There are many more trends but I chose these because they appealed to me most. Being a teacher as a facilitator means learning about student’s cultures and using teaching approaches that accommodates all learning styles. It also means using resources in the student’s communities. Culturally relevant and Responsive Teaching means displaying cultural competence, skills at teaching in cross cultural or multicultural settings. This allows students to relate content to their own
That is a very important part of tutoring these boys. When they feel comfortable, and get the chance to tell you all about their day that lets them know you care and they are more open to listening to you in return. Plus these are first graders and they have been sitting in a desk all day doing schoolwork, the last thing they want to do after school is more schoolwork! After we chatted about their day we would read the books in our tutoring bags for 15 minutes. Then I would give them a piece of paper that I wrote four questions on for them to answer in complete sentences.
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. 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 education system has the power to create a huge impact on the development of a child with a disability. This impact can be act both positively and negatively depending on a multitude of factors such as parents, teachers, and the school district as a whole. To ensure the success of a child with a disability, Individual Education Plans or IEPs are often created so that the child can reach success at their own pace, and through a plan that works best with their learning style. An IEP plan is a constant work in progress. This plan is often formed as a collaboration from a number of individuals such as parents and teachers.
The advantage of a general education classroom is that you get to spend time with your friends whilst learning which may take away the sting of learning subjects you may not enjoy. The schedule included a half an hour period of recess every day, which is used quite flexible to ensure the students are happy and focused. What I learned from the course this semester that general education teacher should a modify her/his lessons to meet with all the students needs in her/his classroom (Mercer, Mercer, & Pullen, 2010). Conclusion After spending some time in both the general and special educational classrooms, I found there were similarities and differences between the two for example special needs students received more personalised care than their counterparts in both classrooms. A difference was that the special educational classroom was perhaps more effective at the students developing to their full potential whereas the general classroom would teach them better social and communication skills.
Head Start finding more ways the get families involve and participating with their children learning. The Reggio Emilia benefits for the right of the teacher, families and all children learning. It encourages collaborative environment and learning experience. The Reggio Emilia’s is challenge in collaboration relationships with project working with children with
Only having had the perspective of a student, it was reassuring to see educators seeing a problem and actively seeking a way to fix the problem. Though testing is necessary with the current structure of evaluating students, there is a conscience effort to improve schooling for students. Hoping to stay teaching in Eastern Washington, I am excited to see teachers setting the foundation for change. I hope that I have the opportunity to not only help my students inside the classroom but also in a more political way that will help students that I am not teaching. Like many things that I’ve experienced in these last ten weeks of class, my thoughts on education have definitely been
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.
One way that a teacher can ensure that the cultural capital of all students is recognised, understood, and valued is by fostering a strong home-school connection with the families of all students (Ewing, 2013. p.98). By forming authentic relationships with students and their families, a teacher can ensure that they are "actively engaged in knowledge and ideas that they see as related to their own