Arts integration is defined as “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both” (“What is Arts Integration?”). The use of many diverse materials and methods to teach means reaching and teaching every whole child. The implementation of arts integration within schools interests me as a pre-service art teacher because I want my students to benefit the most from their education; and I know that by meaningfully integrating the visual arts with other curricular areas I can help meet and develop the many needs of a child. Research shows that using arts integration as a tool for academic gains “makes students want to learn” (Cornett, 2011, p. 36, para 1).
Strengths of teaching During my observation in both lessons with grade five students, I noticed that there are a number of strengths to be pointed out such as stimulating discussion in the classroom which allows the students’ to practice the maximum of their English language and hence allows you to correct their mistakes simultaneously. Students were fully engaged as they have the opportunity to use the language they have and put it in practice during the lesson. Added to this the ability to create a stress-free learning environment although the students’ have been exposed to different kind of activities and way of teaching. I think it was completely beneficial when you tried to allay the student’s fear of the given activities and offered as much assistance where needed which allows the students’ to relax and enjoy the tasks. During the lessons also materials and resources were adequately prepared and matched the students different learning styles including visuals, food menus and a song for auditory learners.
Unit Number: 2 Handout: Sample completed learning journal with level 4 guidance Form 10 Reflective Learning Journal This form should be used to record your reflections as you progress through your qualification. You should link your reflections to reading, principles, theories and professional values, as relevant. |Analysis of challenges that I faced in unit/task: Roles and Responsibilities of the teacher. | |Through this session I gained a better understanding of how a myriad of areas, big and small, need to come together to produce a | |teaching structure in which all students can gain the greatest benefits from the subject on offer. Also, that even though | |preparation and planning are key in delivering a well structured and interesting lesson, efforts in this area are wasted if I am | |unable to connect with my students.
More presentation, discussion, and analyzing an article or story that they read in class. By presenting, discussing, analyzing in each class, the students will be able to increase the confidence of speaking in front of their classmates and other people. It would also help to accumulate the knowledge about what they have been learning. The parents of the
The observations were very enlightening and gave me a good perspective of the interaction between the students and the teachers and also helped me observe some teaching and learning skills as they are conducted in real classroom settings. Teachers use different practices to organize their classrooms, interact with students and present the information, and by observing those teachers, I have learned new ways to interact with students and explain the contents of the class. The observations have also affected the way I think about disabled students in terms of the accommodations they need. Although reading and learning about ways and skills to deal with students with special needs was very important, observing actual students with learning and physical disabilities helped me realize the difficulties these student face. I think this will help me in the future to better modify my lesson plans to accommodate all of my students.
Segregating an area of the classroom for constructive play with lots of access to books and paper enables the children to express themselves creatively, but allows them to give action to their creativity. Furthermore, by including another space for watching instructional videos for the class to use when working on projects allows for students to broaden their communication and supplementing their language skills. Each area of the classroom is specifically designed to enrich and incorporate language into every lesson. Through a lesson in vocabulary words I can move the children from each area to further emphasize the meaning of the words being taught. When first walking inside the classroom you see rows of desks facing each other and the teacher’s desk at the head of the classroom giving it a prime position to view all areas of the classroom.
Edu-225 Instructional Technology These are the types of technologies that I will be using in my classroom. When I become a teacher, I want my students to feel secure and to have every opportunity to learn the best way possible. In our classrooms this is why I am putting my best foot forward to use the tools that are at my disposal in the educational world to help students be the best they can be, and I believe these technologies are a start of that process. In my classroom the use of digital microphones for being used to help my students hear me when I am teaching. The defendant classroom tool that is an important and useful tool for up-and-coming teachers, who are soft-spoken and do not want to yell over students.
Good communication with parents and caregivers can build support for and strengthen the important work that you are doing in the classroom. The more you know about children's academic, social, and emotional development, the more able you will be to meet their needs. Information about how well the children are progressing helps you to plan your teaching. You want the children in your care to feel successful and confident, but you also want to offer experiences that will help them to develop further. In addition, through initial screening and by checking the children's progress, you can identify those children who need special help or who face extra
Whilst working as a Teaching Assistant I have gained invaluable experience of working with children of various ages. The majority of my time has been spent within the Foundation Stage and I have had the opportunity to observe a wide range of teaching methods and styles, particularly relating to speaking and listening. This has helped me with my own development as a Teaching Assistant/Teacher when working with small groups or the whole class independently. My experience of working within the Foundation Stage has gained me knowledge of the six areas of learning. I agree with Grugeon “The Foundation Stage curriculum is organised into six areas of learning, one of which is ‘communication, language and literacy” And here we find that, ‘the development and use of communication and language is at the heart of young children’s learning.’ (Grugeon, Hubbard, Smith, Dawes (2001) Introduction X1) In the school where I previously worked, my colleagues and myself used Jolly Phonics to introduce the children to letter sounds.
What makes an effective primary classroom? Discuss and debate with reference to research and wide reading, including journals, books and other media During this essay I will look at several areas of schooling, all of which have an impact on making the classroom a productive place for children to learn. Getting the right balance of all factors in the classroom is vital in maintaining and progressing a child’s intelligence. I will specifically focus on the ways in which teaching methods can make the classroom a successful place to be. In particular how they keep the classroom under control but also make it a fun place to learn.