2. The strength of these philosophies lies in the fact they are all student centered approaches to teaching and learning. I most appreciate the prescriptive nature of the philosophies meaning that they all are attempting to increase learning and decrease behavior issues by establishing roles, routines, and norms of a classroom. I think if I can actively utilize the approaches above, I can create the type of environment that is helpful to both students and still be a place I want to work in. I do not expect that I can do it all the first year, but maybe over time I can bring in more research based applications of classroom management. I particularly enjoy that a lot of the ownership is placed on classroom procedure and demonstrating the …show more content…
Each wall would focus on different aspects of science. Near my desk I will hang person items, my diplomas, photos, credential, and the like. I would want my desk near the front possibly at an angle but near the front. There would be a projector and document camera so that I can show people various scientific items and or demonstrate various skills. I would want a class with a lot of wall space to allow for ample visual aids and poster areas. I would also have a wall for student work. The whiteboard or chalkboard would have an area for objectives and an outline of student assignments so if a student is absent they can find out what they are missing. If possible I would like to have a classroom pet, I have a turtle I could bring to class and allow for students to see. I am sure she would love to have space to roam and she loves human voices. As far as arrangement of desks, if I can I would have various seating arrangements, many times science classes take place in labs and the location of items such as student desks are not changeable. But on the off chance they are, I would have a seating arrangement for tests with the desks spread more apart, a seating arrangement for group facilitation, maybe put the desks in pods of four to six desks, and then a seminar/discussion where they student are arranged in a half circle, maybe two half circles. Having the ability to physically change the arrangement of desks will provide a visual /physical clue to what is expected of the
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In the science rooms we would buy the kind chairs in the exploratory rooms and put them in the science rooms. We wouldn't want you to spill chemicals all over a recliner or a couch. The staff would also get really nice chairs so that they would have a good time too. To make sure the students don't fight, there will be a sign up sheet so people can get to choose where they sit. The only catch is if you have a 70% or below you have to must sit at the tables.
At Frist Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown I learned while observing and interacting how some of the different set up of areas impacted a student’s learning and space. Some of the areas were used for quiet time, noisier activities, and more active learning. This related to the (Component 2e) because organizing physical space around the classroom provides the student a variety of ways to learn together or alone inside the classroom while also developing their social skills and working through any academic or social difficulties (Component 2d). Lastly, at Head Start the lead teacher provided the students with daily duties inside the classroom. For example, some of the students had the responsibility to clean up stations, and prepare the snack/lunch for the class.
For example, she spends some of her own time to prepare for the laboratory activities such as setting up the two different types of microscopes, plants, and tools that are used to dissect. Outside of the laboratory class, she spends time grading student work and collaborating with faculty at Iowa State University. As a result, she structures a learning environment that addresses a variety of learning styles, interests, and abilities found within her laboratory courses. Her classroom management system is very simple because she tries to keep all of her students actively engaged by allowing them to work with one another to complete the laboratory activities. By using this classroom management system, this prevents any misbehavior and helps student become more successful
Along the east wall of the room, two centers were designated, one being a reading (quiet) center with two bean bag chairs and several book shelves filled with different levels (reading) books. The other center was a manipulative center, which included several puzzles, games, and interactive manipulatives. Along the south wall of the classroom was a long table with three computer stations set up on the table. On the west wall was several cabinets and shelving for teacher supplies and files. Along the north wall was the teacher desk, and another center area with bean bag chairs, and several iPads, cd players, and other technology devices.
Classroom discipline model developed by Lee Canter in 1987 (Newman, 2013). The main focus was to allow teachers to teach children in an environment where they "have a right to learn and a right to have a classroom free from behavior disruption to their learning" (Tuckman & Monetti, 2011, p.464). Canter also puts a lot of emphasis on positive reinforcement. Canter states: Example 2: Recognizing positive behavior.
Many of their principles align with my teaching philosophy as well as my classroom management preferences. For example, on the very first day of school, my students and I will work together to develop a behavior contract that will contain the rules/norms of our classroom. We will brainstorm ideas together on an anchor chart, and then I will consolidate these responses into cohesive phrases. Once the “published” copy of the behavior contract has been presented to the students, and no changes need to be made, each student will sign the contract, indicating that they plan to abide by these rules every day, and if they make a poor choice, they accept the consequences that are to follow. The consequences for the broken rules/norms will also be discussed as a class.
“Classroom management refers to all of the things that a teacher does to organize students, space, time and materials so that the student learning can take place” (Wong & Wong, 2005, p.84). As an educator codes of ethics which serves to guide meaningful conduct should include being honest, trustworthy and engaging in lifelong learning. I personally believe children should be treated as if they are your own, if any child comes to school looking sad immediate attempts must be made to find out what is the cause .As a teacher one needs to be aware of learning, motivation, behavior, and development theories in order to relate to my students and push them to reach their full potential. It is the duty of the teacher to see that all the students are being motivated; this is only fair to the students.
Dewey & Boyer: An Analysis of Education Philosophies John Dewey and Ernest Boyer are both very well thought of educators as well as philosophers. In reading both of their articles I found myself thinking of my own philosophies on education and found that I could side with one or the other. I liked parts of their education ideals and other thoughts seemed either outdated or didn’t fall in line of how I feel education should be viewed. I think both have some great ideas as well as ideals but if I had to side with one or the other I would go more along with Boyer’s thoughts than Dewey.
In this assignment, I will be writing on how to apply the principles of pedagogy in my area of specialism. Effective teacher uses diverse teaching strategies and universal approaches that suit situations, different strategies in different grouping of learners to improve learning outcomes, There are different teaching styles that suit different learners backgrounds and ability. Teachers are ldentified in their profession as ‘learning specialist’ , and there are five principles of good pedagogy which are Motivation, Exposition, Direction of activity and Inviting imitation. Andragogy is the best approach for effective delivery and pedagogy, both approaches must be used to ensure effective delivery. The principle is the idea of the curriculum and requirement of my subject area, I adopted pedagogy and andragogy that learners will understand The word motivation preceeds teaching at all times the teacher is preparing for delivery of effective and engaging instructional process.
At the beginning of this course I honestly thought that my personal values and ethics all came from the same source, which was the religion I grew up following. With this course I was able to see and reflect that it is a habit that was formed and that it has become a routine that I have put myself through. I have been living a life where I was told and expect to believe what my values were I never had the change to explore it myself. The feeling that if I was able to explore myself and my values and be more open to things other then just the values that my church taught me I would have been a very successful woman now. I truly believe that it would affect different aspects of my adult life.
As we can notice traditional classroom cannot longer satisfy the needs of education in the 21st- century. So we have to make radical changes in order to create the classroom that will motivate students to learn. Teachers today teach using different pedagogical approaches and various instructional methods. According to fact that our educational system is changed with the help of technology the 21st -century classroom should be a productive environment where students can develop the skills they will need in workplace. The modern 21st-century classrooms should encourage students to develop their high order thinking skills.
Teaching philosophy is described by Sadker and Sadker as, “Behind every school and every teacher is a set of related beliefs - a philosophy of education – that influences what and how students are taught. A philosophy of education represents answers to questions about the purpose of schooling, a teacher’s role and what should be taught and by what methods.” (Teacher, Schools and Society. 2005). With this definition in consideration, my teaching philosophy is “I believe that children learn best when they are given the chance to choose, discuss and explore what they want to learn, when they want to learn and how they want to learn.