Sunday, October 21, 2012
C4T #2 Summary
Preparing For When Tragedy Strikes Close To Home
Teacher Tom discusses what to do when a student is going through a difficult time. Tom states that parents usually give him an overview of the situation and how their child is coping with it. During a quiet period in class, Tom brings the student off to the side to check and see is he or she is doing okay.
I was quite appealed by Teacher Tom. I told Tom that I thought it was wonderful that he checks on his students, when they are going through a tragic time. I think it is very important for teachers to check on their students because teachers impact their lives each day.
"A-A, B-B, C-C, A-A..."
Teacher Tom discusses how he teaches the alphabet with his students. He uses different colored building blocks to represent each letter of the alphabet. Some of his students tend to make “tall patterns” out of the blocks, instead of making alphabet patterns. One of his students, on the other hand, did follow his lesson of learning the alphabet. This student made the pattern “A-A, B-B, C-C,” until he reached to the letter F. Afterwards, the student then joined his classmates and made “tall patterns”.
I liked how Teacher Tom taught his students the alphabet by incorporating the use of building blocks. I thought it was a great way to approach students the alphabet but also have students learn colors too.