PERSONAL REFLECTION ESSAY
OBJECTIVE: Reflect on why it is important to study child and adolescent development.
1. Answer the following question:
HOW WILL INFORMATION ON CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT GUIDE YOU IN YOUR WORK?
2. In writing this personal essay, consider the following questions:
How will studying child and adolescent development help you:
a. understand your students?
b. understand the curriculum you teach?
c. improve your teaching / instruction?
d. manage your classroom?
e. develop a positive classroom climate?
f. work effectively with parents?
g. work effectively with administrators?
3. Identify the subject and grade level you will be, or are, teaching. (I will be teaching secondary business)
4. Essays should be at least 3 pages. Please type (using no larger than 12 font size) and double space the essay. Essays can be organized according to the questions listed above. Overall clarity, grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be included in the grade. (5 points)
REFERENCE: Omrod, M.E. (2014). Educational psychology. Developing learners. (8th Ed.) Boston: Person.