Field Study 1, Episode 3 "Classroom Management And Learning"
1. FS 1 The Learner’s Development and Environment
FS 1 The Learner’s Development
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTAND LEARNING
Name of FS Student: Ruschelle L. Cossid
Course: BSED - ENGLISH Year & Section: 1st Year
Resource Teacher: Mrs. Rowena Magdayao Date: February 5, 2014
Cooperating School: Digos City National High School
To reach your target, do the following tasks:
Observe a class.
Using a checklist, find out the evident classroom components.
Describe how the classroom is structured/designed to allow everyone to
participate in the learning activities.
Relate the data in your checklist to the learner’s behavior.
Reflect on how classroom management affects learning.
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Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations.
An Observation Guide for the Learners’ Characteristics
Read the following statements carefully. Then write your observation report on the
1. As you observe the class, look into the characteristics of the learners. Nothe their
2. How many boys are there? How many girls?
3. Focus on their behavior. Are they already able to manage their own behavior?
4. Can the learners already work independently?
5. Describe their span of attention.
6. Look into their listening skills and ability to concentrate.
Name of the School Digos City National High School
Observed IV - Aquino
Location of the School Rizal Avenue, Digos City
Date of Visit February 6, 2014
As I observed the class, I can see that the learners sometimes need
additional motivation to keep their attention focused and avoid doing
something in their seats. Their ages ranges from 15- 18 years old. There are 22
boys and 18 girls in the room. Most of the boys seated at the back are noisy,
they can manage their own behavior but they will just settle down if the teacher
already warns them. In quizzes, I can see some students who can’t work
independently but I know that they’re trying to answer and understand the quiz.
Their span of attention is so short so you need to make some way to keep the
students focused on the class. They can’t concentrate very well because of
some destruction but they’re trying to listen.
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An Observation Guide for the CLASROOM VISIT
Be guided by these questions as you do your observation of the classroom
management. It is also good to ask the teacher for additional information so you
can verify your observation. Write your notes below; and then organize your
data in the table that follows.
1. Are there areas in the classroom for specific purposes (storage of teaching
aids, books, students’ belongings, supplies, etc.). Describe these areas.
In the classroom, I can see a cabinet used for the storage of their brooms,
there’s also one table at the back where students can pit their tings. I think
the room needs more things that will serve as storage area.
2. Are there rules and procedures posted in the room?
There are no rules and procedures posted in the room but the teacher
herself always reminds the students about the rules and procedures in the
class. Students are aware of the rules so some of them are not stubborn.
3. Did the students participate in making the classroom rules? (Ask the
I can see that the students really participate in making the classroom rules
because they really follow what their teacher says. Only few of the students
are not sometimes following the rules but I think they can be managed.
4. What are the daily routines done by the teacher? (prayer, attendance,
assignment of monitors, warm-up activities, etc. How are they done?
When the teacher comes in , everyone will now stand and someone will
lead the prayer then after that, the good morning greeting will follow, then
checking of assignments then sometimes the teacher does some warm-up
activities then introduces the new lesson.
5. Is there a seating arrangement? What is the basis of this arrangement?
As I observed their seating arrangement, I think that they have no
seating arrangements. I observed that the majority of the girls are at the
front while the boys are seated at the back. Boys who are seated at the
back are commonly noisy.
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6. Observe the noise level in the classroom. How is this managed?
Sometimes the noise level in the classroom cannot be managed but
when the teacher started to change her tone (mad tone), the students
attention are directly at the teacher. Sometimes, the teacher warns the
noisy students by giving them minus so the students will follow her but most of
the time, the students are really noisy especially those students at the back.
7. If a learner is not following instructions or is off-task, what does the teacher
do? Describe the behavior strategies used.
When the learner is off-task, the teacher then tells the student that he/she
is not following instructions. When the learner is still not following , then that’s
the time that the teacher will warn the student about his behavior and take
some actions regarding this matter.
8. What does the teacher do to reinforce positive behaviors? (behavior
When a student has a desirable behavior, the teacher then gives positive
reinforcements to him/her. The teacher gives extra points to those who will
participate actively. The teacher will also give encouraging remarks like
“very good” to make the students to be motivated in participating in the
Boys at the back are sometimes noisy.
They sometimes don’t clean the room before 7:00am.
Students get easily distracted by noise.
Student’s span of attention is just short.
Some of the students can’t work independently.
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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT MATRIX
Aspect of Classroom
Description Effect on the Learners
(to be filled up after you
answer the analysis questions)
1. Specific Areas in
At the back, there are no
things displayed there while in
the front area of the classroom,
there is only the teacher’s table.
The classroom will be
spacious because there are
just few things that are
present in the classroom. It
will not be presentable to
2. Classroom Rules It is not in the classroom but the
students are aware of it
because the teacher always
reminds them about it.
Students will control their
behavior because there are
rules to be followed. By this,
they will learn to discipline
The procedures are clear to the
students and it’s also effective
to the learning of the students.
The learning of the students
will be more productive
because of the procedures
4. Daily Routines Sometimes, daily routines are
followed but sometimes there
are routines that are not
followed and forgotten too.
Students will be guided of
what will they do in the
whole period of class. There
will be no hassle or problems
if all is organized.
The seating arrangement is not
observed in the room. Majority
of the girls are at the front while
boys are seated at the back.
Some of the students will not
be closed because the
seating arrangement is
based on what seat the
students want to be seated.
The teacher will first tell the
student about his/her behavior
then if he/she is still not listening,
he/she will warn the student
instead of scolding.
The learner will realize that
he/she is wrong about her
behavior, and then she/he
will not repeat his/her
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1. How did the classroom organization and routines affect the learners’
The classroom organization and routines affects the learners’ behavior
because if the classroom and the routines are organized then the student will be
interested to learn. It will provide a good atmosphere for the students to learn
because they know that all is well-organized so everything will go well. Good
classroom organization + good classroom routine = productive students.
2. What should the teacher have in mind when he/she designs the classroom
organization and routines? What theories and principles should ou have in
The teacher should think what will be the outcome of his/her designed
organization and routines. It must have a desirable and effective effect to the
learning of the students. The teacher must have the knowledge in organizing
and implementing procedures so that everything will go well. The teacher must
apply all the teaching principles he/she had learned, the techniques, methods,
strategies, approach, etc. and all the theories that h/she know because it might
help him/her in facilitating learning. If all of that will be realized, then there will
be a good effective classroom for the students.
3. Which behavior strategies were effective in managing the behavior of the
learners? In motivating students? Why were they effective?
The behavior strategy that is effective in managing the behavior of the
learners is giving them positive reinforcements if they are doing well in the class.
In this way, the learners will be motivated in participating the class and will
repeat their positive behaviors. Giving them encouraging remarks like “very
good” or giving them rewards is one of the main reasons why students are
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1. Imagine yourself organizing your classroom in the future. In what
grade/year level do you see yourself? What routines and procedures
would you consider for this level? Why?
If I am going to organize my classroom in the future, I will choose the
secondary level specifically the fourth year. I choose fourth year because
they are soon to graduate and I want to impart some knowledge and values
o them before they stepped into college. I will make some routines that I
know will be effective to them and procedures that will surely make the
classroom organized and conducive to learning. I will provide a permissive
and stimulating atmosphere to get the attention of the learners to raise
questions and I will create a desirable environment through the use of a
variety of instructional materials.
2. Make a list of the rules you are likely to implement in this level. Why would
you choose these rules?
If I am going to make rules, my rules are: students are strictly advised to
wear their proper uniforms, observe proper etiquette, speak kindly and
respectfully to each other, take care of the classroom equipment, late
comers should not be tolerated, everyone must pay attention if someone is
talking at the front,, and so on and so forth. I choose these rules because the
rules are not commonly observed and followed by the students nowadays so
I want it to be back and train them in order for them to be disciplined.
3. Should learners be involved in making the class rules? Why?
For me, it’s a yes because it’s one way of the learners to express their
opinions or point of views about the classroom rules. This can be done the
classroom is democratic and all are open to share and speak out, however
the students should know their limits because teachers are still higher than
them. It depends on the teacher if he/she will let his/her students be involved
in making the class rules or the teacher will alone establish the rules because
for him/her, the classroom must be autocratic.
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Include here pictures of the classroom/s you observed. Write
descriptions/annotations about what you observed in each photo.