Classroom Management: Task 1 In scenario two, the scenario I chose, Mr. Collet’s homework policy is a policy that I could easily use in my own classroom. In scenario two Mr. Collet uses positive social interaction in his classroom through his homework policy. At the beginning of the year he has students take home a copy of the policy. At home the students can talk to their parent’s about the homework policy. This promotes positive social interaction between students and parents.
Chris Street wrote an original research article, “Expository Text and Middle School Students: Some Lessons Learned”, and tells us that middle school students face difficulty reading expository texts because they were not taught how to read in this fashion while in elementary school. While in elementary school, they read short novels and chapter books, whereas, in middle school they are expected to read content area text. According to this article, teachers can help their middle school students overcome reading deficiencies by developing a student’s former knowledge on a subject before reading it. Street provides very good strategies on how to engage students with expository text, which consists of: before reading, during reading, and after reading. Before reading strategies include developing
The paraprofessional and special education teacher send examples of what the students are learning. Therefore, they can help the students with homework. In addition, notes are sent home to inform the parents about any behavior issues or accomplishments. Furthermore, they have their test read aloud to assist with comprehension and in a small group setting to avoid any
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.
School has to suck because it needs “... to teach children the self-discipline and responsibility they will need to survive in the real world as productive adults.” Both these traits are key to have as adults and need to be pushed upon students during their school career. Teachers also need to “...hold him accountable for his own work and behaviour.” If a student gets a bad grade they can only blame themselves for it. Once before in math class I failed a test and could only blame myself because I knew what I could and couldn't do. I then pushed myself to study and get more help. I'd rather get a failing grade that I earned, than a “no-zero” because of a policy.
Portsmouth Public School’s curriculum guide also includes a pacing guide to keep teachers on track. This is a useful guide for regular education teachers but as a special education teacher the pacing would have to be accommodated. Our students do not work and achieve on the same level as the “regular” education student. The writer will adapt the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL’s) to be used to teach a fourth grade class in spoken language, and first grade in word recognition. Curriculum Guide for Spoken Language Target Grade Level: Fourth (4th) Objective: The student will apply oral communication skills to participate in discussions about learning and collaborative learning projects.
Once the teacher feels the students have a grasp on the concept the teacher will realease the students to work on some of their problems in the book. This is not a group assignment and students should work on the problems themselves. V. Reflective Assessment and Evaluation Asessment: Students will work on preselected problems out of the book while the teacher and instructional aide walk around and make sure they are on task. At this time students may ask for help if needed. If there is several questions on the same problems it’s a good idea if the teacher gets the attention of the class and works that problem on the board with the students following
Cheating robs students of their opportunity to become competent. Students are expected to produce their own work except on projects designated by the teacher as cooperative efforts. Teachers will indicate which assignments are to be cooperative efforts and will establish guidelines for the use of such aids as calculators, computers, word processors, and published study guides. If a student is in doubt about the ethical standards applicable to a particular situation, the student is responsible for clarifying the matter with the
This is why I’m trying to find ways to help other before they dropout. Family need to do more with their children, like ask question talk with the teachers find things that would allow them to be a part of their life. The program needs to be one that would help a child before he or she start falling behind, we need to make a change today for the children of tomorrow. The state need to stop cutting back on after school programs that offer help with reading and writing they also need to set-up a program that offer free classes for parent’s so that they are able to help their children at home with homework . Also this system should have program which older children can help the younger children with their reading and writing, math etc.
His parents would use positive reinforcements such as verbal praise, hugs, and money. In the aspect of negative reinforcement Anthony would use homework to escape temporarily from having to complete household chores. In this case even though Anthony was escaping from doing household chores the negative reinforcement (his homework) was helping to reinforce his achievement in school. Anthony feels that positive reinforcement works best for him because it inspires him to do more. Amanda’s parent also used reinforcement with Amanda.