A strong sense of attachment and belonging was shown in that Pre-K class between the teacher Miss Samantha and her children. Attachment theory made a strong relation between teacher and her children this made grasping information and learning much easier and controlled. It also increased the communication between teacher students and student with each other’s. Attachment theory was known as the Lasting psychological connectedness between human being (Bowlby, 1969, p. 194). The sense of belonging to that place made children behavioral observation more interest.
|Educ G 203 | |Influential Teacher Paper | |[Michelle May | |17 September 2012] | | | The Teachers that have Impacted My Life As I have gone through the school system, I have met a few teachers who have made an impact on my life. Thanks to their dedication, I have now been inspired to further my education and become a teacher myself. I obviously grew up being in the classroom taught by teachers but since my mom is a speech language pathologist I have also seen school from the teacher’s perspective. For as long as I can remember, I have loved helping her in her classroom. From coloring to lesson plans, I enjoy it all.
I decided to try because of my parents, sports, and most importantly my future. I knew that I was capable because of my past. Kindergarten through 7th grade I received straight A’s and was on the honor roll each year. What pushed me the most was my parents. I wasn’t able to do a lot of things that I wanted to do because of my grades.
Strengths of teaching During my observation in both lessons with grade five students, I noticed that there are a number of strengths to be pointed out such as stimulating discussion in the classroom which allows the students’ to practice the maximum of their English language and hence allows you to correct their mistakes simultaneously. Students were fully engaged as they have the opportunity to use the language they have and put it in practice during the lesson. Added to this the ability to create a stress-free learning environment although the students’ have been exposed to different kind of activities and way of teaching. I think it was completely beneficial when you tried to allay the student’s fear of the given activities and offered as much assistance where needed which allows the students’ to relax and enjoy the tasks. During the lessons also materials and resources were adequately prepared and matched the students different learning styles including visuals, food menus and a song for auditory learners.
He than began to start doing well, and soon kids stop calling him names. His classmates also started to come to Ben for help. At a point of time, Ben and his older brother Curtis seemed to lack school work & did very horrible. That is when their mother realized it and laid down a rule. Her rule was that they only got to watch a certain amount of television a week, and had to read a certain amount of books along with writing a report on every book they had read.
Students are no longer looking to a teacher for all of the information. Most of what I hear about education in my community is negative. We start children in school at a very young age due to fears that they may “fall behind” or “not be on target” in relation to their peers. We require them to site in a classroom that follows the same format as a classroom from the 1800’s. This includes, 4 walls, desks, a teacher facilitating the lesson, and little ears and eyes tuning in and out.
I was told that when you become a junior that’s when everything starts to get harder and you have to buckle down meaning no time for friends and really no weekend because it was going to require a lot of work, but I was sure that if I got through middle school, 9th and 10th grade that it would be no different than any other grade level class that I had taken already and passed. I was receiving an assignment in all classes to complete during the summer. I started the work, but it was so boring that I never finished the work. As time went on, my grades affected me, so I had to get tutoring if I wanted to be able to play football in the upcoming season. As I spent more time trying to bring up my grade in one class, my grades began to suffer in my other classes.
During a recent interview with Mr. Sauceda, a teacher in a classroom for children who are emotionally disturbed for over sixteen years, a meaningful education was described as a means of giving students knowledge and experiences that are “relevant and can be applied to their lives”. It is no secret that creating a connection between the concept being taught and how it can be applied to life outside of the classroom can greatly enhance student learning. In the point of view of Life Skills teacher, Mrs. Carmichael, Mr. Sauceda is correct. Mrs. Carmichael subscribes to a Constructivist learning theory, meaning she believes students “must construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world, through experiencing thing and reflecting on those experiences” (Educational
How My Education Has Affected My Life My Education from kindergarten to the twelfth grade was good for some of it but I also have some bad times. When I was younger and as I have gotten older I have always loved school from kindergarten all the way to twelfth grade and now college. School was a place I felt safe and secure at and also loved by my teachers although I have had some bad days in class. I can relate to Sherman Alexie in many ways of how school was the same for us. I was picked on but It didn’t happen to me until I was in middle school.
Formative assessment highlights the importance of monitoring student learning by providing ongoing feedback. (Williams, 2008)Teachers and students gain an invaluable insight through formative assessment which improves their teaching and students improve their learning. Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods Biggs Constructive Alignment (1999) focuses on the strict correspondence between learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment methods. It is clearly seen in the short course template that this alignment is adhered to throughout the 6 weeks. The teaching, learning and assessment methods are constructively aligned in order to achieve the learning intentions and thus the learning outcomes over the six-week course.