Accepting shared responsibility by knowing what our role is and what’s expected of us is very important, following recognised procedure and understanding shared values all promote good relationships. Educational values such as school Mission Statements and classroom Golden Rules helps all of us to promote a positive learning environment in the school. It is very important to have a good relationship with someone as they could help with disputes or disagreements, when they arise. Treat people how you expect to be treated, treat people as an equal and positively to promote effective communication. 1.2.
At my work experience (BCJS) it is important for the school to have a positive care environment as the children need to feel like it is a place where they are safe and comfortable which will hopefully lead them to do well in their school work. The main points in a positive care include, values and individual rights, barriers to access, creating a positive care environment and how society promotes service users rights. The main positive care environments include hospitals etc. (health), nurseries etc. (early years), day care and residential homes (care of older people) and specialist etc.
Children have rights , thoughts and opinions and they are valued. Procedures for schools to follow to ensure inclusion and this links into Special Education Needs and the disability act. Codes of practice gives guidance on how to ensure people of different races and treated equally. Protects children against discrimination focus on inclusion and protects children against discrimination. Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible.
UNIT 304 Knowledge Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour. 1.1 The policies and procedures we use in our setting relevant to promoting positive behaviour are the ‘Good behaviour for learning policy’ and the ‘Dealing with bullying policy’. The Good behaviour for learning policy explains what, as a setting, we expect from our pupils, staff, parents, governors and even visitors. It sets out our code of conduct, it explains how, as a school, we develop a positive learning atmosphere, what classroom management strategies we use and about the rewards and sanctions too. It lays out what we expect from the parents and what we will give back to them.
They help to set high standards for the school, plan the schools future and set targets for school improvements. School governors also make the school more accountable to the public and help the school be responsive to the community and needs of parents. The senior management team is made up of a head teacher and deputy head teacher. In larger schools this includes the senior teachers, school business manager and the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO). Their role is to lead any changes, set the strategic direction and make sure the school is doing the best for the children and staff.
The pre-service educator thinks if someone who encourages learning along with required truths is known as an ideal educator. Additionally, there are more than a few facets needed of a teacher like imagination, inspiration, and eagerness; one needs these facets to survive as an educator. Indeed, as a continuing occupation this has been a high request for every person in the education line of work. On the other hand, recognizing that the students are the future, they are worth the facets of education. By being familiar with the philosophies of education has helped the pre-service identify with and the ones that correlates with the per-service principles are behaviorism, essentialism, and progressivism.
Along with positives for the students, there are positives for the teacher’s also. Teachers have a framework for understanding what students have learned or should have learned before arriving in the classroom (Gardner and Powell, 2013). The focus on skill doesn’t mean teachers should abandon the content but rather it also offers a clear framework of what skills the student should be able to do instead of what they should know (content). Common core standards are a good step in clearly defining what students need to know and be able to
Effective teachers and leaders are being placed in these schools to help student learn the necessary skills needed and achieve to their highest potential. The new teacher and principal evaluations are assisting with this goal. These evaluations are singling out the highest achieving teachers through the evaluation process as well as tracking the students’ performance and achievement. This evaluation system is encouraging “deeper analysis and use of data to focus on student needs” (Real Progress in Maryland, 2014). According to Astuto, Clark, McGree, Pelton Fernandez, and Read (1994), effective educators demonstrate a level of expertise that surpasses that of a teacher that has just basic skills.
It is important to me to become more knowledgeable regarding education events so I can defend my profession. “The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education expects institutions to assess fairness and the belief that all students can learn” (National Council for Accrediation of Teacher Education, 2010). I believe the intensions of Race-to-the-Top are optimistic that our education system will benefit form the changes if and when they are put in place. Work Cited J, M. G., & Paulson, S. E. (2006). Relationships between High-Stakes Testing Policies and Student Achievement after Controlling for Demographic Factors in Aggregated Data.
CHARACTER EDUCATION AND ME 2 I agree that character education should be taught in schools. The question is what should be taught, and how should it be taught? Lickona (1991) stated that “good character consist of knowing the good, desiring the good, and doing good” (p.150). In order for schools to successfully teach character education students need to be exposed to, understand, internalize, and act upon universally agreed upon moral values (Lickona, 1991). I agree with Lickona (2009) when he said that “family lays the Foundation”.