Page 32 of our classroom management book states, “Our goal as teachers should be creating an environment where children want to be and learn” and I could not agree more. I want my classroom to be a place where students’ thoughts and ideas are valued and where all voices are heard, in one way or another. I find the emotional environment of a classroom to be extremely important, especially in younger grades, because it can assist students in creating a positive outlook on school, for that year and for years to
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.
Academic honor codes have been known to be beneficial to many people who had to follow one throughout their education career. Honor codes also give comfort to teachers and students who are constantly surrounded by people who may try to use their work as their own. Another reason honor codes are important is because they grow people’s character as they begin to make the rules their habits throughout their daily life. So next time you think about glancing over at someone's paper, stop and think about what may come from doing this. Resist the temptation and know that the grade you will get is a grade you
It has influenced me to use some of the activities, stories, and projects that we did during this course. This course taught us a lot of helpful classroom projects that will have the students reading but also learning a lesson with most of the stories. This has influenced me to be on top of my grading, to manage my time when in the classroom, and to involve the students as much as I can. I plan on implementing all of the books that we did a log over because they are all fun and of the age of students I want to teach. I enjoyed the books that we read now and when I was younger so I feel they will be great to share with my students some day.
It amazes me how willing everyone is to stop and help someone they barely know or to have a conversation with anyone. This makes each grade of about 40-60 students very close and fosters an environment that makes learning much more comfortable. During their high school prep class, students were asked if they felt comfortable raising their hand and asking questions in class. Every single student said that they were, which is something that is amazing and rare. The teachers at Waldron encourage this positive learning environment that is so crucial to student
By perceiving and regulating emotions teachers can increase workplace engagement, reduce burnout, and maintain their physical and mental health. Emotional Intelligence development serves two broad purposes. Recognizing and responding to the feelings of oneself and that of students in the classroom and to encourage the emotional state in the learners that is conducive to learning. Emotionally intelligent teachers have a successful relationship with others; they can manage any conflicting situation easily and channel their emotions towards the goal. EI develops creativity, emotional literacy, self-understanding, communication skill and leadership skill in teachers and helps them to produce socially acceptable objectives and be a valued and productive member of the
Yes, lesson delivery and classroom engagement is important for students to succeed in the classroom, however, the formation of relationships with students and their families is of utmost importance. After the establishment of a sense of classroom community, “everything else begins to fall in place.” Children are engaged, they want to learn, they begin to self monitor and that’s what is most powerful. As I continue to develop my philosophies of teaching, specifically, classroom management I will bring along with me this experience and take into account Mr. Decker’s experiences and suggestions. It is important for me to recognize that being a teacher isn’t an easy job, it’s more than just lecturing students and drilling information in which I want them to regurgitate. Being a teacher is caring about the individual “whole student” their home life, their like’s and dislikes as well as their strengths and weaknesses, all in hopes of pushing each student to be as successful as
“Self-efficacy” is an important concept to keep in mind for students who are struggling with their literacy abilities “Research in the field of writing also shows that self-efficacy promotes motivation and learning and that modeling, goal setting, and self-evaluation exert desirable effects as well.” (Schunk, 2003, p. 6). Student’s self–efficacy play’s a huge role in their motivation and learning strategies. It is important for all students to have the confidence they need in order to participate in their studies efficiently and effectively. Student’s self-evaluations of their ability to perform in and out of the classroom is what indicates their perception of themselves as a student. (Schunk, 2003).
Teachers need to be self-reflective and to think about our own teaching. After each lesson I put the following questions to myself: Was the lesson effective?, What were my strengths and weaknesses?, How could it be improved? What follows are some of my reflections on various important items in my training period from the observations and own experiences carried out in the classrooms: -I have met lots of children in my internships and that is awesome for me. All the classrooms contain pupils with different abilities, different attitudes to English language and different styles of learning. I think that it is positive but also it is more difficult to respond to their different needs and interest.
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.