I believe that many behavioral problems can often be handled through discussing the student’s behavior and giving them a second chance. The discipline hierarchy allows the students to self correct their behavior before incurring a harsher form of punishment. Overall, although I believe that having clear expectations and behavioral procedures are essential for good classroom management, I also believe that one must still remember what an effective teacher looks like. Thus, when it comes to the area of classroom management, it is still
When dealing with behaviorally challenged students, teachers need to watch their attitudes and keep their ego to themselves. In many cases this is hard, but teachers have to be professional and model to their students the right behavior and reactions. I believe Pedota could have elaborated on some different strategies that teachers use in their classroom. For example: he writes about recognition of accomplishments, but he does not give examples on how teachers can implement the strategy. At the end of the article, I really like how Pedota includes charts of rules for the teachers to use when creating
I’ve seen this in schools in way of differentiating, a method in which lessons are simplified or made more challenging based on the difficulty levels students can preform at. One of the schools we visited a teacher had one activity separated into three difficulty levels: matching word to definition, cut and paste words to definition and writing the word to the definition. The way she executed the activity is perfect for when you have three types of student abilities, I expect that is the way I’ll be doing it with my future students. Another developmentally appropriate practice that I believe is imperative to student learning and
He believed that there were six identifiable stages which could be more generally classified into three levels. Kohlberg believes that every individual will pass these stages but one stage at a time. Kohlberg also believes that moral development occurs through social interaction. Kohlberg's theory can be applied in our classroom in the following ways (a) Kohlberg's theory on moral development can be applied to the classroom where rules, standards, and consequences are concerned. (b) Give students to create a classroom code of conduct rather than ordering them to follow the rules set by the teachers or authorities.
Application of Developmental Theories in the Classroom As a leading teacher for secondary students I deal with issues relating to students aged 14 to 16. The next section of this essay will focus on how I can incorporate the four major development theories with my students and their issues. Freud’s Theory As I deal with students in the Genital stage of Freud’s theory, I believe I need to be more sensitive and careful as these students are going through a lot of crises and confusion. As teachers we should explain the changes they are going through. These would include physical, emotional and sexual or hormonal changes.
Lawrence Kohlberg mostly agreed with Piaget's theory of moral and cognitive development but wanted to develop his ideas further. Kohlberg proposed that there are six stages of moral development all grouped into three different levels: pre-conventional morality, conventional morality, and post-conventional morality. A child the between the age of 15 months and 5 years is at a pre-conceptual level of moral development and will pass through two stages during this level. For example, a toddler is at the first stage of this level and learns whether an action is right or wrong depending on whether the action is punished or rewarded. A slightly older preschool child, however, may be at the second stage and views a particular action as right if it satisfies his or her needs.
Life course perspective is used in social science to help understand human development. It takes into account how a person grows and changes through life experiences. It looks at historical events as well as cultural changes that affect a person’ evolution over their life (The life course perspective, 2003-2018). Life course perspective states that there is complex interaction of social and environmental factors mixed with biological, behavioral, and physiological issues that define the course of a person’s life. Each stage in life exerts influences on the next stage, social, economic, and physical environments and they also have influences through a person’s life course.
This is a student centered method which is used to deliver conceptual knowledge rather than rote memorization. In this method teacher or instructor asks a probing question about any issue or concept he wants to teach. This question acts as a stimulant for students to think. Asking questions help students to analyze and evaluate the situation/ problem/question which are two higher levels of thinking (according to bloom’s taxonomy). In open ended discussion students share their ideas and thoughts about the problem, here conflict in the ideas may arise but each student have his own logic to support the answer?
Teachers must consider many different aspects of teaching in order to educate and create a beneficial environment for learning to take place. However, as a preservice teacher, I have learned that this task is more difficult than it seems. For instance, I realized that one aspect that must be taken into consideration is that the decisions we make during the class might determine the relationship with our students, outcome of the class or trigger unwanted events. Consequently, teachers should take a pause and examine what type of class they want to achieve and the consequences of the decisions taken for the fulfillment of it. In our daily lives, we perform intentional actions in order to achieve a result.
It is because the students will follow whatever that taught by the teacher and they become their role model. It can be difficult if the teacher themselves do not show good roles or positives behaviors to the students at schools as well as outside the school. There are many issues of civics and citizenship education when it comes to the teacher. The first issue concerning to the teacher if the school is planning to implement the civic and citizenship program, the school need to find teachers that are knowledgeable to teach it. When it comes to the teachers ' description of their competency to teach Civics, each school should seek out a teacher that is concern in the area of civic citizenship education to be the leader, and provide the others with professional improvement.