And so I further consider the approaches of choice theory from Glasser (1988) as it draws from both humanist tradition and cognitive theory (Porter, 2000). Glasser asserts that behaviour is determined by the student’s choice, not teacher control (1988). Under choice theory there is potential to influence and create quality teaching and learning experiences through focusing on the students’ needs and the teacher’s ability to practice positive relationship habits such as caring, befriending, trusting and supporting (Glasser, 1998). It is an encouraging approach to call upon in the future as it reminds the teacher to consider their own behaviour first, before responding to the
As developed by Robin Alexander since the early 2000s, dialogic teaching harnesses the power of talk to stimulate and extend students’ thinking and advance their learning and understanding. It helps the teacher more precisely to diagnose students’ needs, frame their learning tasks and assess their progress. It empowers the student for lifelong learning and active citizenship. Dialogic teaching is not just any talk. It is as distinct from the question-answer and listen-tell routines of traditional teaching as it is from the casual conversation of informal
• Furthermore, Piaget also talked about Discovery learning. This relates to the idea that children learn best through doing and actively exploring. This shall suit my subject area as in a Physical Education class, much practice are involved, this will best suit my students to be engaged thoroughly in class. • According to Piaget 's theory children should not be taught certain concepts until they have reached the appropriate stage of cognitive development. Personally, I think this is very useful to us PE Teachers to understand this fact so as to plan and for the betterment of our students also.
This article “Terrific Teaching Tips” by Laurel Borgia and Carol Owles, with contributions by Julie Frisch, Louise Stearns, and Lindsay Craig, are all inspired teachers looking to improve effective strategies to produce better instruction methods. Educators are constantly researching to discovery how to create a better setting which benefit the students in acquiring learning skill. By motivating a childs mind with the use of manipulatives in order to better grasp understanding. What do good readers do? They discuss what they have read, what better way to use manipulatives to engage in class discussion.
Challenging behaviour is a problem that teachers face regularly in their settings. According to Fox, Dunlap, Hemmeter, Joseph and Strain (2003), the best way to solve problem behaviours is by encouraging social and emotional development. Hemmeter, Ostrosky, and Corso (2012) suggest that these skills are important because children who can express their emotions appropriately can also find effective ways to solve problems they encounter socially and are less likely to display challenging behaviours. These skills as essential for school, as they support friendship, emotional literacy, assist with problem-solving, collaboration and anger management. It also helps to recognise others emotions, supports self-regulation.
Carla A behavior intervention plan (BIP) is a plan that’s designed to teach reward positive behaviors. This can help prevent for stop problem behaviors in school. The BIP is based on the results of the FBA. The BIP describes the problem behavior, the reason the behavior occurs and the intervention strategies that will address the problem behavior. A BIP can help a child to learn problem solving skills and find better ways to respond in a situation.
Some would say that controversy should be avoided as not to offend parents or community members. Wegwert disagrees and argues that this belief values political neutrality over education. Teachers might be averse to engaging with a controversial curriculum based on the fear of outsider censorship and possible repercussions. He then includes a couple of examples and criticisms, which all contribute to one major point: “To avoid interrogating the complexities of real issues and the real world is to engage in miseducation” (Wegwert, 2014, p. 141). He even suggests that neutral curriculum creates a culture of conflict avoidance, as opposed to conflict
For example in Crockett Johnson`s “Harold and the Purple Crayon” it gives the life lessons and goals that ‘children will explore the world of imagination, children will investigate problem-solving techniques, and children will appreciate the importance of patience and perseverance.’ says Scholastics. If parents believed that the book would have a negative impact on their child 's mind the parents would take away the ability for the kid to read the book and get the understanding of the world of imagination, problem-solving techniques, and the importance of patience and perseverance. If
This includes providing children with specific duties in the classroom, including them in the making of classroom rules and offering a choice of activities (Stipek & Byler, 2004). Effective management strategies will teach a child to better manage their emotions in the classroom (Rimm-Kaufman, Curby, Grimm, Nathanson, & Brock, 2009). Next he looks at the benefits of pairing classroom management with a rich classroom environment that encourages children’s imagination and creativity for fun yet exploratory activities that are stimulating (Daniels & Clarkson, A developmental approach to educating young children, 2010). This moves the child away from the negative stimulus (the lost presence of a love one) to a positive stimulus presenting itself as the optimistic classroom
For this assessment I am required to undertake an essay on two educational theorists that if have studied in this case the two educational theorists are Maria Montessori and Frederick Froebel. This will involve an in-depth evaluation and comparison of the two theorists under the following headings their philosophies, their contribution to early childhood education in terms of their approach and implementation and my personal thoughts on their approaches to helping the development of young children but also in educating young children. Philosophies Maria Montessori approach had respect for children as individuals. She monitored the children’s reaction through their primary senses, such as self confidence and independence and their natural curiosity to learn. She observed in young children the situation she called absorbent mind.
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).