She truly is a valuable asset to the Ridley School District team. Colette always displays her love of teaching during class. She is patient when helping her students, especially when they are struggling with a difficult task. She can always be seen working with students who need additional support, whether it be with their academics or their organizational skills before and after school. She goes above and beyond of what is expected until her students are able to understand and apply concepts that they are learning.
I am writing in support of Stephanie McGuire-Wise for the ACES Supervision Award. Mrs. McGuire-Wise is my clinical supervisor at The University of Toledo’s Counseling Center. She is an excellent clinical supervisor and a kind, generous person who is devoted to her clients and supervisees. In supervision, Mrs. McGuire-Wise always provides useful feedback regarding my counseling skills, challenges me to accurately perceive the thoughts, feelings, and goals of my clients and myself; and is open to my input and feedback about the counseling sessions. She is very collaborative during the supervision process and this helps me to identify themes and patterns for my clients, create and implement appropriate goals for my clients, and apply interventions and techniques to help my client achieve their goals.
Technically, teachers are not evaluated on how good students perform on these tests, but feel as if they are held responsible when students fail. They would rather guide their students to work diligently and master the test information, instead they spend valuable time preparing students for these test. Teachers are there to teach students and help them enjoy their time spent at school. Instead students are bored by teachers and are growing to hate them. Most teachers leave schools because of the way they are treated by their students.
My current understanding of reflection is that it is taking time to review and think about something you have done. During this reflection time, you may consider what you did successfully, what you could have improved, or you may use the reflection time to revise a plan. As a teacher, I often engage in reflection of my teaching practices and lessons. After a lesson I may jot down notes of what worked and what did not, or write down new ideas that I want to include next time. Another form of reflection that I use is discussions with colleagues.
The classroom management fit directly in with her methods of instruction, like it should. She we was very big on active learning and keeping the students hooked and involved. By touching base with each student, she challenged them individually and uniquely; mainly due to each of their disabilities or disadvantages. By giving them breaks every 5-10 minutes, especially the ADD/ADHD students, it kept them involved and gave them a goal. The breaks definitely go hand in hand with active learning because it gives the students a rest so that their minds can process the information that they just took in.
During class time, I would go around and help various students with their work, encourage students to try their best, supervise during nutrition breaks and interact with students during music and gym classes. The most satisfying part of this service learning placement to date has
This is important because it shows that the homework can be the cause of the end of one’s education. This also important because then teachers can see why some students just do not try anymore. In addition, one can see this when “They refuse to do homework and it’s lowering their grades” (LAXdoubleK). This shows that students do not even care about their grades because the homework is too much. If students already don't do the work or get that education that they should be going to school for they might just drop out, there's no point to being there in the first place.
It hinders the teachers to be creative and the teaching materials being the same can get boring. The students become less interested in retaining the information. Teachers have such pressure to teach the test they tend to not teach beyond the test and students miss out on other types of material they could be learning.
In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers” by Kavitha Rao, she express her opinion on the topic that the current generation is not reading for fun. She mentions several experience she had with other people, that don 't see the benefit in reading for fun. She says that since people aren 't reading more leisure anymore they 're becoming less creative, inarticulate, have poor communication skills and low confidence, which is caused by parents forcing their kids to read, and the education system need to have students memorize textbooks and nothing else. After reading this article I find myself disagreeing with Rao on several points she made, I don’t believe the modern attitude towards reading is causing people to be self absorbed and unimaginative, she also claims that book clubs don 't encourage reading for fun, parents are forcing their children to read boring books which turned them away from reading and that the educational system is to blame for college students for being inarticulate. In the very first paragraph Rao mentions a the conversations she had with two different people, the first person say “I never read fiction” and “After what 's the point of a book if it doesn 't teach you anything.” Another person says “Fiction is not real, no?” and adds “I only like to read real stories to improve myself.” She states that many young people don 't see the benefit in read unless its to help improve themselves, or to ace a job interview.
This was one of our challenges because she wasn’t the best person to talk to. I knew we had to change that, so as a group we decided to talk about this among ourselves and we didn’t quite achieve our goal. Most kids are unmotivated to do their work and it’s really hard to work with students who don’t try on their tutorials. One of the biggest challenges were dealing with early release day, or block days.
I also think educators are having the trouble with the rules because this is something new and challenges to their teaching skills. Educators have to grade students work entirely different and try to make sure the rules are working for them and the students. I believe as an educator knowing that these standards will not help the students stay focus with the materials because the state I am living in, the students are learning from a textbook, which make them complain about it and be confused on the materials from the book. From listening to my child, I believe as a parent and an educator, I think that students are not going to progress at the rate that Common Core believes that they should. I also think that students will retain their grade level because all of these tests they are taking to move to the next grade.
In school we should focus on listening critically to the ideas that are introduced in lectures and form an in-depth connection with the professor and classmates. Bohm explains that we have a hard time communicating because of hurdles, such as a generation gap or an incline of technology. These problems can explain the lack of personal, or intimate, interactions and under these circumstances the ability to communicate is broken down (12-13). We generate arguments as a technique to fight and protect our blocks, the problem is that arguments only consist of talking and no one is willing to listen. Bohm would most likely correspond with George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s opinion of a social interaction.
Mrs. Kern’s behavior techniques and strategies are all based upon “Catch them being good!” She believes that praise and connectivity are the ways of having few behavior problems. She also shares personal stories about herself and her family every day with her students. This is to help her build a safe and family-like classroom. She also is careful to listen to and learn from her students every day. She knows her students well, which allows her to create lessons based on their interests, recommend books based on their skills and prior knowledge and hobbies.
Having seen her in action and having had an intimate conversation with her, I believe Mrs. Coty is a truly great teacher. I’ve learned a lot from her and hope to implement some of her ideas and ideals in my own classroom one day. I found the interview to be a valuable source of information and experience that will hopefully help make me a better