Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me. I struggled with keeping up and trying to stay with the class. By the end of the year I had no missing assignments but since I had trouble taking tests I passed with something in the C range. I took Geometry during my Sophomore year and Algebra II &
Reflective Diary: Appendix 1 is taken from my personal reflective diary which I wrote at the start of the PGCE course. At this stage of writing, I had not started my teaching placement so my understanding of behaviour management was still novice. My knowledge had broadened on many other topics that are pivotal to teaching, however, behaviour management had not yet been discussed. This reflection followed from a group discussion with friends and a one on one chat with my AT on my anxieties on manging behaviour in class. This reflection marks a fundamental moment in my thinking as I was becoming mindful that the process of developing as a practitioner would entail me to critically analyse my own previous experiences and beliefs.
Students who are allowed to explore, empathize, question, hypothesize, conceptualize, experiment, and evaluate throughout their own learning become productive community members" (Hummell 5). Allowing children to learn to think critically helps them to solve problems and have a logical argument about something they believe is true. Applying critical thinking into schools gives a child a chance to make a difference. Also, Elizabeth McKinstry agrees with Hummell in challenging the next generation to think for themselves. McKinstry writes about how Common Core education helps children become more interactive in the world and teaches them how to apply the knowledge they have learned in life.
As a future middle school teacher, I plan on creating a loving and warm environment so that my students will always feel welcomed. I plan on building relationships with every student by getting to know them and letting the students get to know me. The students in my class will respect each other and want to help on another because I will foster an environment that promotes support. I will culturally aware and teach my students to be culturally aware as well in my classroom. My lesson plans will be created for the students and spark motivation for the students to want to learn.
According to Cialdini's elements of persuasion, liking a person is extremely important because it affects the chances of influencing others. When meeting people for the first time, I initially approach them by greeting and smiling at them to gain their trust, as well as using that trust to build a relationship. The principle of liking can have a significant impact on my academic success because it will help me develop an active alliance with my fellow students and instructors. This feature benefits my educational experience through. The persuasion of others to help my particular career supported the element of liking because with getting closer to classmates that have the same career interest as me, we can exchange the information we have already
I can teach to the divergent learner by building the bond that they need. Taking the time to become their educational partner. I can actively engage the class in group discussions to really hook the divergent learner. The assimilating learner will need a guide; which I can do since I like to break down complex issues. I will provide them organized lectures and different perspectives to topics being discussed in class.
Since I started working in Gateway High School two years ago, my view of changes has been limited. As a teacher, I was, most of my time, enclosed within my classroom. However, since I started the internship for the National Louis University Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, I have seen how the school is being slowly but steadily transformed from a violent school, with lots of discrimination towards a safe and inclusive environment. If I have to measure the success of the changes, I have to say that the process is taking time, but the changes are palpable.
I bring a creative approach to teaching and planning, as creativity is an important part of who I am. I use a variety of resources and methods of delivery and learning to engage and motivate children. Whilst providing PPA, I had the confidence from teachers to alter plans and plan lessons using these approaches. These lessons received praise for my content and methods of delivery. I use first hand experiences to immerse and engage children throughout topics.
Teaching gives a platform to share their passion and ability with others. As they study to become a teacher, they have an opportunity to develop their skills. Make a Real Difference. Teachers also to create a difference in the world by touching the lives of their students. For some of
As stated by Fung and Carr, (2000) excellent tutorials help students to understand the course content; they help students to do assignments; they are interesting; it requires the students to discuss the topic; and provides students with many opportunities to participate. Thus through meeting such a criteria open distance learning institution would be able to provide quality lectures, that open distance learning student will be motivated to