Classroom assistants are an integral part of the school staff team and as such have a responsibility for working to agreed school policies and procedures. In turn, the day-to-day work of the school takes place within a wider legislative framework affecting the content and delivery of the curriculum, health and safety, child protection and other aspects of school life. Classroom assistants need to be aware of these school and statutory frameworks, particularly those that directly impact on their own work with pupils. Supporting inclusion The principles underpinning inclusive education are those of setting suitable learning challenges, responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs, and overcoming potential barriers to learning. Many classroom assistants are employed with specific responsibilities to work with individual pupils; others
1: a. Describe your learning from professional development activities you participated in this semester (school, district, university level). On January 10, 2018, I participated in a school professional development focused on AIG training and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Staff were grouped in grade level teams and were trained in best practices to use with teaching Gifted Students and incorporating these practices into our lessons and classroom culture. Our PBIS training consisted of reviewing how to use the PBIS lessons provided by the PBIS team for each grade level within the classroom.
Additionally, the researcher reviewed the progress of the instructional strategies, as well as provided additional modeling when deemed necessary. Finally, the researcher compiled and analyzed all data points to determine if there was enough evidence to support the belief that employing elementary practices at the high school level had a positive impact of student engagement and achievement. It is important to the researcher that students are engaged and excelling academically on a daily basis. If the latter activities are occurring, teaching and learning are most assuredly taking place, and if teaching and learning are taking place, student success and achievement will be
IDEA OR PRACTICE BEING USED: The district worked collaboratively with teachers to develop personalized learning for all educators to help with using new technology in their classroom. Educators were given an opportunity to teach learning sessions about something they feel they do well or choose learning sessions relevant to where they were with the ease of using technology using the SAMR model. Teachers could also create a TEPS project that involves exploring an educational project that can improve the classroom, and they earn graduate hours. Domain and Understanding that the ideas addresses: Domain III: Systems for Capacity Building Understanding: 0005 Understand how to use professional development for staff, faculty, and self, to promote lifelong learning and the success of all student
Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course. Brown (2004) defines formative assessment as “evaluating students in the process of “forming” their competencies and skills with the goal of helping them to continue that growth process”. Cowie and Bell, (1999) adopt a narrower definition of formative assessment by using the definition “the process used by teachers and students to recognize and respond to student learning in order to enhance that learning, during the learning”. This definition requires formative assessment to take place during learning. That is, focusing the unplanned an
Educational leaders, such as school principals, were primarily responsible for everyday operations of a school. However, their responsibility would eventually grow to include involvement in community service, developing data analysis skills for student assessment, and mediating between the shared concerns of all stakeholders. As a result of these changes in administrative duties, educational leaders must hire teachers that are prepared to work in the schools with culturally diverse students and provide learning opportunities that increase teachers’ cultural sensitivity towards their students, student families, and other stakeholders (Council of Chief State Officers, 2015). Waddell (2013) found that pre-service teachers are unfamiliar with the cultural values or the lifestyles of children from low-income families and may even harbor a negative opinion of how these students and their families think about education. Therefore, teacher college preparatory programs, along with professional development opportunities, must develop curriculum that involves preparing pre-service and in-service teachers for working with diverse student populations, their families, and the community.
This study will describe the curriculum followed by the faculty members as well as methodologies and approaches used in teaching; who are the school administrators that manage and maintain the regularity of the campus; the teachers who nurture and develop the students to become competent individuals; the total population of the students and their nationalities that entrusted themselves to the supervision of the school administration and faculty members; the academic calendar, time phase and class schedule; the rules and regulations and policies implemented to guarantee the welfare of the administrators, faculty members and students; the co-curricular activities organized for the students to relish but most essentially to learn more; the school organizations that allow the students to develop their social responsibility and the educational programs and celebrations that both give delight to the faculty members and students hand in hand while learning at the same
Formulating a definition of effective teaching, Goe, Bell and Little (2008) evaluated various discussions in the recent literature as well as in policy documents, standards and reports. They concluded that effective teachers have high expectations for all students and help students learn; they contribute to positive academic, attitudinal, and social outcomes for all students; they use resources to plan and structure engaging learning opportunities; they contribute to the development of classrooms and schools that value diversity and civic-mindedness; and, they collaborate with other teachers, administrators, parents, and education professionals to ensure student success. Teaching effectiveness can be understood by studying the models of instruction
Assessments are now widely administered as means to improve teaching and learning. Specifically, it may also be seen as an everyday, on-going part of teaching and learning in the classroom. Assessing the academic achievement of every student is an essential part in order to develop or enhancing their higher order thinking skills. By conducting assessment, teachers’ therefore could identify necessary adjustment that need to be made in order to ensure students are able to master what has been taught. In general, as cited in Looi-Chin and Soubakeavathi (2013) several studies on teachers’ assessment in United States (Bailey, 2004; Yueming, Eslami and Burlbaw, 2006) have shown that a majority of teachers valued assessment provides benefits to their
Providing More Time for Professional Development Teacher can take the following steps to make sure that time is provided for professional development: • Establish a statewide and/or regional task force on professional development that focuses on finding the time, opportunities and facilites for professional development as well as on gaining the support of the public and policymakers for professional development. • Meet with businesses, communities, and root organizations to explain school goals and the role of professional development in attaining them. Mostly, collaborations between business and schools have been established to encourage professional development, such as Hands-On Science for Grades K-5: An Industry, School, University Collaboration formed in Philadelphia. • Involve the school board, administrators, and other members as a study league. This group can review the matter that suggests a need for additional time for professional development and consider alternative ways in which that time will be used.