Ms. Rodrigues arrange the classroom setting too create a learning environment depending on the children interest following the creative curriculum. The teachers always accommodate the learning areas, for the students to make free choice, but the teachers also guide their young learners during play. On April 23, 2015 the observation took about one hour, upon my arrival children were finishing their breakfast, and choosing learning areas to play. In this classroom the teachers practice free choice, which provide students the opportunity to choose their learning area of interest. This is crucial in early child development setting because it provides students confidence about themselves, and encourage them to think to make decisions.
It’s vital to a child’s learning experience that we as teachers watch what is going on at these stations. Our text clearly states, “Many students rush through the work at a center without really paying much attention. Teachers need to be alert to these problems and check the work of these students very carefully before allowing them to move on to a new learning center” or another assignment (Arends, 2009, p. 427). Late finishers are a little easier to address. Arends suggests that teacher’s should let these students have extra time on assignments either after school with teacher supervision, or at home for homework.
I recognize that self-efficacy, in general, is learners self-constructed judgement about his or her ability to reach goals. Within my lesson I will enhance self-efficacy by fostering an incremental mindset in the classroom. I will make certain that students understand that they can always improve their writing, reading, and comprehension skills. Additionally, I will constantly explain to the students throughout the lesson that the only aspect that matters is if they are completing their best work. Furthermore, I will explain that learning about the lesson and worrying about their own work, as opposed to others’ work, is the only aspect that matters.
Unlike middle school and high school, elementary schools usually have the kids exposed to one or two teachers throughout the day. If that teachers holds strong to their teachings, that is the result of the students’ learning. “...further research should be conducted in a large number of schools…” (Anyon). I agree with her idea of a certain relation between the social status of schools and their teachings, but there are also a lot of factors and variables that may differ from school to
She mentions how most teachers use metaphor and analogy to teacher, and she uses these a lot in her explaining how to learn. The key ideas relate to learning are focus mode and diffuse mode; two different modes our brains use when we are learning. Most people are only familiar with focus mode, which is when you put all of you focus to what you are learning without any distractions. This mode is used when patterns are already there and when your brain knows how solve certain problems. Diffuse mode is different, this mode is used when learning something new.
I was fortunate to be placed in Ms. Gohil’s classroom because her classroom was dedicated to students with special needs. This allowed me to experience first hand what an actual special education teacher does during a typical class day. I also was able to see paraprofessional work with the students on constant bases, not like my previous experience where the paraprofessional would only visit the child for approximately 20 - 30 mins per class period. What I also like was that I witnessed various behavioral changes from students and was able to see in real time how the teacher and paraprofessional handled these behaviors. At first, I did not understand some of the techniques that were being used, but then I would ask Ms. Gohil questions and she
A universal intervention is a method or methods used regularly within a classroom, which will offer help to most students within a classroom. While a selected intervention is an accommodation or modification made to assist a specific child or group of children when needed. If all children received these modifications or accommodations it would possibly be harmful to their education. An accommodation is a change in how you give the student the information and or assessment, requiring the same outcome that is expected from all students. Things such as taking a quiz in a quiet area or having extra time.
It has influenced me to use some of the activities, stories, and projects that we did during this course. This course taught us a lot of helpful classroom projects that will have the students reading but also learning a lesson with most of the stories. This has influenced me to be on top of my grading, to manage my time when in the classroom, and to involve the students as much as I can. I plan on implementing all of the books that we did a log over because they are all fun and of the age of students I want to teach. I enjoyed the books that we read now and when I was younger so I feel they will be great to share with my students some day.
The conversation is always contributed to by different students. Is is not the same students, as almost everyone contributes. If the audience finally understands a new idea, they will nod or show some sign of discovery to let the teacher know that they understand. There was a little negative nonverbal feedback yesterday from a student as during the whole lesson, they had their head down on their desk and would give negative feedback to the other students if they didn 't understand a concept perfectly. The speaker did do a good job at keeping the audience attentive to the lesson and I think that the positive feedback did help the speaker keep confidence in what he was teaching.
The one goal that I set for myself professionally is to be able to apply the theories in my own classroom that I learned throughout my education courses. I think there are a few that are more important than others. Developing your cognitive skills at such a young will be the foundation on which these students will grow upon each year. I believe now that teachers are so stressed and overwhelmed with the common core testing that is given each year that they are not able to take enough time to evaluate their students on a personal level anymore. I remember when in my early school years I had such a great relationship with my teachers.