I think that when teachers are passionate and enthusiastic about what they are teaching, it will engage, inspire, and empower students. I think that student-centered environments and real-world opportunities are very important to maximize learning. Student-centered for me, means that students are engaged in dialogue. They are learning from each other with a guided discussion from the teacher. Real-world opportunities provide students with examples that they will see in their daily life, which is an important part of growing up.
So, they acquire more confident expressing their views and they enjoy being challenged. In other words, makes them cooperate with members of the opposite-sex because collaboration between the sexes in the classroom helps develop confidence in students so that they feel comfortable sharing their ideas and opinions in any situation. Moreover, learning in co-education schools provide appealing surroundings to both sexes; it will increase the boldness level of both sexes. The study with the opposite gender plays a crucial role in character of scholars. Plus, kids spend their youth within the classroom expansion skills which will relief they preserve relationships of their lives.
Teachers and fellow students will also provide help for students with disabilities; in this way, students with learning disabilities will be motivated to study as they feel that they are a part of a group instead of being isolated in special places. Thus, they will achieve higher grades. Moreover, they will be greatly engaged in the society as they are building bridges with their peers from several backgrounds. On the long run, teachers, parents, and the society as a whole would develop. Students with learning disabilities should be included in the “normal” classroom because it improves their academic performance, social behavior, and communication language.
Cooperative learning helps students develop the skills they will need later for education success. It also gives them a chance to benefit from the knowledge of classmates. So, pairing the students as often as possible, as doing so makes learning enjoyable and effective. When pairing students, we should aim to create mixes in which one student excels and another struggle. This allows students with differing skills to share their abilities and help each other.
Keeping in mind that not all the children participate in the same way or at the same rate. Children have different personalities and therefore have different learning preferences. Some students are more reflective learners than others, others are shy while others are more comfortable to speak out in front the other members of the group. The aim of a good educator is to put the student at the centre of their own learning and so create an atmosphere where students with different learning patterns can contribute. The first thing I did is arrange my class in a way that encourages active participation.
different backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts, learning styles, and the interactions among them are multi-dimensions. Maria and Pavlou (2008) in their study showed that mixed-ability classes provided students access to more learning opportunities. Johnson and Johnson (1987) recommended that assigning students of different abilities in the same group could maximize the strength of each group. Such ability variety within the same group creates an effective learning environment and provides learning opportunities for low-level students as well as opportunities to more advance students. For instance, when learners with learning problem are grouped with highly gifted learners, they will be motivated to learn as they will not only be learning from their teacher.
They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences. The motivational psychology researchers discovered several useful approaches and practices that can be implemented in the classroom for effective learning to take place (Miller, 2012). Teachers are using differentiation to support teaching and learning. Differentiation can vary in pace, activities, resources, teaching and learning styles in an attempt to best meet the needs of individual student. Various teaching strategies such as cooperative learning, active learning, role play and games and pedagogic tools are being integrated in educational theories in meaningful and useful ways to encourage task or learning achievements.
In my perspective, progressivism would be the best philosophy that I would practice in my classes. Progressivism believes that, education comes from the experience of the child. As such, children are the focus of a progressive classroom. Therefore, the center of gravity is within each child in the class. An effective teacher would provide a variety of activities, give the students time and space to use the materials and also allow the students to think logically and critically.
Being an effective teacher means to be able to create a positive atmosphere for students to grow both intellectually and socially. To be an effective teacher, one must be able to communicate positively with his/her students in a manner that the student will understand concepts for efficiently. Teachers must be prepared and enthusiastic, and they must have a good knowledge of the subject. An effective teacher is one who is able to spark the students’ interest in learning. They create students who want to learn, who are able to develop and express their own opinions, and who are able to succeed in his/her society.
It teaches students to manage their time in flexible ways to match individually needs and gives students increasing responsibilities for the learning process. Furthermore, it also teaches students to master learning objectives and encourage compatible interdisciplinary investigation. In this learning process, students are taught to solve problems, answer questions and formulate questions of their own through cooperative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. Moreover, in this learning environment, students are able to work on problems and projects under conditions that assure both positive interdependence and individual