Before carrying out activities, you will need to have an awareness of the curriculum and stage at which pupils are at. As a member of support staff, as time goes on and the more experience gained, the more will be learnt about particular students and how they work best. It is ideal if support staff access school records about pupils learning to ensure they are up to date, familiar and prepared with supporting individual
As a teaching assistant I have to ensure that the appropriate resources are available, also with working with SEN students as appropriate, I need to ensure that there is differential work available as all work set in lessons is usually to a generic standard. I would achieve this by prior discussion with the teacher that will be delivering the lesson. It is my job to know which students need supporting in different areas of the work, for example numeracy or literacy support. I can achieve this by using an in house computer system to research each individual student I would be working with. I would need to know if I will be working on a 1:1 basis or with a group so I can plan accordingly.
It's understood that different people assimilate information with different learning styles such as auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic methods. Understanding your students abilities and needs will ensure the right balance of methods and activities to be used. Other points of referral which are available to meet the potential needs of students include: Discretionary Learner support fund, Citizens Advice Bureau, Job Centre Plus, Deaf Association,
It is important that the teacher appreciate any input from their students, whether the answer is correct or not. This openness will instil confidence and motivation from within the group and help their learning experience. To create a positive learning environment, with a clear structure, a teacher needs to have the ability to plan their lectures or sessions effectively. With clear goals and aims which match up with the curriculum. These lessons need to be creative, incorporate activities and techniques that will engage the learner.
Standards-Based Assessments Standards-based assessment is the primary outcome of standards-based reform. Well-designed tests ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed at the next level. By using multiple and diverse sources, teachers can be certain that they have enough evidence to assess student learning. Understandably, the new way of teaching has had some teachers in a quandary as to the best method for panning lessons. Since the author is not currently teaching in the
To analyse the different ways in which ground rules can be established with learners to support behaviour and respect it will be necessary to identify some of the different methods available to teachers. The benefits or otherwise of these methods will be examined to assess their value and suitability to what they seek to achieve. Throughout education, business, life and sport, ground rules are used primarily as a means of managing any given group but also as a means of creating a safe environment and giving the participants responsibility. Within the learning environment there are a number of ways in which to establish those ground rules. No one method will be suitable for all learners and all situations and the person responsible for the students learning must be prepared to be adaptable and use different methods in order to establish appropriate behaviour and an all inclusive environment in which to learn.
Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities for the following areas : * literacy skills * numeracy skills * ICT skills * problem solving skills A learning support practitioner will contribute to the planning of an activity by firstly gaining a clear understanding of what the learning objective is and what the teacher wants the child to achieve from the activity. The practitioner will then find out the ability of the pupils they are working with and if they require any extra or specialist help , this then helps the practitioner provide the correct materials and equipment they need for the activity. A learning support practitioner would also contribute to planning as they will identify if pupils they are working with are likely to finish early and so can arrange with the teacher and additional sheets these children may need. An important part of planning would be for the practitioner to be aware of how much time they have to do the activity and can plan the activity to suit. A learning support practitioner will also be required to provide the teacher with feedback of the activity and the child's performance , so the practitioners should arrange with the teacher beforehand how they should be providing the feedback.
• Assessment activity - to determine this, the method could be assessorled like completing questioning or student-led like gathering evidence of competence. • Assessment discussion and feedback - an explanation to my students, a breakdown of their achievements and feedback. • Reviewing their progress - an overview, update and amend if necessary, until my students have full understand of the lesson. During this process, progress is recorded throughout all aspects of the assessment cycle. 1 UNIT 012 Principles of assessment in lifelong learning Furthermore the assessment could be formal (with constraints and validation of knowledge) or informal (any time by oral questions to know how much learning is taking place) depending on area being assessed.
Two modifications have been made to accommodate diverse learners in each of the following areas: content, instructional strategies, the end product, and the environment. Differentiating Content The first modification to differentiate learning content is to have the articles available in a variety of media: an audio presentation, and a power point presentation in order to conveying key concepts to varied learners. Participants would be required to read, watch and/ or listen to the articles that a presented for demonstration. A few simple white board examples using a power point presentation of text and text-dependent questions will be presented during the class with the use of class participation to work through some real world examples. Teachers will develop text dependent questions to guide the students through the text in a small group setting.
This then allows the teacher to amend the way in which they are teaching or what they are teaching to accommodate the results. It also gives students a way of identifying the areas they need to develop. The benefit of formative assessment is that a teacher can continually evaluate the learner and put them on the correct path if they are making mistakes. Summative assessments are used at the completion of a course. It is often formal and demanding and under controlled exam conditions.