Each example can be examined by different perspectives, identifying the problems, and suggesting some solutions. Each situation would be different if it was actually happening but a case allows analysis of a real life scenario. Reviewing different cases gives knowledge that will help shape teachers experiences in the classroom. The knowledge teachers can gain from analyzing cases and offering alternate solutions can be applied if similar situations arise in the classroom. Discussing cases in small group settings can be a huge benefit in that each person would bring varying perspectives, critiques and solutions to the table, increasing the knowledge of each teacher more than if they were to just complete individually.
Unit 141 Professional practice in children’s care, learning and development. Outcome 4. Be able to engage others in reflective practice. 4.1 Analyse the use of models of reflective practice in own setting. Reflective practice is important to the development of lecturers as professionals as it enables us to learn from our experiences of teaching and make easier student learning.
Danielle Gallagher Unit 303 Support learning activities Outcome 1 Contribute to planning learning activities 1.1 Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities Although the class teacher is primarily responsible to plan, deliver and review all learning activities for the class, a teaching assistant can work alongside the teacher and make contributions that can improve the teachers plan, alter the delivery to make it more effective for pupil attainment and extend the teachers initial review. “Planning, teaching and evaluation follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process” and is vital in my role as a teaching assistant. I aim to describe how I aide the teacher to plan and deliver lessons and how I give feedback to the teacher about individual pupils, in order for the teacher make improvements in her planning and to be able to target individual children that are struggling. I will also give an example at the end to show how I effectively assisted in planning, delivery and the review of a lesson. Planning - the teacher will ask her staff to look over her planning and to give an opinion on it, if the staff feel there could be any improvements then they will tell the teacher.
If you know the learning style of the student, it is easier to convey the message you are trying to convey. Teachers adapt to their students and help them according to their style learning. Knowing the learning strategies influence teaching and learning by allowing the teacher know what is going on and giving students a chance to understand the material. These learning strategies help both: the teacher and the student. References Roell, K. (2014, January 1).
Describe own role and responsibilities and those of others in the team My role of a Teaching Assistant is extremely important in the class room. I am there to support the pupils and the teacher in charge as well as other staff working in the school. A teaching assistant is responsible for preparing the class room ready for the day ahead as well as clearing the classroom after the school day. The Teaching assistant is required to float between pupils helping them to confidently complete their work and tasks set. We are also required to sometimes work with individual groups of pupils on set tasks or individually with pupils who need one to one support.
It will be greatly beneficial for the teacher and the student as both parties will gain a greater awareness of the student’s understanding level through the student’s explanation. It is a very useful tool for formative assessment as the student and teacher are both monitoring the student’s progress. The teacher will be able to discover any of the student misconceptions and automatically implement methods in the next lessons to correct them and ensure a more stable foundation for further learning to developed upon in the future. However, as beneficial as the interviews are in gaining insight into the student’s minds, the interviews will take up too much classroom time. For the clinical interview to work, the teacher must interview every student in the classroom for 10-20 minutes each, which will take away precious class time from the teacher and students.
Final Examination Q1: In your own words summarise the major learning points from the whole of the study programme with particular reference. Supporting the teacher When working in a classroom I should communicate with the teacher before school to make sure I have all resources and equipment are available, usable and ready for the lesson as this give the teacher more valuable teaching time. My major learning points for supporting the teacher are: *Communicating with the teacher *Make sure all resources and equipment are available, useable and ready for the lesson *Understand my role and what my responsibilities involve *Know what is expected of me *Have a good relationship with the teacher *Have good communication skills *Have good listening skills *Have good organisation skills *Be open to new ideas *I should help the teacher implement lesson plans, set achievable targets, set learning objectives and outcomes *Use learning strategies *Evaluate learning activities *Carry out risk assessments *Follow the curriculum *Carry out observations *Follow class room rules *Support children that need extra help *Know all the schools policies and procedures *Keep confidentiality *Use discipline in correct way, in line with the schools polices Supporting the pupil My main learning outcomes for supporting pupils are: *Know the children I work with *Remove barriers that affect their learning *Know the children’s development stages *Be encouraging and use praise *Set realistic and achievable goals *Have the classroom ready to start the lesson *Promote independent learning *Understand children’s social, physical, emotional and educational development *Encourage acceptance of all children *I should know and understand how I can help with: -Signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses -Emotional distress
The key strategic purpose of the teachers is to prepare lessons to impart information and make them as interesting as possible to keep children engaged and to promote learning by leading discussion and encourage participation. They must ensure the classroom environment is supportive for all learners. Teachers should prepare homework and assignments to assess learner’s progress and feed that back to both students and families. Support staff roles refers to any school employee allocated to assist administrators, teachers etc. to address special needs within the school.
Students are taught to develop their skills through specific techniques. They are encouraged to review and ask questions during tutoring sessions based on the teacher’s instruction. Students generate questions and draw conclusions through reciprocal peer interaction. The reinforcement they receive while working in groups motivates learning. These sessions create a classroom where student pairs can work on different levels and on different types of problems (i.e., word problems or counting) or at varying reading levels.
These courses allowed me to be taught by actual elementary school teachers, who have years of experience with working with children, and the knowledge and advice they were able to pass on truly helped me better understand what I was signing up for as an education major, and helped my improve the way I teach so that I could articulate in a way that would be comprehensible to students of a young age. These classes are slowly molding me to become a great teacher. Also, I am doubling majoring in psychology in hopes that it will help me to better understand the mentality of special education students, so that in the future I will be able to teach them in a way that they will be able to grasp. Psychology courses have