This way of giving feedback should always be adapted to each learner. To be constructive feedback has to have some depth instead of quick comment. It has to be based in particular facts related to the learners development, achievement or what areas the learner needs to develop. However a trainer has to have in mind that when a learner reads a written feedback he may not interpret the trainer’s words as the trainer intended. So it is very important that the trainer chooses his words carefully in order to be clear about the learner’s achievements, progress or areas of improvement (Gravells, 2013).
This naturally formed structure is not conducive to a cooperative, respectful, safe, learning environment. By careful observation, a teacher can learn valuable information and plot a strategic management plan, which uses the positive qualities of the hierarchy, such as student leadership, and rejects the negative qualities. While the teacher is observing her class, an equally intense reconnaissance of the teacher is being carried out by the students. With a thoughtful strategy, a teacher can change the destiny of her students (and herself), if she has the foresight and fortitude to commit to her plan of action. Self Management The students should be made aware of what their responsibilities are and exactly what is expected of them.
Perricone’s Zen and the Art of Public School Teaching One of the main theories that Perricone presents in his book is the idea that “we teach who we are.” This idea represents the concept that we as educators cannot expect to be effective teachers if we don’t even know who we are as individuals. We have to look deep into ourselves and determine what makes us who we are, not just the physical aspects, but our internal, psychological, and social aspects as well. I think if we truly understand what is important to ourselves, we can then translate that into the values we produce in our teaching. Just as students don’t tend to care about education unless they can find meaning in it on a personal level; I don’t think teachers can teach in a truly meaningful way without it having value for them too. I know as a future health and physical education teacher, this is an extremely valuable insight to have.
The leaders are the ones who have the ultimate say in how things will run. While the symbolic frame provides a sense of community, it can also cause tension when new members are brought into a team of veteran teachers. These new teachers must learn how to function within this frame and if they have any new ideas to share concerning the symbolic frame, veteran members may appear hesitant. What were the most valuable elements you learned from the Politcal Frame Wiki? How can you apply what you have learned?
I know we can be overwhelmed by numbers but there should be away to reach students on the levels they are and teach them to the levels were we want them to be. Until each student has been assessed and helped, I do not think we are attacking the problems in the urban environment. This will take many hands and resources but until we support the whole student the outcomes will remain. A child is not measured in my
As Fred so eloquently put it, many people talk mainly about the future when they refer to their motivation for learning and it is important to be mindful of the future, but in my opinion, not at the expense of the present or the past. The Roman author Pliny the Elder in 'Naturalis Historia' (A.D. 77) wrote, “Experience is the most efficient teacher of all things.” As we journey through life navigating its many trials and tribulations as well as taking delight in its good and fortunate we are learning. Fundamental values are formed upon solid foundations as self-realizations are made and discovered during this period of reactive learning. In truth we are bound to make mistakes along the way that is the human condition. What’s important and benefits us most is what we learn from those mistakes and how we apply that new found knowledge towards our
Students need to see that there is equity in the classroom, including clear, consistent guidelines concerning procedures, expectations and discipline. This includes dress, behaviour and punctuality. Accessibility to students is promoted, although a professional ‘distance’ from my students is maintained to enforce equity and discipline. I am not their ‘mate’; I am their teacher and they must know there is a professional line. Is it not ironic then, that the very nature of teaching often makes us surrogate fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters?
It is highly important to keep the students engaged while teaching. The teacher has the duty of guiding, facilitating or coordinating learning. It is not beneficial to the student when the teacher dispenses information, and the student is expected to retain information like a recorder. Constructivist teaching should not be thought of as a gigantic, agreed-upon concept. “The theory suggests that that individuals create their own new understandings, based upon the interaction of what they already know and believe, and the phenomena or ideas with which they come into contact” (Richardson, p.3, 1997).
Freire believes that through teachers, students turn important education into pure memorization, and therefore cannot utilize the full potential of the knowledge given to them. In his essay, “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education,” he writes that in order for students to avoid being turned into receptacles of useless knowledge, they must “meekly…permit themselves to be filled by the teacher” (244). One can easily allow themselves to be “banked” on, therefore oppressing their education, or they can prevent their mind from being fed useless information, and turn the information they are learning into useful knowledge. Writer Richard Rodriguez talks about how he was always striving for more and more education in his essay, “The Achievement of Desire.” He explains he was always, “too eager, [and] too anxious,” (598) to learn more in school, and was never satisfied with the knowledge at hand. Rodriguez exemplifies that he strove to be the best he could be, and was successful based off his own hard work.
An example of such a leader today would be a teacher. Teaching is a position that necessitates the respect and obedience of students. Only in this way does A teacher have what is needed to be successful, and in turn help his or her students succeed. Certainly one of the most important things a teacher can avoid is allowing anything to happen to earn the students’ friendship. A student-to-teacher relationship should remain just that; the teacher should claim a higher position than the students.