The professional development meetings inform the teachers of how to incorporate rigorous learning into their lessons and also explains what the district expects to see from the staff. To meet the goals of our action plan, the teachers need to align their lessons with the core curriculum. Professional development helps them stay on task with these strategies. Principals also use out-of-district professional development classes to refine any weaknesses of the teachers in our school building. For example, if a teacher has a hard time with classroom management, our principal will suggest a professional development to address classroom management skills for that particular teacher.
This essay will discuss my perception of the role of a teacher in the lifelong learning sector. It will cover a teacher’s roles, responsibilities and boundaries. It will also evaluate different methods of assessment and discuss approaches to embedding inclusive learning and teaching into learning activities. I have broken the essay down into several headings: Roles, responsibilities and boundaries Teaching and learning methods Assessment methods Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Functional skills in the lifelong learning sector. Background For background information, I am studying teaching in order that I can have an understanding of how my students are learning, and some experience of teaching, so that when I come to assess them for their NVQs I appreciate how they got to the point of submitting their workbooks to me.
Feedback. A teacher provides oral or written feedback to student discussion or work. For example, a teacher responds orally to a question asked in class; provides a written comment in a response or reflective journal; or provides feedback on student work. Curriculum-based measurement (CBM). This set of standardized measures is used to determine student progress and performance (Deno, 2001).
Classroom Behavior Management Guidelines for Success INTRODUCTION How do the most effective teachers… • manage behavior in their multi-ethnic, multi-cultural classrooms? • develop and use classroom rules and routines? • use classroom consequences that work? • design positive behavioral supports for challenging behaviors? • avoid career- and health-threatening frustration and burnout?
I was able to gain experience in reflective learning by various activities, such as group presentation and mock interviews that was as part of the module. I was able to reflect on feedbacks given to me by other students. This outlined both my strength and weakness and also equipped me with confidence needed to succeed in the labour market. Entwistle (1998) pointed out that in order to achieve a good grade, Students needs to organise themselves strategically. This will involve time management, reading the right learning materials, putting efforts in studies as well as knowing what teachers expect from you.
According to Wilson (2009), roles describe functions of teachers. These could include: planning and preparation for the running of the class; designing different and interesting ways to deliver the lesson; assessing (evaluating) the impact of the learning and whether it has been transferred to the learner; maintaining a safe teaching/learning environment; marking the work of learners; giving constructive feedback; and record keeping. There is more detail on the types of records teachers need to maintain in the attached learning pack under ‘Teaching/training cycle’. As well as compliance with legislation and regulations i.e. Health and Safety and those of awarding bodies regarding standards of work or teaching (where there is no room for negotiation), ground rules can be created in a variety of ways i.e.
Assessment Artifact Name Institution Assessment Artifact Assessments form an essential means for teachers to gain insight on learning the progress of students. Assessments determine how students grasp concepts in class, which indicates the ability to make correct decisions. To evaluate learners’ performance, teachers make use of formal and informal assessments. This paper analyzes types of formal and informal assessments that an educator may use to appraise students understanding of concepts. Formal assessments refer to the systematic and pre-planned methods used in determining how students understand class teachings (Brady & McColl, 2010).
It will be assumed that you have read the text and have some introductory knowledge of the work to be covered each lesson; failure to do so may affect your progress in class. Your teacher will then teach you the concepts and show you how to do the examples in the workbook thus ensuring you have exemplars when completing additional questions from the workbook and texts. Your teacher also has all the worked answers to the additional questions in this workbook and you must check your answers when you
Differentiated Instruction JoryAnn Porter AET/525 April 18, 2013 Scott Sowers Differentiated Instruction According to Tracy Hall, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist (2002) to differentiate instruction is to recognize students varying background knowledge, readiness, language, preferences in learning, interests, and to react responsively. Differentiated instruction is a process to approach teaching and learning for students of differing abilities in the same class. The intent of differentiating instruction is to maximize each student’s growth and individual success by meeting each student where he or she is, and assisting in the learning process. The purpose of this paper is to examine an existing instructional plan, and describe two modifications for each of the four methods of differentiated instruction: the content to be learned, instructional strategies used to teach the required content, the product used to demonstrate mastery of the required content, and the environment to accommodate varied learning styles. Differentiating Content The first modification to differentiate content is to have minilessons.
As teachers, our classrooms continue to change as students grow and learn and as new students join the group throughout the year. I believe that the model you choose to implement is far less important than the attitude taken towards classroom management. If you feel that classroom management is a burden rather than an exciting challenge we face each day, you will most likely be burned out and leave the field of education. However, if you embrace the challenges we as teachers face each day, and look upon them as learning experiences to help mold the children that will inevitably become our leaders of