They must differentiate the lessons with the goal of reaching each student's zone of proximal development. An outstanding educator will also demonstrate to the students that they care whether or not the student succeeds. Another important quality is the ability to find creative ways to present material so that the lessons hold their interest and they then view learning in a positive light. They must try to make learning interesting and even fun by methods such as the incorporation of games into the lessons like bingo or crossword puzzles. They must alternate activities to ensure that the student's attention does not wander keeping the students as engaged as possible in the lesson.
By understanding the dynamic of these relationships, a teacher understands the development and learning of students and seeks opportunities to positively support not only their intellectual development, but also social and personal as well. Children are children. For the most part, their developmental patterns can be predicted. Understanding the different stages of development can give teachers insight to not only academic performance, but also behaviors. This paper will focus on the learning theory of adolescents, primarily middle school students.
It can outline the basis for the partial development of the right learning needs and abilities and may also be constructive preliminary stage for future learning prospects There are many rationales why it’s significant to observe and assess pupils’ development. For example, to be able to recognize the broad choice of skills in all areas of pupils development. This will help teachers and teaching assistants to set out goals that need improving and building upon current skills to allow pupils to achieve their educational attainment at different levels. Moreover it is important to observe and assess in order to identify and comprehend the cycle of development in children. This understanding should be used to connect the hypothesis and theory with my own practice as a teaching assistant within the school.
Effective Assessment Practices Trisha Robinson HSN/552 Assessment and Evaluation of Learning June 2, 2014 Susan Dolinar An important part of teaching and learning is the assessment process. To help students and educators understand where they are headed, where they have been and where they are right now is having a good assessment practice. There is no one assessment practice that can give sufficient information to learning and teaching that help plan. The use of different assessment types as part of the instruction will result in helpful information about a learners understanding and progress. Teachers can use the data to help guide in their practice and partner with the learner to reflect on their learning and set goals for the future.
For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher. This gives me clear guidance and an objective when working with pupils, of what support I need to give in order to achieve the day’s targets. In the school environment, I am aware that I am acting as a role model to the children. How I communicate with colleagues, parents and pupils will reflect on how children will then communicate. It is important to adapt the way I communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles so that I can be understood easily.
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Identifying what type of personality is present enables students develop study plans that are best suited for success. As important as it is to understand personal intelligence and personality types, it may become more important to understand the intelligence and personality types of your peers. Group activities and discussions are an integral part of the distance learning. In order for all students to get the most out of these settings, an understanding of how others think, process and react is a must. Understanding the strengths of fellow students allows one to improve areas of weakness by absorbing what is imparted by fellow students.
Alignment of Academic Standards with ELL Proficiency Standards Standards-based instruction or SBI is a very important part of the education reform today. The reason it is so important has to do with the fact that it shows a way to ensure that every student is exposed to curiculum that is both challenging and made to contribute to today’s complex world. SBI contains content standards witch tell what all students should know and be able to do at different levels of education. SBI gets teachers to raise expectations for all students and promotes the use of multiple assessment strategies in return this helps students to reach levels at different times and in different ways. SBI also requires a teacher to really differentiate her
There are several benefits of effective communication including the following; Benefits in terms of Pupils It is also important for pupils that I model effective communication skills as a teaching assistant. For example, I must check what I am saying sometimes in moments of stress or excitement, so that the children can understand what our expectations are in school. In order to help the children understand the boundaries of what is acceptable, it is important that we follow them with out fail whilst asking the pupils to behave in a particular way. Benefits in terms of Parents Parents and other adults who come into the school are more likely to give beneficial support if communication is strong, positive and effective which in turn benefits the students as well. For example, Children with Special Education Need’s academic performance can be nurtured effectively with a positive and strong relationship with their parents/ carers.