At the start of this module the topic I found of most interest and relevant to teaching was building a positive classroom climate. I feel that if a student and teacher can work in a positive classroom climate all the other elements of teaching will fall into place .In order for a positive learning climate to occur the teacher must be the role model in the classroom. Unfortunately building a positive classroom climate cannot be achieved by one teacher alone, a whole school approach is needed and it must be implemented in each classroom by each teacher within the school. If this approach is only implemented by one teacher students will get confused which will thus lead to disruptions within the school. A classroom’s
Stereotypes: People with Disabilities My sister is a special education teacher at the high school level, and through spending time with her students I have been made aware of the reality they must face every day. Stereotypes and misconceptions are common in regards to disabilities. These false assumptions are usually invoked by fear or a lack of understanding. Stereotypes have emerged in society and have created barriers of discrimination towards people who have a disability. The danger with stereotypes is that we often generalize and combine characteristics of an individual to make conclusions about groups of people.
The Civil Right Movement brought about legislation in preventing prejudice towards people with disabilities allowing them the right to an education. Legislation made sure parents are well-informed of their rights concerning their child’s education and special instructions designed to meet their needs. The social implications of litigation on the lives of students with disabilities is giving students equality in education where teachers develop modification and accommodations to meet student’s academic and social goals. I would say thinking has changed dramatically regarding the understanding of students with disabilities. For, many people did not understand or had the true knowledge of disabilities and how to help students with disabilities.
The professional development meetings inform the teachers of how to incorporate rigorous learning into their lessons and also explains what the district expects to see from the staff. To meet the goals of our action plan, the teachers need to align their lessons with the core curriculum. Professional development helps them stay on task with these strategies. Principals also use out-of-district professional development classes to refine any weaknesses of the teachers in our school building. For example, if a teacher has a hard time with classroom management, our principal will suggest a professional development to address classroom management skills for that particular teacher.
The difference between disequilibrium, and equilibrium and its impact in the classroom is as significant as Piaget suggests. If a student/person feels like they know how to solve a problem (or are at equilibrium), they will not want to learn about it. Although, if they are able to create a disequilibrium, or the inability to solve a problem by receiving constructive feedback and create competition, one will want to learn more about the subject/job and will hopefully retain a lot more information. An example of this can be seen in the classroom or workforce. There are many children in primary school who rely on their parents/peers to tie their shoes for them as they constantly have support in the area and have no motivation to learn themselves.
This may make them grow into caretakers who are a little more aggressive when it comes to such activities that they may have missed out on. Acocella writes about how normal it is to know parents nowadays who more or less spoil their kids into adulthood. Spoiling though isn’t the only aspect of over parenting. Anxieties about the child’s well-being, and the extreme pressure to achieve from a young age are two other factors. The writer cites many different authors who have written books slandering this new type of “invasive parenting.” Acocella mentions an editor at Psychology Today, Hara Estroff Marano, who speaks about a company that (for a fairly steep price) will send parents DVDs of Mozart and Beethoven classics set to stimulating videos.
While this has created an emphasis on critical thinking, it has also made it more difficult to control a classroom environment where many different voices vie to be heard and expect to challenge their learning. I overheard a student once say to a professor, “Should I call you Susan? Or do you want me to call you by your last name?” Generation Me has been raised to see themselves as equals to everyone. No one person is greater than the other; it
Background For background information, I am studying teaching in order that I can have an understanding of how my students are learning, and some experience of teaching, so that when I come to assess them for their NVQs I appreciate how they got to the point of submitting their workbooks to me. Roles, responsibilities and boundaries The simple way of describing my role as a teacher would be to say that I am there to ensure my learners get their qualifications (Wilson 2008:4), but the Lifelong Learning Sector covers more than just formal qualifications; many people just want to learn for the enjoyment of doing so, or an employer may have set up an internal training course without a nationally recognised qualification at the end. Learners could be aged 14 upwards and have many different learning goals. As a teacher I will do more than just deliver the lesson. I will have had to design the lesson and plan its delivery so that it holds everyone’s interest.
There has been an on-going debate whether or not to include such classes during school hours, yet it is clearly evident that Child Development hours are a necessity. One of the major roles of Child Development programs is that they provide learners with general knowledge and let them become open to their society and surrounding. To begin with, lectures about social interactions are given to students by experts and teachers of high level of understanding. To point out, those teachers talk about the importance of friendship and stress on the real meaning of “true friends” in addition to romantic relationships with members of the opposite sex. Moreover, one’s health and how to take care of one’s body is discussed during a series of orations.
If it takes time, she will be there in support for every step they take. In order to get a student to want to learn more, the teachers must build a motherly bond with them. 4. In what ways does this essay point out the education system’s effect on teachers as well as students? The ways in which this essay points out the education system’s effect on teachers as well as students is by saying that teachers lose their enthusiasm to learn and also to teach as more and more students come in.