Because I was actively tutoring students I was able to improve my own knowledge of the course material and continuously learn and improve myself. National Honor Society also serviced
Students are actively involved in the process of assessment as they assess the performance of their peers carrying out a particular task or skill. It has gained much importance in educational learning and educational research in recent times with several studies denoting this alternative form of assessment as extremely effective in improving learning in students (Patton & Marty-Snyder, 2014). It has also shown to help increase motivation and engagement levels, improve communication and self-regulation skill as well as helping to empower students (Azarnoosh, 2013; Harrison, O’hara, & McNamara, 2015; Karami & Rezaei, 2015). One example of a type of peer assessment is a check list handout. Attached to this document is an example of a peer assessment checklist that could be used for the chest pass lesson demonstrated in the video.
This was just like the activity that we had in class, wherein we were the ones who taught our groupmates. We acted as the more competent individuals as we participated in the adult activity which is teaching a class. According to the book (Ormrod), this is because the “teachers” also benefit from teaching the “students”. We tend to internalize the things we need to teach, and elaborate on it to be able to become more efficient “teachers”. Through this, I was able to develop a greater understanding of the topics we discussed in class compared to before engaging in service learning.
Costa and Kallick confirmed that “students may recall the habits by thinking of the posters” (Costa & kellick, 2009, p.20). Once I read what each habit of mind meant, I proceeded to ask the students what they thought the two habits meant. Additionally, students were asked what are some things they have seen within our classroom that shows students not managing impulsivity or listening to others with understanding and empathy. When it came to teaching the students about managing their impulsivity, I read the
I learned to read critically. I learned to articulate my position on issues that face our educational system. I learned to conduct research and to present my findings with the highest integrity and accuracy. My academic experience at Walden has been a positive one because I applied myself to learning and growing with fidelity and
The various activities required to complete the Administrative Field Experience has made me competent in this field of study. I am confident that the material that I have learned and the activities that I have participated in will allow me to enter an assistant principal role with knowledge and skill to take on the duties, responsibilities, and challenges of an assistant principal. The greatest strength that I will take into the role is my ability to help others. I have a strong belief that my job is fulfilled when and only when I can share my ideas with teachers so they can too perfect their craft. Therefore, I feel that I would be an exceptional instructional leader to the teachers in the building.
Specifically, beginning to coach Blanca in program operation, staff development, familiarizing with new Head Start Performance Standards, and other details will be of immense value. Further, status check mentoring for all EHS staff would be beneficial. Also, thanking Bea for giving us a hand in this transition process. Finally, Lurlean’s guidance with the process to assist us all is
A child suggested defining noun as PPT (person, place, and thing) to make it easier to remember. This lesson made me believe that formative assessment not only helps the teacher to assess children’s need but also facilitates real-time feedback, children taking ownership of their learning, which promotes intrinsic value of education. For the purpose of understanding Afl, it is important to identify the theories underpinning it. There is no one theory behind the Assessment for learning. In fact, Afl is based on a combination of works of research.
This curriculum aligns well with my interest in working with families. I value strengthening families and applaud that one of the advanced social work classed is practice with families. The elective courses that are offered are both interesting and pragmatic for social work practice in the field.
What are your greatest professional strengths? My ability to listen is one of my greatest professional strenghts. By practicing the art of listening, I am then able to communicate effectively. The ability to listen to people has also rewarded me time and time again with great ideas for class lessons or for my writing. It has improved on my overall success because I am able to listen to critiscim with an open mind and learn from it.
When we taught together I do recall her having a heavy focus on vocabulary in her science class. She developed a vocabulary game called, “Last Man Standing” to help the kids not only understand vocabulary words, but also the parts of words. I always saw the positive impact it had on students’ success, but never understood why she had such a heavy focus on it. After our interview I now understand the why and it makes perfectly good sense. I then began to wonder what strategies could we, as a school, provide for our parents to help them support their child’s vocabulary development?
The next thing in the video, they interview a young student and ask him why he enjoys the directional education methods that they use in the classroom. He says he enjoys it because he gets to read a lot. Another child is interviewed about the directional method and she spoke about how today when she read, she read aloud with no errors as opposed to the day prior when she had three errors. In this video, a woman explains that this method does not target competition between peers, but it make the students more aware of themselves and the progress they are making. The teachers in this video seem to have patterns with how they instruct the classroom.