Schools should be designed purely with the intention building on student’s academic and recreational needs. I am beginning to understand the idea of how teachers work togerther in these environments bringing forward their subject strengths. Teachers can then bring forward a considerable amount of knowledge or skill in a particular subject and therefore be the primary educator in this area of inquiry. This strength-based teaching enhances the range of pedagogies including delivering, applying, creating, communicating and decision-making (Osborne,
As a teacher and caretaker it is important to me that I use the appropriate techniques to observe and record all children 's behaviors. I examine their behaviors regularly using different evidence and gathering the right information to help improve their development and learning. I treat all my children as individuals and understand each one 's strengths and needs. I use my understandings to create activities and use particular strategies to increase their knowledge. I constantly look back on my experiences to re-evaluate my self, so the children 's environment and curriculum is accommodated with them.
A recurring line that Cooper emphasizes throughout his work is that schools and teachers must maximize learning for all students. What is the purpose of differentiation if it is not to benefit the students potential for greatness? Cooper uses language for mixed readers, his content is either review for those who have heard this information before, but need a new perspective and those who are learning this material for the first time. He dissects differentiation into digestible parts, and key components. Mainly discussing and evaluating the three basis of differentiation: readiness, interest, and learning
In the Educational Leadership article entitle “The Boss of My Brain”, authors Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers examines the explicit instruction in metacognition. Researchers stated that “explicit instruction in metacognition puts students in charge of their learning.” It was also stated that “meta-cognition supports learning by enabling us to actively think about which cognitive strategies can help achieve learning, how we should apply those strategies, how we can review our progress, and whether we need to adjust our thinking.” I believe this a unique teaching tool for teachers to implement with their students. With the use of metacognition, students whether they are struggling learners or gifted can learn how to use a variety of cognitive strategies to help improve their learning.
Instructional planning is very important. Utilizing instructional planning means being knoledgable of the national, state, and local curricula and standards. It means using all resources, strategies, and data to meet the needs of all students. Another sub area that is very important would be differentiated instruction. This means providing students with content that challenges then and helps them to excel to new levels.
Inclusive: Ensuring every child or young person has access to learning all areas of the curriculum, identifying areas that a child maybe struggling and adapting provision for this. Nothing should stop a child from learning and developing both emotionally and physically, setting a positive example and modelling good attitudes are all part of inclusive practise. Every child has the right to learn regardless of ability tasks should be set to allow for all learners to understand and to achieve the outcome in a positive way. Making observations helps to reflect on own practise to ensure that the needs of the children are being met and were adaption is needed, making sure this is done. Inclusion:
I believe by using this approach you are able to understand a children’s as an active learner in a holistic way, you allow for children to demonstrate their learning in different ways which best the learning styles of that individual child. Education is there to help better our future generations we should be willing to do what is necessary to cater for the needs of the diversity in the learners we teach, there can’t be a standardized testing for children from diverse backgrounds, each child has something new to teach us. We just need to take the time to listen and learn from them, this were valuing Indigenous communities and understanding their culture helps in understanding your students as a cultural
Children’s programs should be based on children’s needs as they are going to grow, develop and mature in educators’ care and planned programs. Therefore, this is essential for educators to define their philosophy in education. Equality and Diversity It is important that an educator must consider the individual differences and design curricula that suitable for every child. I believe that all children are individuals, unique in their abilities, from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures, and they also have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Educators are observers and designers who have to observe children’s abilities, interests and learning styles for designing a curriculum that fulfill everyone’s needs.
Giving choices and allowing children to choose their daily activities helps to build autonomy. Hedrick (1996) suggest that providing choices for children is a fundamental aspect of high-quality early childhood curriculum. It is also cited in as one of the principles of developmentally appropriate practice which states, “Following their own interests, children choose among various activities…” (Bredekamp & Copple, 1996). As we provide children with choices in their daily activity, educators need to understand the importance of the choices given to children in their class. Such classroom set up reflects a child - centered approach rather than teacher - centered.
Curriculum models provide a structure for teachers to “systematically and transparently map out the rationale for the use of particular teaching, learning and assessment approaches” in the classroom, and are regarded as an effective and essential framework for successful teachers (O’Neill 2015, p27). Feeding into a particular curricular stance, it is essential to recognise the multiplicity of sources which will govern this individual framework. Oronstein and Hunkins observe that, when designing a curricular stance, educators must first consider the “philosophical and learning theories” which will inform their “design decisions” (2009, p182). This approach is essential to ensure that the curricular approaches one selects are “consonant with