If we are to have a society that looks for the well being of all people, we must learn to recognize that as people we are diverse and must learn to embrace one another with love, respect, and honor each others’ uniqueness. For example, in “Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology” by Margaret L. Anderson, and Patricia H. Collins (2010), provided a wealth of information in the narratives they produced from the different scholars and teachers they worked with and interviewed to make this book inspiring and an eye opener to understand our world better. Transformation is not easy and we must be willing to change the way we think on many different issues that deal with gender, race, discrimination, and acceptance of each other despite our differences. The narrative that really touched me the most was “From A Native Daughter”, by Haunani-Kay Trask. I have not appreciated history as much as I should have, not proud to say; however, after reading this narrative it opened my eyes and mind that not everything we read or hear about history is the truth.
In the book What Great Teachers Do Differently, Todd Whitaker chronicles things that great teachers do. By adopting many of the practices in the book, a new teacher can be well on their way to becoming a great teacher. High expectations, creating a climate of caring, decision making, and learning to ignore things are just a few of the things that great teachers do. Great teachers have high expectations not just for their students, but also for themselves. The expectations a teacher places on his or herself are directly related to those placed on their students.
I would want to have done the same things once I have my own classroom and I feel fairly passionate for students to understand and develop tolerance towards people who may be different than themselves. I feel that as teachers, we can take action to really mold our students to grow and be better individuals living in this world. I really do believe that issues in the matter of race/ethnicity and culture has to do with educating oneself of these things and practicing the basic matters a person should carry with themselves. I really think that these issues need to be discussed in depth when students are young and continuously because it is harder for one’s mind to see the wrong in something they believed was right for most of their
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.
A Teaching Assistant is likely to work with pupils on a 1:1 or small group basis. A Teaching Assistant will therefore be in a good position to recognise any concerns relating to a child and young person’s development. For example, a Teaching Assistant may take children for individual reading practise. Whilst doing this, they may note that a child appears to be unable to read as many words as their peers. In this situation, it is important that the Teaching Assistant report their concerns to the classteacher.
It will be greatly beneficial for the teacher and the student as both parties will gain a greater awareness of the student’s understanding level through the student’s explanation. It is a very useful tool for formative assessment as the student and teacher are both monitoring the student’s progress. The teacher will be able to discover any of the student misconceptions and automatically implement methods in the next lessons to correct them and ensure a more stable foundation for further learning to developed upon in the future. However, as beneficial as the interviews are in gaining insight into the student’s minds, the interviews will take up too much classroom time. For the clinical interview to work, the teacher must interview every student in the classroom for 10-20 minutes each, which will take away precious class time from the teacher and students.
Identifying non attendance could indicate a problem external to the teaching setting which may benefit from referral to other professionals or could point to students’ dissatisfaction with the teaching style which could be addressed by reassessing the teaching methods used in order to promote more inclusive practice. Assessment on the course forms an ongoing weekly record of how students are grasping lesson plan objectives and provides valuable feedback for both students and myself as their trainer. Monitoring student achievements, skills, abilities and progress through ongoing assessment, tracks their progress with feedback given to confirm that learning objectives have been met. Assessment also enables identification of any special needs that require more attention through setting targets for improvement in order to progress more effectively with the course. Recording special needs allows for assessment of the effectiveness of interventions implemented and gives students a measure of appropriate progress towards
Each example can be examined by different perspectives, identifying the problems, and suggesting some solutions. Each situation would be different if it was actually happening but a case allows analysis of a real life scenario. Reviewing different cases gives knowledge that will help shape teachers experiences in the classroom. The knowledge teachers can gain from analyzing cases and offering alternate solutions can be applied if similar situations arise in the classroom. Discussing cases in small group settings can be a huge benefit in that each person would bring varying perspectives, critiques and solutions to the table, increasing the knowledge of each teacher more than if they were to just complete individually.
Teachers need to help students understand the implicit cultural assumptions and perspectives of the discipline they’re teaching. Multicultural education also involves changing the methods of teaching and using a wide range of strategies and teaching techniques such as cooperative groups, simulations, role-playing, and discovery. Doing so, the learning process will be more effective and address the needs of students
Even in the young grades, teachers need to relate the content in which they are teaching in every way possible. Authentic instruction is a wonderful strategy to use in the classroom, to show students the importance of the content at hand. Along with authentic instruction, teachers can use various strategies to help the students organize their thoughts and the information they have read. Authentic instruction is often defined by teachers and preservice teachers as being interesting, motivating, fun, relevant topics (Duke, Gates, Hall, Tower, 345). Simply this is a