Write an essay (suggested length of 3–4 pages) in which you describe the contextual factors in the observed classroom and discuss how these factors affect the teaching and learning process. In your essay:
1. Describe three of the following observed classroom factors: physical features,
availability of technology equipment and resources, classroom rules and
routines, grouping patterns, scheduling, and classroom arrangement.
2. Describe two student characteristics considered when designing instruction
and assessing learning (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, special needs, achievement/developmental levels, culture, language, interests, learning styles/modalities, or skill levels).
3. Discuss student skills and prior learning that may influence the development of each of the following three components: learning goals, instruction, and assessment.