Piaget and Maslow: Teaching the whole child Exceptional educators keep their fingers on the pulse of what their students need, in order to teach them effectively. Examining Piaget and Maslow’s theories, and applying them to the classroom will facilitate achieving this goal. Considering Piaget’s focus on development, and Maslow’s prioritization of human needs, one can integrate these ideas into classrooms and lesson plans that are optimized for student success. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development Piaget asserts, children are born with inherited scripts, called schema, these schema are building blocks for cognitive development. As a child grows, he acquires more of these building blocks; moreover, these building blocks become more complex as the child progresses through different stages in development (Huitt, Hummel 2003).
Think to yourself, do you think kids should have homework? Pros: Kids should have homework because first off, it gets children to work on the stuff that they just learned on the subject so that the teacher knows that the student actually knows what they are doing, and if they payed attention in class. Also another reason kids should have homework is because it helps kids be more independent. Further more, homework helps kids be more independent because it teaches kids to know how much time they have, and turn their work in on time in the article it says, ¨It teaches your child to work independently.¨ (Top 14 reasons Why Homework Is Bad For Kids). The last reason, why kids should have homework is because it helps kids retain the knowledge that they learned in class.
Thus, it is evident that making social and emotional learning part of teaching supports the holistic development of children. These findings provide evidence that students are not being equipped with competencies to become responsible citizens or successful students. Therefore, educators cannot overlook social and emotional learning. Teachers can set up the foundation for positive social skills. Teachers play a significant role in modeling social skills and arranging positive social environment (Lynch & Simpson, 2010).
" TEACCH is based on research evidence that suggests children with ASD are visual learners. It is a structured learning model focused on visual schedules,work systems,task and organization. The main idea is that this type of visual scheduling and organization alleviate difficulties with transition,organization and communication. Physical organization and scheduling are two of the three main components of the TEACCH model. In basic terms this means having the classroom set up so students clearly understand where they should be and when.
Throughout this course we learnt and discussed many different philosophies, theories and concepts that we as teacher may use in our classrooms. As a teacher, children depend on us to help them succeed in their learning environment. Teacher’s will not all choose to all teach from the same philosophy or theory approach; whatever we decide to use within the classroom, the main focus should be on the child’s abilities to learn. Children all learn in their own time and in their own way. It is up to the teacher to maximize each child’s individual potential.
Students become self-reflected learners; they take responsibility for their own learning. The key to assessment as learning enables students to develop the capacity to monitor their own work in progress which the teachers support through encouragement and monitoring. ( Dear Hammond, L. (2012) Based on curriculum expectations and the achievement charts, the students are taught to use rubrics, samples and models as a good practice. In addition, formative assessment is a procedure utilized by instructors and students amid guideline that gives unequivocal input to alter progressing educating and figuring out how to enhance students ' accomplishment of planned instructional outcomes. Formative evaluation is a technique for persistently assessing students ' scholastic needs and advancement inside the classroom and goes before nearby benchmark appraisals and state-commanded summative assessments.
It was through this person and class, I ‘ve grasped that people learn in many different ways, and by embracing the importance of this learning style’s for myself as well as in teaching exerts a powerful influence on a child’s ablity to do well in school. The first major task
Stripling (2008) states that John Dewey’s ideas of leaning is, “through experience that learners draw meaning by connecting on experience to another and to the future and organizing the ideas that emerge from the experiences” (pg.51). I believe that children learn best in an environment that promotes learning. A learning environment that promotes learning includes where students are active participants as individuals and as members of collaborative groups, student work is valued, appreciated and used as a learning tool, and students have cooperative and self –directed learning. Growing up in school, my teachers encouraged participation from all their students and they helped us learn about valuing others and their opinions. We did not do any collaborative groups, but working at a school all the teachers have implemented collaborative groups in their lesson plans.
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). On another note, they also “are responsible for monitoring kids for any social, learning, or behavioral issues” (“Elementary School Teacher” Career 1). The description of the job also depends on what kind of teaching position is taken, which leads me to the different types of teachers. Some teachers major in one topic while others
The teacher therefore has to come up with creative and innovative ways to teach children and to always actively involve the learners for learning to be maximized. She can do this by relating the content of this focus area to the child’s actual world and also by bringing concrete objects to touch and feel, or even pictures. The influence of Beginning knowledge on children: This kind of knowledge can only benefit children since it forms the basics of their entire schooling career. They start becoming critical thinkers by questioning things that happen around them, and acknowledging why things happen in a certain way. It also helps them realize what world they live in, how to interact in this world and how they as individuals fit in the world.
This demonstrates my understanding of effective learning though appropriate instructional strategies because is displays how I implemented a variety of materials and technological resources to support my instructional strategies and reinforce student learning. It also conveys my ability to assess student’s through both formal (activity sheet) and informal (thumbs up) assessment techniques. These techniques help me evaluate the student’s strengths/weaknesses and the effectiveness of my instructional strategies. This particular skill outcome is important to early childhood education because implementing instructional strategies that reach the diversity of our students is going to promote overall student success. We, as early childhood educators, have to use a variety of strategies to discover more about the student’s developmental process and adjust our instruction in a way that will promote students to become self-directed
(kurzweil,2015).Technology in the classrooms allows kids to take their education into their own hands with hands on learning.Screen Free Week will allow that many kids learning will begin at school and end at school, but if you say no children will be able to learn freely anytime with a touch of a screen. One reason our school should not participate in screen free week is because technology helps kids improve their reactions and the ability to pick out specific details. At the University of Rochester say that “videogames can improve the reaction and the ability to pick out details amid activities”. Video games have a very strong both rehabilitative and educational power that children need to develop. In the article,”How technology has changed the way kids think and focus”, jim taylor says “screen media improves visual-spatial capabilities, increase attentional ability.
I think there are many reasons the teachers should understand the Development Appropriate Practices prior to implementing creative activities to young children in the classroom. A teacher’s role in the Developmentally Appropriate classroom is to create an environment that promotes learning. Also, they are a facilitator and enabler. According to Kostelnik (1992), "...developmentally appropriate classrooms are active ones in which both teachers and students learn from one another." From that view, the teacher must understand the three core components of DAP and what Development Appropriate Practice means so she/he can apply it in the classroom.