I’ve been amazed by the amount of progress I’ve seen in my kids since we started doing this. The observation sessions at Moffat School have been very educational and informative. Throughout the previous few weeks, I’ve noticed several things that altered my preconceptions. I was able to interact with the pupils and see how different teaching styles can work even if they don’t cater to my imagination.
Moffat school is a very small Catholic school with a big heart. The students seem to be very comfortable with each other and are willing to help each other out when needed.
The teachers at Moffat are also amazing. They are always willing to help out the students and make sure that they are succeeding in their classes. I have learned a lot from the teachers at Moffat and I am grateful for their help.
Overall, my experience at Moffat has been great. I have learned a lot and I am excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for me.
I contacted Mr. Shillabager at Moffat School, where my children have attended since they were in kindergarten. My kids always tell me how much fun P.E. class is with Mr Webb, so I decided to find out what made the class so popular. To my surprise, the class was completely different from what I had imagined it would be like. The session was quite basic and straightforward in nature.
Mr. Shillabager had the students line up against the wall and then he would select a student to be “It”. That particular student would then chase the other students around trying to tag them. If they got tagged then they became “It”. The game continued until everyone had a turn being “It”. Mr. Shillabager did this for about 10 minutes and then he had the students line back up against the wall.
He would than select two students to be “Captains” and those two students would than choose their teams for the next game which was always some type of ball game. The teams would play against each other for about 10 minutes and then Mr. Shillabager would have them switch games. This continued until the end of class.
I was really surprised at how simple the class was and that there wasn’t a lot of physical activity going on. I had expected something more along the lines of calisthenics or running laps. I think the reason my children enjoyed Mr. Shillabager’s class so much was because he made it fun and didn’t take it too seriously. The students were always laughing and enjoying themselves.
I think Mr. Shillabager is a great teacher and he has found a way to make P.E. class enjoyable for his students. I think more teachers should take his lead and try to make their classes more fun and less serious. Maybe than more children would enjoy going to school and would do better in their classes.
I was really pleased with the quality and quantity of the meals offered. In my view, it appeared to be very delicious and well-balanced. Michelle Obama’s Moffat’s “Lets Move” nutrition plan, which began in 2010, is similar to PL 4809-1 and has since grown on me due to the fact that these children were receiving high-quality, nutritious food that aided their health and cognitive performance.
I observed a teacher in an elementary school setting for my field observation. The teacher I observed was very effective in managing her classroom and keeping the students engaged in learning. She used a lot of verbal and nonverbal cues to keep the students on task and focused. For example, when one student was not paying attention, she walked over to him and gently tapped him on the shoulder. This nonverbal cue immediately got his attention and he began paying attention again.
The teacher also did a great job of differentiating instruction. She was able to meet the needs of all of her students, including those with special needs. She had a student with autism in her class who she was able to provide accommodations for so that he could be successful in the class. She also had a student who was struggling with the material and she provided him with extra help after school.
Overall, I was very impressed with the teacher I observed. She was clearly very effective in managing her classroom and teaching her students. She was able to meet the needs of all of her students and provide them with an engaging learning experience.
I thought it was fantastic. I honestly would have liked to buy a school lunch after seeing it. Then, when I saw Mr. Shillabager at a few more classes, I realized that just because something isn’t what I expected or how I would do things doesn’t imply it isn’t effective. The HB11-1069 initiative asks for high-quality P.E., with at least 30 minutes of activity per day for full-time pupils. Mr. Shillabagar is actually implementing all of the initiatives’s requirements.
The students are engaged and having fun while at the same time getting a good workout. After lunch I got to visit Ms. Tyler’s classroom. I was really excited to see this class because my daughter goes to school with one of her students. As soon as I walked in it was clear that Ms. Tyler had a lot of control over her classroom. The students were all working on their assignments and there was very little talking. I did notice that Ms. Tyler was using a lot of verbal cues and facial expressions to keep the students on task. Overall, I thought it was a very effective method and the students seemed to be responding well.
The last class I visited was Mr. Johnson’s 5th grade science class. This was by far my favorite class of the day. The students were so engaged in their experiment that they didn’t even notice me walking in. Mr. Johnson was moving around the room helping students and asking questions. He was also using a lot of verbal encouragement which I thought was very effective. The students seemed to be really enjoying the lesson and were eager to answer Mr. Johnson’s questions.
Overall, I was really impressed with the school and the teachers. I think they are doing a great job of providing quality education for their students.