I enjoyed working with the students in this classroom as many of the centers were game based which established a fun way for the students to learn. While in the first grade classroom, I was able to form a great relationship with my mentor teacher that allowed me to be very hands on with the students throughout the semester. Among many things, I learned how to run an educational circle and calendar time, worked with small groups of students to improve reading, provided practice spelling tests to students, assisted students in developing their writing abilities, and implemented the class’s behavior management plan. While I worked with the fifth grade
While at the school I was able to assess and reflect on my own learning daily through lesson reflections. This allowed me to identify areas for possible growth, and ensure I was working towards my goals outlined on my professional growth plan. I also had to opportunity to participate in several different professional development opportunities, while at the school. Continuous learning and risk taking are things that occurred throughout my PSIII internship. On several occasions, I was observed by my teacher mentor, principal and university consultant in which, I effectively responded to their feedback by listening and implementing their
My perception of how to work with a diverse classroom has changed somewhat. As a teacher candidate, the initial thought of learning how to work with diverse students seems complex. Although, the process is involved, I was delighted to see that there are some suggestions provided to help students with learning needs that I employ as a substitute teacher. For instance, when I am teaching a lesson, the students are given instructions on how to complete a task. The instructions are repeated a few times but with variance in order for all students to gain an understanding.
They have a drive to succeed and appear motivated and eager to learn. Understanding how adult learners function is imperative for the instructor to understand so that learning activities can be molded to fit their learning styles. Providing education that blends well with their unique learning needs can help students succeed. Rico, Beal, and Davies (2010) discuss different learning styles and suggest that “accelerated students want faculty to deliver knowledge using many different methodologies”. Professor Robertson demonstrated using different teaching techniques for her students as well.
So, whenever I found an opportunity or whenever a teacher researcher, a colleague, a teacher trainer or a novice teacher requested to observe my lesson, without hesitation, I accepted to be observed throughout my lessons. Although they wanted to make use of the observation for their study or for their professional development, I also benefit from these observations by asking them to comment on my
It is your job as a teacher to educate yourself about your students, and know their strengths and their limitations in order to inform your teaching practices. I think this is true of ALL students, not just those served under IDEA or 504. This observation also highlighted the fact that all decisions about special education are made by a team of people, including parents and other professionals. I think it is important to become accustomed to the idea of sharing this responsibility. I know that from the first day in my practicum assignment, I had my reservations about the placement of Abby (the child with Down syndrome).
School has driven me to be more ambitious and more conscious of my actions and experiences. So far high school has taught me the basic knowledge that I will need in life like how to solve problems which do not have straightforward or easy answers, and how to work effectively either with others or alone. In most of my classes critical thinking and analysing is the way to solve problems. I have learned to appreciate the importance of communication through effective speech and debate. High school has taught me many skills that will be helpful later in my career of work ethics, social behavior between peers and leadership.
Teamwork means that a group of people work with us to achieve a common goal, so selecting the team members is very important to help the team in achieving the goal of the team. Through my participation in this team learned a lot of teamwork and contributed to all my ideas that benefit the subject. It also contributed to explaining some of the ideas found in activities that were not clear in some students. The ideas also contributed to working as a team and benefiting the students in the team and then in daily life and work. I followed the team to know if they are doing the activities well.
Taking this On Course class has helped me learn many things about myself. One of the things I learned is that I am capable of being a successful student if I continue to use the creator 's mindset and always thinking about the positive side in every situation. Even though I have to continue working on self-motivation and self-management a little more, it is helping me get on track with all my exams and assignments that I need to work on. I am a young student with great potential and I have learned that believing in myself is the key in being a successful