Name of the School Observed:Naval SPEd Center
School address: Naval, Biliran
Date of Visit: February 26, 2013
As I observe the class, individual differences among learners is
shown in them, there are learners who are really attentive during
the discussion and there are also others who were just sometimes
listen to the discussion but the attention span is too short and there
are others who really fond of making noise during the discussion.
As I am observing the learners, those who are seating in the
front are those pupils who are performing well and those who are
seating at the back who are fond of making noises are those pupils
who are low performing.
According to the teacher the one who is seating in front who
are very attentive during the class discussion was a son of a seaman,
and the one who is seating at the back who is fond of making noise
is living in naval market.
Their behavior is really different, maybe because of their
economic status and family background. In accomplishing task the
one who is performing well can accomplish the task early because he
really knows what to do, compare to the one who performs low will
accomplish late, maybe he needs assistance or he needs to ask his
teacher on what are the things to do. The learner who is performing
well interacts with his teacher based on the discussion, and the one
who is low performing pupils interact much with his classmates and
The teacher give more attentions to those who are low
performing, she always give her attention to these pupils so that
these pupils will not make noise instead listen to the discussion.
1. Did your observation match the information given by the teacher? Were you able to
correctly identify who among the students performed well and who did not? What
behavior helped you identify them? (Volunteering to answer, responding to
teacher’s directions, etc.)
Yes, my observation match with the information given by the
teacher, and yes I was able to correctly identify the learners who is
performing well and the student who are low performing. Volunteering to
answer and always responding to the teacher is the behaviors that help
me identify them.
2. Describe the differences in ability levels of the students in the class. Is there a wide
gap between the students who are performing well and those that are not?
Those who perform well in class has the ability to easily understand
the lesson during the discussion, but those who are low performing pupils
they always have to ask their seatmate or the teacher for them to
understand well the lesson.
3. Describe the methods used by the teacher in handling the students’ differences in
abilities. How did the students respond to the teacher?
The methods used by the teacher in handling her students is self-
reliance by permitting learners to do by themselves the things that interest
them, within strictly disciplined limits. She treated her students fairly
whether it is high or low achiever in the class or not, she used to address
her lesson to everybody and according to what I had sense is that she do not
give up even if some of her students mixed with both low achievers and high
achievers and yet the learners responses are still receptive and interactive in
the class even though some answered wrong.
1. Recall the time when you were in the elementary or high school. Recall the high
and low achievers in your class. How did your teacher deal with differences in
abilities? Was your teacher effective?
When I was in Elementary, my teacher is very effective
in dealing with differences in abilities of my classmates. She
manifested this during her lesson, dealings, actions,
methods and the way she show strictness when we are inside
the classroom. For instance when she is asking about the
lesson, she prefer to address this to everybody rather than
call one student. The same as what I have observed, every
teacher do not attempt to give up in teaching low achievers
in the class for she know that when you teaching eagerly,
there is no doubt for him/her to catch the lesson that is why
rote learning is required.
With the principle of individual differences in mind, what methods and
strategies will you remember in the future to ensure that you will be able to meet
the needs of both the high and low achievers in your class?
As a future teacher, this activity is not only intended
for me to have a good observation but rather to furnish me
to become a competent educator someday. For me, the
methods and strategies that I will remember in the future so
that I could ensure that I meet the needs of both high and
low achievers in my class is that I will treat my students
fairly, respect their individuality, social background, and
most especially there individual differences in abilities. I
will avoid comparing and never attempt from putting them
down. I will make sure that these things are embed in my
mind so that I could understand my student’s temperament,
pace in accomplishing tasks, interaction with teacher, and
the way the interact with others.