Walking around the class, stretching, or stop working for a while helps to relax and recompose a child (Kluth, 2010). 10. Inclusion By observing what their peers do, autistic children are able to learn appropriate behaviors from them. If students are to learn to socialize, they will be required to be present where their peers are and listen to and learn how they socialize. If students will require specialized support for academic success, teachers will need to assess the learners’ functioning in the inclusive classroom to know the types of support needed (Kluth, 2010).
Another example of how a child with special needs would benefit from inclusion is that it helps them benefit socially. Special needs children can take part in regular classes and activities with children their age without special needs and this helps children with special needs to develop better social skills as they interact with other classmates. “Providing access to a wide range of learning opportunities, activities, settings, and environments is a defining feature of high quality early childhood inclusion” (NAEYC, 2009, p.
This teaching method can be helpful before an exam, but is difficult for visual and kinesthetic learners (“Most Common Teaching”). While lecturing, difficult information should be broken up into easily understood chucks. This allows students to feel more comfortable with the information rather than overwhelmed (Biehler 676) For auditory learners, hearing, and talking about new information is the best way to process it (Tileston 16). Although, auditory learners make up a small number of students in most classrooms (Tileston 17). By adding visual aids to lectures, teachers can cater to more than one type of student at a time (Tileston 11).
There are so many different forms of disabilities that people may have. These can range from physical disabilities that people can see to ones that are hidden. Learning disabilities is one that is hidden or not physically visible. In school, teachers may be aware of these disabilities but classmates may not be. Children with learning disabilities store and organize their brains differently.
During recess, students learn to resolve conflicts, solve problems, negotiate, and work with others without adult intervention. Cognitive abilities may also be enhanced by recess. Studies have found that students who do not participate in recess may have difficulty concentrating on specific tasks in the classroom, are restless and may be easily distracted. In addition, recess serves as a developmentally appropriate strategy for reducing stress. Contemporary society introduces significant pressure and stress for many students because of academic demands, family issues, and peer pressures.
Although Harry Wong focuses more on classroom management and not the demographics of the classroom, him and Gary Borich both equally emphasize the importance of a positive and supportive classroom environment for all students. Wong declares,” It is the teacher – what the teacher knows and can do—that makes the difference in the classroom.” (81) Effective teachers provide all students with equal opportunities for learning by utilizing culturally responsive direct instruction, questioning and classroom management. Caring for students and building a nurturing environment that accepts all students and allows them to engage in profound learning experiences are fundamental characteristics of effective
2. Diversity Within any classroom there are students and each student has a variety of needs that can affect the learning of the student and the teacher’s ability to instruct the student. These needs can influence a student’s learning experience academically, emotionally, socially and many other aspects to varying degrees; depending on how much a student’s learning experience is affected, the student’s academic progress can be hindered due to their needs not being addressed. Any parent and teacher would want every student to have equal opportunities to grow and develop academically and to become productive members of society. However, by not considering that a student might have specific needs that should be addressed, the student is being
In the article Making Technology Inclusive, Martin Horejsi gives different examples on how to include all students, specially the ones with disabilities, in activities guided by technology. In this sense, he believes that technology can assist children with different disabilities to perform tasks in the classroom helping them feel included socially, as well as giving these children the extra support they need to learn. Horejsi mentions that there are many great technologies out there, but many of them are out of reach for teachers because of their high prices. However, Horejsi comes up with cheaper and still successful ideas to use technology in the classroom to aid students with disabilities. He mentions that even simple steps such as changing
It will help students learn about the required materials in depth and discuss it among their peers leading to better academic performance. Teacher too would benefit because they would have more time to cover topics instead of just the quick facts. Academically students would perform better inside the classroom and help our school look better. Block scheduling would be a great thing to consider switching to if the school wants to see their students do better inside and outside the
To help individuals like Kimberly in my classroom, I might pair the ELL student with another ELL student that shares the similar culture or language. By doing this, the student will have someone that s/he can go to because their partner may understand what that student is going through. Hopefully, the other student will also speak the same first language so if the student does not speak English, then the two students will be able to speak in their first
All students should be given the same rights. After school program time should be divided into academic work and fun/social time. It is important to use scaffolding in the after school programs because it bridges current practices to more advance practices of any topic of interest (Reiser and Tabak 2014, p. 46). It is important for students to express themselves, but it is also important to provide school support. School support outside of the classroom can lead to better understanding in the classroom.
These resources should be language friendly and individualized for the migrant family.Opening the doors of the school and understanding the culture of migrant learners is a needed service that differs from mainstream learners. Some mainstream parents and students may feel comfortable as they come to school to interact with other people. Coming into an environment with limited English may be intimidating to some migrant parents. Allowing migrant parents to become a part of the school is needed as the family unit is an inspiration for these students. Offering parental support and outreach programs with translators, if needed, to bring migrant parents to schools will offer additional support to these learners.
What do you like and dislike about collaborating with other when trying to improve issues within your school? What actions could you take to make this process a smooth as possible? One of the great things about working with others is you can get a better perspective of things, especially if it is a very diverse group. If it is a diverse group you have a better chance of making everyone happy with your decision because you can get a wider scope of the people you are trying to help. All of the people in your group have had different experiences and have had to deal with a variety of problems.
This system may either be good or bad depending on the nature of society. If the society is good the system will aim to promote good moral values; if the society is bad the system will promote unethical practices. To many educators and parents, it’s common sense: children who have strong social and emotional skills perform better in school, have more positive relationships with peers and adults, and have more positive emotional adjustment and mental health. Because children spend a significant portion of their time in schools, schools are a major context for social and emotional development, growing along with and connected to academics. Conclusion Eliminating or minimizing bullying at Lakewood Elementary and placing the focus point on a more conclusive objective such as the point system will enrich these children with a sense of responsibility and amour-propae when it comes to behavior in school.