This was an exciting and fulfilling experience that allows visualization of an actual classroom with students that are active and engaged with the teacher. I felt like this experience was real and fun, especially being the first one to try this virtual classroom in front on my peers.
I would forget the students were virtual simulations and acted how I would in front of real children. I was able to try be a different person than I am everyday with my peers, a different person that had a goal to teach a lesson and provide absolute focus towards the students and how they learn.
The students were amazing and shown different personalities that I have experienced in my own adolescence. I talked to each student and observed his or her personalities, this was going to allow me to connect and help the student the best way I could. Yes, the rules stated I had five minutes to teach a lesson; I did not get the chance to actively involve all the students, as I would like.
The point of this simulation is handle classroom management and I did see multiple situations that require explanation of rules like CJ sometimes spoke without raising her hand, Maria didn’t participate and I ran out of time before directly asking her to speak or show me her work.
I learned that sometimes the lesson is only important when students understand all the instructions and the reason for this lesson. I also practice my ability to observe and catch details of the classroom, particularly the students. When I was the first to start I was nervous, however I was not going to show it to anyone so I just went for it. Afterwards, I felt confident and wanted to continue my own practice.
I did not believe the virtual students would be very responsive and act accordingly to the teacher, I thought the system would easy on all of us participating, I remember my experience shown the less amount of behavior conduct that I didn’t have to raise my voice or be authoritative.
The only main challenge I...