Part 3 (60%): General Essay What are considered to be the key purposes of assessment and how might these purposes support or impede pupils learning? The role of assessment in teaching and learning Introduction Studies over many years have shown that assessment is a main ingredient for teachers to improve their practice and enhance the learners’ achievements. For most of the teachers and learners, the term “assessment” is often correlated with “testing”. Testing is a method to determine a student’s ability to complete certain tasks or demonstrate the understanding of a skill or knowledge of content. On the other hand, Lambert and Lines (2000) go further to suggest that assessment is a constant ongoing process rather than a onetime thing and
Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well. Some of the successes I had, before getting kicked out, were being able to make friends with two new teachers, that the school had hired, when the new school year had started. My American Government teacher was Mrs. Elizabeth Adkins and my CP English 3 teacher was Miss Robyn Spangler. Another success I had was making great grades and attending the rest of the time I had spent at the school with my boyfriend, Brandon Crawford.
Misbehavior can lead to disruptions to the learning environment and time off of task and learning. Classroom management plans should start from the first day of school. In order to create a positive learning environment, teachers need to develop classroom management plans that address misbehavior and include rules, consequences, and
For management, the discipline problems will significantly decrease and staff stability will increase significantly (Papay, & Johnson, 2012). The teacher quality will become better due to induction as students will be able to learn and gather new information from experienced teacher and be able to show the right kind of outcomes in their academic performance. Furthermore, since children will be happy with the teachers, the job satisfaction on the teacher’s side will also increase significantly. Student achievement is the most significant aspect of induction. The main reason induction takes place is to make certain that students’ achievement improves significantly and that they are able to show good results in their academic performance (Kutsyuruba, 2012).
Mid Term Reflection At this stage in the placement, which issue(s) would you consider the most important to you and why? I am delighted with my teaching practice so far and am excited about getting back into it again next week. I feel I have progressed greatly as a teacher and have fitted in well to the school. I feel this has been a key aspect to my success thus far and my overall enjoyment of the teaching experience. This week, I have the opportunity to reflect on the first four weeks as a whole, to assess my strengths and weaknesses and to plan carefully for the next five weeks and the things I want to improve on and continue doing.
For example, Hull (2005) noted excellent principal leadership in extremely prosperous, school using strategies that developed the school faculty and supported the educational environment. Early abstract of school, peoples believe principal as a building leader but now it lean toward a more administrative style of leadership (Young, 2007). As the school administration develop more complex and powerful according to the daily increasing educational targets, the role of principal leadership has changed. Now-a-days the principal is responsible for managing all the entire spectrum of stalk holders, students,
I was really pressured with the work load I had for school but I trained myself to focus on my grades because this year, I was finally accepted into my school’s fair committee. Being in the fair committee was a turning point because it taught me many valuable lessons that completely changed the way I viewed life. Looking beyond fair as one of the highlights of the school year, it is an avenue for students like me to be aware of social problems and take action towards addressing these, in order to give those less fortunate than I a chance at improving their lifestyle. Through the committee, I was able to contribute to providing an education for the struggling people in my community by raising funds for the ICA Scholarship Foundation. I felt so overwhelmed realizing that I could do something I love and at the same time, help those in need.
As school leaders, leaders should allow teachers with ample times to attend Professional Development yearly to make them stronger teachers. Professional Development provides moments that make teachers realize that there may be better ways to do it. Professional Development shows teachers strategies to teach subject matter even better. Sometimes, teachers feel best at teaching math and are assigned to teach reading or all subject matters during the day. When the teachers don’t have adequate skill in that subject matter, the students suffer most.
Every few years a new way of thinking about pedagogy is thrust upon teachers; ‘the next big thing in learning and development’. Think of Bloom's ‘Taxonomy’, de Bono's ‘Six Thinking Hats’ or Gardner's ‘Multiple Intelligence Approach’. These programs, and others, underpinned many hours of teacher training and development. This latest ‘big thing’ to catch the attention of educators, Productive Pedagogy, is not really all that new. It is a further refinement and repackaging of previous practices that have been successful.
Team teaching is often a tool used in the class that helps with classroom management issues.The motto my mentor teacher uses in the classroom is teaching by “modeling behavior,” where expectations and goals are set through examples. I quickly learned that it order to keep the students engaged it was important for me to limit my instruction time to about ten minutes, and allowing students to have hands on learning time will help them stay focused