I recently observed a high school English class taught by Mrs. Jackson. The class was studying the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, and Mrs. Jackson had just finished reading aloud a section of the text. She then used a PowerPoint presentation to go over important themes and motifs in the novel, using visual aids to help the students better understand the complex themes and symbolism.
Mrs. Jackson’s teaching style was very engaging and interactive. She often paused to ask questions or facilitate class discussions, encouraging students to share their thoughts and interpretations. Students were encouraged to take notes and participate in group activities. Throughout the lesson, Mrs. Jackson moved around the classroom, checking in with students and providing individual support when needed.
The class ended with a brief quiz focused on the material covered in the day’s lesson. Students worked independently, and Mrs. Jackson circulated the room, checking to see that everyone understood the content.