The modern classroom has many challenges that face it. Shrinking budgets, less parental involvement, higher expectations, and growing class sizes, just to name a few. If this list was not daunting enough you also have the special needs students that have an array problems in your classroom that need specialized
People with disabilities have long suffered from discrimination and segregation. In the 1880, people with hearing, visual, physical, mental or emotional impairments were sent to be educated in residential institutions or asylums. ("Issues about Change) Parents and family of those with disabilities put pressure on our government and
Mrs .Sikkema said she has foyr high achiever students and two students who are on behavioral plans (Sikkema,2015,personal communication). She also said it is important to document and observe the students so you can understand their needs. I like how Mrs. Sikkema meet the learning needs of all the children in her classroom. Mrs.Sikkema help me to do my lesson plan in a timely manner. When I observe the classroom I was shock that the students was well behaved and attentive to the students. I have a lot of expereiences implementing different leson plans which was time consumer but it help me to do be able to implemnent a lesson plan in the future. Differentiated Instruction for Exceptional Learners provides an introduction to children and youth with a wide range of exceptional educational needs. There are five learning style auditory, visual, tactile, kinesthetic, and tactile/ kinesthetic (Differeitate Instructional
Creating a UDL Instructional Plan This assignment is another opportunity to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) in the design of instruction and assessment. In this assignment, a lesson plan is developed, incorporating UDL and effectively leveraging educational technologies in the classroom.
As educators, it is important to address individual differences in students’ recognition, strategic, or affective networks, thus providing the best possible support by individualizing pathways to learning through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). A study on alternative education for children suggests oversimplifying learner differences by categorizing students into two groups, regular and special, fails to accurately represent the full diversity of learners in the classroom. ( Meo, 2010, p. 21) Therefore, UDL is a framework for designing curriculum which provides all students equal opportunities to learn, with no discrimination to individual needs. In order for students to have equal opportunity in their learning and achievement,
Introduction According to Smith and Ragan (2008) “Instructional Design is a process in which many items of materials are developed, designed, and delivered” (Smith and Ragan 2008). Instructional design has given me information on strategies to develop effective lesson plans in which will support my students to be fully engaged with
summary In the article “Universal Design for learning (UDL) and learners with Severe Support Needs”. Hartmann writes a story from her experience about student his name is Marcus has disabilities. The regular curriculum failed to get him a better education, and then his teachers decided to replace him in a school had curricula focused in disabilities or severe disabilities. Unfortunately, those schools for students “non-verbal” and Marcus had an ability to speak; his mother had frustrated and embarrassment for son future because the education curriculum did not design around students to get more benefit from learning. Also, she writes the students come from different background, culture and heredity; consequently, those factors influence in their learning even two brothers do not learn the same way. Moreover, most of the learning curriculum have designed for normal students, and they have supposed every student should receive the learning in the same way, but this is unjust for students have dissimilar abilities. The UDL has shown the problems are not in the students, but in the atmosphere around them and curriculum because there is not enough flexibility; it needs to fix it. Then, Hartmann describes the beneficial of UDL has changed the learning process to engage all the student’s abilities in the classrooms. Additionally, UDL has played a role in flexibility to involve all student with different abilities, and It also has helped teachers to become more think how to support
Problems might start arousing when a class is crowded with students because an LSA is not able to talk and explain in a quiet environment, students interrupt and furthermore. Classroom organization strategies can have real benefits for students like John and other students with special needs. Even the planning of the floor space and the kinds and placement of furniture used need to be considered seriously, especially when a student makes use of a wheelchair like John. For example, floors that do not have a nonslip surface or no ramps can make wheelchair difficult to move. Furniture that is not placed in a proper way can block access to other things or materials such as computers and make mobility difficult for John. In addition, stationary and books that are too placed too high up may prove inaccessible to John. The design of the classroom should be predictable to make it easy for John to interact more with his peers. This can be a problem when one makes major changes without first taking into consideration their impact on students with special needs. However Gardner says “that childhood education should not be ‘one-size fits all’. Not all children are academic but all children have the ability to learn, be successful and to teach others in their area of intelligence. As educators we need to provide learning opportunities for children that reflect their
Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Strategies Korianne Shafer SOC312: Child Family & Society (BMF1441A) Art Tolentino October 27, 2014 Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Strategies Diversity encompasses numerous characteristics including socio-economic background, ethnicity, special needs, gender, and giftedness (Cazden, 2001). Today, classrooms are getting more varied and diverse with students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and students with a disability. It appears that teachers must meet the needs of all students successfully and individually to effectively teach a classroom of diverse students. This paper will first identify three challenges involved with ensuring that teaching strategies are
I chose the article “Universal Design for Learning: Assistance for Teachers in Today's Inclusive Classrooms” by Sally Spencer from Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning because it focused on a population of students that is near and dear to my heart, special needs students. In the article, the author
Introduction There are a need and an active pursuance in including culturally sensitive curriculum in today’s classroom. However, there is still a lack of inclusion for special needs students in general classroom settings. My interest in this topic stems from my major in EC-6, Special Education. My goal is to work with students with special needs. It is important to integrate students with disabilities in classrooms with students without disabilities. By allowing students with disabilities to have access to a general education will enable them to obtain an equal education that is catered to their level of understanding. This early introduction of differences among students will further broaden students ideas of diversity, acceptance and understanding the difference between people in today’s society. This inclusion benefit both students simultaneously by minimizing misconception of students with disabilities and the complexities that they endure whether it is physical or mental. Furthermore, teacher education in preparation prior to their practice is paramount to the success of this integration of these students.
Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Strategies SOC 312 Children, Family & Society September 2, 2013 Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Strategies Today’s classrooms are becoming more and more diverse with students that have disabilities and those that come from different cultures. It is important for educators to ensure that their teaching strategies are appropriate for all of the children in their classroom. When it comes to the classroom there can be many cultural challenges that educators will have to address to ensure that all students are growing and developing appropriately. Educators need to make sure that they are capable of addressing each of their
EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR DISORDER IN EDUCATION FONDA D. BYERSON GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY April 15, 2012 INTRODUCTION: Education is a very important part of society and weighs heavily on human development. It is presented to lay the foundation of knowledge and intellectual welfare for all people. However people being different physically, mentally, and emotionally brings in all types of groups. The diversity in society provides specific challenges for educators sworn to provide an equal effective educational opportunity for all they must have a plan of action to teach all students in their classroom. With more and more classes becoming inclusive educators are more likely than not to have at least one student who
As teachers we should focus on the importance of creating supportive learning environments which instil the notion of inclusivity of all students, with or without disabilities. As students enter the classroom they bring a mixture of cultural, academic and behavioural diversity with them (Watkins, 2005). As teachers we need to
Designing learning is one of the most decisive phases in the life cycle of a course or learning unit. The main idea behind this phase is to maximize the probability of developing good quality learning/instruction. This requires accurate description of all components on which is based the educational process and whose interaction contributes to achieving the educational purpose of the unit. These components include roles, educational resources, learning environment, activities involved in the educational process, and all elements and factors that determine the success of the teaching / learning process. Usually it is up to the teacher, instructional designer, or generally teacher-designer to describe the learning unit before or after its actual course.