My methodology for writing this essay is so that I can gain my Ctlls qualification and support my own teaching practices. In my research for this assignment I have used books, the Internet for various websites and my notes from the lessons, as well as my own experience from teaching.
Teaching requires a combination of both the subject knowledge and an understanding of effective practice for it to be effective within the classroom. From my own experience out on the school serial days, one of the main things I noticed was that teaching involved a whole lot more than just teaching the curriculum to the pupils. All students have different methods of learning and within the classroom there is a wide range of abilities. So it is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure that all students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, in order for them to be truly effective practitioners.
In addition another term are also used to refer this method is active learning since students are actively involved in the learning. In addition, the teacher serves as a facilitator, rather than transmitting knowledge. In the learner-centered design, learning becomes primary while the actual the content knowledge of the subject is considered as secondary (as cited in Cranton, 1998). When this design is considered, the teacher gives additional focus to the improvement of higher order intellectual and cognitive skills in the learners. The learners are more empowered learners and they are considered more autonomous (Kavanoz, 2006) (as cited inCranton, 1998).
Shanahan (2011) makes an excellent point that for each discipline there should be a different way of ensuring that learning is taking place. Not all disciplines are the same, so their approaches should be different as well. If students struggle with history they may also struggle with English if they are taught the same way. Learning goals and strategies vary by class and so should teaching method and delivery. The points in this article should be taken into consideration when teachers create lesson plans.
I believe that my effective learning strategies mentioned previously will have a significant impact on my role as a teacher, both as a constructive and a hindering factor. Constructively, my effective learning strategies have proven success for myself in achieving a high academic standard and therefore I will be able to provide insights to students who have similar learning strategies and styles as I have, hence enhancing their learning experience and allowing them to achieve better learning outcome. My effective learning strategies in writing notes may influence my teaching strategy in which I may be more likely to set written tasks for students. This will influence the students to have more writing experience and practice on their writing
The purpose of this assignment is for me to demonstrate that I can identify and discuss the significance of relevant theories and principles of learning and communication; select and critically analyse the impact of two theories of learning on the planning and delivery of teaching in my own setting; and reflect on the impact that these insights have had on my own practice and professional development.
Famous Author, Agatha Christie once said, “I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas” (Great Educational Quotes). This is a common assumption of many; moreover, teachers should be aware and guard-against the concept of “spoon-feeding” information to students. Although I did not realize it at the time, many of my high school teachers participated in this task. Of course, no students would complain; however, it absolutely did not benefit them in their future educational journeys. Additionally, it is possible for this type of teaching to be evident in elementary and middle school classrooms as well. While spending time at Concrete Primary School to gain field experience, I was able to observe and practice many different teaching techniques which led me to develop my philosophy of education.
Time management, I believe, is a vital aspect of not only being successful in the classroom, but likewise in having a fulfilling life. Without proper time management skills, many of us would never be able to complete most of our everyday tasks. As a new college student that works full time, along with being a husband and the father of a teenage son, I must now reorganize my schedule each day to include appropriate study time, in addition to daily tasks, to be able to enjoy spare time with my family.
It is important for teachers to know about learning theories and influential theorists as it adds to the quality of their teaching and contributes to their ability to cater to the individual needs of the children within their classroom. According to Woolfolk & Margetts (2013) the quality of teaching can make a difference to children’s lives therefore it is imperative that teachers develop their pedagogical knowledge of learning theories and influential theorists so they can become an effective teacher. Each child is influence by socio-cultural factors and will have their own way of learning. A teacher with an understanding of learning theories and influential theorists is likely to guide their teaching methods to cater to the children’s individual
The purpose of this essay is to show an understanding of the main learning theories. This assessment will allow the chance to begin applying these theories in a classroom setting by using an essay that analyses teaching practice within classroom. By looking further into the statement ‘Effective teachers need a range of strategies to ensure that students learn’. Critically using personal beliefs about learning as well as teaching to reflect on these beliefs as well as considering their influence of developmental factors within the classroom, to show that it is vital for a fully working classroom. For a teacher to have a variety of strategies so their student s learns as effective as possible.
Dimensions of effective classroom practice were developed in two ways. The first method was via the analysis of pupil questionnaire data, which led to the production of underlying factors that could suggest best teacher practices. This was a critical component of the research data because it provided a bridge between the qualitative and quantitative data. All survey items were initially analyzed which then progressed to the individual items being analyzed separately (“My School”, “My Teacher”, My Classroom”, and “About You in This Class”. The survey completed by the second and sixth year students was sufficient for the research model, however, the ninth year students’ data was disaggregated to provide more relevant data. The disaggregation of data for the ninth year students
This essay attempts to answer the question of what it means to be an effective teacher by examining in more detail five areas that, when implemented effectively, can help to produce a productive learning
The first attribute of an effective teacher is awareness. Teachers have to see that each child has a specific thing they will need. As we learned in class sometimes a band-aid doesn’t cover it. In middle school I had a drama teacher who was incredible. Towards the end of the school year I was called the office for something. I was almost suspended for something I did not do. When I came back to class she could tell I was visibly upset. She did not give a band-aid, she gave me hug. She took me out into the hall and ask me what happened. I explained the situation and she believed because she was aware of my behavior in her class and elsewhere. In that moment though I had no special educational need she was aware that I needed a hug, some tissues and a break for class that day.
“Good teaching is a skillful blend of artistic and scientific elements. Teaching as an art involves beliefs, emotions, values and flexibility, while teaching as a science utilizes instructional practices that are proven by research to improve student achievement” (Snowman and Biehler, 2006). According to (Peters, R.) teaching can involve formal methods of instruction as well as informal ways of organizing things so that children will be led to discover things for themselves. According to (Manning, H. 2003, p. 11) “A teacher is the one to impart knowledge to students in different ways to assist learning.” Teaching factors are considered if something must be accomplished. It is practically stating that teaching is what is being taught, who
Learning is best for students whenever their teacher applies emotion, gives them the requisite support and challenges them. It is through such process that students gain in-depth learning and thus discover their values, abilities, passions as well as responsibilities in learning situations that provide adventure. In most school lessons, students undertake tasks that require them to use their creativity, self-discipline and craftsmanship. It is thus the work of the teacher to assist the students discover their hidden abilities and overcome their fears in applying their knowledge to classroom and job problems through in-depth teaching practice.