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Resource: Sample Interview Questions
Part I: Classroom Observation
Select a site for observing and interviewing an elementary or middle-school teacher in a grade level of your choice. A school setting would be ideal for this assignment. If, however, a school classroom is unavailable, you may choose any educational setting for children.
Obtain facilitator approval by Week 3.
Observe the teacher for at least one hour. During your observation, identify the item that supports development that you will discuss in Part III of this assignment.
Part II: Teacher Interview Paper
Interview the teacher based on your sample interview questions. You may expand on the sample questions.
Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper on the interview. Include the following:
Part III: Item Supporting Development
Select an item from your observation and interview that you might use to support development in one of the domains. Items can include ideas for lesson plans, classroom management strategies, bulletin boards, posters, stations, or any other classroom item. If you did not find an appropriate item, suggest one that the teacher could have used to support development in the classroom.
Write a summary or create a graphic representation of your item to answer the following questions:
Record your observation on My Time Log.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit the interview paper and a graphic or summary of your item that includes responses to the questions.