Due to the fact that the curriculum, instruction, assessment, school funding, and desegregation aren’t made for ALL students to succeed we as educators must use what we know about our students, education, and history to inform our teaching. It is important to use the experiences and culture of our students (getting to know them) to make our instruction more relatable. In classrooms students shouldn’t feel like their stories aren’t heard. Educators must construct a positive classroom environment so that students will feel comfortable being themselves and taking risks with their language (ELL) which includes ALL students not just one population. This might mean making changes or adding to the existing curriculum.
There are different ways of making our Anaheim schools better. Right now our schools may be doing good depending on how your perspective towards the schools is, but what if we could improve them? In order to increase student success at Anaheim schools, students must follow protocol called SSLANT. In Gladwell’s research essay, “Margarita’s Bargain,” he explains how SSLANT worked in the school he talked about, KIPP Academy. “In the classroom, they are taught to turn and address anyone talking to them using a protocol known as SSLANT.”
These PSTs include are indicators for how the children are doing on their work inside of the classroom and making sure there is reinforcement within the classroom to help motivate the child. The last principle in the behavioral learning theory is “learning results from the effects of stimuli on responses” (Fetsco and McClure, BLT #3). When planning a lesson, the teacher must “provide the stimuli needed to produce the desired learning” (Fetsco and McClure, BLT #3). In Codell’s classroom, there are signs and bulletins hanging up everywhere that motivate the students and make them want to learn and succeed. These
Be sure that the environment is set up in a way that will support bilingual children: In diverse classrooms every child should feel that their own culture is valued just as much as their peers. Teachers can make the effort to use labels in the child’s native language or provide books for them, this way they can begin to feel secure in their new setting. This will provide needed support. According to the NAEYC when educators encourage a child’s home language in classrooms, as well as their literacy development, they are contributing to that child’s ability to learn English language skills (NAEYC,
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
Based on my experience this lab, I feel that I need to further develop the skill of creativity in order to be able to interact with elementary aged students. Creativity is an important skill to have when creating a lesson plan or activities for the students to do. I want to make sure that when I do make the lesson plan that it is interesting to them and they will want to participate. 4. To make this both a better experience for me and the students at the elementary school it is important to consider how to communicate in a way that will help the students with diverse learning styles.
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.
Introduction This paper’s purpose is to define what a Read Aloud is and how it is utilized effectively in a classroom. Then I will discuss the benefits of Read Alouds on a student’s Literacy skills. Definition “Read Aloud is a strategy in which a teacher sets aside time to read orally to students on a consistent basis from texts above their independent reading level but at their listening level,” ("THE COMPONENTS OF EFFECTIVE READ ALOUDS," n.d.).
Rules are significant because they help install academic integrity and scholarly values into students. Time spent establishing and reviewing policies for the classroom is not instruction time wasted, being that without the policies implemented the instruction will likely have little value because the students are not being managed properly to instill proper learning. When developing rules, I feel as if it is necessary to include student input. While I think this is only beneficial to an extent and to have the teacher as the executive decision maker, I think it is vital to my classroom management plan. For students to be able to collaborate in the rulemaking process shows that their voices are not only heard but valued in your classroom, which provides them with an enriching environment.
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
With that being said, Common core developers have outlined the approach to assessing. To avoid layering on top of other assessments already being used, teachers and administrators will need to examine their assessment approaches so that testing continues to add to, rather than take away from teaching young children. To direct teachers in this approach, they would need to become familiar with the guidelines provided in the Common Core Standards. Next, in reference to assessment results being used for high-stakes such as grade retention, Common Core
Itcan also be used to monitor readiness skills. When using CBM, the instructor provides thestudent with brief, timed samples, or "probes," constructed of academic material taken from thestudent’s school curriculum. In addition, the CBM graphs are able to provide you with greatinformation that can be shared with parents, teachers, and administration. CBM is an effectivetool when determine if a child should be retained or not. Progress monitoring is extremely important, and should be done frequently.
Having a selection of test materials per grade as opposed to one set test for the state, would be helpful. The educator and administrator could decide from several tests which would be best for their students. This small change would lead to better educational programs in the classroom and more engaged students. This would also help to avoid omitting important information in the lecture due to “teaching to the
Teachers that are receptive to emergent bilingual students have an in depth understanding of how language and subject matter education occur and have a broad span of tactics and methods to education as well. The only and greatest way for emergent bilingual students to achieve success in school is if we give them real chances in our classrooms to use language. According to Lucas, Henze, and Donato, there are a couple things we can do as teachers to contribute to the success of emergent bilingual students in our classrooms. We should put worth on language and culture and have high hopes for our emergent bilingual students. When one student in my practicum class went to Mexico for two weeks, my cooperating teacher made it a point to ask her about her trip and allowed the student to tell the class about her family in Mexico.
The article, Practice and Critique, informs educational readers (and students becoming future educators) about the importance of the Common Core Standards. This article especially defines the techniques’ importance throughout specific subjects, such as Language Development. Over the last few years, the common core standards have been adapted to fit the “average” classroom setting, with its goal of preparing each student with the necessary curriculum needed in order for them to succeed in college and/or within the workplace. Though this strategy has often been criticized by many throughout the public, the article hopes to demonstrate that the Common Core Standards are exactly what is needed in order for each child to to be able to obtain and