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
Unit Number: 2 Handout: Sample completed learning journal with level 4 guidance Form 10 Reflective Learning Journal This form should be used to record your reflections as you progress through your qualification. You should link your reflections to reading, principles, theories and professional values, as relevant. |Analysis of challenges that I faced in unit/task: Roles and Responsibilities of the teacher. | |Through this session I gained a better understanding of how a myriad of areas, big and small, need to come together to produce a | |teaching structure in which all students can gain the greatest benefits from the subject on offer. Also, that even though | |preparation and planning are key in delivering a well structured and interesting lesson, efforts in this area are wasted if I am | |unable to connect with my students.
A rational for a creative and cross-curricular scheme of work Understanding how to be an creative practitioner within the classroom is rooted in the premise of delivering a child centered pedagogy, implementing original, imaginative, engaging and structured learning opportunities that encourage innovation, ownership, control and relevance. To demonstrate the notion of creativity within the context of teaching and learning, I will discuss a rational of a cross-curricular, creative scheme of work (SOW) which I have prepared in order for a year 4 class to gain the skills to work creatively, gain subject knowledge, linked with an understanding of world war 2. I will explore how my own skills, knowledge and understanding have developed. Justify and discuss the reasons for choosing the teaching and learning strategies, assessment, analysis and evaluation process. All of which have been used together to provide a learning platform that is diverse and enables the learners’ and myself to explore creativity within the classroom.
Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Interdisciplinary teaching is often seen as a way to address some of the recurring problems in education such as fragmentation and isolated skill instruction. It is seen as a way to support goals such as transfer of learning, teaching students to think and reason, as well as, providing a curriculum more relevant to students (Marzano, 1999, Perkins, 1991). This approach to teaching requires planning that looks at the fundamental objectives of a number of curriculum areas. Connecting curriculum in the interdisciplinary approach is an efficient way to help teachers deal with knowledge that grows at exponential rates (Jacobs, 1989). A unit of study that that uses this approach of teaching enables the teachers to teach and make links between disciplines, thereby giving the students a more relevant, less fragmented and stimulating experience.
What makes an effective primary classroom? Discuss and debate with reference to research and wide reading, including journals, books and other media During this essay I will look at several areas of schooling, all of which have an impact on making the classroom a productive place for children to learn. Getting the right balance of all factors in the classroom is vital in maintaining and progressing a child’s intelligence. I will specifically focus on the ways in which teaching methods can make the classroom a successful place to be. In particular how they keep the classroom under control but also make it a fun place to learn.
Effective teachers strive to motivate and engage all their students in learning, believing every student is capable of achieving success at school and they do all they can to find ways of making each student successful. They personalize the learning for their students and uses techniques that have each student working on tasks that engage and challenge them to achieve their personal best. Teachers have a repertoire of effective teaching strategies and use them to implement well designed teaching programs and lessons. (AITSL (a), 2012). Planning influences what student will learn, because planning can transform the available time and curriculum materials into activities, assignments and tasks for students so time is the essence of planning.
At the classroom level, for example, teachers collect information about a student's learning, make corresponding adjustments in their instruction, and continue to collect information. Formative assessment can result in significant learning gains but only when the assessment results are used to inform the instructional and learning process (Black & William, 1998). This condition requires the collection, analysis of, and response to information about student progress. The most common procedures of formative assessment include the following. Feedback.
It is used to help students with diverse needs learn using a core curriculum. Based on the readiness of students, there are three strategies for successfully implementing differentiated instruction. Regardless of their individual differences, students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, and skills. First, is the “content” of lessons it may be differentiated based on what students already know. The teacher may differentiate the content by designing activities for groups of students that address different areas of knowledge, understanding, and skills.
It also allows them to increase the higher order of thinking within the lesson and bring it up to a level of understanding to where each child is challenged based on their own method of learning. Although the first competency of rigorous learning and planning the lessons are encouraged, another competency of this component is professional development. Professional development helps teachers with every aspect of their work environment. We incorporate professional development in our organization by attending all of our staff meetings, monthly grade level meetings, and in-district workshops. 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.
Unit 001: Essay on the Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning. This is an analysis of roles, responsibilities and relationships in Lifelong Learning; by defining them in the context of teaching, and explaining the importance of promoting appropriate behaviour in the classroom. I will explore teachers responsibilities for identifying and meeting the needs of learners by encouraging and enabling all learners to reach their full potential; roles and responsibilities in promoting equality and diversity; relationships between teachers and other professionals, identifying boundaries and reviewing points of referral to appropriate support persons/agencies to meet the needs of learners; responsibilities for establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment; and compliance with key aspects of legislation and codes of practice relating to the role of teachers. There are numerous roles and responsibilities are numerous that teachers will undertake daily. According to Wilson (2009), roles describe functions of teachers.