Introduction In this assignment I am going to cover the role of the teacher, the responsibilities that they have in the education and training environment. I will also discuss how to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for your learners. To end the essay I will discuss the relationship teachers have with other professionals who work in the education and training arena. The teaching role and responsibilities in education and training 1.1 Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education A teacher adopts many roles within the learning environment and has many responsibilities. One of the key responsibilities I feel for a teacher is to provide information, wisdom.
In this respect, the ultimate aim is to enable learners to understand how to take responsibility for their own development. Teachers can do this by planning and preparing teaching and learning activities that take account of the needs and well-being of individual learners as well as groups of learners. Some key aspects of a role as a teacher may be: carrying out initial and/or diagnostic assessments; clear communication with your learners, other professionals and stakeholders; promoting appropriate behaviour and respect for others; identifying and meeting individual learners’ needs; being aware of the support mechanisms available; being organised; being reflective, which means learning from successes as well as mistakes. What are my responsibilities as a teacher? As a teacher, my primary responsibility is to ensure that learners are enrolled onto the correct course, in terms of meeting their needs, abilities and aspirations.
Inclusive learning should promote positive behaviour and conduct. A teacher needs to recognise that learner comes with different learning styles and needs. Maslow stated unless certain need are met the learner cannot progress. Malsow ‘s hierarchy of needs theory is: Learners needs have to to be met in order for leaners to be involved and focused on their learning. For individual learning styles to be met, within a good learning sessions a teacher will ensure he/she takes a multi-sensory approach to teaching, this way each learner can work to the best of their ability.
The teacher assistant and teacher should plan together so that you are clear from the outset what you will be doing and are given the opportunity to put forward your own ideas. In the case of teaching assistants who support individual pupils, this can be particularly beneficial since they will be able to identify any difficulties with planned activities at the earliest stages and will also know in advance if they will need to find particular resources b) Delivery: How a learning support practitioner would contribute on the delivery of a learning objective,
Formative Assessment in tracking learner progress Formative assessment (assessment for learning) is engaged during a course or programme. This is the type of assessment used and it allows teachers to adjust targets and objectives to suit the student until they develop skills and become more confident. Formative assessment is usually informal (Formative informal) and can take place at any time during the teaching and learning process. Feedback from formative assessment will be beneficial to both student and teacher as it not only allows the student to recognize their success and look at areas for development but it allows the teacher to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching and look to improve on future sessions. Formative assessment is often seen as being motivational as it can be seen as a review rather than an assessment.
Different people adjust to different strategies. Most people adjust to more than one strategy. We just need to identify which ones through assessment. How the Awareness of Learning Strategies Influence Teaching and Learning It is important for teachers to understand what a student is going through in their process of learning new information. If you know the learning style of the student, it is easier to convey the message you are trying to convey.
Before carrying out activities, you will need to have an awareness of the curriculum and stage at which pupils are at. As a member of support staff, as time goes on and the more experience gained, the more will be learnt about particular students and how they work best. It is ideal if support staff access school records about pupils learning to ensure they are up to date, familiar and prepared with supporting individual
1.1 Describe how a learning support practioner may contribute to the planning delivery and review of learning activities; Within the role of TA we will at some point contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of learning activities alongside the teacher .When the planning of a lesson takes place there should be some opportunity to discuss the pupils work with the teacher. Planning, teaching and evaluation follows the cycle which gives structure to the learning process: PLAN Teacher ,put input,suggest ideas,own input and part of the planning ,take notes ,take part Evaluate,feed back to both children and teacher ,techniques written /verbal feedback Prepare,get resources ready,have a lesson plan ,adapt the resources ,clean up and check health and safety Prepare Get resources ,,ready,have a copy pre Observing ,taking notes to see pupils ability .compare notes Implement and support To do activity ,extra support ,managing behaviour ,encouragement. Most Ta,s are involved in the daily /short plans rather than the long /medium term .By knowing the LO TA,s will be clear on what is expected from the pupils and to what they are expected to achieve . If a TA has particular strengths in ascertain area which is being taught they may be asked to put forward their ideas towards the lesson plan. At some point you may be asked to work alongside the teacher with their long term plans and activities for the week .PPA may be set aside for this.
The key strategic purpose of the teachers is to prepare lessons to impart information and make them as interesting as possible to keep children engaged and to promote learning by leading discussion and encourage participation. They must ensure the classroom environment is supportive for all learners. Teachers should prepare homework and assignments to assess learner’s progress and feed that back to both students and families. Support staff roles refers to any school employee allocated to assist administrators, teachers etc. to address special needs within the school.
Unit 307 support Assessment for learning 1.1 Compare and contrast the roles of the teacher and the learning support practitioner and assessment of learners, achievements Effective assessment plays a vital role in demonstrating how a teacher teaches and how pupils learn; it also allows a teacher to meet with other teachers to share examples of pupil’s progress and discuss why they think that child is working at that particular level. One of the main responsibilities of the class teacher is to monitor and assess pupil achievement in order to observe how all children in the class are progressing, assessing a pupil will also enable a child to recognise their own achievements in order to make progress in their own learning and allow teachers to adapt their teaching to a child’s individual needs. The teacher is responsible for following the curriculum, planning lessons and providing the necessary resources for the children, she will also develop and adapt learning activities to suit the requirements of individual groups of children who will need them that sets out a clear learning objective so that learner progress can be measured and to make the children aware of their learning intentions, this will decide whether that particular child requires more or less in their learning and targets will then be set for the child, if pupils have not made any advancement towards their learning objective, either the learning objective needs to be modified or adapted or the teaching tactics improved. A teacher’s responsibilities towards the children in their care also involve; • Deliver an on going record of each child’s progress in class. • Inform children about their individual performances and achievement’s.