In this school/district, staff development learning methods mirror, as closely as possible, the methods teachers are expected to use with their students. According to the apparent practices of administration, there are two areas that Canby Lane Elementary School excels in Professional Development opportunities that greatly impact student achievement and align with the Standards of Professional Learning: 1. According to Learning Forward (2015), professional learning produces changes in educator practice and student learning when it sustains implementation support over time. Canby Lane administration ensures that support is given over time by utilizing weekly grade level and faculty meetings to provide PD opportunities for professional growth. During these meetings, teachers perform various tasks such as analyze student performance on district, school- wide and grade level tasks as well as conduct vertical team meetings to determine trends in performance among ascending and descending grade levels.
Edmunson says something similar “Teachers who really do confront students, who provide significant challenges to what they believe, can be very successful,” ( Edmundson, para 37) this means that teachers who introduce methods that challenge the students can actually teach them on a on a more critical level. “ By confronting students with uncertainty, ambiguity, and conflicting perspectives, instructors help them develop more mature mental models that coincide with the problem-solving approaches used by experts.” ( Lombardi, pg. 10) Each of these people tell how authentic thinking can be helpful and work towards teaching students on a more detailed level. While this only works if the teacher in question knows what they are
Whether it being traditional or contemporary, teachers have a various tactics such as rational arguments and creative ways (McBer, n.d.) to leave an impact on students and to influence them in bringing about positive outcomes. Petty (2009) supports the importance of teachers having an impact and influence on students and adds that effective teachers can first of all recognize the potential of the students. After recognizing the potential of students, teachers now should think analytically and conceptually as discussed earlier and develop a lesson plan that encourages students to reach their full potential or even challenging students to reach a higher level of learning. In addition, McBer (n.d.) and Petty (2009), share that there are informal ways of influencing students. When a teacher has a closer proximity with a student, the teacher will understand the student better which lead to a better understanding of the students learning styles.
Being a part of a high school means there are many different roles people have. Each role is critical to communities in school being successful at a high school level. The CEO hires all the right people to make sure we will be able to serve our community. The CEO also makes sure everyone has received their proper training as well as getting community partners to help within schools. The supervisor at the sites make sure we are executing our job correctly, and not violating any confidentiality issues.
In a sense, it is like designing a curriculum or even a small activity. Thinking backwards and starting with your objective and reflecting how I as a teacher would be able to guide and scaffold my students to reach the learning objective. Putting myself in the shoes of my students, or my previous primary school teachers to open a wider perspective on teaching. These personal educational beliefs guide myself to work as a teacher and consequently affect my professional identity as a teacher (Akkerman
Coaches based their perspectives on their findings from their questions; “Did my work make a difference? Have teachers change efforts impacted student learning? After each coach gave their perspective, they all concluded that literacy coaching in middle school has an enormous potential to “improve instructions and increase student achievement, but also forces a number of
“Final Reflection” Harold Lester, Jr. EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (G301748A) Dr. Gonzalez January 15, 2018 “Final Reflection” Written by: Harold Lester, Jr. Taking this course has taught me how acknowledge and understand the concept of learning, and better understand how it works in order to successful. I believe after learning the concept of learning, I have a better chance on explaining to one who has not yet taken this course. The way that I understand the concept of learning is one taking the responsibility to establish their goals and build skills to help them become an intentional learner, while identifying their weaknesses and strengths. According to the text, “Learning, whether in a classroom, the real
I believe we judge our success in transforming the teaching profession by our students’ outcomes. I find myself sometimes seeing my students succeeding and feeling proud of what I have taught them. Those that do not do as well, I ask myself, “what could I have done
For example, if one of the criteria I was lacking in was being able to communicate properly with people, the first thing I would ask myself is, “what did I do this school year? What negative and positive things did I do that affected my points on my teacher evaluations?” Being able to identify is the first step in improving, because now, at least you are able to work from that. The second thing I would ask myself would be, “why did I do this? Why did I think it was appropriate to do at this time?” Being able to understand why I did things, both good and bad will help me understand why my ideas and actions stem from, and that will allow me to change from that. This would lead me to my next step, which would be to take action.