I found that it is important that I assess ELL students when they come into to my classroom because I need to know what that ELL student already knows, so that I can effectively understand how to move on instructing and assessing the ELL student (Lenski. 2006, P. 25). This article has also taught me that it is important to include parents in their child’s education. Parents can help in completing predictability logs, which can be very useful for me to use when figuring out how much the child already knows. The predictability log will help me to understand the ELL’s prior literacy experiences (Lenski.
Urban Education Pedagogy In 1994, Gloria Ladson-Billings created the term “culturally relevant teaching”, which refers to pedagogy that empowers students intellectually, socially and emotionally (Coffey, 2008). Ladson-Billings created this term based on research and observations of teachers who are successful with low performing students and students of color. Culturally relevant teaching involves using culture as a tool to provide students’ with knowledge and skills. In general, it is a theory that allows teachers to build connections between students’ home and school lives and activate their prior knowledge (Coffey, 2008). The three principles for implementing culturally relevant pedagogy are: 1.
Self-Assessment According to Anderson & Madigan (2005), the first strategy or step that should be taken in creating a culturally responsive learning environment is teacher self-assessment. A teacher needs to assess their personal culture to learn how their own values and lifestyles may create biases towards other cultures. Once a teacher has familiarized themselves with their own prejudices, they can work on ways to embrace different cultures and create a learning environment that encourages success for diverse students. Classroom
This means that the observing scientist is looking to identify regularities in the world, followed by formulating laws and generalizations to describe the regularities that have been detected and then have eventually been derived into laws and generalizations (McAllister, 6). This is called the nomothetic approach. Where one focusses on the general similarities as opposed to the specific uniqueness of phenomena, where one usually takes on the idiographic approach. The nomothetic approach seems like a sensible approach when dealing with the regularities in nature, scientists base their conclusions on empirical evidence, gathered through extensive research. The manner in which scientist interpret the outcomes of their observations and finds is called induction.
Science is applied and used to address a specific problem in many ways. One way is the scientific method when it applied to cloning problems. The scientific method starts with your purpose and ends at the conclusion. In between are the hypothesis, experiment, and then analyze. They all help in building the conclusion.
Evolving methodologies for curriculum and instruction are essential to improving how we educate. McMillian positions that essential to this is understanding the value of scientific inquiry. He explains, “the principles of scientific inquiry provide the foundation for conducting studies…analyzing educational problems, making decisions, and designing, conducting, reporting, and evaluating” (McMillian, 2016, p. 7) to provide significant benefits for engaging students and affecting achievement. Among the changing methodologies is the consensus that the use of STEM-education concepts are necessary to prepare students for 21st century skill-building. Subsequently, this has led to an instructional methodology that highlights math-centered curriculum, and the instruction of science and technology as independent of core content.
In using the Socratic Seminar to cultivate respect, it is imperative that teachers “establish guidelines to help students understand their roles and responsibilities” (Copeland, p. 4). Finally, the teacher will model respectful behaviors expected of students during the seminar. As students practice respectful behaviors and become
Assignment 1: Curriculum Inception Angela Bass Dr. Melanie Gallman EDU 555 Strayer University January 20, 2018 Introduction Curriculum development describes how a training or teaching organization plans and guides learning. It involves planning, implementation, and monitoring of a systematic process that creates a positive learning environment. It is, therefore, important to design a pilot curriculum that ensures proper evaluation of the content, teaching materials as well as teaching methods involved in the changed curriculum (McKinn, 2008). The pilot curriculum also serves as an assessment tool for acceptance of the curriculum by the faculty and students. It also aids in recognizing the gaps created and the missing content.
The methods that support problem solving skill are promoted in training and teaching (FYA, p. 33). As FYA, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2012) also claimed the importance of improving student skills. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2012) in white paper was suggest some pathways to succeed in the Asian century. The knowledge of Asian culture and language, and
In our AIW group, we focused on higher order thinking and ways to help students increase their understanding. One example of working in my AIW group is when a colleague brought a tigers lesson for us to score where they were teaching the concept of compare and contrast. Through looking at the task and other materials provided then scoring the task, it was obvious that the students understood the basic concept but weren’t digging deeper to in what they read A suggestion I had to increase higher order thinking was to take a place that the student knew well and have them compare and contrast to the main setting of the book; the book’s school to our school, the city in