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.
However, upon the end of student’s third or forth year of earning they were all adequately prepared to take these exams regardless and score above average marks. The importance of reading for high level writing was no doubt not lost in the case of the New Dorp school system as they believed, “Literacy, which once consisted of the ability to read for knowledge, write coherently, and express complex thoughts about the written word, has become synonymous with reading” (Tyre). Thus, as they continue striving to improve their writing and exam performance making sure to include meaningful, thought-provoking, and difficult piece of literature will be super
Only having had the perspective of a student, it was reassuring to see educators seeing a problem and actively seeking a way to fix the problem. Though testing is necessary with the current structure of evaluating students, there is a conscience effort to improve schooling for students. Hoping to stay teaching in Eastern Washington, I am excited to see teachers setting the foundation for change. I hope that I have the opportunity to not only help my students inside the classroom but also in a more political way that will help students that I am not teaching. Like many things that I’ve experienced in these last ten weeks of class, my thoughts on education have definitely been
It is very useful for new teachers in terms of planning, getting the classroom ready, classroom management and parent communication. It also has great ideas and activities for the first few weeks of school that teachers can use to fill up their daily lessons with. This resource will take away the stress and confusion from the expectations of a first year teacher. This website has collections of educational resources created by expects on a wide range of topics for teachers. They have videos and lesson plans for many subjects and grade levels.
(Ireland) (Smith) In conclusion, the question still remains “Should all high school students be required to complete parenting classes?” By my research that I pulled, it would be highly beneficial in helping with teen pregnancies and parenthood preparation. These classes teaching teens about responding to their child’s behavior skills. If they are in high school, it teaches them how to maintain their grades and not to drop out. It helps with post-partum depression after the teen feels obligated. And last but not least it puts the students into concertation of safety
Yes, lesson delivery and classroom engagement is important for students to succeed in the classroom, however, the formation of relationships with students and their families is of utmost importance. After the establishment of a sense of classroom community, “everything else begins to fall in place.” Children are engaged, they want to learn, they begin to self monitor and that’s what is most powerful. As I continue to develop my philosophies of teaching, specifically, classroom management I will bring along with me this experience and take into account Mr. Decker’s experiences and suggestions. It is important for me to recognize that being a teacher isn’t an easy job, it’s more than just lecturing students and drilling information in which I want them to regurgitate. Being a teacher is caring about the individual “whole student” their home life, their like’s and dislikes as well as their strengths and weaknesses, all in hopes of pushing each student to be as successful as
When it comes to managing a classroom, I am sure that as I gain experience my methods and beliefs will change. However, it is still imperative that a beginning teacher has clear strategies for classroom management that are put into place before the first day of class even begins. This paper will discuss some of my current perceptions over how to be an effective classroom manager, detailing and justifying several key ideas and themes that will hopefully enable my classroom to become a well running and effective place of learning. To begin with establishing routines is perhaps the most important aspect of effective classroom management. This is an idea that has been stressed in multiple textbooks, and in every cooperating teacher I have
In schools today, many teachers influence Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) on their students in various classrooms to show the importance of group work and how working with others can be significantly helpful and also effective towards the improvement of grades. Peer assisted learning strategies have not only shown an improvement in students’ grades in school, but also serve the purpose of helping students learn to listen to others perspectives besides their own, and develop their own voice resulting in an increase in their own self-confidence. Peer-assisted learning strategies were created to serve the needs of those having difficulties in various academics, and are also used to aid English Language learners. These peer-tutoring programs are
Page 32 of our classroom management book states, “Our goal as teachers should be creating an environment where children want to be and learn” and I could not agree more. I want my classroom to be a place where students’ thoughts and ideas are valued and where all voices are heard, in one way or another. I find the emotional environment of a classroom to be extremely important, especially in younger grades, because it can assist students in creating a positive outlook on school, for that year and for years to
I was willing to put in the effort to learn to read because I saw how vital it would be for future academic success. This same attitude really helped prepare me high school. I saw that it was important to maintain high academics and extracurriculars because these are important for college and developing time management skills. My perspective on my Dyslexia drastically changed during high school because I saw how it had helped me learn to self-advocate, be internally motivated and see the impact of my decisions on the
When we taught together I do recall her having a heavy focus on vocabulary in her science class. She developed a vocabulary game called, “Last Man Standing” to help the kids not only understand vocabulary words, but also the parts of words. I always saw the positive impact it had on students’ success, but never understood why she had such a heavy focus on it. After our interview I now understand the why and it makes perfectly good sense. I then began to wonder what strategies could we, as a school, provide for our parents to help them support their child’s vocabulary development?