The mentoring teacher searched for successful practices which could be developed in the new teacher’s teaching style such as tone, eye contact, body language or even learning activities which could create success in class. The study was similar to the student teacher/veteran teacher relationship. The data collected consisted of individual participant interviews, artifacts such as observing teacher’s guides, researchers’ field notes and observing teachers’ goal-setting documentation.
Cognitive coaching is a method which motivates, retains and supports teachers at each stage of development. I spoke with a former teacher and share that on several separate occasions new teachers voiced their concern of not feeling motivated or supported by the school leadership. The mentor filled this void. New teachers felt they had someone to confide in regarding their struggles and trusted the mentor would listen and assist them in growing as a teacher. The veteran teachers where in pleasantly surprised when they recognized there was a possible new way to introduce content beyond his or her normal delivery.
So to have successful communication, each member of the discussion (both the sender and the receiver) must take part in it. Example of effective communication Presentations and Lectures: When being at college or school you review certain topics with your teacher and to understand it well you need to have good communications with your lecturer. When the teacher tells you something you need to listen for the reply if you do not understand something you need to immediately ask her or him to explain it in another way, As the teacher finishes his or her speech you ask more questions in order to understand the topic or to give different points of view. Each time you do, you are receiving an answer, which means that you are building up the conversation and your communication flows. This means that you work in Cycles.
For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher. This gives me clear guidance and an objective when working with pupils, of what support I need to give in order to achieve the day’s targets. In the school environment, I am aware that I am acting as a role model to the children. How I communicate with colleagues, parents and pupils will reflect on how children will then communicate. It is important to adapt the way I communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles so that I can be understood easily.
Building a bank of “what if” scenarios is a valuable tool in building a solid teaching philosophy. * Discussing teaching cases allows teachers to reflect and think critically about a certain problem without actually having to go through the experience. Helping teachers prepare for possible situations that may arise in the classroom, is a huge benefit to teachers. Knowing ahead of time how to respond to a certain situation helps build confidence and reduces anxiety in the decision making process. Part 2 The Case of Jesus Gonzalez a) Key Factors This case is about a first grade student named Jesus Gonzalez, his family, and teacher, Mrs. Kiffen.
By interrogating, for example, teaching journals, evaluations, student/peer feedback, personal goals/outcomes, and/or role model profiles, teachers can reveal aspects of their pedagogy that may need adjustment or strengthening. Self-reflection is the foundation for reflective teaching. Going further than self reflection to understand student experiences is, for Brookfield, "of utmost importance" to good teaching (35). Teachers can reflect upon, for example, student evaluations, assessment
The constructivist learning theory used in the video promotes the collaborative learning, critical thinking and communication skills. The teaching team has a well thought out lesson plan and each educator was comfortable in their role in the classroom. One teacher gave instruction to the students while the other teacher passed out necessary materials. Then they switched roles and the other teacher second teacher addressed the class and gave directions on how to complete the assignment and checked for understanding. The teachers in the video were using collaborative teaching.
She provides classrooms’ guidance with the teachers and the students. She consults with teachers on what ways they can handle daily issues, such as students that are not progressing in their academics or student who are having behavior problems. She said that she usually tries to get down to the root of the problem before she can asses the issue and resolve it to the best of her abilities. She pointed out that she might hold a meeting with the teacher and the student, upon his/her
I want to experiment with what builds a sense of community, support, care, and motivation in my classroom and I assume this will take place in many forms. Torey sought out and found ways to communicate and build relationships with her students, some of the time these ways were non-verbal and rather based on feeling; I hope to create the same sort of atmosphere in my classroom, to have those important one on one moments with my students. This passage in the book also reminded me of a recent conversation I had with my supervising teacher about the hiring process. She told me that some of the best teachers have the worst interviews, but when she’s looking for a potential teacher she relies mostly on intuition; if she believes an individual truly loves children, she is much more likely to hire them regardless of their interview. (Of course the individual would have to demonstrate some basic competencies) The passage also made me think of the beauty of the teaching profession and how it really is difficult to explain to a non-teacher; there are so many small and large events that happen on a daily basis in the academic world that creates a world of amazement and appreciation for the growing
Researchers say 95% of what people learn thru their lifetime is thru their eyes and ears. We spend half of our communication time listening. In communication the receiver has to understand the message the way the sender intended. In a class room environment a student must be focus and pay close attention to what the instructor is saying, so that the message that’s being delivered will be understood when it’s time to do the assignment. When listening to a lecture in class, listen for main points and central ideas to help get a better understanding on the subject.