This requirement covers information about pupils and colleagues and extends to communications with others in social as well as work-related situations. Continuing professional development Classroom assistants will take advantage of planned and incidental self-development opportunities in order to maintain and improve the contribution that they can make to raising pupil achievement. Asking for advice and support to help resolve problems should be seen as a form of strength and professionalism. Apart from underpinning a range of qualifications for teaching assistants, the National Occupational Standards can be used for a range of HR purposes including developing job descriptions, supporting recruitment and selection, workforce planning and deployment, defining performance targets, identifying training and development needs, developing and evaluating training programmes, and evaluating individual and team performance.
Some components of teacher efficacy include: developing an organized classroom environment that is supportive of positive and meaningful learning, positive beliefs and development of instructional activities in different domains of learning, engaging the involvement of parents and sourcing resources needed for learning tasks, and redirecting negative influences that may affect the flow of the academic accomplishments of students (Marat, 2007, para. 3). A strategy that can be utilized by administrators in assisting teachers in developing a high degree of teacher efficacy involves providing information on the relevance of learning in students lives. This strategy of providing information on the relevance of learning in the lives of students would be undergirded by a series of workshops that would expose teachers to components of quality and effective learning, the nature of the pubescent child, the role of culture in the process of assimilation and equilibration and how learning can be developed and supported by positive self-beliefs among students with low-self image. Workshops would be conducted for three hours per week and would involve a reflective component where teachers selected for this
When going into the field of an Early Childhood Educator there are different values that one should have. In my opinion Early Childhood Educators should have foundation skills of how children learn, should know how to support diverse knowledge, should be able to model the correct language, should have classroom management skills, and should be able to create a safe environment for all children. According to the NAEYC core values Early Childhood Educators should base work on knowledge of how children develop and learn, which goes with my first opinion with Early Childhood educators having the foundation skills of how children learn. NAEYC core values also states that recognize that children are best understood and supported and
According to Duffy (2004) it is important for the mentor to facilitate learning needs and assessment by giving the student the opportunity to reflect on their learning needs and assess themselves. It is also arguable that it is important for a student to identify their own learning needs and self-assessment but the mentor needs to adhere to assessment process in order to provide fair and accurate assessment (Walsh 2014). The most important role of a mentor is to assess the progress of a student accurately and identify the learning needs and problems which the student is encountering on a placement at an early stage. (Philips et al 2000). To assess accurately and holistically a mentor should be able to assess the student’s competency through measurable assessment tools and to do assessment process accurately (Embo et al 2015).
Hi Joy, I appreciated your post regarding the benefits of using a model, such as the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model, to support a school counseling program. Further, you have identified a way in which you feel that you may struggle with the model. It is important for school counselors to be self-aware in order for them to improve in areas of need. As a school counselor, data collection will be an important part of the job requirement. For instance, a school counselor will collect data for a variety of reasons such as to identify if what is being done by the counselor is making a difference for the students and to find out the needs of the school (ASCA, 2012).
In education, when developing a coherent and operative instruction for student success, it is imperative to ensure that the such educator can effectively reflect on their philosophical practice as a professional educator within their current grade level. By doing so will allow such educators to maintain supportive, cooperative relationships with professional colleagues and collaborates to support students learning and to achieve campus and districts goals. Reflecting on ones practice will also enable educators to become knowledgeable of the roles and responsibilities of specialists and other professionals within the building and district level. When creating a pathway toward enhancing your reflective practice as a professional educator, it
DRMLL is three dimensional: “(1) responsiveness to the developmental needs of middle grades students; (2) responsiveness to the developmental needs of faculty who support learning for middle grades students; and (3) responsiveness to the development of the middle school itself as a unique, innovative entity” (Brown & Anfara, 2002, p. 149). Each dimension included structures and practices of exemplary middle grades education, such as building a culture of community and a focus on curriculum, instruction, and assessment. For the “responsiveness to students” dimension, principals must understand the intellectual, physical, psychological, social, moral, and ethical characteristics of young adolescents. Principals must also believe that all students can succeed.
The purpose of this research is to be helpful for improving early childhood teacher's professionalism by examining the current standard of core competency and request of educational that childhood teachers recognize. For this purpose, the following research questions were established. 1. How about the standard of early childhood teacher's core competency? 2.
It also showed me how important the ASCA model is and how practical it is to use. The benchmark helped me coordinate and collaborate with my group to ensure our goals and information was accurate. Also, it expresses how important accountability is to school counseling programs because it shows how the program was successful and what might need to change. This benchmark is an assignment that I will use later as a remainder of the ASCA model.
The situation presented in Case 12: Independent Thinker (2014) focuses on a teacher names Alison, who felt she could be come a change agent within her school district, so she applied and was approved for an instructional coaching position. She felt she knew a lot about, and saw the value in the “Promises Bound” reading program, and saw that other teachers in her district not implementing the program into their individual classrooms. She had already been training colleagues in this program, so she knew she could help others learn to implement this beneficial instructional support. This knowledge and experience helped her assume the instructional coaching role in her school. After working with Jane, a teacher in her district, Alison had some struggle in getting a total “buy in” to “Promises Bound.”
Supervisors are expected to help their staff develop plans that will offer the best education for students. In fact, the goal is for supervisors to gradually encourage teachers to become more involved in the decision-making process. In these cases, it is evident all four teachers need some level of direction from their educational leaders to help them find resolutions for their respective problems. In case one, teacher Gerald Watson’s developmental level was very low. He needs the most preparation time and his skill level causes the highest level of concern.
Public Law is the framework that exists between citizens of the state and their governing bodies and establishes rules and regulations that affect how citizens function in their everyday lives. Included in the public law are sub-divisions, such as, administrative law, criminal law and constitutional law, which establish and regulate the powers of the governing body. Regardless of the type or degree of the child’s disability, Public Law 94-142 changed their lives, the lives of their families and the lives of their educators. Public Law 94-142 was the result of two cases, the Pennsylvania Association of Retarded Children (PARC) v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (343 Fed.
1) Discuss strengths in the profession and on-line program. I believe that my background as school teacher has allowed me to develop certain strengths that will benefit me as I enter the school counseling profession. Firstly, my communication style is versitile and enables me to appropriately instruct students, collaborate effectively with teachers, connect with parents, and rally support from administrators and stakeholders. Secondly, I am able to bring a creative, motivating, and caring spirit to the school environment, that fosters collaborative efforts among teachers, administrators, students, and parents to achieve the common goal of promoting the success of all students. Lastly, my experience working with underserved and underrepresented students in a Title I school has heightened the role as an advocate for students.
Each person was born with different personalities and depending on their thinking. According the video “Three Questions to Unlock your Authentic Career” by Ashley Stahl, she said about three questions “What Am I Good At?,” “What Do People Tell Me I’m Good At?,” and “What’s Holding Me Back?”