What makes an effective primary classroom? Discuss and debate with reference to research and wide reading, including journals, books and other media During this essay I will look at several areas of schooling, all of which have an impact on making the classroom a productive place for children to learn. Getting the right balance of all factors in the classroom is vital in maintaining and progressing a child’s intelligence. I will specifically focus on the ways in which teaching methods can make the classroom a successful place to be. In particular how they keep the classroom under control but also make it a fun place to learn.
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.
Strategies to implement social emotional climate in the Classroom Developing students’ social and emotional competencies helps schools create safe learning environments that contribute to academic achievement for all. The information provided relates to leadership, professional development, resource coordination, instructional approaches, policies and protocols, and collaboration with families. Social and emotional learning means the processes by which children acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to: • recognize and manage their emotions, • demonstrate caring and concern for others, • establish positive relationships, • make responsible decisions, and • constructively handle challenging social situations The goals of socila emotional curricula include teaching the following basic skills: Self-Awareness focuses on identifying and recognizing emotions; accurate self-perception; strengths, needs, and values; and self-efficacy. Self-Management includes impulse control and stress management; self-motivation and discipline; goal setting; and organizational skills. Social Awareness addresses perspective taking; empathy; difference recognition; and respect for others.
Certain curriculum goals of anti-bias curriculum are to foster each child's: *building of a well-informed, confident self-identity; *comfortable, empathic interaction with people from diverse backgrounds; *critical thinking about bias; * capability to stand up for themselves and for others in the face of unfairness. A belief in the importance of human diversity and the fair treatment of all people is a must for doing anti-bias work. When teachers become dedicated to learning how to implement anti-bias courses in their settings, they seem to go through four identifiable stages. ESTABLISHING THE ENVIRONMENT Stage one includes teachers raising their own consciousness of anti-bias matters related to themselves, their program, and the children in their care. A support group is vital for this method.
• It stresses the importance of using the classroom to help the students overcome negative attitudes. • It forms positive skills. • It educates students in emotional and personal development as well as intellectual areas of study. • Too much focusing on attitudes can take away time from the content or academics. Morrish's "Real Discipline" • It shows and demonstrates a clear understanding of human nature and how students will react.
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
The arts are a strong motivator for students to develop self-discipline and social skills. The arts encourage students to strive for greater success. The arts help to transform the school environment to one of discovery and learning, breaking down barriers between disciplines and improving the conditions of learning. The arts give students the opportunity to represent what they have learned, Art criticism helps students develop observation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation skills that can be transferred to other areas of study. The arts are essential to an understanding of personal, local, national and global cultures, past and present.
Creating a Productive Learning Environment Jennifer Glencer Nova Southeastern University Abstract This paper focuses on the learning environment and how to create it productively. Classroom arrangement and goal oriented atmospheres can allow a teacher to have a learning environment where students have a sense of community and are productively engaged. Rules and procedures that are enforced on a regular basis can also add to the classroom. A teacher with respect for every student and withitness will have a productive learning environment for the students. Creating a Productive Learning Environment Teachers have long known that learning environments have to be productive for students to succeed.
Being able to work together as a group is very important, illustrating to pupils that team is essential for a society to work in harmony. This would entail that each member of the team to take on a specific role, sharing ideas and achievements. A team leader, would lead the group with the main goal of achieving a smooth running of tasks, the team leader of a school is the head teacher. Effective teamwork among the school staff is very important as it ensures the smooth running of school. It shows that the school staff has a common purpose, targets and greater support would be achieved, an environment that would encourage greater and more effective learning would result in the pupils knowledge being more diversified.