It is important to perform multiple assessments for students and track their improvement for concepts they are struggling with to see whether changes in how the information is being relayed need to be made or whether the student needs additional instruction outside of the regular class meeting time. The data collected in the response to intervention process is extremely important because rather than saying this student improved or this student still needs work on certain concepts, it can show you exactly which students are struggling and to what degree, and then it will help teachers within their intervention plan to assess whether the percentage of understanding for the student goes up or down throughout the assessment period. Having hard numbers to relate back to especially over a longer period of time is more effective in helping the teachers modify or adjust the plan to help the students show growth in their
Additionally, the tasks need to be constructive and interlinked and provide a challenge to the students while also acting as a motivation factor. The adopting of effective teaching to match the personal strengths of the students ensures that a student’s learning outcome is achieved Holistic assessment should be encouraged to understand what the learner has captured on a learning
Hence, students with learning disabilities gain independence and become more involved and active in the daily interactions (Cologon 25-26). Undoubtedly, it is better than isolating students with learning disabilities which will weaken their communication skills by making them feel dependent and in need for someone to aid them whenever they want to talk or express themselves. All of the above reasons greatly support the inclusion of students with learning disabilities in the normal classroom as their inclusion plays a huge role in nourishing their lives. Diane Richler, the past president of Inclusion International, believes that “Inclusion is about
For a teacher to be successful assessors, a deep understanding of assessments needs to be developed, and the following questions are able to be answered: why do assessments; when to do assessments; and how to assess in ways that have an impact on students learning in a positive way. Once a teacher has the knowledge to make meaningful decisions based on these questions, assessments that are planned, designed and implemented can be used to provide formative, meaningful information and support learning
Develop students' thinking skills because it presented a problem in the early learning and provide flexibility to students to find their own solutions. Students are given discretion in determining alternative solutions. c. Make students apply the knowledge they already have into new situation. It will increase harmony and tolerance attitude because in selecting the most appropriate solution to solve the problem, it needs acceptance attitude from all students. Intani (2015) also stated that the effect of Treffinger learning model implementation included: a.
An interesting discovery by Wittrock was that motivation by a teacher is only helpful when a child can link their comprehension of a new concept to their own efforts. The added praising following a student’s understanding of a new concept creates a continues interest in learning (Wittrock, 349). If a teacher does the opposite of this study and praises a child for times when they fail to fully grasp a concept but instead just repeat information they do not fully understand the child will be less likely to have future meaning-based learning. The issues brought forward regarding motivation and the generative learning theory highlight the importance of a teacher to regularly check that students are truly comprehending the information presented in class prior to giving them praise. Some great strategies to teat comprehension include asking the student to elaborate on the topic or give a unique personal created example for the
Despite different levels of ability, students can construct ideas together and strategies in problem solving can be internalised (Wilkinson et al., 2000). Nevertheless, if teachers do not encourage learning from group tasks, students may not have the chance to learn these skills. As a result, group activities in class can establish student’s collective efficacy and social skills if opportunities to perform group tasks are
Teachers look for ways of making learning a pleasant experience. They adopt different strategies to cater to the needs of their students and one of these many strategies is cooperative learning. Johnson and Johnson (2016) give us a very comprehensive description of the nature of a cooperative task. Accordingly, constructive controversy theory posits that conflict among ideas, theories, or conclusions leads to uncertainty about the correctness of one’s views, which leads to epistemic curiosity and the active search for additional information and perspectives, which, in turn, leads to reconceptualized and refined conclusions. This process results in constructive outcomes when it occurs in a cooperative context, when students are skilled in
Separation in a classroom is an idea that is more practical in terms of meeting a students needs. Specific cases determine the usage of separation and if it is needed for the student if they have unique difficulties that require one on one or individualized attention. In a perfect society, inclusion would seem to be the answer for special education because the students can learn from their peers and receive outside perspectives and ideas from classmates. For normal students, this is beneficial, but for a student that is far behind in material and understanding a personalized lesson plan is what is going to be the most profitable method. It does not mean that the school or teacher is restricting their socialization or rights, in actuality they are benefitting the education the student is receiving.
Teachers may profit from having a varied population of students as teachers get a chance to improve their teaching skills and ability to distinguish lessons and activities when such different children are in their class. Regular teachers need to work closely with other teachers and specialists to meet the needs of diverse children, thus enhancing their collaboration skills. It also allows to develop an awareness and appreciation of students’ individual difference (National Center on Inclusive Education 2001). Besides, children with disabilities can motivate regular teachers to be more imaginative with their teaching methods, skills and come up with up-to-date methods of delivering lesson that fits all learners. Regular teachers may realize that all pupils have potencies, which can be useful and vital to their entire classroom, and these potencies can be fostered to produce a profound school experience (Kinza 2008).