eight children in the classroom. Her classroom is a mixture of children with different disability and they are all there for communication skills. She as autistic kids, ADAD, feeding program language, cognitive impaired and down syndrome. The classroom is opened, and all her toys and materials are out for the children to asses it. The children have free play and she also use the creative curriculum. The children have a daily schedule they flow, they have different rotations every week. For example, IEP group, Buddy reading, math memory, fie motor, Graphics practices, remember and replicate, attribute man and science eyes. She also adds her own twist to it, so the kids also have work schedules to do after quite time which is at the end of the day.

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Method

I interviewed a teacher called Rachael who teaches special education and has her bachelors in teachers of the handicap and a master’s degree in early childhood, which makes her certified to teach in new jersey in a handicap class birth through 21. The interviewed took place in her classroom after work on October 20, 2017 at 2:20pm. I asked her 35 questions and it took 45 minutes. there wasn’t any interruption, the interview went smoothly. She’s the head teacher that I work with, and the children in the classroom range from 3 to 5-year-old.
I did my observation in a classroom . I observed a ABA classroom and how it’s structured, and the teacher in the classroom is called Pam. The observation took place in her classroom with six children and three teachers. The observation was on December,4th 2017 at 10:30am, it took 15 minutes and  it went well and I didn’t disrupt the kids in the classroom by me being there.

Blog # 12

I observed a classroom with ABA structure. ABA is Applied behavior analysis. Applied behavior analysis is a scientific discipline concerned with developing techniques based on the principles of learning and applying these to change behavior of social significance. In the classroom I observed, there were two paraprofessionals in the classroom, and one teacher, they were all working on discrete trial with the kids. Discrete Trial is a method of teaching in simplified and structured step. Its also instructional and a lot of reinforcement, this trial is chosen for the strength of the children and clear contingencies and a lot of repetition to teach them new skills. Each teacher had a group, but one teacher had a kid in the bathroom, while the other child was working independently. The ratio was two, two and two. One teacher will ask a kid in her group to stand up then site, for four times, and when the kids is successful in doing that, then they go into they binder to pick out a treat put it on the front of the binder to make a sentence. The other teacher also did the same with her group, but she used two different objects on the table and told the kid to touch apple, then she did it 4 times but each time she will take the object and place it in a different location and swish them around. The other teacher was doing puzzles with her group, she takes three big puzzles and tell them to put it together. When they were done, she took out a picture and told them to match. For example, she took out three pictures, one was an apple and the other two were different fruit. She then gives the kid a picture of an apple, but it looks different than the one in front him. she will then ask the child to match apple. When these kids are successful in doing their work, they go into the binder pick out the last word to complete they sentence in front of their binder. This process is called the pec’s. So, after every trial they get reward with snacks. The classroom is blocked up and the teachers are in an individual blocked cubicle. The toys and the play centers are all blocked off, so the kids in the classroom can only play with what’s being giving to them. The pec’s system is a form of picture exchange communication. The communication system is modified and applied to kids with behavior, its also designed for early nonverbal children. The whole purpose is for the kids to learn words because the children in the classroom have no words at all, so when they point they are expected to say the words but most of them can’t. The binder also has their daily schedules in there so that they have a daily routing. This trial is done every day for 45 minutes. I interviewed a teacher called Rachael who teaches special education and has her bachelors in teachers of the handicap and a master’s degree in early childhood, which makes her certified to teach in new jersey in a handicap class birth through 21. The interviewed took place in her classroom after work on October 20, 2017 at 2:20pm. I asked her 35 questions and it took 45 minutes. there wasn’t any interruption, the interview went smoothly. She’s the head teacher that I work with, and the children in the classroom range from 3 to 5-year-old.

I observed my interviewer’s classroom and there were eight children in the classroom. Her classroom is a mixture of children with different disability and they are all there for communication skills. She as autistic kids, ADAD, feeding program language, cognitive impaired and down syndrome. The classroom is opened, and all her toys and materials are out for the children to asses it. The children have free play and she also use the creative curriculum. The children have a daily schedule they flow, they have different rotations every week. For example, IEP group, Buddy reading, math memory, fie motor, Graphics practices, remember and replicate, attribute man and science eyes. She also adds her own twist to it, so the kids also have work schedules to do after quite time which is at the end of the day.

 

 

Blog # 10

Introduction

Conflict is an unescapable and normal human event that occurs in all important relationships. Mostly the way conflict is managed impacts the level of conflict. I realized that conflict arises between individual from frustration, teaching styles and goal conflict. Teachers are always in conflict because of personal and professional interests, they also use power to promote their individual interests and sometimes their professional interests are curriculum, instructional methods and work equity issues. Teachers are competing for who has the best teaching styles, and who as the best supplies. Also, who’s classroom looks great and organized for the kids to be able to utilize the materials.  Working with so many kinds of teachers have made me realize that the is a big Discourse community between teachers. The smiles on their faces and the hello you get in the hallways doesn’t always mean they get along or they like each other. You can be respected for what you do as a teacher but not liked as a person. Teachers feel that Society as painted a picture about them and how most of them do not get along, and how they are out to get each other. But that’s the truth! It’s not society that implies that about them, but it’s the teachers themselves. Everyone feels that they are better than their coworker or follow teacher and the other feels that they have more degrees, and those who have been in the district longer feels that they have more experienced than the other. So, it’s all about proving to each other that one is better than the other, and I have a better teaching styles that works for my kids, than you do. Teachers feel that there is so much paper work that keeps them from teaching the way they will love to. Teachers have different styles and make different discourse choices that cause conflict.