Review of the student(s) IEP may have created a preconceived notion towards the student(s). In order to receive special education, the labeling is created to assist the teacher in knowing the students background educational issues. This labeling should be used as a tool only instead of defining who the student is. Each student has different learning methods and it is up to the teacher to find the best way to teach each and every student. The IEP records are only used as a starting point for teaching the student and it is up to the teacher to know the students strengths and weakness in learning.
Self-directed learning is a method of education that has students investigating problems, and Teachers supplying the student the problems to solve (Leary 1). Teachers are not directly providing the solution or information (Leary 1). The student is the one who is defining the parameters around learning while the teacher is just a facilitator in the process (Leary 1). Self-directed learning is, “allowing learners to make decisions about the information they want to experience” (Gureckis and Markant 465). Zimmerman, in his article “Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: An Overview”, describes these kinds of learners as those who “proactively seek out information when needed and take the necessary steps to master it” (4).
They need to allow for the students to engage with the material they are learning instead of just having the student sit and listen to lectures. Neill brings up this point and suggests that “a school that makes active children sit at desks studying mostly useless subjects is a bad school” (Neill 8). Students, specifically those of a younger age, need to be active and participate in activities that bring a sense of fun to school. Additionally, play is crucial to a child’s learning and development, especially in an age where children are aware of today’s issues through the use of social media. This means that there should be allotted time where students can enjoy themselves and be with friends.
In my Position as the teacher, I need to create learning opportunities where learners can progress at their own pace and undertake consolidation activities where necessary. Assessment for learning strategies should be implemented in such a way that quality feedback provided to learners based on, for example, an interim assessment decision, will help to challenge the more able learner to reach new levels of achievement. Murphy P (1998). How to communicate the assessment criteria It is crucial for me as the teachers to share the assessment criteria with learners to promote the chances of learning taking place. In my role as the Teacher I will make assessment criteria to be clear and should not be added after learners have generated the work for a given task.
Operant conditioning has to take into account that each student is different and unique. A reward that works for one student may not work for the rest of them and it does not leave room for other types of learning especially theories that occurs without the use of reinforcements and punishment. As quoted by Miller (2006) and Thornberg (2009), “The main purpose of emphasizing good discipline management in a classroom is to facilitate students to fully utilise the teaching aids, learning materials as well as their peers in an organised
Philosophy of Schools and Learning Every day, children enter into classrooms as blank slates. It is the teacher 's job to write upon these blank slates the knowledge needed to survive in the adult world. According to the Oxford English dictionary, essentialism is a belief that things have a set of characteristics which make them what they are. (pink p.1 q 2) I believe that education should focus on traditional learning. Schools should have an emphasis placed upon a core curriculum, the curriculum taught for decades, is still useful today.
Teachers should shoulder the responsibility to cultivate values among students, especially adolescents. Teachers should find different ways and means to inculcate moral values by way of conductingrelated activities inside the classroom, inside and outside school. 5. Lecturing is not recommended. Instead, periodical discussing and oral recording of views of the students,creating of suitable situations in daily life is
Teacher and student engagement is critical in the classroom because it has the power to define whose knowledge will become a part of school-related knowledge and whose voices will shape it. Students are not just young people for whom adults should devise solutions. They are critical observers of their own conditions and needs, and should be participants in discussions and problem solving related to their education and future opportunities. Hence children need to be aware that their experiences and perceptions are important and should be encouraged to develop the mental skills needed to think and reason independently and have the courage to dissent. What children learn 23 out of school — their capacities, learning abilities, and knowledge base — and bring to school is important to further enhance the learning process.
They also teach “students the basic educational skills they need to succeed academically” (“Elementary School Teacher” Occupational 1). Another responsibility is providing students with a variety of different learning experiences. They “encourage students intellectual growth by preparing, presenting, and explaining information on a level that the kids can understand” (Cassedy 1). Reinforcing appropriate communication, social skills, self-control, cultural diversity, drug prevention, sharing, and responsibility are also in the description. So they not only teach academically, but they also “help students learn about themselves and the world while preparing them to face future challenges” (“Elementary School Teacher” Occupational 1).
I plan to achieve this by evaluating and understanding the children’s potential, making them part of the decision making process in stimulating their own learning environment. The curriculum in my kindergarten is a teacher-structured approach. I would like to make a transition towards a child-centered curriculum in which the teaching allows to work with children in small groups. The Reggio Emilia’s approach allows flexibility and yet maintains the consistency of learning. I would plan activities with a range of different materials and resources.