Write a detailed essay of at least 750 words describing the setting of your placement school. Use the following websites:
Include characteristics such as:
1. Student-teacher ratios
2. Socioeconomic profile
3. Physical layout
4. Daily routines and/or activities
5. Community in which the center is located
6. Availability of technology
7. Parental involvement
8. Culture/Language of students
9. Special needs of students
Details should be specific. Include statistical data when applicable. For example, rather than saying some students fall below the poverty line, specify what percentage.
Explain how the contextual factors you observed impact learning. Predict the implications for instruction, assessment, and classroom management based on the contextual factors. Support predictions with evidence from observations and statistical data.
Choose three characteristics of your school you feel could be improved to create higher quality instruction, assessment, and classroom management. Based on your assigned readings, define what comprises high quality instruction, assessment, and classroom management and then rationalize why the three chosen characteristics should be improved. Create an improvement plan for each characteristic. Include:
1. Improvement goals.
2. Steps for implementation.