Assessments are test that are given so that the teacher can see what level the child is on and to see what path do they need to take to start educating the child properly. When a child is assessed properly time will not be wasted by simply putting activities in from of them. Children learn in different ways and those with disabilities have to have the correct instruction to help him or her. There are weaknesses of assessments as well. Assessments can be very time consuming and depending on the child they may get restless while taking them.
EDCI 352 Reflective Essay Planning and Preparation: My clinical instructor was Mrs. Mills, a kindergarten teacher at Marietta Elementary. Mrs. Mills has a planning book where she keeps all her lesson plans. She allowed me to look at these lesson plans. She includes the objectives she covers and intervention strategies in case they are needed. She is required to submit her lesson plans to the principle for approval every week.
However, when I started school I integrated well with the other students and found that many were interested in my Hatian culture. I learned to be a stronger, self confident, and self reliable woman through my experiences during my first school year in America. By the eleventh grade I already had a job and could buy some of the girly things I liked and still go to school. I would not be able to do that if I lived in Haiti and so I appreciate it. In order to be able to
Then I read the part of Welty’s story where Phoenix has to cross the creek and she said “Now comes the trial”. (Welty, A Worn Path, 1941) For me, the trial in my journey will be actually sending our girls to school. Sure it’s fun to talk about, but actually switching from being with my girls every waking hour to having them gone eight hours a day will be a huge adjustment and I imagine, a very hard thing to do. Yet just as Phoenix crossed the creek to continue her journey, so I will get through my trial to keep on. What I have come to realize from this though, is that is isn’t the destination that is so important.
Walraich, Bickman, Lambert, Simmons and Doffing (2005) found that “When direct information from the teacher is available, there are often discrepancies in the parent and teacher report’s of behaviour because they observe the child in very different settings”. Researchers have stated that “Information provided by the teacher is crucial to evaluate pharmalogic interventions because the teacher’s observe children when the medications are at the peak levels which parents rarely see; therefore teachers are in the best position to report on the efficacy” (Walraich et al. 2005). Communication between the child’s parents and their teacher on a regular basis (daily if necessary) operates as a means of transport by which the child’s school behaviour is assessed and this behaviour should then be reinforced within the home so that the expectations of the child are consistent. Barkley (1981) believes that “A device for utilising homebased reinforcement is a daily report
The textbook ambiguously explained how to complete each grammar exercise, and I was never sure if I was completing the assignment correctly. I believe it would benefit the students more to assign a few grammar exercises each week, and review a limited amount at the beginning of each class, to assure the work is done correctly. I also feel the syllabus needs to be more specific about the “long hand” section of the grammar assignment. The pages are separated by a dash, but not all pages are part of the listed section. Instead of separating individual pages by a dash, the assignment should simply be listed pages 604-649 written out long hand.
I worked on this for three sessions before getting it to perfection. She moved from level to level, complexity to complexity and I moved from frustration to frustration until I noticed there was actually some progress. My sentences moved from simple sentences to compound and on the rare occasion to even compound complex ones. The writing was slow; I worked carefully and strived for perfection as best as I could. My tutor never accepted my essays until she found them to be perfect.
In Molly’s case, her strong vocabulary, her enthusiastic personality, her quick wit, and eagerness to do try whatever her teachers asked her to do, masked the internal struggles that she was experiencing with learning. Molly and her mother knew that something was not right. After trying tutoring and other interventions, her mother and teachers noticed that she still seemed to have an unusually difficult time with learning despite a positive attitude and a wonderful base of instruction. Consequently, she was recommended for a complete educational assessment to help uncover her learning strengths and challenges. Following this evaluation, she was recommended for a unique program for students with learning differences.
Whole language vs. phonics instruction: The Great Debate Reading is considered as one of the basic language skills, although according to the statistics of U.S. Department of Education, National Institute of Literacy (2008) “37 percent of U.S. fourth graders fail to achieve basic levels of reading achievement”. The high number of pupils with insufficient reading skills has been an unsolved issue over decades. In order to improve reading performance and to test different theories, much research has been conducted. Joshi and Aaron invented the Componential Model of Reading (Joshi & Aaron, 2000) where reading comprehension can be expressed by the formula of R= D x C + S, wherein R stands for reading comprehension, D for decoding, C for linguistic
Due to this significant drop in learning, students are often at different intellectual levels and teachers have to be creative in coming up with solutions to combat this. Teachers use multiple methods such as one-on-one teaching, peer tutoring, and starting the learning material quicker in the beginning of the school year (Von Lunen, 2011). Yet according to the article, the surest way to keep students’ skills sharp is to keep them in school as much as possible (Von Lunen, 2011). Many schools are looking into schedules that model year-round schooling. Information of Interest Through my years of schooling, I have always noticed how difficult it was to retain information from one year to the next.