The teacher and the student would discuss why the homework assignment was late. Maybe the student had an emergency at home, ran out of time, or just simply forgot. This dialogue helps resolve a conflict of why the assignment was late. Also, “student discussion of homework can provide helpful feedback” (Protheroe, 2009) and possible solutions to avoid for this to happen in the future. Another way that this homework policy helps promote positive social interaction inside a second grade classroom is when graded assignments not picked up within two days should be discussed with the teacher.
Reflection on Middle Childhood Middle Childhood is a period of time in which children gain a sense of self and build on cognitive abilities learned in Early Childhood. Sigmund Freud labeled this time in a child’s life the “latency stage” because sexual and aggressive urges are repressed, and possibly because physical growth is slow and steady. The subject of my middle childhood interview was Lisa, a nine-year-old Caucasian female in her home located in Highland Park, as well as a twenty minute observation across the street at a neighborhood park. She is an only child that lives with her mother in an apartment and visits her father in Stephenville twice a month, as well as two months every summer. Lisa’s mother, a teacher in DISD, divorced the father four years ago and intentionally moved to Highland Park for the quality of the school district.
Often, the display should be the representation of the children’s own work. However, posters, published materials or good quality photographs can be used when the children’s own work is not available. The display should always have a clear title, a year group label and should have a short explanation of the task / learning objective. In order to enhance and enrich the displays, all the labels could be printed by school staff or children using their computer skills. It is also important that the class teacher uses a range of questions to draw attention to the display and encourage interaction.
Other teachers and T.A’s from the same year group may be present here to share suggestions and advice. Teaching assistants should be a lot more actively involved in delivering learning activities. This may be by setting up the room with the correct resources before the lesson takes place and laying out the tables and chairs etc. One to one support may be needed for some pupils; this should have been discussed before the lesson. It may be that the T.A is put to work with one specific table/group of children or just float around the classroom and be available if any of the children ask for help.
Day care- a day care is for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years, they have different classes for children of different ages and the parents can drop of the child and pick them up when they wish. Some parents only take the child in for one or two hours a day so that they have some interaction with other children and have new experiences. Crèche- a crèche is a drop in centre style childcare provision, the parents do not pay a monthly fee they only pay when they need it, crèche’s are in many different places such as gyms, shopping centres and churches, in these areas the children are looked after whilst the parents can work out, shop or pray. The early year’s sector consists of various forms of provision which meet the needs of babies and young children, and of their families, in a variety of ways. 2.2.
Classroom Management, Engagement, & Motivation: Task 1 Ms. Smith’s homework policy applies the principles of best practices in positive social interaction by being clear in her expectations and allowing opportunity for communication and feedback. Ms. Smith’s homework policy promotes positive social interaction between herself and the student when she verbally explains her policy at the beginning of every year. She is clear with her expectations and reinforces them throughout the year. Sending a copy of the policy home to the parents and providing the student with their own copy promotes student-parent interaction as well as parent-teacher interaction. Ms. Smith encourages interaction when students fail to pickup graded homework assignments and need to ask for them after class.
Current Issues Summary and Response Matt 12/12/2010 Intro As a future special education teacher one of my jobs will be to keep up-to-date on current issues in the education field and let my parents know about any helpful development on these current issues. It is important for teachers to keep tabs on new developments that could be useful to better their understanding of education as a whole. There are a plethora of current issues involving special education. These issues range from more controversial to less controversial. Some of the more controversial issues are the use of tests to place students into special education, how should we grade students with special needs and how to discipline a student who is in special education.
Teachers and staff can supervise and support but they are unlikely to be over-protective. This can be a great preparation for university or work away from home in later life as it provides an intermediate step between childhood and full independence. Being in school all the time allows children full access to its facilities. This is good for creating a learning environment as pupils can have access to libraries, computers and teachers while doing their homework. Similarly it is easier to take part in extra-curricular activities such as plays, sports matches and art if they do not have to arrange travel home late at night or after the school buses have left.
There are several relationships that matter here: Parent- teacher, parent- child, teacher- child. They all should be equally yoked and the parent should realize that each of these relationships will be beneficial to their child. “ Several Studies show that when parents are positively involved in their child’s education that they achieve higher grade, test scores, perform better in school, and actually attend school” (Children, 2008). The children are more excited about learning and education because their parents show an interest in it. In the teacher- child relationship, the teacher can build the relationship by utilizing active listening skills, making direct eye contact, engaging in one on one and face to face interactions with the child.
Sociological studies show that school uniforms help to improve academic performance. People are apt to change their action depending on what they are wearing. Since school uniforms set a serious atomosphere in the classroom by removing distractions, students may achieve their goals easier. Also, teens are sensitive to their appearance. According to some parents, their children waste as much as an hour in front of the mirror getting ready for school.