My final project site is Mathworks in Natick. My brother works there he started out as an IT guy and has been promoted and now is a programmer. I know that the people who work there are very friendly. I know that the company uses MATLAB software. Many colleges and universities use MATLAB for teaching and research. I expect to learn a lot about the environment on my first visit. I expect to see the building and where people work and collaborate. I also expect to meet some people and learn what they do there.
This sounds like a very good opportunity to learn more about what you want to do. Good Luck!
My final project place is going to be at the Burrell Elementary in Foxboro. I will be visiting one of the preschool classrooms. I found this opportunity because my preschool teacher works in the Foxboro School Districts. I love kids so I hope to learn a lot more from one of the teachers and be able to interact with all the children. I hope to meet adults that can potentially help me in the future.
This sounds like a great place for you to do your project. I'm sure that the adults will be great resources for you.
Sounds very interesting! Are you going to be working with your old preschool teacher or with a different teacher? I'm just curious because if you end up with her that'll be a fun reunion!
I hope that location works out for you! It sounds like a good place where you will gain a lot of experience.
Sounds like a great opportunity to see what you will be doing in the future! Good luck on your project!
That sounds like a great plan! Its good to go somewhere where you know someone there to make you feel more comfortable
The place I have chosen to do my report on is MB Graphics and Printing. I chose this place to be my final location because I know that I will with absolute certainty learn more about my field or study, with the other locations I would just have to hope the part I wanted to learn about would be told. I have been recommended to visit and shadow there from family and friends so I'm very confident that this is the right place for me to study in. MB Graphics is very small and made up of only a few people so it also an exciting chance to get to know the people who make all the amazing things happen. I can't wait for my first meeting there and to be able to learn the process behind graphic design and printing.
This seems like it will be an excellent location and one that you will definitely learn a lot from
My final project site is at Parkview Elementary School as well as Center School and Moreau Hall, all are located in Easton. My cousin is the Occupational Therapist at all three of these schools and I will be observing her every Tuesday and Thursday for a couple of hours each day. I have been to work with my cousin before so I am aware of some of the things that go on. The difference being I am now going during the school year rather than the summer. My cousin helps children that have problems such as, motor skills, cognitive processing, mental health concerns, difficulty staying on task, and inappropriate sensory responses. I enjoy working with kids and helping them. I am hoping that my cousin will give me a better understanding of being Occupational Therapist that works with strictly children.
That seems like a great site for your interest in the health and science field! I love children as well and I think it is awesome what your cousin does for a job. Maybe you could potentially start as an intern from this project and have a job waiting for you when you graduate!
My final project site I have picked is my mom’s physical therapist site in Easton. I picked that because after going with her last week they kept talking about making her muscles stronger since she tore her ACL in a skiing accident. Although it doesn’t have much to do with nutrition it has a lot of similarities to becoming a personal trainer. Especially since I want to work with athletes I can get a head start about learning how to work with athletes who have or have had injuries and I can work to make them stronger as well. I already know that there are certain exercises that they have people preform depending on their injury and they work with the people to help them gain their muscles strength back (at least with my mom) as well with me when I tore my ligaments in my ankle during a soccer game. I already had my first visit and will continue to go Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I think this is a good place and I hope that it all works out.
The final project site that I have chosen is Williams Intermediate School, in Bridgewater. So far, I know that it is an Elementary school that teaches grades fourth through sixth. I know that working in a classroom at this school will help me gain some of the experience in which I will need to one day become and Elementary school teacher. On my first visit, I expect a lot of confused facial expressions from young students, if I do shadow a classroom at this school. Another thing I would expect on my first visit is a brief explanation of which teacher I will be shadowing as well as how they prefer to run their classroom. I hope this opportunity to shadow a classroom at this Elementary school allows me to gain a good amount of knowledge and experience that I will use in my future career as an Elementary school teacher.
Hi Anna, I actually observed at Williams Intermediate School for an Elementary Education class before I switched my major to Secondary Education. I observed in a sixth grade science class with a very nice teacher. The students will give you some weird looks at first but they're old enough to adjust almost immediately. It was so interesting to observe there, I hope you enjoy it!
I think this would be really great for you. Not only does it help you in this project but in the future as a teacher. (Also as a mother.)
This sounds great for you! I hope it leads you to having kid so Cincere and I get our 500 bucks.
I will be observing a math professor here at Bridgewater State University. I had a class with her last semester so I am very familiar with the way she teaches, however, I think I will learn a lot by observing her teaching style, instead of paying more attention tot he content she is teaching. I expect to learn more about how to ensure success of the students, instead of just putting information on the white board. The teacher I'm observing was a wonderful professor so I think I will learn a lot from her.
Sound like a great site and easy to work with. Definitely a good site to get research from.
I think that observing her teaching style rather than paying attention as a student will be very interesting and will offer a completely new point of view of the kind of teacher she is. The site will also be convenient since it's on campus.
I think viewing the teachers way of how she teaches instead of learning will definitely help you it will show you a different side of her.
For my final project site will be Gut Check Gym in Rockland, MA. Group exercise type gym. What I except at first visit would be to shadow (most likely workout) with my high school wrestling coach, who is head trainer and owner of gym. I have a pretty good sense of what gonna go on at the gym, with how the workout program will go.
This sounds like a good place to do your final project. I hope you enjoy it and it all works out. Goodluck.
My final project site I have chosen is Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Massachusetts. I attended Diman for all four years of high school. Diman is a vocational school, meaning the students in the school are divided into two sections, a weeks and b weeks. While a weeks are in academics for two weeks, b weeks are in “shop”, learning a vocational skill and trade such as dental assisting, welding and metal fabrication, health assisting, electricity and more. Then the weeks switch. Diman is different from a normal high school. The students there learn 180 days of academics compacted into 90 days, which can be difficult to keep up with. Also during the students junior and senior year, they have the chance to work (and get paid) during their two weeks of shop instead of going to school. On my first visit, I expect students in the class to wonder who I am and what I am doing there. I expect the students to act different than they normally would because they have a stranger in their classroom taking notes on everything they say and do. Over the course of a few visits, I expect them to start feeling comfortable with me and act normal in the class.
I think your location is perfect because you went there so you are already familiar and comfortable with the school. So it will be easier for you to adjust and take notes.
That is a really good place because it’s where you went to high school and you have a good idea of where everything is and who to talk to.
I think this location is a great choice because you get to exploit the viewpoints of students both in shop and in academics
The place where I have chose to my final project is at the Elementary school in Foxboro, and I will be visiting one of the preschool classrooms. Although I do not know much about it, I am hoping to get to know the place and get to know the kids. I am excited to work with kids and interact with them. This is a good place for me to go to because I want to do something with kids in my future career. On my first visit I am expecting the kids to be alit shy because they do not know me, but hopefully after a few ties going they will warm up to me. I am expecting to learn and watch how the other teachers handle and kids and what kinds of language they use with them.
I think that this school will be a great choice if you are interested in working with kids. Elementary schools are a lot of fun to visit!!
The place I chose to do my project at is planet fitness in weymouth. The reason i chose this is because I want to do something with health in my major and its something i'm interested in. I hope to learn about how they run there business and get to know some of the people there. I go to this gym a lot during the week to workout so I know where everything is but I hope to just observe there and walk around and see what is all about.
This is honestly such great and unique idea! I hope everything works out well and you learn a lot from observing planet fitness.
I decided to go to Central Elementary School in East Bridgewater as my project site. I do not know a ton about it since I'm not from around here but basing it off of the reviews left online it has a five star rating and it appears to be a very good school. I've also heard that the teachers are excellent and the kids all love it. On my first visit I'm expecting that it will be similar to the schools in my home town but also could be very different. I'm also expecting to feel slightly lost since I've never been there but I'm excited to look around a place completely new.
My final project place is going to be at Ralph D. Butler Elementary school in Avon. It is very close to my house so it is convenient for me and I remember some of the teachers there that were teachers when I went to school there. I am going to visit all three of the first grade classrooms and I hope that the adults will be a huge asset to my research and very helpful.
I think this is a really good location for you because you are already familiar with the school and because you know some of the teachers you can be more comfortable.
For my final project site, I have chosen to go to The Children’s Workshop in West Bridgewater. What I already know about this site is that it is a school for kids ages infants to Pre-K. They have high quality children care and Early Education. The classrooms are very inviting to the students, and each teacher has a loving bond for working with kids. On my first visit to the site, I expect to be introduced to the kids and maybe talk to some. I also hope to observe each classroom and see the different curriculum being taught.
My final project site that I have choose is Pre-School Playmates in Bridgewater. I know that this preschool is focused on preparing children for kindergarten and beyond. They work with children on their social skills and self-confidence. I expect that my first visit will be very welcoming and that I will get to learn about the environment and the building my first day.
I think this will be a great place for you to learn a lot about the preschool classroom environment and see what goes on in the classroom.
I have decided to go to the Gibbons elementary school in Stoughton, this is where I went to elementary school and hope to see some familiar teachers that I can use as references and learn from them. My first grade teacher is now the principal of the school and she still remembers me and emails me occasionally. In addition, I work at a small day camp over the summer in Stoughton, so I will be sure I will see some of the kids that attended the camp.
This sounds like a great opportunity to work with kids and see if being a teacher is really what you want to do! It's awesome that you are going to be at the same place that you went to school, and you will have a mentor there as well!
I have emailed Fran Barth at BSU from the department of psychology to see if I could go into the psychology research lab and observe what they do there. I also know she helps a lot of students with internships, so I asked if she has any recommendations for places I could go. I also emailed Compassion Counseling that is located in West Bridgewater to see if I would be able to observe there. I know that they counsel many children there for many reasons. I emailed them both on Friday, but I have not received information back from either of them yet. Observing can be tricky when it comes to counseling an psychology because of confidentiality reasons. Hopefully I will hear back this week and one of these locations will work out.
All your options seem like really good ideas! Like you said, finding observation hour opporunities in the pyschology field must be pretty tricky, however you seem to have figured your way around it. I hope that it all works out and in the end. Goodluck!
I have decided to go to the Waltham District Court, if I am not able to do my research in the court I will definitely go to the Waltham Police Station. I already reached out to both so now I am just waiting an answer. Although, these two places are in my town I don't know much about them because I have not certainly visited any of them. Both places are very strict and want citizens to follow the laws. On my first visit, I am expecting intimating and strong people in their work force.
I think this is a great place for your project. Good luck with everything!
These places sound like a lot of fun and different events happening each time you go! Good Luck!
The location I have chosen for my final project site is the Superior Court in Brockton. I don't know much about the location yet, but I hope to find out more soon. I plan on sitting in on trials in the viewing section and figuring out whether or not being a lawyer, and dealing with these kinds of cases is what I want to do for a living. On my first visit I hope to find my way around the Court house, and observe the area, and the people and what the environment is like.
I have decided to go to Braintree High School for my project. I chose Braintree High School because thats where I went for high school and the preschool program there is awesome. Also, I know some of the preschool teachers there and they are very friendly, nice, and knowledgeable.
This sounds like a great idea! The kids will keep you on your toes and give you something new every time you go.
This is a great choice! The program that they run there is very good and you should learn a lot from the experience! Good luck!
This is a great choice and i think your project will be very informative! Good luck!
I have decided that my final project site will be at The Children's Workshop, located in West Bridgewater. While I was searching the web for local preschools, I came across their website and was really intrigued by all the different opportunities and experiences I could have there with a variety of children ranging from infants to preschoolers. On my first day, I hope to be interactive with the kids and gain more knowledge of what being a preschool teacher entails.
I think that is a really good location to experiences different age varieties.
For my research place I was thinking of going to Burlington Coat Factory in Bridgewater. I know this store is sort of like a Marshalls kind of environment with lots of discounts. I expect to do a lot of people watching and lots of variety of clothes.
This sounds like a very neat place to observe because there are such a variety of people who shop here and its the perfect time of year for coat shopping!!
I have chosen Alpha one flight school at the Plymouth Airport. I know that it will be similar to other flight schools that i have been too but Im sure there will be many different types of people. I dont really know how they run their school because its a different style program than bridgewater. I expect to see lots of people running around last minute to do things and to see lots of new students who dont know what there talking about.
This sounds really cool! I am interested to see how it turns out!
My project site will be at Raynham middle school. I will be in a sixth grade classroom to start to figure out if I like the middle school environment. I think that middle school will be slower pace and focus more on the kids compared to high school, where it is more focused on the subject content. The teacher will be helping the students to learn good habits that they will hopefully take with them through the rest of their schooling and drop any bad habits they pick up
Atta boy, Ive heard good things about Raynham middle school from some of my cousins who went through there program. I hope all goes well and you learn and experience a lot.
I am still choosing between Bridgewater Raynham High School and a Physical Education course here at BSU. I know Bridgewater Raynham is a great High School that has a good Phys. Ed program that I would love to be apart of. I also know that all of the Phys. Ed related courses here at BSU are very involved and great environments, and I would love to work in a class and observe and become more educated in different ways. My first visit I feel as if I will be pretty lost but ready for any thing that is thrown at me.
Those both sound like really good places! Either one would be a good choice for this project.
I believe that I will be attending a class at Bridgewater State. I say this because I do not have a car on campus and I believe that I it would be more use of my time to be on campus. I will be attending a basic music class here on campus to see what it is like for people who are not music majors feel like learning something new.
My final location is the May Institute in Randolph Ma. I know a lot about this place because I have been working there for a month and, my brothers attended the school. The school is specially made for kids with disabilities. It has specific plans for each kid attending the school and how to teach them. The staff has been trained in multiple areas in order to meet the criteria to work there, and they all love their job.
For my final project location I was going to go back to my old high school and work with the strength and conditioning coach. I like this location because I have worked with the strength and conditioning coach every summer of HS in his lifting program, also by choosing this location I could get an internship over the summer working with him.
For my Final project location I am going to go back to my old Middle School, because my cousin is a fifth grade teacher their and I would like to be a fifth grade teacher in the future so I would be able to get a feel for what it is like and get to experience new things.
I think this is great, specially since you are already familiar with the school.
For my final project, I am going to shadow a classroom at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield. This school teaches grades 3-5, which is most ideal for me since those are the three grades I am looking to teach. I expect myself to be a distraction to the students at first because they are going to be more interested in seeing a new person in the classroom. On my first visit, I expect learn the different ways the teacher keeps her classroom under control.
I have chosen Taunton High School as the final location for my project to take place because I am very close with the head of the THS Prostart organization that I will be observing very shortly. I myself am considered Prostart Alumni because my team won first place at states during my senior year and I am looking forward to how similar and different this years team will be in comparison to ours. I expect that the students may be intimidated because they are all underclassman and are only in Culinary II when our team had already been in our second semester of Culinary IV. I have already confirmed with the Teacher running the organization and she is more than happy to have me sitting in.
My final project place is going to be at Tinsley gym here at Bridgewater State. I believe everyone will act the same knowing that I am their observing them. when people are working out they are usually very focused.
My final project place is going to be the Bridgewater Police Department. I know that their mission is to reduce fear, make sure the environment is safe, enforce the law and many more. On my first visit i expect to see what the work environment is like and how they work with everything going on.
My final project location is going to be the Gamestop store in the plaza just off campus near Rosche Bros grocery store. I specifically picked this location for two reasons.
1.) Gamestop is extremely effective at marketing their products, and I am a management major with a marketing concentration
2.) I will find it interesting to perform an ethnography on this location because it will give me a chance to look into the strategies and viewpoints that workers use to market their products to seem more valuable
My final project will be working with the CPDC (Children's Physical Development Clinic) on site at the Kelly Gymnasium at Bridgewater. I already know this is a program that helps children ranging from ages 18 months to 18 years who suffer from disabilities. My first visit was eye opening and it helped me learn that there are a variety of disabilities that children suffer from but it does not stop them from accomplishing what they want to do and that they should not be treated different because of their disabilities. These children are just as capable as most they just need some extra help to achieve their goals.
Pass Program at North Quincy High school.
It helps out homeless youth.
On my first visit I expect to to learn new things about the homeless help prosses that will help me in the future.
My final project site is whitman hanson high school. this is a god place for me to study because i was a student there and the staff know me very well. I know of sure i will see many students, sad, or in a fight and their counselors helping them.