It is vital I learn from my mistakes and using reflective practice will help do this. Watching and learning from colleagues while working is important with all their skills and experience they will be able to pass knowledge and advice on to me and assist in any problems I may be having. 1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided The social care sector is forever changing so we must constantly change our service to meet the needs of individuals. By using reflective practice we can assess were we may be lacking in knowledge and skills and improve how we work on our own or within a team. Learning from your past and other colleagues advice gives you a better knowledge and understanding of how to deal with situations efficiently and carefully e.g.
The implications of the findings were changing beliefs of the observation teacher as well as the demonstration teacher. At times, mentor teachers remain comfortable in the role of “this is how I 4 learned to teach and this is how teaching will always be at our school”. Teachers periodically rethink “outside of the box” and move away from the mindset of sharing the same old concepts to new teachers. (Boring!!!) Teaching and learning styles must change if education is to propel into the future with quality-educated teachers and students.
Employee Portfolio: Motivation Action Plan MGT 311 December 24, 2012 Steve Smith Team Member Name | Summary of Individual Characteristics | Motivational Strategy and Action Plan | Relevant Theory | Team Member #1 | Positive influence, effective leader, tends to act before thinking, lacks empathy. | Executing cross-training for TM#1 will help her learn different aspects of the organization, allowing her to work in different departments. This strategy will also force her into thinking before acting when she will likely not be the only person working on a project. This will also teach an effective communication line between departments. | Job rotation is the periodic shifting of an employee from one task to another with similar skill
I can attest to this definition and characteristics of myself. I tend to find myself very direct that I had to learn how to put a filter before I speak bluntly. When seeking employment I find myself seeking leadership and management positions. Many times I find being overly confident in certain situations and wanting to take control of the situation. When working in a team setting I find myself wanting to start ahead of everyone else and leading the group to obtain the best results.
After reviewing the reading, we can make many assumptions about the authors’ argument. I think that this is quiet self-explanatory on the message the authors is arguing “that a teacher can help students, but the student “must do the learning.” you as a student can by taught many things but until you actually learn it or apply or are even able to explain it yourself then you have learned the concept applying to this concept there is quote in the book where it is said “Knowledge must grow in his mind if learning is to take place” (Adler and Van Doren; “The Activity and Art of Reading” page 8). I also think that the student has to put in the initiative to learn the concept themselves without the initiative of applying the concept you won’t ever learn the concept. Learning the concept is much like applying the concept of discovery that the Arthur was also referring to in the reading where it was mentioned in the quote “the learner acts on something communicated to him”. After the reading I see my role as a student as the learner or as the thinker which applies the concept that are being taught by the instructor.
The purpose of feedback is to let me know what I am doing is correct or indeed incorrect as the case may be sometimes. It’s as useful to know you are doing things well and in the fashion expected as well as the areas that require amendment or improvement. 1.3 Describe ways of evaluating own work. I regularly ask the managing director and the college’s feedback regarding my work performance. Also although I find it hard to self-critique I try to note my own weaknesses and improve upon them, seeking training if necessary.
Cognitive Coaching Anjanette L. Briggman EDL/531 February 10, 2011 Shana Henry Barton Cognitive Coaching This paper will include information regarding application of cognitive coaching in the current climate of education and how it relates to educators consistently growing in their role. The word coaching can have multiple meanings based upon the content in which it is being used. As it relates to this paper the coach will be noncritical, create an environment for reflective practice, and encourage self-directed learning. The coach will maintain a clear purpose for the coaching sessions by asking exploratory questions will push the limits of the mentees thinking, self-awareness, opinions, and idea of norm. The intended outcome is to
EXERCISE 1 I applied for this course because I felt I was stuck in a rut and needed a change, I am also approaching a landmark age and felt that this was a good time to make that change. I am very nervous about starting the course but also excited. I hope to meet some new friends and also to broaden my horizons. My expectations of the course are that I hope it helps me with my self confidence and to be a better person in myself. My fears for the course are that I discover some things about myself that I may not like but I suppose it is all about self discovery as well.
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
As well as reviewing my own development I know that I can rely on other colleageaues to help. If my weakness were for example to be lacking assertiveness, I would call on a colleague that I know to be more assertive than I. Alternatively it may be my colleague has weaknesses where I have strengths. This is where team work is important when we all pull together we can all be consistent. Numerous courses are always available relating to our work. Any one of us can take a course at any time concerning a particular area where we think we may be lacking certain attributes.