During these peer interactions, the teacher can see how the children organise their learning and how they deal with challenges. Play also presents a number of opportunities for learning, whereby engaging with the pupils in their interaction the educator would pick up ways of how to extend their play and assess their learning in a more formative and indirect manner. Moreover, we also found that it is more effective to see the children in their naturalistic setting without being obtrusive, hence informal observations are key as not to disturb the children’s ordinary routine. Observing the children’s guardians could also be a window towards finding out what motivates the children to learn, Maccoby
With this in mind, I hope that my teaching philosophy acts as a compass on my journey to becoming an effective early childhood educator. Every child is unique and therefore their needs would also be different from one another. As a teacher, it is important for me to distinguish the different learning styles, learning development and personalities of each child. Developing a curriculum around the interests of children will allow me to learn more about their emotional, social, physical and cognitive readiness. Learning seems to be an inherent quality of children and most early childhood intellectuals believe that the best way to help a child learn is by
Discipline in schools should respect children’s human dignity Article 29: Education should develop each child and young person’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children and young people to respect their parents Article 30: Children have a right to learn the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in that country or not Article 31: All children and young people have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities Article 39: Children and young people who have been neglected or abused should receive special help to restore their
Then, educators and learners need to adopt a lens which makes them recognize and build translanguging practices in today’s classrooms; in few words continua of biliteracy. The continua of biliteracy provide educators and learners with the opportunity to recognize and use linguistic and cultural diversity of classrooms, allow bringing into focus context, content, media and development of language and remind us that the only way to make sense of school language is to start from what one knows and to integrate it (Hornberger & Link, 2012; Orellana & García,
Furthermore, the parents need to be welcomed into the learning community as well, to ensure a smoother transition into the new school. The building of these relationships is in correspondence with my overall teaching philosophy. I have learned that “openness, a respect for diversity and a tolerance for ambiguity, starts with self reflection (DICITC, 2017, 19). This requires me to continually evaluate my own biases and educate myself on how to best help my ELL students. The first step in my
Teacher and student engagement is critical in the classroom because it has the power to define whose knowledge will become a part of school-related knowledge and whose voices will shape it. Students are not just young people for whom adults should devise solutions. They are critical observers of their own conditions and needs, and should be participants in discussions and problem solving related to their education and future opportunities. Hence children need to be aware that their experiences and perceptions are important and should be encouraged to develop the mental skills needed to think and reason independently and have the courage to dissent. What children learn 23 out of school — their capacities, learning abilities, and knowledge base — and bring to school is important to further enhance the learning process.
They also teach “students the basic educational skills they need to succeed academically” (“Elementary School Teacher” Occupational 1). Another responsibility is providing students with a variety of different learning experiences. They “encourage students intellectual growth by preparing, presenting, and explaining information on a level that the kids can understand” (Cassedy 1). Reinforcing appropriate communication, social skills, self-control, cultural diversity, drug prevention, sharing, and responsibility are also in the description. So they not only teach academically, but they also “help students learn about themselves and the world while preparing them to face future challenges” (“Elementary School Teacher” Occupational 1).
As stated by McBrien and Brandt in The Language of Learning: A guide to Education Terms, “A multicultural education helps students to understand and relate to cultural, ethnic, and other diversity. Multicultural education should be a process to work together and to celebrate differences, not to be separated by them” (Leistyna, 2002). Because a multicultural education exposes students to cross cultural beliefs and practices, it works to make sure each individual will have a better understanding to respect different cultures, which in turn reduces negative prejudices and stereotypes (Levy, Rosenthal & Herrera-Alcazar, 2010). By teaching diverse traditions and perspectives, questioning stereotypes, and recognizing the contributions of all groups that make up our society (especially those that have been
What more! Create learning opportunities and allow space for individual approaches to learning. Most importantly in an effective teaching, teacher act as a facilitator and allows students to take responsibilities for their own learning but not indoctrinating knowledge to the students head. Teachers play a vital role in teaching and learning that enhance students to become independent and critical thinkers while modeling life-long learners. In addition, the role of a teacher is to reach the heart and mind of the children, expand their intellect and knowledge.
What are the strengths and limitations of play-based provision and practice, including assessment practice, for children learning English as a second or additional language in the reception class of an International school ? 2. How effectively the play-based strategy improves the social and communication skills of the target group? The research method I would use in collecting qualitative data is to conduct an interview with the four teachers from the early childhood classroom to analyses and interpret the effectiveness of play-based learning. The four participants will be interviewed based on their reliability and validity of gaining information based on the benefits of play based pedagogy in the early childhood