Often times throughout elementary and middle school, my science classes would watch The Magic School Bus. I absolutely loved watching episodes of this show because I thought it was entertaining and educational. When searching for a show to watch for this assignment, I came across the title The Magic School Bus Rides Again. Since I was very intruded and reminded of my childhood, this is the show I chose. The Magic School Bus Rides Again is a Netflix original, so I streamed it online and watched.
I recently had the opportunity to join a classroom at Horseshoe Trails Elementary school and observe a boy that will be referred to as Nick. Before the observation began I was able to speak with Nick’s teacher and obtain some background information about his development over the past year, his daily issues, as well as some family history. Nick is currently in second grade and has been struggling in the classroom for a multitude of reasons. For example, he has an individualized education program (IEP). In addition, he experiences issues with speaking clearly and concisely, due to a minor stutter. Nick also needs help with nearly every task that is asked of him but is extremely sensitive, which makes it difficult for teachers or peers to
In the selected journal article “Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say!” the author, Steven C. Reinhardt summarizes and promotes encouragement on his position with questions about teaching styles, teachers who use the direct-instruction, and the teacher-centered model that is used too often. Reinhart also discusses how this instruction does not fit well with the in-depth tasks and problems that he was using. He gathered information that he thought could change the way math is taught to students and that explaining mathematic strategies to students should be an engaging and comfortable environment. Research was done by Reinhart to move from the traditional way of instruction and use a more student-centered, problem-based approach to help students gain a better understanding through him by being the listener and the students the explainers, if they are to ever really learn mathematic skills and standards correctly. This would include the implementation of using strategies such as, creating better plans, sharing with the students the reasons for asking questions, teaching for better
Charles Baxter’s “Gryphon” provides an interesting look at standardized education and the way society views those who deviate from it. Baxter shows this through how the narrator Tommy views his new substitute, Miss Ferenczi. The character Miss Ferenczi tries to revolt against the clinical and strict standards of society and positively impact the morality and ethicality of herself, Tommy, and the fourth graders.
10) I observed that the teacher emphasizes good behavior and polite expressions. The teacher always says thank you, please, and reinforces good manners that she observe in another child. For instance, the teacher says thank you for supporting your classmates. 313
When teachers use Concept Development strategies and ask questions to encourage children to use their critical thinking skills children obtain a deeper understanding of a concept or activity. In addition, it is important to encourage children to solve problems and be creative. “What some ways you provide opportunities for children to solve problems and be creative throughout the day?”
Ms. Kayla’s has a very structured schedule for her typical and atypical students. The majority of her students have autism, for them structure and schedule can have big impact in their attitudes and behavior thought the day. Therefor it’s important for Ms. Kayla to always follow the same schedule in order for her students to stay focused and happy. Structure is a strategy Ms. Kayla uses to motivate her students to want to learn. Every time her students walk into the classroom they know their class routine and there are no new surprises. Having a class routine in her classroom helps a lot with class management and staying organized thought the day. If it wasn’t for structure in her classroom. If it wasn’t for routines and schedule I believe it would make it hard for the students to follow direction and try new activities.
One modifiable risk factor concerning children and physical activity is the amount of time children spend playing video games and watching television. Studies show that physical inactivity is one of the main contributors to childhood obesity (Cain et. al, 2012). By providing more children with the knowledge about the importance of physical activity, this can significantly help to decrease childhood obesity. Another modifiable risk factor includes children who do not play outside or play on the playground during recess at school. By simply encouraging children to play outside and/or play on the playground at school, they are exercising while still having fun and maintaining their health.
I had the opportunity to observe a class of 15 children who have a developmental delay. When I arrive to Mr. Donahue class they were having circle time, they were doing an activity were one child had to stand in front of the class room and called the names of all of their classmates. This activity help them to learn everyone’s name while they were engage in the activity I notice that one boy was kicking a girl on her back. From observing him I notice he was a little impulsive. However Mr. Donahue approach him and remind him about the class room rules and ask him if he was making a right choice; the boy immediately stop. While they rotating from one activity to another some teachers came to the classroom to take some students; they were pull
I feel that MSJC child development center demonstrated developmentally appropriate practices. Our text defines developmentally appropriate practice in three components, age appropriateness, individual appropriateness, and social and cultural responsiveness, page 6 of Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education, Gordon/ Brown, 2016. I observed the three and four-year-old classroom, half of my observation time was spent in the playground and the other half in the classroom. Per our text on (page 30) play is the primary context in which young children learn and grow.
Small groups.com by Life way (2018) Retrieved 3/7/2018.Classroom rules the teacher will set the foundation in how the rules should be made for every child to follow on a daily basis. Students will be asked to repeat the rules answer write them down on paper so that they can have a chance to remember them. When doing one more question the teacher will indicate a rule to see if the children have been listening when going over the rules as a whole.Students will have about five minutes to complete the warmup question of the rule. Consequences that teacher will give the student consequences for their actions while learning in the classroom and then met with other children if the children knows the consequences they can learn on a higher level of their education. Students will know what every consequences and what they mean on a daily basis. Small groups in the classroom teacher will split the group up each table will complete an activity that’s given to each table that’s from the lesson plan the students Will have about 30 minutes to complete the activity then they will go back to the individual seats and the teacher will call each child to ask them a question that pertains to the activity also what they have learned from
Jane Elliott is a third-grade schoolteacher, anti-racism activist and educator and she set up the brown eyes and blue eyes experiment. She set this experiment up because she wanted to teach her third-grade class about racism. Rather than a having a discussion about racism, she decided to show the 8-year-olds what racism is all about in the brown eyes and blue eyes experiment. The first time Jane done this experiment was the day after Martin Luther King was shot. Jane Elliott informed her class that they were going to change the way things were done. On the first day of the exercise the blue-eyed children were given pride of place in the classroom. They were given extra recess time, a second helping of food at lunch, and they were allowed to
The following essay seeks to discuss the educational theorists Maria Montessori and Friedrich Froebel. In this essay, the ideas by which these authors will be evaluated and compared with regards to their philosophies and contributions. However, as teaching styles vary greatly among teachers, this essay has been approached with the teaching style of the author as the primary recipient of the ideas put forward by the theorists in question. The essay is preceded by this introduction. Following this, the work of Montessori will be evaluated. The subsequent chapter will then evaluate Froebel. These will then be compared. A summary of that discussed in this paper will be provided in the conclusion.
A way to encourage scientific enquiry in the classroom is through the use of practical investigations. In the context of thinking and working scientifically, investigations are activities where children can use their conceptual understanding and knowledge of science to find solutions to problems and questions (Skamp, 2012). Supported by Ward et al. (2006) who say that the term investigation is used for activities requiring children to make choices about what to change and measure. Instances where science lessons are practical and focus on the development skills linked with scientific enquiry and where emphasis was placed on the children carrying out investigations independently, were the most beneficial (Ofsted 2010). Osborne and Collins (2000) support this, saying how pupils enjoy opportunities for practical work and
During my four years in college, I learned all of the best teaching strategies, how to write effective lesson plans, and learned about behavior management strategies. It was not something I questioned; you just simply follow the lead of the instructors and the clinical instructors I was placed to work with. When I finally got to that amazing, yet frightening first day, I dreamt of those twenty-five smiling second grade students sitting completely still and eager to learn. Then the students actually came into my classroom. Much to my surprise, there were students that exhibited disruptive behavior. With all of the paperwork, assessments, lesson plans, meetings, and pressure from administration, I was quick to forget all of the strategies of