Continuous positive reinforcement is central to promoting desired behaviors. This building block is the initial step in promoting a student's self discipline and is complemented by the next type of modeling, respect in a quantitative manner. Next, the quantitative manner is presented by establishing classroom rules. These rules are collaboration between the teacher and the pupils. It is a way of showing respect to a pupil by saying your offering is valid and will be implemented.
Teachers must set this in place. ELL Teachers have to uncover a way to motivate and encourage their students to do their best. If a student is feeling good about himself or herself in an unfamiliar situation this will cause their affective filter to become low which will facilitate risk-taking behavior. This step is very important. A student needs to feel comfortable before taking the next step in the classroom.
Well in my opinion each person will have his or her own opinion about that answer. I believe an effective classroom is when things transition from one routine to the other smoothly with no disruption. An effective classroom needs rules and organization, in order for the classroom to be successful. Rules are statements of a teacher’s expectation for each student’s behavior in the classroom. A teacher needs certain expectations; (specific behaviors or outcomes) in order for the classroom to run smoothly.
This way it is possible to gain trust and respect, and therefore be able to help them in their school life. One way of doing this is in class time, especially during observation sessions. It is important to take a ‘step back’ and observe the pupil, not to provide too much structure to the activity and also not to intervene and let them complete an activity in the manner in which they believe it should be done. By doing this the relationship between pupil and teacher/teaching assistant is more trusting, and respectful. The pupil will learn what acceptable behaviour is, and when they are at the boundaries of what is deemed appropriate.
Trained teachers will automatically know the types of measures to use incase a student exhibits a certain undesirable behavior. These measures will ensure that students behave in an appropriate manner and their performance is excellent. They will also make sure that the relationship and interaction between them and their students is healthy therefore building a favorable learning environment. They should be in a favorable condition to notice various problems that individual students go through, advice, keep close watch and offer valid solutions. For a school to be the best place to mould good behavior and emotions, it needs to have consistent rules and consequences in case an individual breaks them.
The teachers had to be responsible for students’ physical safety, safety from insult and diminishment, and even “there was safety to take risks, to push beyond what you can comfortably do at present” (46). Only such a guarantee could bring students psychological and spiritual comfort in their studies. Beside safety, the respect of people toward others was also important in a democratic classroom, especially toward students of different ethnicities. “From what I could tell, it meant many things, operated on many levels: fair treatment, decency, an absence of intimidation, and, beyond the realm of individual civility, a respect for the history, the language and culture of the peoples represented in the classroom” (46). They had to respect each other’s background, language and history.
LESLEY BRATT PTTL COURSE 1. Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulation, requirements and codes of practice to own roles and responsibilities. A teacher or assessor must not discriminate or abuse any student (either physically or verbally). The teacher needs to set an example by behaving and dressing in an appropriate manner at all times. Teachers must protect themselves and the easiest way to do this is to follow the code of practice.
Effective communication is fundamental in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults alike. In the role of Classroom Assistant it is vital to develop good, appropriate relationships with pupils, colleagues, parents and any other professional third party agencies involved in a child’s care and education. To provide a conducive learning environment, adults in the classroom must work together by communicating clearly and professionally with each other, both verbally and non-verbally. This will avoid confusion and inconsistency during lessons. For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher.
The only negative I see in the self-contained setting is the fact that the kids are sometimes cut off from the general education students. Socializing and interacting with other students is very important during a student’s educational experience. This is the time where kids learn to be tolerant of other people’s differences and learn to work with others. The inclusive classroom to me should only be prescribed on a case by case basis. I feel it is a good idea in theory but in some cases it is just not a reasonable solution to me.
Describe how you act in class in order to be an effective role model for the standards of behaviour expected in pupils? As a Teaching Assistant I must ensure that my relationship with pupils is appropriate to their age, gender, disability, ethnic origin and their abilities. My conduct and language all require care and thought, particularly when dealing with adolescent boys and girls. As a Teaching Assistant I must maintain high standards of personal moral conduct when engaged in professional activity and this must also be carried on outside of the school environment. All staff have a responsibility to maintain confidence in their ability to safeguard the welfare and best interests of children and young people.