In today’s world educators worry about lacking basic skills in Reading and Mathematics that our students are having and focus more on modern technology and having our students think out of the box. This discussion will include my personal education philosophy, types of philosophies, my personal results of the Philosophy Preference Assessment and how my personal philosophy will influence my instructional practices and my choice of classroom curriculum. There are five educational philosophies. They are perennialism, idealism, realism, experimentalism, and existentialism. Wiles stated, "Perennialists believe education is a constant due to a human’s ability to reason, therefore education needs to focus on developing rationality.
Case Study #3 Building a Coalition MGMT 591-10559 Leadership & Organizational Behavior Part I: Group Development The group is at the forming stage. Our textbook states the forming stage is characterized by a great deal of uncertainty about the group’s purpose, structure and leadership. Members “test the waters” to determine what types of behaviors are acceptable. After reading over the case study I was torn between the group being at the forming stage or the storming stage. The group does have purpose as they plan to create an after-school program which will improve school performance both by the students and the teachers.
The key responsibilities of a team leader are: Providing structure for the team - This is associated to setting a clear vision to provide purpose, clarify roles and responsibilities, allocate tasks and set objectives. A leader can influence the team to perform their duties by explaining the vision and the importance of their role in the outcome, along with the steps or goals, needed to achieve it. The individuals will be more apt to follow if they can envision their contribution to the bigger picture. Without that perspective the team cannot accomplish its goal. Managing Time- A leader should be able to identify and differentiate between urgent and important issues.
Teachers face challenges that impact on their teaching and on the students they educate. Some of the main challenges include the reality of teaching one or more students with diverse needs in a mainstream classroom and the time needed for behaviour management of students with diverse needs. Other challenges are ensuring that they communicate effectively with students so they have the optimum success of learning and adjusting the curriculum to ensure equity of learning for all. Another challenge is co-ordinating the other professionals and school learning support officers (SLSO) that will share the classroom with the teacher on a daily basis. This adds pressure to the teacher’s day as they then have to supervise them.
Both schema theory and cognitive development are vital to understanding how we can best assist students learning. In this essay I will discuss implications for teaching and learning of cognitive development and schemata. I will also, through a detailed example, demonstrate how an understanding of this topic can positively influence instruction in the classroom. The study of cognitive development has spanned decades and brought to light many different aspects of the human brain. These include looking at different developments our brains experience as we think, perceive and
We will also touch on the ever-changing assessment strategies that must continue to grow in order for these concepts to strategically aid student and teacher learning. In order to understand the true meaning of a multimodal system of learning we must also consider that just because there are new ways of teaching and learning this does not simply mean that we stop focusing on traditional aspects of literacy within our classroom. Linda Christensen touches on what she calls learning the “standard” without humiliation, where she states that students should not memorize standard rules of English “without asking the question of who makes the rules, who enforces the rules, who loses from the rules, and who uses the rules to keep some in and keep others out” (Christensen 176). The issue that many take with new forms of learning is that individuals may feel traditional modes of teaching will be long forgotten. Although multiliteracies focus on novel means in which students learn for example; computers, educational games, graphic novels, it is also about the content within
The competencies exercise revealed my top strengths to be leading, cooperating, coping with pressure, networking, taking initiative and innovating. I am someone who enjoys leading and developing others to achieve results. I can improve upon my critical thinking skills by knowing my strengths and accepting my weaknesses. This will also help with evaluating arguments in a meaningful way. When one knows their competencies they can step up and utilize their strengths and leverage others when needed.
The most interesting item to me was learning about “Locus of Control” and whether you or the members of your group possess a strong internal or external control. This can really help when determining what type of reward to use in order to motivate members or the group as a whole. How does this knowledge affect the way you interact in groups? It effects my interactions with groups in that I will be more cognizant of the members and group when dealing with incentives to motivate. As stated in our text book Engleberg and Wynn (2010), “Rewards should be associated with worthy behavior and should be
It also allows them to increase the higher order of thinking within the lesson and bring it up to a level of understanding to where each child is challenged based on their own method of learning. Although the first competency of rigorous learning and planning the lessons are encouraged, another competency of this component is professional development. Professional development helps teachers with every aspect of their work environment. We incorporate professional development in our organization by attending all of our staff meetings, monthly grade level meetings, and in-district workshops. 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.
Reflective practice is essential to personal development and the goals and targets put in place at performance reviews can help to focus you and give you a renewed sense of ability to succeed and achieve. If needs have been identified then additional training can be arranged to help you become more effective in your role and improve your confidence. When considering reflective practice you need to be open to ideas and criticisms of others. Your should reflect on your own work and the work of others around you. You need to be constantly thinking of ways to develop and improve your practice and be able to