(Lazarin and Ortiz, 2012). CPS has also noted that testing students will become a major part of the teacher evaluation system. (isbe,net) These tests must be administered to the ELL student to fit their needs and match the standards set for their testing environments and individualized learning plans. The auxiliary staff aide the classroom teacher in developing a well balanced and most times an individualized program for the ELL students, CPS has to increase these 'human resources' to help the ELL student. Next I began think about the fate of the underperforming schools.
Formative assessment, or assessment for learning, enhances student learning and achievement and helps teachers improve instruction (Wiliam, 2005). Assessing students during class allows teachers to immediately identify misunderstandings and direct students towards reaching desired learning targets (Wiliam, 2005). There are many modes of formative assessment, both formal and informal, including observations, rich questioning, oral presentations, team projects, assignments, peer reviews and self-assessments (McMillan, 2011; Wiliam, 2005). We will discuss two important formative assessment tools specifically and how they enhance learning. Self-assessment To achieve success students need to grasp of what they are doing, how well they are doing it and, what they need to do to improve (Chappuis and Stiggins, 2002).
For example, they can learn behavior management techniques and communication strategies. Involvement by parents also allows for a more effective parent/teacher communication. Input can be given as to what the child’s interests are, which better assists teachers in supporting and teaching these
Summary of Chapters 1 & 2 Chapter 1 introduces the questions of what makes a good teacher and what should good education be. It basically explains the criteria they used define their variables, to select subjects, and to determine the validity and reliability of their sources. For the sake of the study described in this book, an outstanding professor was defined as one who is remarkably successful in helping their students learn in a substantial and sustained manner. In addition, they should be able to significantly influence the ways they think, act, and feel. The study also considered those who were able to motivate their students to learn and understand the material rather than just absorbing the information presented to them.
Customized Learning Theory Angelique Young Liberty University Introduction There are many ideas and theories on what makes the best learning environment. Things to consider are teacher-student relationships, teacher-parent relationships, parent-student relationships and lastly, student-self relationships. Each relationship creates an environment that is intertwined with the other to create the best learning environment for the student. When one or more of these relationships fracture, the environment for the student is, at best retarded, if not crippled. By understanding the dynamic of these relationships, a teacher understands the development and learning of students and seeks opportunities to positively support not only their intellectual development, but also social and personal as well.
These standards allow for a more accurate comparison between the states. The next pro of standardized testing is that is provides a framework of instructions for teachers to use as a guidance for teaching students. This guidance also allows students who move from one district to another from becoming behind or ahead in that district. Another pro of the standardized tests is that they are objective in nature. Teachers give students classroom grades that are
After reading articles “What Does It Mean to Say a School Is Doing Well, by Eisner” and “What Does It Mean to Educate the Whole Child, by Nodding”, I tend to agree with Nodding and support that focusing on the whole child and their motivation allows learning to be more effective. We currently live in a society that requires students to be prepared to think both critically and creatively and it begins at a very young age. They have to learn how to attain massive amounts of information, solve difficult problems and survive in an ever evolving society. A foundation in reading, writing and arithmetic has always been the subjects that support lifelong success. When I was a child, these 3 subjects were the main focus in the classroom.
The question has always been; what is best for these students? Schools and teachers are becoming leaders in the exploration of new paths, in search of new teaching styles and techniques. Mainstreaming or inclusion at the middle school and high school level, which is educating students with special needs in regular classes with their non-disabled peers, has proven to be beneficial for the special education students’ cognitive and social developmental needs. It can not only benefit the handicapped students but all students in the classroom. What is a Learning Disorder?
Allowing teachers to teach beyond the test is what will allow students a much more vivid mind and give them a wide range of knowledge. Education leading to careers is America’s forte and can only get better by allowing students the ability to overcome that pre-determined goal of knowledge this act has placed on our students and teachers. REFERENCES No Child Left Behind (NCLB). (2002, January 8). Pub.L.