- First time experience
- Eye opening and education
- A lot different than what I expected with some similarities
- Only things I knew are from stories I've heard
- Facilities and school was in better condition than what I thought
I was expecting the classroom to be more structured and focused heavily on behavior management, but that was not the case. It was a free day for the students because they worked very hard during the week. Although, I was not expecting the use of language from the students.
reflection and extension:
I gained a lot of real life experiences along with some historical and cultural experiences as well, which was incredible. This experience has opened my eyes more to the possibilities of working in urban schools and I have more of an understanding of the meaning to these schools.
Future teacher candidates need more of an understanding of the significance a certain community has on its urban schools. I had no idea how much culture came from a community like this.