Theory assignment 4 T4 - Analyse different ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners, which underpin behaviour and respect for others. Task Notes: To be able to complete this task you need to know what ground rules are and why they are necessary in a learning environment. Read the article below; it makes some interesting points about ground rules: http://www.learningandteaching.info/teaching/ground_rules.htm The Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) suggest some activities for negotiating ground rules at the following link: http://teachingandlearning.qia.org.uk After you have read these notes, have a go at the activities and weblinks. Establishing Ground Rules Ground rules can be established in 3 different ways: Teacher imposed. Learner imposed.
For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher. This gives me clear guidance and an objective when working with pupils, of what support I need to give in order to achieve the day’s targets. In the school environment, I am aware that I am acting as a role model to the children. How I communicate with colleagues, parents and pupils will reflect on how children will then communicate. It is important to adapt the way I communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles so that I can be understood easily.
Unit 1: Using counselling skills (K/502/6966) The learner will: 2. Know how to establish a helping relationship Reflect on classroom discussion and respond to the following statement. Describe the boundaries that need to be taken into account when starting a new helping relationship (2.1) When a practitioner first meets a new client, they should set the boundaries in the first session. The practitioner should make the client feel as comfortable as possible and let them speak as much as they can. They should try to get as much information as they can so they can then set a few goals.
We use a quickscan, and VAK test which helps to determine the learner style, (Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic). From the results we can evaluate the correct level and course for the learner to be on and also if additional support is needed throughout the course. Support must be in place before during and after initial assessment. For me I have a LSA in the workshop with me to assist with the learners who may require it. Within the teaching role of my subject it is important I provide a safe learning environment for all students, ensuring that they all engage and participate actively in practical and theory lessons alike.
Explain how you would establish (set up?/negotiate) ground rules with your learners: To establish a set of ground rules I would open up a discussion with the learners encouraging them to think how ground rules can be a positive thing. Indicating that ground rules give guide lines on good behavior and encourage respect for others. I would then ask a class that had been put into small groups to discuss ground rules and write down any they agreed on and thought were pertinent to the environment. After they had discussed within their groups I would ask them to stand and communicate their thoughts to the other learners and begin to write down the rules the learners agree upon. The different groups would probably have at least one rule written down the same anyway for example punctuality.
Establish ground rules with your learners which underpin Behaviour and respect for others The ways in which I would establish ground rules would be in my first lesson. The right setting of my group is relevant because I need to create a comfortable atmosphere for my learners. Having a sensible class room layout where the chairs are positioned around me, my learners can have a clear vision of what I am demonstrating. Ideally, my class would benefit from being situated in quieter surroundings, because background noise could cause distraction. Rules such as: mobile phones switched off, respecting each others confidentiality, good time keeping and most importantly being non judgmental, is my definition of good practice procedure for my learners.
It is important to gather resources and information about the course to make appropriate planning. Once I identify any barriers or boundaries, I use different strategies through the lesson to help the students. My job is to encourage the students to share their experiences and to stimulate good communication and group work. I also have to
Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher would be in terms of the teaching/training cycle. Identifying needs When planning sessions for learners it is vital that we consider each individual learners needs and the needs of the organisation. As Petty states ‘ each learner is unique and has individual needs. If the needs of our learners are discovered and met, the chances of success are greatly increased.’ (Petty 2004: 496) In addition to this it is vital that teachers know the relevant member of staff to refer students to, and what policies and procedures the organisation has in place. This will aid the teacher in acquiring the right support for learners within their education.
Sessions incorporating visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles ensure student’s have equal rights to learning and provide the opportunity to re-evaluate what is already known while exploring aims and objectives from a different perspective. I teach cleaning classes where motivations and previous experience constantly change as better cleaning is experienced. My role is to create a safe learning environment to establish open trusting relationships. Recording changes by completing relevant admin ensures records are up to date in order to evaluate changes to forthcoming aims and objectives. The main responsibility of the teacher is to continually reassess development and changes during the course and create a seamless transition to ensure smooth delivery.
Teaching Assistant level 3Assignment 3 Student Name: Shazna Begum Student Number: SHA851BE Tutor: Mr Ken Smith Question 1: Why is it important to observe and assess pupils development? Precise observations and assessments are vital to efficient educational training. Cautious analysis enables both the teacher and teaching assistant to make assessments linking to each individual’s behaviour, learning techniques, stages of development and maturation, curriculum advantages and disadvantages, contemporary learning needs and attainments. These observations and assessments can help underline and commemorate individuals advantages and also discover any disadvantages in their learning. It can outline the basis for the partial development of the right learning needs and abilities and may also be constructive preliminary stage for future learning prospects There are many rationales why it’s significant to observe and assess pupils’ development.