The narrative “the gestures of grace” by Alison Melotti-Cormack is about what makes someone a good teacher. A good teacher is someone who loves to learn. A good teacher should be able to connect with and understand their students. A good teacher learns to welcome the student that pushes her to the limit and makes her feel like she could explode. A good teacher evolves and changes over time.
The importance of good lesson planning and the benefits they have for the teacher. When considering the importance and even the significant of effective lesson planning, quite often we immediately considering the benefits that this can have on the student. Effective lesson planning certainly does benefit the student, discussed later in this essay.
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
Parents are the most important contributors to students’ education outside of school. Parental involvement in the school and the classroom should be encouraged whenever possible. It is also important for teachers to collaborate with other professionals that contribute to the overall education of their students. One way to encourage parental involvement is to invite parents to participate in classroom cultural celebrations or to assist in the planning of such events. This is a great way for parents to see how their children are acclimating, both academically and
The school’s ethos and shared vision state that every child should be given the opportunity to become the best person they can be. School A strives for children to become curious learners who are inspired by the school’s curriculum that caters to their individual needs. It is evident that the school encourages children to show respect for each other and establish a strong self-belief system. The school aims to:
Partnership between parents and schools plays a crucial role in a childs development. A positive parent-teacher relationship helps your child feel good about school and be successful in school. It demonstrates to your child that they can trust their teacher, because you do. The partnership between parents/carers and the school needs to be a two way relationship, the parents need information about what and how their child is learning, and the teacher needs important feedback from the parent about the childâ€™s academic and social development. This positive partnership makes a child feel like the important people in his life are working together for the benefit of him/her.
Do schools have a responsibility to fill in the gaps when parents don’t educate their children about basics? It is often argued that it is never the responsibility of the school to teach students skills that are not academic. One may say that the way a student should be taught on the values of life are up the parents. Admittedly, teachers and parents are two different respected leaders in a students life. However, students spend a number of years in school with teachers who lead them into the direction of success academically, so what makes learning about life skills different?
Outstanding educators must possess many important qualities. They must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subjects that they teach. If a teacher is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, their students will be more excited about what they need to learn, and see the teacher as a valuable resource. These educators must continue to pursue learning opportunities and use this new knowledge to improve their instruction. Students come to school at different academic levels.
Also the practitioner would need to work in partnership with the parents at all times because the parents are the most important people in the child’s life and the parents of the children know their child better than you do. Also in a setting I attended before the practitioner and the mother of a chid liaised in order to put a sticker chart with rewards to help improve the child’s behaviour. The idea of the sticker chart came from B.F. Skinners theory which was positive and negative reinforcement: if children were rewarded for good behaviour then the behaviour is likely to continue. (Bruce T, Meggitt C, 2007). Communication would also be essential while planning for the children because if the child is involved with any other professional then the educational and milestone developments must be communicated between multi-agencies to ensure that everyone is aware of the stage the child is at in his/her learning.
As principal, it is important for him or her to be a model of respect. Modeling respect can lead to students showing respect for teachers and vice versa. Modeling respect can also lead to teachers showing respect for parents, authority, and peers, and the demonstration of respect being reciprocated. Mrs. Crockett models respect by listening to what you have to say and not interrupting you or raising her voice. She also makes sure to greet anyone she comes in contact with and does not use offensive language when engaging in conversation.
I want to become an assistant principal for one simple reason, the children. I believe that all children can learn under the right conditions. With this in mind, I feel that instructional leaders are responsible for ensuring that the conditions for learning are embedded in the school’s culture. Although my role as a Learning Team Facilitator enables me to have an impact on the academic achievement of students through working with teachers, I believe that becoming an assistant principal will help me to be more of a driving force throughout the school. I possess several personal attributes that are essential in serving in the capacity of an assistant principal.