The middle school was more alive andrambunctious while I observed them. The High school kidswere more laxed, more comical. Some were intuned whileothers seemed tuned out to the lecture or involved insocialization with friends within the class. By the end ofthe class Mr. Cecil had restored the attention of everyoneby using tactics such as history jeopardy with candy as theprize with the high school kids. In both he middle schooland high school the kids were mostly Caucasian with amixture of black, Asian , and Hispanic in the classes.
2. I thought that the teachers did a nice job with theirclassroom set up. I felt like I could have kept myself busyall day just by looking at the walls and seeing the picturesof presidents and famous historic quotes by famous people ofour nations past. One thing I really enjoyed was the timethe teachers allotted me at the end of each class toreflect to the class. Not only throughout my past middleschool, and high school experiences but also, and mostimportantly, my current college experiences, the templationsthat I have had to endure have definately been rewarding.
3. I spent most of my time in Brian Cecil’s 8th and freshmanlevel American History classes. I felt he conducted hisclasses better then any other teacher I observed. He had thefull attention and respect of the student in his class whenin the middle school especially after lunch in the afternoonthe students are all riled up and raring to go. In the highschool, I got to be reminded what it was like, how difficultit could be as a high school student juggling school alongwith a social life that at that age means everything to thestudent who is at a ripe age of impressions that will moldthem for the rest of their adult life. It was quite a changefrom the middle school level, the students were more intuned in the Mr.
Chapotons senior government class. In Mrs. Browns Senior honors English classes I watched intently asthey grappled with Shakespeare, Frankenstein, and themeaning of chivalry. I interviewed Mr.
Cecil, he told methat teachers are life long learners. He told me that everyday he teaches , he learns something new , in whether thelesson being taught or within the students themselves. BrianCecil is currently working on his masters degree with hopesof going to law school on the side at Wayne State Universityon the side in the future. He also has desires ofadministration. He also coaches freshman baseball at a localneighboring high school.
His love for working with studentsgoes far beyond the classroom. He is also involved withvarious clubs and hold the head of the social studiesBibliography: