Member, National Honors Society, As an active member of National Honors Society one of our main tenets of leadership is building a strong presence in the community as a whole-school or otherwise. This manifested into offering after school tutoring in math and science areas where the school struggles in terms of college readiness. I was initially apprehensive, wondering if people would show up after school to study. But, I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people willing to take charge of their own learning and taking the after school tutoring extra help. Because I was actively tutoring students I was able to improve my own knowledge of the course material and continuously learn and improve myself.
It amazes me how willing everyone is to stop and help someone they barely know or to have a conversation with anyone. This makes each grade of about 40-60 students very close and fosters an environment that makes learning much more comfortable. During their high school prep class, students were asked if they felt comfortable raising their hand and asking questions in class. Every single student said that they were, which is something that is amazing and rare. The teachers at Waldron encourage this positive learning environment that is so crucial to student
(Dollinger, 2011) For instance; at schools, teachers regularly give same homework to every students in this case, the problem is all students are working on the same topic and teachers are waiting for correct and same answers to give them high mark which means the system are pushing students to write same things that is why, students cannot go out of red line. Their ideas are not important for
The believing game helped me understand how life works and not become so stressed if something does not go my way. Not all teachers will teach to my specific learning style. Believing that I can do well in a class and learn from any teacher helped me not only deal with high school, but will also help me throughout college and life. The believing game does not just pertain to academic struggles, but also any obstacle one may face throughout life. I learned that changing my perspective allows me to see that sometimes things are my fault and it is myself that needs to change, not other
Dilemma in Primary Mathematics Group work to measure performance of students versus individual assessment Judging from the number of articles on the topic there has been an explosion in the volume of ‘group-based’ learning, and especially of group project work of various kinds, since a survey of group assessment in higher education the mid-1990s found very modest levels of group learning and assessment (Lejk and Wyvill, 1997).numerous people consider that working within groups is easier than working individually since everybody has something to teach as well as gain knowledge from each other. Since it is the responsibility of the teacher to notice with the intention that no child is left behind or ignored during the learning as well as teaching process .Major assessment programs are established to design group assessment tasks within which smaller groups of student work together towards solving problems or completing projects .at the same time as teachers it is complicated to assess students individually or in groups. Students’ measure their own role as well as their peers by establishing set of criteria. Individual student assess others input by using a programmed list of criteria. Grades are based on a predetermined process, but mostly it is an average of the marks awarded to the group members.
We need classes that will help us in our dear future that way whatever happens we can be organized and prepared. Students should be in classes that and students should be learning skills that will engage them and most importantly get skills that are from college. Some high schools dont even pass out any homework and the students in that high school do not feel any smart because they think that they are doing better than others. Additonally, There are other schools that are Academies that teach students about college and they prepare students by giving them a full amount of homework every single night because that is what makes all the students more smarter. Firstly, there are students who think that they will never do good in schools because of the less amount of homework they are doing .
My experience with co-teaching has been beneficial for my class especially for the ELLs and the monolingual students. When my mentor is teaching, my lowest students sit in a different table with me. Differentiation has helped them because they get additional help, clarification of any misconceptions, restating of key vocabulary or key points and also they get to use manipulatives that might help them understand a concept better. This differentiation has helped as they are testing higher in math and two ELL students are now reading at grade level. Co-teaching allows both teachers to work together and it allows for many instructional strategies.
In college I could be a tutor and help clear the fog away from the brains of some of the students to have them get the grades they want to obtain. Then, since my plan is to be a high school math teacher, tutoring is great practice for me to learn how to get the point across to the students and help them not hate math, unlike so many middle school and high school students do today. Maybe I will even be able to help others find their love for math, just like my middle school math teacher did for me. Or I could just teach them math until their heads explode, which ever
When I was in a group with unfamiliar people I would stay silent and not contribute to the discussion as much as I knew I could. I know that I should be more social and confident around my classmates but I just couldn't get over the hump. So I would stay in the same seat everyday near the end of the year and as a result I started participating a little more in class discussions. Hopefully I begin to feel comfortable around my classmates in my next semester classes. Even though I was quiet most the year I learned a lot from our discussions.
things as simple as a seating arrangement promotes fairness. every student gets a spot to sit and no desk is any better than another. avoiding favoritism and prejudice is also a way to promote fairness in class. students notice when the same people are called on repeatedly. As a teacher it is important to make sure all students have access to learning.