After experiencing all different walks of life at Shaw, I can say that I am better prepared for the teaching world ahead of me. With more time and experience, I will be able to better care for these students as a mentor and teacher. This placement has helped me approach a situation with a nonjudgmental heart and to advocate and care for each student with dignity and respect regardless of situation of the student. I need to strive to accommodate each student’s needs as best as I can. I feel as though that most people go into situations in life with some form of judgmental attitude.
A discovery wheel is an opportunity to tell the truth about yourself so you can know what kind of student you are or what kind of student you want to become. While completing this assignment I was to tell the truth to get the best results and find out truly what kind of student I am. I discovered that my strong abilities and skills are diversity, health, and communication. I think this is an accurate resemblance of what kind of student I am. I am always a student who likes to be around other no matter who they are.
Machado states that, “good listening habits are especially important in school situations (2013, p227). If a teacher expects the students to listen to him or her, and give them their undivided attention, then as teachers we should give them the same respect and listen to them. It means a lot to a child if we bend down to their level and really listen to them. This makes the student feel special and that the teacher is truly listening to them and interested in what they have to say. I feel it is very important to lend an ear to every student and make them feel significant and really cared for.
It is prepared for students to self-assess if they meet each criterion, a vital self-scaffolding technique. Not only that but most often the criteria are linked one another, hence they formulate the learning. Holton & Clarke (2006) highly recommends to empower the students to develop their own problem solving skills, with this in mind, the first process success criterion encourages students to analyse the question and get a greater picture before they start solving it. This is transferable skill that can be applied with any
I will teach to diverse cultures and communities to which my students belong. I will ensure that each student is included in my future classroom and is able to reach their fullest potential. I believe in learning who my students and individually setting higher standards for each will allow them to be successful in school and later in life. Knowing and understanding all of this will help me enable each learner to meet their higher individual standards. My artifact is a PowerPoint over Learning Diversity.
I am given a curriculum from which to teach and I am constantly coming up with modifications and more creative ways to apply the knowledge depending on the needs of the group of students that I am teaching. I am extremely enthusiastic about tailoring my teaching to the students and making learning fun. The Experienced Guide category I could relate with in terms of my ability to listen and be sympathetic to the stance of the person I am listening to. As a leader I can sympathize with my students but cannot let it get in the way of disciplinary actions so I guess that is where I felt I related
If any of the kids have any concerns or questions, they can rely on me to try my best to help them find the answer. If any of my coworkers ever need a favor, I am always willing to lend a hand. Whether that means helping that teacher with a student, helping to clean up after an activity if the teacher has something else to do, or any other favors they may need. I am there to help. The final value that I would like to write about is how efficient I am.
I have jumped obstacles and I will continue to thrive for success. By helping students with their academic goals, I will be able to provide students the opportunities that were given to me by different counselors. I want to be the change agent for all the forthcoming students that want to access an education and need the encouragement to strive for
Furthermore, following both Bruffee’s and Dewey’s beliefs, I have gained further appreciation for the group work I had done in the past. Group learning was imperative for my growth as an individual in a society where working with others is inevitable, and an essential ability. Knowing this, I am going to communicate this as much as I can to any students I encounter who are anti-group
When a rule is broken the student will already know what is the consequence for their misbehavior. These details both agree that if misbehavior is being displayed a consequence will be administered. (Kagan, n.d.) "Students ' ability to gain the teacher 's attention by behaving appropriately" (Tuckman & Monetti, 2011, p.466). "The key to Assertive Discipline is catching students being good: recognizing and supporting them when they behave appropriately and letting them know you like it, day in and day out" (Canter, n.d.). When a student displays appropriate behavior the teacher should recognize their action.