Entry #2: Date and Time: Friday, February 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (3 hours) Task/Activity: Students in both classes started off the class by taking their weekly spelling test. Following this, both classes examined prose-constructed responses completed by fellow students (although responses were kept anonymous). Students would then work in groups to grade the response according to PARCC standards.
Elona Kalaja Professor Eleni Saltourides ENG 101 Critical Analysis Paper February 21, 2018 Flunking vs Students In the article, “In Praise of the F Word” Mary Sherry argues that flunking students is a method that has been effective in the past and is still effective todays day, and anyone needs to see is as a positive teaching tool. Sherry indicates that flunking students is a method that motivates students to study more and to be more responsible for what is their responsibility. Students challenge is not to get an A or B, but to succeed or to fail.
Student assessed teachers competency, subjective evaluation of self competency and the evaluation of PAL system using items rated on 5-point Likert scale (5 = agree, 1 = disagree) (Knobe et al. 2010). Later in 2011, Rashid et al. used 5-point Likert questionnaire which consisted of 4 sections: pre-course questions, lecture and small group seminar feedback, free text comments and post-course feedback. While 6-point Likert scale(1 = completely agree, 6 = completely disagree) questionnaire had been used in skill lab evaluation by the students (Nikendei et al. 2014). The validity and reliabity of the questionnaire have not been reported in these studies.
Our hypothesis is that girls to do a little bit better than boys because normally boys care less about rules than girls do. We also expect freshmen to do better than sophomores, because sophomores have already a brief look on high school, and freshmen are still really new to this setting. This will be verified after all recordings have been compared. All videos will be analyzed and compared by the same group of students. Our experimental study will be ethical because a letter explaining the procedures of videotaping has been assigned to all students attending the school at the beginning of the year..
As a class assignment, we were to read five different rhetorical, persuasive, argumentative peices and examine their use of rhetoric to determine if it was an effective peice or not. We then chose one article to to write an essay on to discuss its rhetorical effectiveness. I had decided to write my essay on the article that I saw as the most effective as oppossed to the least. We brought our first drats into class, disscussed the articles, and had a peer editing/review session.
“we relied mostly on divergent questions based on the information from literature which states that these questions encourage critical thinking and reasoning in addition to increased participation” (Cruickshank, 2009,p.372). And in this respect,the questions tend to be more analytical. As an example, at the French IB class I observed, you shortly notice the student’s energy and excitement. As a starter the teacher wrote a question on the board and asked the students to sit in a group of 5.
In a survey for students, 65 percent say that an honor system is discussed in class as well as the syllabus (Sledge). Discussing the honor code in class will ensure that the students understand what is expected of them and their work. McCabe mentions, an effective way to remind students constantly of an honor code is to develop community standards on academic integrity (McCabe). Downgrading dishonest academic integrity in school environments will allow students to understand the importance of an honor code. It is embarrassing to be caught cheating by peers knowing that the honor code is enforced.
Middle school is a very different time, a time to start discovering yourself. Many people figure out what makes them truly happy, or what they want to do with their life during this time. It’s also the road to high school, the last stop of your standard American education. As a middle school graduate, I’ve dealt with all the ups and downs, all the A+’s and the C-’s, all the old and new friends, and all the choosing of classes. Electives are the time to have something you enjoy in school, to pick what makes you happy, but also what will help you later.
The writer states that she was using this approach while applying the puzzles to acquire the problem-solving skills; however, there is no detail about this approach. It can be said that “Constructivist approaches to learning emphasize student-centered and project-based learning where students pose questions, explore multiple interpretations of meaning, and where the teacher acts as facilitator and guide.” . But, in case the reader does not know about this approach, there should have given some general information about it and the methods which are used in it. On the other hand, according to the description of the approach above, the writer literally used it in the class taking into consideration that the whole process she stated in her article is based on this learner-centric education, which was observed the shift from the teacher-centric
This first example shows how the facework is negotiated between participants where both of the teacher and the student’s face and identities are maintained and reinforced. Extract 2 also illustrates how teacher’s face and identities as an expert are maintained; yet in a rather different approach. Extract 2 takes place during the class’s noughts and crosses game where the students are divided into two groups (group A and B) of 5 to 6 students. In order to earn their noughts and crosses in the game, each team has to take turn and give a correct answer to the teacher’s questions. Upon this extract, group A was requested to sing an English song and S1 self-nominated to fulfil the task.
My project is a program proposal. The purpose of this project is to provide training for elementary school teachers on the topic of teaching kindergarten to 2rd grade students with handwriting difficulties or any student at risk of difficulty with handwriting. This is to fulfill the AOTA’s Centennial Vision to provide scientifically proven methods linking education, research, and practice as a school-based occupational therapist. This project is occupation based, reflects occupational therapist’s role as a scholarly practitioner as well as embraces the Centennial Vision and the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.
The teacher will say, “Please fill out the rest of your thinking log as you do your experiment; it is the same layout as the one we just did. So, you are going to write the independent and dependent variable, the research question, the constants, the data table, and your claim. There is also a spot on the fifth page where you will need to fill out how you did the experiment. The only part you will not fill out is the list of your classmates’ discoveries on the last page, we will fill that out after the Popplet presentations.”
Upon the completion of an interview process and a summer training session corps members are required to get teaching certification in the state they are placed in. Corp members are then placed in areas of highest need to teach the nation’s most disadvantaged students. While corps members are teaching, they are evaluated by their principals, fellow teachers, and TFA directors. The program is designed to last 2 years. Afterwards, corps members may continue teaching or transition into a new career.
Introduction: I observed at Kindercare Daycare located at 800 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. I was observing the Preschool and kindergarten classroom. The children’s ages ranged from three to five years old. There was at the most twenty children in the room that I observed in, and one staff member per classroom.