An example of a widely used and generally effective- preventive strategy among teachers in primary education is that classroom rules are negotiated instead of imposed. Teachers, however also frequently use reactive strategies like punishing disruptive students (Rydell and Henricson: 2004; whereas it is unclear whether these strategies effectively change students behaviour. According to Van de Grift and Van de Wal: (2011) classroom management of student conduct are skills that teachers acquire and hone overtime. Effective teaching requires considerable skill in managing the myriad of tasks and situations that occur at the classroom each day. Skills such as effective classroom management are central to teaching and require that teachers understand in more than one way the psychological and developmental levels of their students.
Bethany Hill once stated, “Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard, maybe you are the one that needs to hear it.” That quote works because the person might have trouble at home and they might need a counselor to almost let a burden off of their shoulders and tell their story to. Some of the reasons Career Cruising chose being a school counselor for me because I like training and teaching, working with children and providing advice. I am most interested in pursuing a career as a school counselor because of its likeable working conditions, straightforward responsibilities and simple career preparations. School counselors provide information and support to students of all ages. They also help students make great choices
The first day I familiarized myself with the students I will be working with, and learned a little about their background. A certain amount of the students I met with had conflict at home, facing straining familial situations. Others faced private issues, including autism and anxiety, consequently making interaction with other students very challenging. Fortunately, the school takes a role of keeping track of students that require special attention, and set up check-ins and mentor programs for them to have a school support system. I am to be involved in this support system interacting with them as a positive example, and helping them socialize and improve their relations with others.
Classroom Management A classroom teacher must be knowledgeable not only in the subject that he/she will be teaching but also in classroom management. Classroom management is not an easy thing to do. Teachers who were just new in the profession were always wondering how could they manage their students effectively or how could they manage their classroom adequately? Teachers who planned daily classroom activities are more likely execute their lessons excellently because students’ attention and interest were set the way the teachers expected them to be. A well
“Leaders create a positive work environment and focus their efforts on a deliverable, and the downside is that that their style often inhibits thinking outside the box” (Rooke, 2006). When managing a school setting, there are always goals that need to be met. The administration needs to set short term and long-term goals that need to be met whether it be what the teachers need to teach each year to improvement in students test grades. There are always goals that are set and that need to be met in a school system. There are always tasks that need to be done or met in a school system.
With the use of varied methods of assessment, needs in the classroom and of students with different backgrounds can also be met. This enables teachers to select from a wide range of diverse tools to help students reach their learning objectives (Alkharusi 2011). Past research has indicated that there are many problems related with teachers’ classroom assessment practices. These include limited teacher training in assessment, teachers’ lack of an adequate knowledge base involving the basic testing and measurement concepts (Stiggins, 2005), and failure of teachers to apply and adhere to measurement guidelines they learned in measurement courses. On the other hand, teachers who develop useful assessments provide corrective instruction, and give students second chances to demonstrate success which can improve their teaching and assist students to discover.
How an elementary teacher teaches can affect a child’s life and future. Elementary teaching is a career that is in demand and very rewarding. With this in mind elementary teaching requires some basic skills and some more difficult ones. Nurturing, nature, patience, creativity and compassion will be a necessary skill to have in the classroom (How). Every teacher is going to have a class filled with little minds that will need to be educated properly.
Critical Essay 2 Norma Liendo Teaching English as a Second Language Teaching today has become a very interesting job for soon-to-be or current teachers due to the high culture diversity in their classrooms. Teacher not only have to be well prepared to present quality education but also to be able to accommodate for all the students needs regardless of origin, color or race. The important point is not teaching different children but due to their different backgrounds they learn differently; thus, the teachers now need to become aware of the students’ cultures in their classroom as soon as possible. These different learning styles should make the teacher knowledgeable that he/she might have to embark on a journey to explore the students’ cultures and embrace them because at the end of the day he/she has the responsibility to teach all students in the most effective way. To become an effective teaching today
Teachers working conditions shows the essential part in a schools’ capacity to draw in, retain and encourage good teachers. Goldhaber, Gross, & Player, (2007) cited that working environment and employment fulfilment are thought to be interconnected in the school. It is further reported that teachers who leave tend to do so because of job dissatisfaction and the poor working conditions. Undisciplined students, burdensome paperwork, unprofessional administrators, and uncooperative parents’ prompt teacher turnover also. If working conditions are lacking basic amenities such as proper rules and regulation, health and safety equipment, teaching aids, and study material teachers will not be willing to endure the inconvenience for long
(Carlgren, 1999). While in most cases, the public school education had faced pressures to effect good teaching and learning, there appears to be associated with the growing sense of low quality teaching and ineffectiveness of the whole school system. At these varying degrees, teacher educators should provide opportunities to assist teachers on their professional learning through mentoring and training so as to improve their teaching