The personnel, who are working in teacher education institutions, are called teacher educator. A teacher educator has two main responsibilities viz. , (i) preparation of good teacher for schools; (ii) development of knowledge and generation of ideas in education. Also he has simultaneously to work with (i) Content of knowledge; and (ii) the methodology of communicating this content. He is expected to produce a competent teacher, with commitment to teaching, love for children, healthy attitudes, and be a good man.
Introduction Classroom assessment practices conducted by teachers is one of the integral parts of teaching and learning .Teachers may not know if students are learning or progressing without assessment. Lloyd (2011) explained that these classroom assessment standards comprise a set of criteria and related guidelines accepted by professional organizations as indicative accurate classroom assessment practices. At the heart of assessment system is a clear understanding and connecting to the knowledge and skills and their range of complexity as required by the standards, grade level expectations, and span expectations (Brown, 2011). These standards should be focused in all assessments, instruction, and professional development related to teaching
Houle (1980) identifies several objectives of continuing professional education, including clarifying the profession’s functions, mastery of theoretical knowledge, self enhancement, formal training, credentialing, creation of subculture, legal reinforcement, public acceptance, ethical practice, penalties and relations to users of services. He believes that the ultimate aim of continuing professional education is to prepare practitioners not only to use the best ideas and techniques of the moment but also to expect that they will be modified or replaced. He also believes that the primary responsibility for learning should rest with the individual and the goals of continuing professional education should be concerned with the entire process of professionalization. The continuing of professional education should be considered part of a process which continues throughout life, the patterns of methods of continuing professional education should be planned and conducted in terms of one of the three modes of education: inquiry, instruction,
The knowledge of a teacher should beyond than to the knowledge of a student to make her/his activity effective. “Metacognition enhances and enriches the learning experiences (St.Clair.n.d).It will enhance their capabilities in teaching performance by using metacognition. It would help to the teacher improve their teaching performance and used a different strategies to make the lesson effective. They should know the new implemented lesson log to make it effective in the classroom setting. “Applying metcognitive strategies such as self-awareness and self monitoring is to develop independent learners who can control their own learning and learn how to learn for life” (Papaleontion – Louca, 2008).
In their viewpoints, the information from a formative assessment actually is used to adjust instruction ‘to meet students’ needs”. In other words, these adjustments were not only to be made in the instruction but they needed to work. Likewise, Brown (2004) also stated this point in his definition. He 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
The qualities I believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher are leadership, content knowledge, classroom management, and the most important passion. It is important that teachers understand the content knowledge that is being taught; so they can they relay the information to their students. Classroom management and leadership in my opinion go hand in hand. As a teacher it is important to be a leader in the classroom. Students go to their teachers for guidance and support, therefore it is imperative that teachers are good listeners and display their leadership skills.
Teachers have multi dimensional role in the process of education i.e. in assisting administration, guiding and counseling students both in their effective learning as well as their future role in society as a responsible citizen. Successful or good teaching is the teaching which does bring about the desired learning. The challenge of education thus stresses the need for orientation in skills and methodology for teachers in colleges and universities. Branford, Brown and Cocking (1999) also described the state of an effective and high-quality teacher when they noted: The requirement of super level teaching is that the teachers have a deep understanding of the its subject matter content and its structure, with all of this an equally complete understanding of the method of teaching activities that help students understand the subject matter which is taught by the teacher. Trained teachers have a confirm understanding of their related subject, knowledge of the conceptual hurdles.
Continuous professional development is considered professional duty for teacher in many countries Eurydice (2008)state that continuous professional development processor of late long leaner and which enable individual to maintain expand and fulfilling their potential it enables professionals development new skills and personal quality that will enhance the service they provide in the must country of the world teaching continuo professional development is important in order to increasing skill knowledge attitude for personal and career development . As Eurydice(2008) the must choose of CPD program depend on training plan state establishment to meet the educational priority of central
My personal philosophy of education. The reflective teachers as leaders The field of education is vast, broad, complex and dynamic. It co exists with the various domains of the society and is of utmost importance. There is abundant work being done and work yet to be done with regards to philosophy in the education system. There area of interest ranges from object- level interactions, discourse between teachers and school leaders, between teachers and a group of learners, aims of education, about how children ought to be treated, the type of curriculum which will deliver the desired outcomes and the interest of the child itself.
The first role of the leading teachers is to persuading teachers to use formative assessment effectively in the classroom and applying the best and suitable assessment tool(s) in the lessons. The second role of the leading teachers is to monitor and provide constructive feedback for the teachers on their performance continuously. Leading teachers need to physically present to observe the classroom teaching, students behavior and how teachers perform. Feedback should be given for the teachers regarding the quality of the teacher. The feedback should be constructive and must help to improve or develop future teaching and learning.
With that being said, Common core developers have outlined the approach to assessing. To avoid layering on top of other assessments already being used, teachers and administrators will need to examine their assessment approaches so that testing continues to add to, rather than take away from teaching young children. To direct teachers in this approach, they would need to become familiar with the guidelines provided in the Common Core Standards. Next, in reference to assessment results being used for high-stakes such as grade retention, Common Core
Previously I thought a teacher only needed to know if the child was developing correctly and all student where treated equally. Although there are still some of this in play I have now taken a different approach. One of the interesting issue I learnt from this week was Development Appropriate Practice. Using knowledge about a child development, abilities, development of key milestones to create a plan that is suitable for the age and stage of their development. Understanding what is culturally and socially acceptable as well as individual appropriateness are just as important.
The Education of Immigrant Children Introduction Each year there are a numerous circumstances immigrant children face in order to get the proper education they need. Researchers have recognized the importance of children education and have found a three-pronged approach on how to handle this issue by removing barriers and provide funds to postsecondary schools that will lead children to be successful in the future, improve ECE participation rates among immigrant children, and having parental and family involvement to help their kids more to give them a better understanding in school. The Problem According to researchers, immigrant children in school are affected in several ways, some ways that later on in the future they might not