On the other hand, interviews will pay administration’s attention to Personnel Development Programs including teacher training on (6+1 Traits). Ethical Consideration In this research, I’m not taking any advantage of easy-to-access individuals (such as children in this case ) simply because they are easy to access. The aim of this research is to provide Grade 3 ESL educators with an appropriate material to asses and grow their students’ writing works. I already took permission from the school department to do my research, it was approved by the School Director to make sure I’m accurately represent what I observed, and what I was told. Limitations of the
The first step of attention is shown through the teacher first introducing the activity in an exciting manner using a previously known Letterland character puppet to gain the children’s focus. The students are likely to attribute positive characteristics towards, such as charisma, intelligence or power. Retention is the second step, and in this phonics activity, the students are provided several opportunities to observe the teacher’s actions in both a larger group, during the initial instruction, as well as within smaller groups as they participate in the activity. The students are first encouraged to make their first attempts at air-tracing the letter shape with the teacher, or try to sing the song along with the teacher and peers. During the smaller group activity, children are provided more direct instruction and guidance from the teacher and concentrate more on the action and musicality of instructions.
Ms. Rodrigues arrange the classroom setting too create a learning environment depending on the children interest following the creative curriculum. The teachers always accommodate the learning areas, for the students to make free choice, but the teachers also guide their young learners during play. On April 23, 2015 the observation took about one hour, upon my arrival children were finishing their breakfast, and choosing learning areas to play. In this classroom the teachers practice free choice, which provide students the opportunity to choose their learning area of interest. This is crucial in early child development setting because it provides students confidence about themselves, and encourage them to think to make decisions.
There are various learning processes which a teacher can adopt and it solely depends on the children’s learning mode preferences present in the classroom. If the various learning activities are used whilst bearing in mind the children’s strengths and needs, each single child can reach his full potential and benefitting from each learning activity. Many theories struck me during the lectures amongst which Piaget’s and Vygostky’s theories. Mainly, they have struck me most because I can relate to them. The theories of Piaget’s Stages of Development and Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development are very relevant to my pedagogy and teaching strategies adopted in my Year 1 classroom.
I believe that it is crucial that we begin to step away from the process of teachers being evaluated for effectiveness based on today’s standardized test scores, but I would like to know how districts and schools will specifically evaluate these 15 standards. How specifically will teachers be evaluated for these standards of effectiveness? I also believe that while assessments are necessary for data and performance measurement purposes, one specific test doesn’t measure teacher effectiveness. Personally, I believe that most educators start their career with a child-centered view. We all are knowledgeable in the fact that learn best in an environment that allows them to play an active role in their learning.
The standardized tests should not be eradicated from the school system, it should be a requirement in all schools, especially elementary schools. The younger they start the better they will do in the future. According to the article, titled “Testing…Testing…One, Two, Three”, it tells that “better performance-based tests will put a stop to the “dumbing-down” phenomenon” (Gluckman). This reference means that standardized testing benefits student learning by being able to identify their strengths and weaknesses; and focus on working on those weaknesses. Not only are these standardized tests unbiased, but they are also a way to monitor and promote both student and teacher achievement.
My two key issues will link to a variety of theorists, for example Friedrich Froebel. Froebel's theory will link to my key issues as when he lost his mother at a 9 months he believed he did not feel that he was in a caring environment until he was 10 years old. Froebel that decided at a later age that he would work within a school and then in the later 1837 he opened a kindergarten for young children. He opened up the kindergarten for young children as he believed it was "The best environment for young children to learn and develop" Thomas A, 2016 Froebel also believed that play is an important part of learning for children as it allows them to be imaginative and to develop physically. Froebel "proposed that play is a necessary element in educating the 'whole' child allowing him to use all his imaginative powers and physical movements to explore his interests" Play and Playground Encyclopedia accessed on 04/12/17 Froebel opened up a kindergarten and involved a variety of activities for children to participate in, for example songs, free play and stories.
How are you supporting Zion’s development in the classroom? • I am currently implementing ways to help him interact more with his peers. I allow the children to choose the center in which they want to play in, but I give them a task to complete as a group within that center. 3. Is the child’s mother an active participant in the classroom?
There is no right or wrong way to play, it is a process that varies from child to child and is a very natural part of development. Play is how children learn to socialize, to think, to be independent, and to have fun with others. Play connects children into their imagination of the world we live in. According to Jona K. Anderson-McNamee “Play with other children helps a child learn how to be part of a group. Play allows a child to learn the skills of negotiation, problem solving, sharing, and working within groups (2010).” In parallel play children start off with no interaction where they may see the child playing alongside them, but do not interact they grow their independence.
It is certain that a general education elementary teacher is going to have students of varying abilities in his or her classroom. It was interesting to see the variety of cases found in one typical classroom setting. Also, it made me realize that the very specific case-by-case nature of special education means that you are never finished learning about special education. While this class is an introduction to the possibilities of what a teacher may encounter in the field, your learning will continue every year when you meet your new class. It is your job as a teacher to educate yourself about your students, and know their strengths and their limitations in order to inform your teaching practices.