A critical evaluation of an aspect of the inclusive practices, evidenced in the case study (which will be provided), with specific reference to your own practice during school placement and your wider reading? Our understanding of diversity is broad – it encompasses gender, race, age, disability, cultural background and so much more. Inclusive practice is understood to be attitudes, approaches and strategies taken to ensure that students are not excluded or isolated from the learning environment because of any of these characteristics. As a teacher, my role is to ensure that all students feel welcome, accepted, safe, listened to, valued and feel confident that they can participate in all activities. Every child should be given every opportunity
The idea of a predictable and unpredictable life events involves generalisation. For some people issues like divorce or redundancy may be predictable, but other people may not have expected to be divorced or lose their job. Predictable life changes One event that is often predicted is when our children start school/nursery. There will be positive learning from this experience as the child will then learn to socialise with other children and make new friendships with them. The child will learn to share toys and develop a better vocabulary by listening to others talking.
As pupils may lose interest in lessons, it may cause problem for forthcoming activities you may break down activities that need doing and explain things rather than children losing interest from learning. Another example to control behaviour in your classroom is to set up an rewards system for children as this will encourage them to earn rewards and be recognised for their good deeds. Another skill that supports work with children is commitment and enabling yourself to work well in a team. To work with children, you must have a passion and be prepared to commit yourself to children and their work in order to help them learn and succeed. As working with children will not be easy in aspects of planning, teaching etc.
It is therefore important that you examine your own attitudes and values to consider how these may impact on the way you work with children and young people. Children listen intently to others around them, both adults and other children and soak up all information given to them. The school must make sure that the children are surrounded with positive messages about their peers and their own importance in society. All children are individuals and have individual rights; however they are not the same. It is the policy, currently, to include all children in mainstream education so long as the curriculum can be adapted to suit an individual pupils needs.
First, noticing if any children are struggling with otherness is imperative. It is important that an educator be attentive to the children and how they interact. Identifying a child that is being “othered” depends on monitoring their social interactions. Children who isolate themselves from the group and children who require extra assistance are likely targets for “othering”. Once identified the teacher can lessen the potential problem by taking steps to ensure the entire class feel connected to one another.
Culturally Competent Consultation in Schools focuses on consultation between school personnel and parents. It explains how imperative it is for school psychologists and other personnel to become actively engaged in in culturally competent practices. It continues to explain that all school personnel should continue to examine and increase their cultural competence so that their efforts meet the needs of every student. The article also has links to personal assessments so educators can heighten their awareness and sensitivity to the importance of cultural
By incorporating uniforms into schools administrators can create an environment where education can prepare children for the future, eliminate the vast differences in social classes and teach the children of tomorrow how to respect their surroundings. With a great amount of emphasis being placed on current trends, many students and parents seem to get lost in the purpose of education. They lose the understanding that school is not a place to learn about socialization skills, but a place to prepare children for the future. Uniforms can prepare students for life after education, in which most of them will be expected to dress accordingly and to adhere to a corporate dress code. Once children
Spending time going through the learning activities and seeing how children have responded to a certain task or question, can really help change it for future activities. It is also important to look back at the learning objects so you can measure what the children have learned. It is important to have clear objectives at the planning stage, in order to evaluate whether pupils have achieved them after the lesson. If children have rushed through the activity and then looked bored then it would be obvious that the task was a bit too easy and not really suitable or beneficial for that group. Therefore you would need to try and make it more engaging and stimulating, perhaps by making it more difficult or time-consuming so the students really have to work to complete it.
I see this as a way to encourage open dialogue between students and administration. Circulation does convey a purpose to students as well as staff. I believe the principal must create that climate for learning with openness and development of trust. Through this reflective process I realize that the principal did do the majority of the paper work after the students had departed from school. This commitment models the expectations for the staff and proves that I, as a principal, must strive to create a school culture that has a positive influence on life and learning in my school.
Multiculturalism’s Five Dimensions Dr. James A. Banks on Multicultural Education The article presents the five dimensions of Multicultural Education, and how teachers can help transform the world by giving equal opportunities to all students and create positive racial attitudes. New information and relevancy to my personal life - As many teachers I thought multicultural education is mostly a matter of content integration and the extent to which teachers use content from a variety of cultures and groups to illustrate key concepts, principles, and theories in their subject area. In certain subjects, like social studies, there are more opportunities to integrate ethnic and cultural content, so it is difficult to see why learning about multicultural education would be relevant to all teachers. After reading the article I understand that content integration in the curriculum is only the first dimension of multicultural education.