Children at this age can be forgetful. By having the supply table in the front of his room he makes sure that they all still have what they need to learn for the day. He uses his space well. He also uses the desks and makes a seating chart. He changes this seating chart periodically.
All teachers seem to have their preferred ways for the basic management of a class; a request for quiet, hands raised to indicate silence, when they stand in a particular place the class know it is time to listen to the teacher; others can silence a class with a certain look! My mentor has recommended to me that I always have a spare seat in the class so I can move a pupil if necessary. If there is a spare seat it causes the least disruption and minimum of fuss, and can be viewed as a ‘naughty seat’. As a new teacher part of the discovery for this year will be finding the style that suits my teaching. Another key consistency I have seen with all the English teachers at my placement school is the success of inclusion which I feel has a positive impact on classroom practice.
Power School and Early Adolescents Sindy Pulido San Jose State University September 23, 2012 Power School is a non-profit organization that offers a healthy snack, support on homework and reading, academic enrichment, recreational time, and clubs. Students participating in the program live in low income homes, have low test scores, or are referred by their teachers; where majority are Hispanic participants. The after school program supports early adolescents, because the grade levels in the program range from Kindergarten to fifth grade. After the application process is complete then students are allowed to attend the after school program; according to their grade level. In each classroom there is a twenty-four to 1 ratio during the 3
Hands to your self- this is a very positive strategy. When child As hands are seen to be wondering in places they shouldn’t for example fidgeting with the pupil in front or next to him the outline of the painted hands show the child were his hands should be and reinforces the fact that his hands should be kept to himself. Fidget ball- the child can hold a small stress ball that he can let tension out on if he feels
The sense of belonging to that place made children behavioral observation more interest. The children weren’t wearing uniform; every child was free to express himself. Their cloths were tidy, clean, and elegant. The teacher understood the material she was explaining and knew her students strengths, interests, and needs. The class was so active and busy that made observing behavior harder and more interesting.
Peer Mediation 1 Running Head: PEER MEDIATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS The Effectiveness of Peer Mediation in Elementary Schools A Student A University Peer Mediation 2 Precis If counselors provide a parent education course to cover the conflict resolution ideas applied in schools, would overall behavior improve? Schools in which counselors implement school based peer mediation for conflict resolution show and improvement in overall student behavior. In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Clark County School Board and Clark County Social Services provide a comprehensive school-based mediation program for 2,500 students. An evaluation in 1995 found that peer mediators successfully resolved 86 percent of the conflicts that they mediated. There were fewer conflicts and fights, and the mediators skills and self-esteem improved (OJJDP, 1997).
Classroom Observation For my observation I decided to go to Morganton Elementary School and observe Mrs. Mason’s first grade special needs class. Right off the bat I noticed that these children had a very different way of learning then what I am used to. Each of these children was at different stage of their development. Most of the children had a reading or writing disability. The children seemed to have a difficult time paying attention and sitting still but Mrs. Mason did a great job at controlling the chaos and did her best to hold the children’s attention.
Worksheet 2 2.1 Describe roles and responsibilities of school governors, senior management team, other statutory roles (eg. SENCO), teachers, support staff | Roles | Responsibilities | School governors | Promote effective ways of teaching and learning, help raise pupils’ standards of achievement. | Performance of the school, planning school’s future direction, selecting the head teacher, to make decisions on the schools budget and staffing including the performance management policy. Making sure the Curriculum is well taught. Deciding how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development | Senior management team | Work with the Headmaster which shares the responsibilities for all aspects of school leadership and management.
I will also look at behavioural patterns within classrooms, from this I will see how behaviour can be kept under control to make the classroom effective. I will collect information from many sources, this will help me to gain an understating from teachers own experiences. It will also give me information to explain how behaviour and other aspects in the classroom are dealt with effectively. In the primary classroom there are many areas which need to be taken into account. The planning for each piece of work needs to be carefully linked in conjunction with the national curriculum and it also needs to fit in with the desired learner.
PROCEDURES USED IN FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Formative assessment includes a variety of procedures such as observation, feedback, and journaling. However, there are some general principles that constitute effective formative assessment. Key requirements for successful formative assessment include the use of quality assessment tools and the subsequent use of the information derived from these assessments to improve instruction. The defining characteristic of formative assessment is its interactive or cyclical nature (Sadler, 1988). At the classroom level, for example, teachers collect information about a student's learning, make corresponding adjustments in their instruction, and continue to collect information.