St. Mary’s is a Marianist and liberal arts university that prides itself with teaching well rounded students to use their gifts and god given talents to not only help themselves, but their communities and fellow mankind. As technology and science advance, humans are increasingly more detached from one another. It is dangerous for individuals, in this case college students, to master their chosen fields, but fail to connect their mission to the grander scheme of life. Life is more than a grade in a class and certainly more than a test score. Yet, because of ambition and lack of proper guidance to connect the dots between personal success and the common good, it is hard to realize that fact.
There are plenty of problems in public education in the United States. There has been much discussion about the new “21st century” skills, standards, and requirements that teachers should be teaching their students that they almost get lost in what the main goal is-to teach students. Today, it seems the number one goal is to get students ready for college, when in reality, that may not be what the majority of our young learners really need to be focusing on, or it may not be their end goal. There is such a demand for higher-level thinking and differentiated skills, which only puts more pressure on teachers to get their students to pass the standardized tests that the government is requiring. School districts are threatening teachers that if
One of the more difficult subjects that lose interest among students is math. Math can be challenging for some students to understand. According to Minetola, Ziegenfuss, & Kent Chrisman (2014), combining math terminology with students' current learning ability, increased brain tiredness or anxiety caused by the required focus needed for longer periods of time. Breaks are necessary when learning. The importance of Math in the world is used as a tool to help create evidence and advancements in the world today.
Finding a way to target each students developmental stage, as well as staying age appropriate for students is complicated and often challenging. It is especially difficult when teachers have such limited resources and purchase many materials on their own. Although it is a challenge it is important both socially and academically to introduce these students to age appropriate content and materials when teaching. One way that I am able to use TPE 6: Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices is to use low level high interest books and texts. I also use close reading methods and other scaffolding techniques when we do read grade level material.
While this helps students become organized and more responsible it can cause many students to be stressed out. Families have to spend money on classes and materials used to prepare for these tests. Students have to balance school work and test prep which from personal experience is very stressful. It is true that these test challenge students to retain information which is a good skill to have but, there are other options besides
General education course can seem to be a little frustrating, as while we are completing these requirements, we are often limited from taking those courses related to our major. However, this is one of the primary reasons we need to take general education courses. From the purely academic standpoint, our general education courses prepare us for success in our future courses. This occurs as we learn or refresh our skills in courses such as accounting and mathematics. Additionally, we will spend many hours and many days researching and writing, this further enhances those skills, further preparing us for academic successes as we enter more advanced and major specific courses.
Learning a foreign language is often a requirement in schools across the country, but many students struggle with learning a new language. It can be difficult and time consuming to learn a new language but there are also many benefits associated with studying foreign languages. Knowing multiple languages can make students more likely to get better jobs and have a better understanding of the world. Despite this, it is still argued whether students should be required to learn another language in order to graduate. Many students struggle with learning a language for various reasons.
You are going to need those business skills, social skills, writing skills in the long run, as well as in most professions in which the student acquires through the liberal education given to them. In conclusion, mastery is the result of flow and affect what we learn and how in depth we learn it. Liberal education is such a very important thing because of the way it teaches us about everything. Being educated is being a well-rounded person. Teaching people seems complicated on the surface, but it actually is not.
Students are anxious to a smaller extent in relation to their guise and how they would have to conform with the crowds; thus, they can be more engrossed in their academics. Cultivation of perception between the superficiality and those of actual worth will occur whilst the distractions insignificant to the objective of school will be reduced. Hypothetically speaking, if students were to wear their own outfits, other students would have enquiries on their outfits, which will make them lose focus on their studies; But with school uniforms, students would not be able to do that. For instance, students who come from different financial backgrounds find it very complicated to comprehend in an environment where children have branded clothes, accessories, etcetera. With uniforms, neither the rich or the poor students have to worry about the brand of their clothes.
- it is difficult for me to plan a class, because it takes a lot of time and also, it is difficult for me to imagine what is probably what the students already know and identify what could be complicated in class and what would be the solutions to those problems - Another thing is that the teacher needs to make a good environment between the students and the teacher because if not, some students are not going to talk or participate, so it is very important aspect. - When I am making the worksheets, the flashcards, I think they are easy but when I am teaching I feel that are a little bit confused, and the students get confused with the activities because I do not give the instructions
Lesson 6- Students wrote their thoughts on the video of the Powers of Ten Lesson 11- Students were able to brainstorms ideas around “what if earth’s mass was 15 times bigger” Lesson 12- Students gave their preference to which country they would expand their soda company to and had to back their decision with support from data Lesson 11: Students were able to investigate the solar system using the NASA Website. One part of the investigation was finding three facts they thought were interesting. Lesson 3-Rolling dice game with partners gave students the chance to practice using the exponent properties and then checking their answers with their partners Lessons 8 & 12- Stations were provided for students to move around the room to complete different
I found it particularly difficult to differentiate a task when I don’t know the students I will be differentiating for and according to Chapter 4 of Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences “Each students learning is monitored through assessment and teacher observation to identify the student’s progress and any problems that might be limiting his or her learning.” (Gilbert, R., & Hoepper, B., 2016). As a result, I think to accommodate diverse learning needs well I will need to know the students I will be altering. However I think one of the best aspects of the humanities is that it is so diverse and is able to cater to different people and learning
Next year at Embry-Riddle I plan start studying Cyber Intelligence and Security. Ever since middle school I knew I had a developing interest in the field of computer science and spent most of my time building the skills to excel in my classes. One of the first projects I got to use the computer on was a video for the Oregon Trail. I decided that it would be best to design an advertisement to showcase the facts in a new and creative way. When my group turned the project in, and it was shown to the class my teacher rewrote the assignment according to what we did and used it as an example of great work when recruiting new people.
This motivates me to become a part of the education field, because caring teachers are much needed in area like this. Teaching is a privilege because it is an opportunity to provide students with a blessing of knowledge that they may not be able to obtain from home. Minorities from low-income areas most likely do not live in the best conditions, therefore they need to utilize the classroom as a safe haven. Knowing that these student probably cannot afford to get a tutor for the SATs or even study properly because they do not understand the context, makes me want to be a teacher who would offer tutoring sessions for free, find