Showing children’s work to others is important for children’s self-esteem so they can see what they have achieved and it also can improve children’s motivation in the future. The actual environment has a large impact on a child’s learning. Children, who feel more engaged in their classrooms, will most likely be more receptive. It can encourage children to interact more with their environment. Teachers should praise effort as well as perfect work.
Effective communication is fundamental in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults alike. In the role of Classroom Assistant it is vital to develop good, appropriate relationships with pupils, colleagues, parents and any other professional third party agencies involved in a child’s care and education. To provide a conducive learning environment, adults in the classroom must work together by communicating clearly and professionally with each other, both verbally and non-verbally. This will avoid confusion and inconsistency during lessons. For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher.
Unit 145 Promote professional development Outcome 1 Understand principals of professional development 1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. * Staff will be able to support children’s learning successfully because they will have high expectations of what children can achieve and a secure knowledge of how children learn best. * Keeping abreast of changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage, Safeguarding and SEND code of practice. * Keeping abreast of changes to policies, staff contracts * Staffs are confident in the curriculum they are delivering to the children in their care. * Business and reputation * Promotion prospects * CPD * Ofsted “CPD ensures that professionals remain up to date in a changing world and that the reputation of the profession is enhanced, encouraging individuals to aspire to improve performance and ensure they are committed to learning and it is an integral part of their work” Whittaker 1992 1.2 Analyse potential barriers to professional development.
Within my role as a Teaching Assistant in the classroom, I support the class teacher by working with the pupils on a 1:1 basis and sometimes within a small group following the school based curriculum, pupil’s targets and Individual Education Plans. As leading TA within the class I provide support by leading the pupils and staff throughout the planned lesson when the class teacher needs to be freed up for meetings, reviews or any other matters that occur. I help with the setting up/tidying up for lessons e.g. art materials, books/pens/glue/paper, P.E equipment etc. putting up displays using pupil’s work, laminating, photocopying and making resources to suit pupil’s individual needs.
This promotes positive social interaction between students and parents. By opening up this communication at home students and parents can learn to communicate. Another great example of positive social interaction is when Mr. Collet has students develop the homework information on the board together. This helps student’s gain confidence with peers by being able to share their ideas on the subject. Children do many things when interacting with one another; some are appropriate, some are not.
After reading articles “What Does It Mean to Say a School Is Doing Well, by Eisner” and “What Does It Mean to Educate the Whole Child, by Nodding”, I tend to agree with Nodding and support that focusing on the whole child and their motivation allows learning to be more effective. We currently live in a society that requires students to be prepared to think both critically and creatively and it begins at a very young age. They have to learn how to attain massive amounts of information, solve difficult problems and survive in an ever evolving society. A foundation in reading, writing and arithmetic has always been the subjects that support lifelong success. When I was a child, these 3 subjects were the main focus in the classroom.
This is extremely beneficial for the children as they were learning through play whilst enhancing their knowledge both in school and at home which improves results and higher achievement. The interactive whiteboard gives lessons a different outlook to the traditional method of chalk and talk as it helps aid visual learners whilst giving opportunity for class discussions and positive behaviour. Using the Interactive whiteboard gives a lot more opportunities for teachers to present their lesson plans, making it more motivating and interesting for the children and helps keep them more focused and interested in what their being taught. It is clear that ICT in schools when used appropriately is a positive resource for both teachers and children and will continue to benefit children’s personalised learning throughout the curriculum. Bibliography Duffy, J.
How do you plan to use the iPads in your classroom? In my fourth grade classroom I plan to develop a plan to improve my classroom instruction and increase student learning and engagement through technological innovation. I currently use technology in my classroom in an effort for students to demonstrate independent learning and technological exploration. Not only will this help the students meet instructional goals, but also help to further the technology adoption district-wide. I will share my experiences, knowledge, and concrete data with the school board, staff, and community members.
By doing this you are creating a good example for pupils who will therefore learn from you on how to communicate positively with others. When communicating successfully with parents and staff you are then more likely to work as a team to ensure that pupils will be able to gain maximum benefit from learning, which is the ultimate goal as a teaching assistant. 1.2) Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults. In order to build good relationships with others it is important to have a warm, friendly and caring attitude to others. Others need to feel relaxed and comfortable in your company and feel as if they can bring up any concerns they have.
Social and Cultural Diversity in School Students in schools today need a learning environment that encourages positive social interactions. Teachers and students face an increase in cultural and social diversities among the classroom and it is vital to support those students. Creating a respectful and supportive learning environment is crucial to the success of students. Students should feel safe, respected and valued in order to learn new skills throughout their learning process (Burden). The learning environment in a classroom should include the physical setting as well as an emotional setting.