I believe that each child is a unique individual and that all children can learn. Children will be encouraged to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe and nurturing environment. Educating young children has always been an exciting career for me. I take much proud in my career being a good educator isn’t just about teaching children skill concepts, it also involve communicating and understanding the background of their family. I chose to do my research topic on The Role Head Start plays in the life of the community, families, and children education.
Various incidents in teaching that I experienced as a student while at school helped showed me the teacher that I had to be and the teacher not to become. Some of the experiences which were good and bad had me wondering how and why some people became teachers. The good experiences made me glad that I had the teacher that was teaching me and the bad experiences made wish that they never taught me. The first two incidents took place in primary school. I attended St. X’s primary school in San Fernando.
Effective teaching should acknowledge the impact of factors such as attitudes, perception, expectations, abilities, gender, socio-cultural background and maturity on every learning experience. (“Principal of effective learning and teaching”, n.d.). The purpose of instigating variety of teaching strategies is to avoid monotonous diet of same teaching style which will cause even the keenest student to lost interest. For instance, using technology to achieve maximum success is very vital, educators need to be aware of the different types of learners and how they can address their needs through the use of technology. (Ktoridue, Zarpetea, Yinguo, 2002) Teachers share a significant responsibility in preparing young people to lead successful and productive lives.
• Allows teachers to focus on learning instead of discipline. • This takes away from teaching time because you are preparing rules and procedures. Kagan, Kyle, and Scott's "Win-Win Discipline" • It helps bring out the potential of the students even through disciplining them. • It is very clear for expectations that are passed to the students. • It stresses the importance of using the classroom to help the students overcome negative attitudes.
Encouragement is also important during all aspects of school life such as during lessons, their work, forming friendships and finding new things because this will help the children to try new things and to progress and move forward with their development and education. Secondary Schools- During this period of time in a child’s life it is important we do not intimidate or talk down to the child as this can really knock a child’s confidence, self esteem and could affect their professional relationship with the teaching assistant. Boundaries should be in place so children should know what is expected
When students have questions they should not be afraid to ask the teacher. For instance, some students might think or worry that their questions may sound somewhat silly, and their class will make fun of them. But this only shows that they have a desire to learn, knowledge is acquired by curiosity and it is more important to know than what others may think. Moreover, students should avoid procrastination by completing their homework and projects on time. They have to be proactive and take the initiative to cultivate these skills that will prove to be immensely rewarding later in life.
Knowing that they are different ways in which a child can learn a teacher should try to incorporate each style within there lesson plan so no child is left out. A teacher will usually lean toward teaching the students in their preference style of learning. Meaning for a teacher who is more of a hands on learner he or she will have more hands on activities but a teacher should learn to use the three most effective styles of learning which are, visual learners, kinesthetic learners and auditory learners. Understanding the different ways in which a child learns is the first step in creating and implementing a curriculum that accomplish all the goals it’s designed for. As an educator it’s important to make sure that all the T’s are crossed to insure that each child gained something as they walk away.
Running head: PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF TEACHING My role as an educator is to not only teach the children the required subjects, but to guide them as a role model, as well as inspire them to reach their fullest potential. Inspiration is not simply a switch that one flips on at the beginning of the day and flips back off after school is over, it is a constant state of being which makes others want to be a part of something. Whether that something is a lecture, an activity, a discussion, or a project, that student feels the desire to be actively involved, not only because that is what is expected of them, but because they feel welcome and intrigued by the learning process. This will all be accomplished by following the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. During my field visit to St. Vincent St. Mary High School, I witnessed many of these standards being utilized effectively.
Sergiovanni explains in his article ways that educators can get control of their classroom. Most ways that teachers seek control is having rules and punishment for those who break the rules and the purpose of this is to get the student to remember the consequence and not do the act again. Another approach is to let the students take responsibility for their actions whether good or bad. These however are not ways that establishes the democratic community. "In communities the best discipline strategies are those that teach students citizenship and help students become caring adults"(p.120).
I have been incredibly bored by school since day one. We use to read aloud as a class in elementary school and I would get bored and annoyed at the verbal stumbling of my class mates and would read ahead silently. Inevitably, I would get in trouble for not paying attention when it came my time to read. Well of course I wasn't paying attention! I didn't like to listen to these mouth breathers shout at me on the playground and I sure as hell didn't want to hear them struggle over two syllable words in class.