Respect: as a professional, respect should be demonstrated in your work, attitude, and communication with others. One way to gain the attention of your students is by creating an atmosphere of respect. This will then create a relation among you and the student that will keep the student engage and enthusiastic to learn. Generally building up an atmosphere of appreciation makes your students feel welcome and acknowledged in your classroom. Students who see themselves as regarded notwithstanding their learning contrasts are best ready to profit by distinctive chances to learn (Moore et al., 2011).
This movie, The Classroom, which was very interesting to watch, discusses all that goes on in the school system, the good and the bad. But it also shows how things at home can affect the way the student acts during the school day. This movie definitely makes you look at students that act out differently, instead of punishing them maybe we should all look deeper into the issue and find a way for the student to thrive and use school as an outlet.
My time spent in the Clinical setting, so far, has been extremely inciteful as to how to become a better educator in a classroom setting. Through the data I collected I was able to connect Borich’s Seven Variables of learning to the students. By being in the clinical setting for nearly two months, I have been exposed to new ways of thinking when it comes to structuring a classroom and instructing a classroom. Within this reflection you will find out how I would better plan an effective lesson for the pupils in my future classroom. You will also discover what I will do about certain issues in the classroom and how I will address/fix them.
Every day, I work with unique and intelligent group of kids. In our current classroom, we have two students with autism. I will say that I feel blessed to be able to work with such amazing kids. I have learned so much from all of them. I full-heartedly believe in first person language and I have taught the kids in the classroom to embrace differences. The children within the classroom are mindful of certain behaviors; however, it does not affect their behavior between peers. In my future classroom, I will continue the value of person first language and allow my students to experience differences and open-mind
With every classroom you are able to see a dynamic between students and their teacher. It takes a strong teacher to really make everything accessible to all students including student with learning disabilities. The class that I watched was Christina Hilliker’s second grade. The disabilities that were part of this great dynamic were Downs, Autism, ADHD, auditory processing and behavior issues that cause learning difficulties.
During my morning at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, I sat in on a wonderful special education classroom. I started my observation at 7:15am which was great because I was able to observe the students coming into school and see how they settle in and see their morning routines. The students came in and put their bags away and got out their folders and pencils and sat down at their assigned table. Each student ate their breakfast along with working on their morning work. Their morning work was a worksheet having to do with subtracting money and working with decimals. While working on their morning work each student was very calm. I was able to talk with the teacher a little bit before class and she explains to me that the students in her class either have autism or an intellectual disability. While we waited for the bell to ring their was one little girl who took an interest in talking with me. She was showing me her stuffed animal and telling me his name and what they like to do together. It’s really great having the students interact with you even if its just as simple as that.
This semester was very informative as far better understanding some important and major events that took place in the United States in regards to education. One of the subjects that really got me thinking was when we talked about how privatization is taking over democratic public education. I truly bothers me to think that we are starting to go into path where all that is valued is scores/standardized test results. I truly believe we teach to help children to help them not only learn basic skills but also to give them opportunities to be curious and want to explore different topics in different content areas. This also is essential to help them better understand what they want for their future as far as possible career. But when the focus are test
What I learned about being a teacher assistant for financial fitness is that there is always more to learn about money and your financial issues, strengths, and weaknesses. after taking financial fitness last semester I learn different methods of saving and learning about interests and APR. I think a different experience to put yourself in a teacher position and think what do I want my fellow peers to learn what I didn’t learn from the semester. What are way I can enhance their learning about money and as well help my professor understand what college students might need to hear about financial problems or situations before encountering them. What I also learning from a teacher assistant was I been to start applying the methods from the financial
This article discusses whether or not special education teachers, as well as general education teachers, are prepared to teach students with autism. According to the article, autism is ranks at the sixth most commonly classified disability in the United States. There is a very wide spectrum for autism which include disorders like Asperger’s and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). 1 out of 150 American children will be born with autism (Autism Society of America, NDb).
Being a special educator, there are different roles and responsibilities separate from a general education teacher. As a special ed teacher, you need to be able to be more flexible and open-minded when it comes to teaching. These students, whether in a self-contained classroom or an ICT class, will have such differing needs than their counterparts. While they may still have some same needs, most of them will be different and individual. Even though we may have several students with the same disability in our class, that doesn’t mean that we can treat them the same; each student has differing abilities that we must figure out individually. This is one huge problem that I see prevailing in schools today. Teachers tend to think that if a child has autism, they have the same issues and needs as another child with autism but this is not the case. One child might need headphones for noise-canceling features while the other child might be ok with sound but need more social interactions skills. The ability to discern what a child needs based on their own performance is a crucial aspect to supporting every student equally. As a special educator, we need to not only look at their deficits but their capabilities as well. To define someone by what they can’t do is such a negative point of view. If we go into the classroom trying to find what is wrong with a child, we may never notice what exceptional skills they may have. For example, in class when Mark Sarabian came to talk about the
Teaching is not just a job that I perform because I expect a reward at the end of each month; it is my passion and I feel extremely satisfied with every successful lesson. I like to help the society, and teaching gives me a great opportunity to do so. I am passionate about educating my students, so I work with them and motivate them to lead them to find inspiration in learning. I use different strategies to engage them and share with them the knowledge.
The term “respect” has already shown up various times in this piece; that is because it is the key element of classroom management. A classroom founded on respect creates an open and safe environment where the students can have free-exchange of ideas with one another and the teacher. This aspect of management requires constant and consistent enforcement and modeling. Defining what is respectful from the beginning and giving a rationale for treating others with respect is a great way to start.
Teaching can be a challenge, you never know what to expect and each classroom will be unique. However, you will always have to be prepare for teaching in a situation you may not be comfertable with. Educating students and practicing proper knowledge on subjects such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation and disability are vital in creating a safe and respectful classroom for all. School is often looked upon as a place of security for students and it is our job as teachers to help maintain that status.
Walking into the first two weeks of the EDU program I desired to experience what it would be like to be a future educator and have a grasp of how to help the molding of our youth and giving them the possibility to become future leaders. Doctor dresser was able to bring in a Concordia alumni who had just begun to experience his professional education, career and is teaching multiple different grade levels as a young teacher. When he first walked into the classroom my first impressions were that unfortunately he looked very inexperienced and unsure of what was to be expected of the lecture I thought to myself in the position of a younger student in his classroom this is a person I would not take seriously. He then proceeded to communicate