I want to experiment with what builds a sense of community, support, care, and motivation in my classroom and I assume this will take place in many forms. Torey sought out and found ways to communicate and build relationships with her students, some of the time these ways were non-verbal and rather based on feeling; I hope to create the same sort of atmosphere in my classroom, to have those important one on one moments with my students. This passage in the book also reminded me of a recent conversation I had with my supervising teacher about the hiring process. She told me that some of the best teachers have the worst interviews, but when she’s looking for a potential teacher she relies mostly on intuition; if she believes an individual truly loves children, she is much more likely to hire them regardless of their interview. (Of course the individual would have to demonstrate some basic competencies) The passage also made me think of the beauty of the teaching profession and how it really is difficult to explain to a non-teacher; there are so many small and large events that happen on a daily basis in the academic world that creates a world of amazement and appreciation for the growing
Baldwin executed the ways that the teaching profession could help the schools with its challenges. He often encourages young people to challenge their willingness to get through school. “A Talk to Teachers” still remains helpful for public schools to eliminate prejudice in today’s schools. School discipline is one of the most troubling causes of problems in schools today. As some people work hard to receive their education there are others who may interfere with others education.
Pet Peeve Speech In school the idea that we all learn differently and in our own ways is stressed to us from kindergarten right up to your senior year. I don't disagree with that at all, in fact I feel deeply that we all do in fact learn in ways unique to us. The teachers and staff here at Iron Mountain High School do a fantastic job of catering to the needs of individuals who have troubles grasping concepts or just can't seem to understand something the first time it's explained to them. Once again I'm fine with that, but not everyone needs that much help. Not everyone wants that much help!
The implications of the findings were changing beliefs of the observation teacher as well as the demonstration teacher. At times, mentor teachers remain comfortable in the role of “this is how I 4 learned to teach and this is how teaching will always be at our school”. Teachers periodically rethink “outside of the box” and move away from the mindset of sharing the same old concepts to new teachers. (Boring!!!) Teaching and learning styles must change if education is to propel into the future with quality-educated teachers and students.
The only negative I see in the self-contained setting is the fact that the kids are sometimes cut off from the general education students. Socializing and interacting with other students is very important during a student’s educational experience. This is the time where kids learn to be tolerant of other people’s differences and learn to work with others. The inclusive classroom to me should only be prescribed on a case by case basis. I feel it is a good idea in theory but in some cases it is just not a reasonable solution to me.
It spoke to me as a teacher. So often we have rules and policies imposed on us by administration, or even other teachers; departments, and senior teacher of the ways that they have always done things. I have felt as a younger teacher and a female, amongst male teachers, that I was too scared to challenge the ideas or be rejected of my new ideas. Your piece really gave me the confidence to be ok to stand up for what I believe in and it reassured me that I will always win when I follow my own ethics, even if I just do it silently, without protest. This holds lesson too for teachers.
So, it’s the duty of the teacher try to figure out what’s causing students that they are not taking interest in their classes. If I were a teacher I would have followed the following steps as a teacher to make the content not boring and make students more active in the classroom. As a teacher I need to aware of learning, motivation, behavior, and development theories in order to relate to my students and push them to reach their full potential. It is my duty to see that all my students are being motivated this is only fair to the students. They deserve my time and full attention in regards to their
For this reason, teachers are forced to extract superfluous material from the course. Instead, teachers focus only on specific items from the test. Students are encouraged to memorize facts and bring short responses. In an article published by the FairTest organization this method is called "teaching the test." Teaching the test seems to be conducive to improving test taking skills but real academic progression is not always represented.
Lesson Outcome 3.1.1 1.1 – Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Schools must create an effective partnership by providing an open and communicative environment with its wider community, forming a link between the classroom, home and the school and family. A communication breakdown between school, parent and pupil could be damaging on the pupils education and emotional performance. For this to not be the case, the teacher/support teacher needs to think about what they say and how it is said. Communication is a two-way process.
Today, children view school as a “place of danger”, and their main focus is to avoid danger as much as possible (Holt 360). This danger comes in the form of mistakes on tests, quizzes, and homework assignments in which the children earn grades based on what they are able to remember at that time, instead of making a long-term connection between the educational content and the children’s own distinct method of learning. Teachers, despite their best intentions, diminish the children’s will to read when they conform to these “conventional” methods of teaching. These methods have made a game, between the teachers and students, out of learning to read; a game in which the students are to guess what the teachers want to hear and to agree with the conclusions the teachers draw. This gives children the impression that reading is dangerous, because they don’t want to make mistakes and lose the game.