They love praise and recognition for their ideas. It is important for the teacher to get to know the young learners and to draw on their ideas, strengths and interests. If the teacher can build on the their skills, it will make them feel important and increase their self-confidence. Adult learners on the other hand are more self-directed and will take learning seriously, as they are investing in their own education. Adults usually have a purpose in learning and need to see the personal value or reward in taking the classes.
Secondly, children increase social and cognitive development from positive influences that are communicated by teachers. Emphasis around Vygotsky’s theory will explain the basis of social interaction facilitating learning with the benefit of good communication (Eggen & Kauchak, 2010). Thirdly, teachers must develop high level of written and verbal communication skills. This will develop good relationships between the teacher, student and family leading to proper educational practices that will improve student’s overall outcomes will enhance their literacy skill. Finally, educators with effective communication skills prove an ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the needs of students they are supporting (Kearns, 2012), and with appropriate delivery of good communication, student learning increases.
Morrish's "Real Discipline" • It shows and demonstrates a clear understanding of human nature and how students will react. • It has three elements that make it to easily implement them. training, • It is based on normal expectations and stresses reaction more than initiation. • Students raised with this theory will learn respect and responsibility. • It is well accepted by the students and can lead to a very functional classroom.
A support group is vital for this method. Cooperative learning is the best technique for increasing anti-bias awareness and understanding. Everyone needs the diverse viewpoints and honest feedback of colleagues to develop new awareness and teaching practices. Support group members may be other staff, parents, or early childhood teachers who
Effective teachers strive to motivate and engage all their students in learning, believing every student is capable of achieving success at school and they do all they can to find ways of making each student successful. They personalize the learning for their students and uses techniques that have each student working on tasks that engage and challenge them to achieve their personal best. Teachers have a repertoire of effective teaching strategies and use them to implement well designed teaching programs and lessons. (AITSL (a), 2012). Planning influences what student will learn, because planning can transform the available time and curriculum materials into activities, assignments and tasks for students so time is the essence of planning.
Indeed, one of my greatest strengths is my ability to communicate. I convey my ideas and thoughts to students succinctly and enthusiastically, while appreciating the ideas of the pupils themselves, ensuring that they are listened to and understood. An enthusiastic and friendly disposition is essential to encourage interrelations between pupils and teachers. I am passionate about finding the most effective ways of stimulating and sustaining creative development, and it is important to me to optimize student engagement and success. I am currently studying my BA in English and Media studies, and work as a Teaching Assistant in a secondary school.
Good communication with parents and caregivers can build support for and strengthen the important work that you are doing in the classroom. The more you know about children's academic, social, and emotional development, the more able you will be to meet their needs. Information about how well the children are progressing helps you to plan your teaching. You want the children in your care to feel successful and confident, but you also want to offer experiences that will help them to develop further. In addition, through initial screening and by checking the children's progress, you can identify those children who need special help or who face extra
According to Sue Swaffield (2008), effective feedback should: • Focus on student learning • Focus on the task rather than the learner • Focus on process rather than the product • Focus on progress • Focus on particular qualities of the work • Advise how to improve • Encourage the student to think • Require action that is challenging yet achievable • Be specific • Avoid comparison with others • Be understandable to the student Formative assessments can vary from worksheets, quizzes, journals, diagnostic tests, and informal observation. I feel that one of the greatest strengths I possess as a teacher is the ability to differentiate lessons to meet the needs of every child. The use of various types of formative assessments aids in the monitoring of the students strengths. Taking the time to know each student personally helps me to find out what is interesting and important to them. It has been suggested that these types of assessments are not graded nor used in the computation of the final
The question now arises is that why we in general and teachers in particular should reflect on our practice? Firstly, it is required for personal and professional growth. With the help of reflective writings we attempt to enhance our mental capabilities and improve our practice. Also, it helps us to do things right and be able to justify our actions. Reflective writings make us creative and innovative and facilitate us to consider fundamental issues in learning.
To be effective, teachers must create positive environments, motivate students, develop well planned lessons, communicate effectively and regularly reflect upon themselves. An effective teacher creates a positive environment for students by creating strong student-teacher relationships enabling students to develop a strong sense of belonging and to feel secure within the class. Students who see their work displayed (McDevitt & Ormrod, 2001), know the class routine and have positive relationships with peers and their teachers will feel a sense of belonging (Goodenow; Osterman as cited in Krause, Bochner, Duchesne & McMaugh, 2010, p. 510). Effective teachers create positive relationships by spending the time to get to know individuals personally, learning the interests of the student and by being firm but fair, the latter is displayed by authoritative teachers (Whitton, Barker, Nosworthy, Sinclair & Nanlohy as cited in Hurst & Cooke, 2010, p. 235). Without a sense of security and a sense of belonging, students can develop anxiety, stress and begin to feel alienated (Campbell, 2010).