Certain curriculum goals of anti-bias curriculum are to foster each child's: *building of a well-informed, confident self-identity; *comfortable, empathic interaction with people from diverse backgrounds; *critical thinking about bias; * capability to stand up for themselves and for others in the face of unfairness. A belief in the importance of human diversity and the fair treatment of all people is a must for doing anti-bias work. When teachers become dedicated to learning how to implement anti-bias courses in their settings, they seem to go through four identifiable stages. ESTABLISHING THE ENVIRONMENT Stage one includes teachers raising their own consciousness of anti-bias matters related to themselves, their program, and the children in their care. A support group is vital for this method.
A Culturally Diverse Classroom Every classroom should offer a feeling of comfort and belonging for the students in it. In today’s diverse world, providing a culturally diverse classroom is essential. The first step in creating a culturally diverse classroom is to understand the cultures and ethnicities of the students. As educators it is important to do a little research into several cultures. As your class changes from one year to another, so will the cultural make-up of your students.
I have learned first-hand of the effect on people’s achievements and behavior from other’s attitudes and expectations. Developing a cultural content rich and diverse curriculum is key in developing student’s abilities to consider alternate perspectives and ways of thinking. Teachers play an extremely important role in a schools multicultural education. To ensure proper preparation for pre service teachers’ effective pre service multicultural education programs should be adopted. Soliciting parental support and involvement is a great way to encourage school and home communication.
According to Gravell, (2012:18), the main role of the Teacher is to help learners achieve their chosen programme. Gravell went further to explain that this can be achieved by using various teaching and learning methods whilst taking into account learners individual needs. As a Team leader in the Princes Trust I will wear many hats: friend, judge, mentor, different roles for extracurricular duties. When I say mentor it means many things from a role model to coach to confidant, someone I believe who encourages positive behaviour this could be with the use of more responsibilities in the class room. Helping them improve the skills this could be through communication for example being able to understand situations and resolve differences which will build trust.
Other People Are Reading • HighScope Curriculum vs. Creative Curriculum • How to Use Creative Curriculum 1. Types o There are several types of creative curriculum that a teacher can use in the classroom. A teacher who wants to have a creative curriculum method can take a theme, such as the zoo, space or an event like the Iditarod and use it to base all of her curriculum. Other options include allowing the students to develop a unit of study based on a theme, having groups of students teach other students, encouraging students to create videos on the Internet or participating in field trips, plays, or community projects that all revolve around the subject. Evaulation o The teacher can also use creative evaluation as part of creative curriculum.
Good communication with parents and caregivers can build support for and strengthen the important work that you are doing in the classroom. The more you know about children's academic, social, and emotional development, the more able you will be to meet their needs. Information about how well the children are progressing helps you to plan your teaching. You want the children in your care to feel successful and confident, but you also want to offer experiences that will help them to develop further. In addition, through initial screening and by checking the children's progress, you can identify those children who need special help or who face extra
Collaborative Learning Community: Cultural Mosaic and Essay There are many cultures that educators will come in contact with in today’s classroom and teachers need to be prepared to provide them with the same level of learning as any other child. However, when students are from different cultures and have more complex backgrounds, the approach to learning can be quite challenging if the teachers has not educated themselves on strategies and techniques to accommodate these learners in the classroom. Therefore, by exploring the African, Indian, Japanese, and Mexican culture of students in the classroom, one will be able to gain insight on how to build an effective working relationship with students, their ways of communication, and learning styles that specifically connect the lesson content to the individual while knowledge and productivity is occurring. The following is a chart that compares some of the cultures in today’s classroom: African Culture Indian Culture Japanese Culture Mexican Culture Norms • Strong sense of family and religious ties. • Extraordinary belief in faith to persevere through any situation that may arise; that being in the classroom or outside the classroom.
1.1 Teaching Role and responsibilities in education and Training The teacher should be qualified to teach the learners, and be able to identify key aspects of related current legislation and know how to challenge discriminatory behaviour and attitudes. They should be well prepared for their lesson, be able to provide the correct resources and information relevant to the course and be knowledgeable about the subject or in the case of covering for another teacher, know where to find information in order to answer questions from learners. Teachers should make an initial assessment the needs of learners prior to starting the course in order to assess their suitability to the course there are delivering. Lessons should be prepared and sessions well planned. Establishing good ground rules at the start of the lessons are an important part of the teacher’s role to ensure everyone has clear expectations within the classroom environment, this helps to ensure appropriate behaviour and respect for others within the class.
Finally, educators with effective communication skills prove an ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the needs of students they are supporting (Kearns, 2012), and with appropriate delivery of good communication, student learning increases. When delivering student education, acquiring effective communication skills involving the delivery of high written and verbal skills, and literacy development is essential for teachers to aid children’s needs for learning, as this assists to prove social and cognitive development for children when the teacher collaborates towards educating children. Good communication skills from early childhood educators ensure children’s skills are enhanced when
The school will offer classes in a variety of languages that parents can choose from for their child to learn either another language and/or their native language as well as English, of course; music, literature, match, social sciences, art (such as drawing, sculpting, oil and water painting) will be part of the curriculum as well. The school will have small classes, with a low student-to-teacher ratio. The differentiated instructions will be based on children’s individual strengths, abilities and interests. In other words, our teachers will try to explore and strengthen children’s creativity, abilities and interests in order to grow and be ready for their next level of schooling which is high school. In addition, we will also teach to the “Standards” in order for kids in the number grades be able to pass state exams and move to the next level.