The last essential right a teacher has in the classroom is to receive help and cooperation from parents and administrators when it is needed. To parallel Teacher rights the Students also have essential rights under the assertive discipline model. Students have the right to have teachers who help limit inappropriate, self-destructive behavior, and the right to know and choose how to behave knowing of the consequences of their behavior will automatically bring. In a classroom that follows the assertive discipline model the fore mentions rights are carried out and applied by three major strategy components used by the teacher; rules, positive recognition, and consequences. According to this model students need limits that will guarantee their and other students’ rights.
Policies are oftenly created by the governing bodies of the school in order for rules and regulations to be in place and enforced. When these policies are in place, it means there are some determined procedures of how schools operations are handled and all staff and pupils know about the expectation of them and act accordingly. This saves time, prevents confusion and unifies the school. To create a safe learning environment such policies are created which establish a safe physical and mental environment for the staff and students of the school. To achieve these, policies such as anti bullying policy, equal opportunity, fire drills and mental health guidelines etc are created.
They are aware of the current state of the school and are key in launching new initiatives that can motivate the whole school and keep track of these initiatives once implemented. Teachers Teachers are responsible for educating the children in their care, they play an important role in nurturing pupils intellectual and social development. A teacher - Prepares and delivers lessons that cater a wide range of abilities. Records and monitors the progression of students. Ensures interest in learning through enthusiastic and motivational presentations of lessons.
Inclusive learning should promote positive behaviour and conduct. A teacher needs to recognise that learner comes with different learning styles and needs. Maslow stated unless certain need are met the learner cannot progress. Malsow ‘s hierarchy of needs theory is: Learners needs have to to be met in order for leaners to be involved and focused on their learning. For individual learning styles to be met, within a good learning sessions a teacher will ensure he/she takes a multi-sensory approach to teaching, this way each learner can work to the best of their ability.
M- TDA 2.6 Unit 3.3 Describe own roles and responsibilities and those of others in the team. Roles and responsibilities as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School. *Teaching Assistant= TA *Special Educational Needs= SEN TAs have an essential role to play in the smooth and effective running of a school. They are an extra pair of eyes, ears and hands for the teacher and gives support to the structure of the school.The main responsibilities are- Working alongside with teacher to plan work and activities. Helping to organise the learning environment and supporting the introduction of new activities.
Furthermore, Groundwater-Smith, Ewing, Le Cornu (2007) suggest that teachers need to take part in critical thinking to make certain attentiveness compatible between beliefs' and moral practices. In addition teachers need to be support their students, colleagues and the teaching profession. Ethically it is a teacher’s responsibility to understand regulations, rules, procedures and guidelines within the school in which they are employed (Killen, 2005). Moreover, Killen (2005) states that it is a teacher’s obligation to safeguard the human rights of student confidentiality. In addition, it is also imperative that a teacher implements moral ideologies in regards to duty of care, discrimination, and cultural differences within the school environment (Whitton, Barker, Nosworthy, Sinclair, Nanlohy, 2010).
So how do you actually implement these strategies into your classroom? The answer might be to have a good classroom management and strategy plan. They would present it to their students the first day of school and then the students would know what is expected of them. Rules in a classroom are very important, the teacher teaches them to the students and the students should follow them without any consequences. Such rules could be: One-student participation or strategies to keep them on task.
Teacher as facilitator: One of the face-to-face teacher’s roles Learning is a complex process and there are many interacting variables that influence learning. Learning is not an isolated human activity and for internal school students learning occurs within the context of a classroom1, the school, a broader community and a particular society. The teacher, who is a variable in the classroom context, is charged with the function of acting as an intermediary between the variables outside the classroom and the students to assist the students in their learning (Tylee 1992). The function of being an intermediary means that the teacher has the role of facilitating student learning, as well as being a part of the school and community. Fulfilling the functions of a teacher means that the teacher is also actively engaged in learning.
Classroom Management/ Discipline Philosophy When it comes to running my classroom, there are a number of teachers that I have been under that I will base my management strategy around. Personally, I believe that to have the best learning atmosphere for students and teachers there has to be an understanding between each other. My class will be laid back in a sense, but will also be uptight in certain instances. My rules will be typical classroom rules, but they will be enforced in a manner that students will obey and respect them. At the same time, the students will feel comfortable in my class as well.
Teachers have a huge responsibility towards students; their main aim is to ensure that all students have the chance to perform to the best of their ability in the classroom. A powerful tool that if used well and done correctly by a teacher, could potentially change a student’s time in school to be a positive, beneficial and fulfilling educational experience. This tool is known as assessment; according to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD, 2009) “assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analyzing and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgments to improve future student learning”. Assessments have many purposes and need to meet requirements for a number of sources, they are important for teachers, students, parents and schools. There are three types of assessments that are used in the classroom (DEECD, 2009): 1.