Students enter the classroom environment with a unique knowledge base and sense of self. The climate established is a stepping stone toward ensuring a positive, safe, and productive learning environment. This design starts with the teacher at the center of the classroom culture and relies on an awareness of the students and their individual learning needs.
Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Collaborate with your mentor teacher on meeting individual learning needs in the classroom:
- Ask the mentor to identify a student that would benefit from one-on-one intervention, based on that student’s prior formal and informal assessment data. (In this assignment, you are not being asked to work one-on-one with the student, only to identify a student to work with in future assignments.)
- Spend the remainder of time observing and collecting notes on the student’s behaviors, academic progress, and engagement in the learning environment.
- Retain your observation data for future field experience opportunities in this course.
In 250-500 words, using the “Identifying Individual Learning Needs” template, write a summary describing the behaviors and academic level of the selected student. Explain whether your observational data supported the mentor’s assessment of areas where the student would benefit from additional instruction and intervention. Submit the “Identifying Individual Learning Needs” template with the summary.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.