Learning, as defined by Slavin (2012), is “a change in an individual caused by experience” (p. 116). Learning can occur intentionally or unintentionally. All learning, however, is stimulated by something that is the learner (student) has encountered. As an instructor, your goal every day is to use the right stimuli to capture the student’s attention so they can absorb the knowledge you are trying to share.
“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls” -Martin Luther King Jr (“Quotes about Racism”). In the Darkroom: a memoir in black and white, Lila Quintero Weaver and her family “immigrated from Buenos Aires to Marion, Alabama,in 1961, to a part of the fertile “black belt” region of the state, known for its slave-holding cotton plantation legacy” (Rosenburg). Lila wrote The Darkroom as an adult reminiscing about how the events of the Civil Rights era in America influenced her adult years. Lila portrayed evidences of racism throughout The Darkroom by making the cover page and the pictures used throughout the story in black and white; the complex issues between blacks and whites
In the United States, modern day education seems to expect students to know material before the material is even provided and taught. The future of America depends on education. The brain is adapting and storing all of the great information being taught in the first quarter of someone 's life. I am a strong believer that no matter what the material if the teacher is entertaining and lively, students will enjoy the topic more. In today 's society students are distracted with all kinds of technology; teachers are competing for students attention. That is why I think it is imperative to provide the students with teachers that interact with students, genuinely enjoy teaching and want their students to succeed. Students are often stuck with many boring teachers who read out of the book and expect the students to regurgitate the information on an assessment. This could be beneficial for some students, but others need interaction, pictures, and aid from the teacher, even possibly some instilled confidence.
For learning lab I have an A+. This is one of my best classes because I do all the work needed to be done in this class. In order to keep doing well I'll keep doing my work in class. Sometimes I get distracted in this class because of certain people who are really annoying to me and I get upset and I can't focus on my work. However, I also distract myself because I talk to friends in class.
As a middle school student, school was necessary not my forte. I didn't consider myself as a bad student but then again i was not the best, I considered my self as a average student, only doing what is asked, nothing more, nothing less. Those were my middle school years. Once i hit high school I decided to change and improve on academics. In less than two years i went from finishing my 8th grade year from having a GPA that was below a 2.0 to having a 3.0 and that following year i finished my junior year with a 3.5
At John Jay, I Yelisa Luna failed below my GPA standard being that it was my first semester there and a change from whereas I was familiar to Bmcc, being comfortable and knowledgeable on the campus area. Despite the fact I enrolled in four classes, I was excited and a little nerve wracking. I took two classes online and two in person. All the professors were good but I failed short in two of the in person classes. My examination stills wasn't what I thought it would be when I had studied. My CRJ: Police and Diversity became a stressful class due to his first teaching the new topic for the first time,however the professor had stated to bear with the power points because there was plenty of information to take in. I passed the quizzes and almost passed the midterm, but the final was very hard without any view sheets given, not unlike to Bmcc professors who would give or point out what to study for and not just reading everything from chapter 1-14 for the final. Others felt that this class was also stressful on the technique it was being transferred to us most failed as well. I was given a D+ which is low for what I though I would be getting but very understanding of the
As you are reading this, you are probably sitting in a chair slouched over your desk, starting to get very uncomfortable. Well what if there was a solution to that problem that could be fixed by adding a little height to the mix.
The article “ A Classroom of One is a Community of Learners: Paradox, Artistic Pedagogical Technologies, and the Invitational Online Classroom” shines a light on how students in an online classroom can experience the feeling of being in a traditional classroom. Online learners often feel separated and alone and find themselves easily distracted without a traditional teacher in front of them. To improve that problem the educators must develop an online curriculum that encourages social interaction between the students and teachers causing them to build an online relationship. This curricula must create and invitational classroom that prevents student isolation, lack of accountability, and the perspective that the online learning environment
Every moment in my life has impacted me and shown me how I should run my classroom. Spending many years struggling in school, no one helping me or trying to figure out what is best for me to get the best education I can showed me what I do not want for my students. This struggle has shown me that every student is different and has a different way of learning. This allows me to learn my students strengths and weaknesses and play on them to help them receive the education they deserve and succeed. Being exposed to so many different people and cultures through travel and attending an international school has allowed me to see how other people live and work and given me insight to other cultures and how to be sensitive to their culture and traditions
I am extremely sorry for my inappropriate actions that negatively affected your ability to run the classroom effectively. I understand you concerns due to the inability of knowing where I was to assure my safety. I apologize for breaking the rules that are in place to keep every student at Vero Beach High School safe and secure. It was very rude of myself to leave the classroom before asking you to complete work in another classroom. It was inappropriate of me to create a disruption and concern in the classroom. I acknowledge my wrongdoings negatively affected you and the school because my location was unknown. I understand that I fall under the rules that are set for the entire school. My actions were extremely juvenile and disrespectful to
There are several factors that influenced my planning and teaching when creating this lesson segment for my fourth grade class. There are several factors that I had to consider about my students by knowing what they are capable of doing and not able to do. In order to consider the academic development of my students I had to take these factors into consideration: out of the 26 students in the class, seven students are English language learners, seven proficient English speakers, and six redesignated English Speakers The majority of these students come from Spanish speaking homes and are reading below grade level. Given the information I have about my students, my choices of instructional strategies, materials, and the sequences of the learning tasks reflect the student’s backgrounds, interests, and needs in various ways. Taking all of these factors
Primary, some parts of the case preparation chart was confusing at first, such as putting values on certain criteria in order to choose the best possible answer. However, it did help me gather my thoughts and formulate potential solutions for the case study. Conversely, I was stuck when having to put myself into the instructor’s point of view in order to correctly access the issue. Correspondingly, my initial solution to the problem was for the instructor to look back at previous works of the students to in order to compare writing style and credibility of the doubled assignment and both of the student’s past work. However after discussing it with my group I realized my solution wasn’t an effective method as it essentially focused on judging the two students con their past. Ultimately, my final answer was to give them both zeros on the assignment which did surprise me considering originally I thought that giving them both zeros was unfair.
The other major form of communication came from a daily sheet for parents. Each classroom had their own unique daily sheet. The rookie room (where I completed my practicum), had a daily sheet that included what the children had eaten and how much, diapering times and nap time. There was also a space for the teachers to write what the children did that day. A little over halfway through my practicum, I worked with another teacher in jump starting the idea of using a Mobile App for the daily sheets. My last week at the practicum, it was finally being introduced to the last classroom! The parents in my classroom, loved the idea the day it was introduced. They loved the idea of getting updates instantly and even added pictures of their children throughout their workday.
Another point that makes a good teacher would be his/her patience. Teachers should not get upset or even worse, give up on the students who are not so strong in their studies. Instead, they should have the patience to slowly coach them, give them extra lessons, and find different ways to encourage them. Let them know that the teacher