Due to the fact that the curriculum, instruction, assessment, school funding, and desegregation aren’t made for ALL students to succeed we as educators must use what we know about our students, education, and history to inform our teaching. It is important to use the experiences and culture of our students (getting to know them) to make our instruction more relatable. In classrooms students shouldn’t feel like their stories aren’t heard. Educators must construct a positive classroom environment so that students will feel comfortable being themselves and taking risks with their language (ELL) which includes ALL students not just one population. This might mean making changes or adding to the existing curriculum.
They also motivate the students' performance in the language; so in this case, teaching is geared largely to tests. Hughes (1996) mentioned that if a test is regarded important, preparation for it should dominate all teaching and learning activities. Otherwise, the test content and testing techniques will be at variance with objectives of the course, which will result harmful washback. Davies (1990) also mentioned that tests have great influence on teaching, which is known as washback or backwash effect, and this strong influence is usually negative. For example, for university study in one of the English speaking countries, the students should have a good command of language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in order to be able to understand the lectures in the classroom, take notes, attend classroom discussion, and read and comprehend the texts.
One significant con that I can think of is that some of the topics may be sensitive and be too deep for students of such a young age to comprehend. I believe that teachers need to be taught and trained in this curriculum to successfully educate and make young mind aware of similarities and differences in
But when facing higher level of education, we are approached with countless challenges for learning from different aspects, it is then we adapt from our experiences and instincts of what level is required of us. “If a student fails to understand some aspects of a lesson in class, he or she must possess the self-awareness and strategic knowledge to take corrective action” (Zimmerman, 2000, p65). As Zimmerman exclaimed that we ought to be “self-aware”, to be self-aware is to comprehend and perceive our particular strengths and weaknesses to face these issues and adjust to be successful in tertiary education. As Zimmerman says, “this perspective focused instead on what students need to know about them self in order to manage their limitations during efforts to learn…” (Zimmerman, 2000). There are limitations for myself which are essential to be self-aware and obligatory to be deliberated in order to complete higher education.
The main difference between the two are; Piaget believed that there were four stages of cognitive development whereas Vygotsky thought that a child had continuous development that was not set out in stages. McLeod (2015) explains the applications of Vygotsky’s development theory Vygotsky’s theory permits the student to play an active role in learning. The roles of student and teacher are hence shifted, as it is common practice that a teacher should collaborate with his or her students in order to facilitate meaning construction in students. Therefore, learning becomes a reciprocal experience for students and teacher Impact on learners: Many children diagnosed with dyspraxia have difficulty with reading and spelling. They have very little concentration and are poor listeners inside and outside of the classroom.
Race and Ethnicity Reflection The article, “Another inconvenient truth: Race and ethnicity,” discusses important aspects that can aid teachers in understanding students from different cultures (Hawley & Nieto, 2010). To increase children’s academic knowledge, educators need to understand that children are unique. Thus, not all children learn the same way. The article provides insight of how race and ethnicity impacts the learner. It is vital for educators to understand these aspects in a student.
It also helped better my presentation skills and analyzation skills. My presentations were more organized because during the critique my teacher told me that my paper organization needs to be done better. Analyzation became easier so when I read over essays I could catch my errors before the teacher caught them. The critique didn’t just improve my essay skills, but my literacy skills in
Some students needs notes taken down but you should always encourage them to try and take their own notes and this can be noted if they are unwilling to take their own notes, you also need to keep track of a student’s attendance so that if it suddenly deteriorates then the tutor or cast tutor can find out why this is happening. Some students will need different coloured paper when doing tests or they will need coloured overlay this is because some students have high lens syndrome. We do this because we are expected to give the student the correct level of support. Students will get asked questions about what they have learnt at the end of some lessons, to ensure that they have understood and learnt correctly, this is important so that the Learning Support Assistant and the tutor can go forward. There are certain activities that can engage and motivate the learner, this could be cube which gets passed to different students and there is a question on the side of the cube that they have to ask, also reward cards are used this would be if a student has worked well and remained focused then they would get a reward for that.
This paper focused on Model Residential School teacher’s awareness about tribal culture and critically evaluates importance of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Culture influences each and every life stage of a person. Hence culture plays a very important role in his stage of education. In some situations cultural difference makes some constraints to students with diverse culture. It is essential a culture based teaching strategy to overcome these problems.
Accommodations and Modifications Accommodations Accommodations mean the services which we present to the learners to help them to access the education curriculum Modifications They mean the changes in the curriculum. Modifications are very important for the learners with disabilities who do not have the ability to understand all the content. This means that both the accommodations and modifications are methods or ways the teacher can use to serve the needs of disabilities students, so they are very im-portant and useful to reach to our goals. Accommodations and modifications make our work easier. The ASD students are very special students so they will need many accommodations and modifications to help them.