The poem ‘During Wind and Rain’ by Thomas Hardy looks at his late wife Emma’s fond childhood memories and the contrast of what the passing of time brings. My essay will explore the devices Hardy uses to communicate the idea of passing time and what literary evidence suggests that Hardy could be deemed as a Victorian and a Modernist writer.
I am of an opinion that sharing ideas and thoughts is an essential part of communication. It can foster a better understanding of each other and issues promoting respect, confidence and new approaches. In working in a team or with young people it can enable the forming of new relationships creating better working practices and pro change and more productive outcomes.
On Tuesday October 4th, I got the opportunity to conduct my first-ever interactive read aloud. Even though having done a read aloud before, this was the first time with an activity, so it made me more nervous then normal. By conducting the read aloud helped me because I was able to identify certain areas that I need to improve in, and areas of my successes.
In the education world of today, it is understood that one can only be effective in teaching by taking into consideration the different learning styles of students. In a classroom, it is expected that teachers would want their students to acquire a meaningful knowledge base, become proficient problem solvers and learn how to work productively with others (Biehler and Snowman, 2006, p. 370). If this is the case, teachers need to know how to be able to develop this situation in the classroom and make it more conducive to learning. Therefore, it would seem that they need to encourage students to converse with each other with group discussions and assignments, to make sure they are active in
If a pupil is given the opportunity to discuss their learning either with a teacher or one of their peers then they will develop a deeper understanding of their learning which can build confidence, raise their self esteem and motivate them as students.
It helps to build a positive relationship with those that are within your team, as well as showing that there is support for one another within the structure. When there is team work, responsibilities and tasks are shared and are completed more effectively and also in a good time scale. Each member or person has their own skill and or expertise, communicating with them helps you to learn, build up your own knowledge and know your own responsibilities. Communication is an invaluable tool in team work; you can ask for advice or even give advice about certain subjects or topics, as well as sharing ideas on them too. When it comes to the pupils, communicating between each other is important as you will share information on the chid such as the child’s welfare, medical information or even their progress within the classroom. When adults are working effectively together and are working as part of a team, the children will see them as role models and will follow, copy and mimic what they see. Not only using it in and around school, but also when they are at home. To a parent this shows that the school are setting a good example to its pupils, which in turn will give the school respectively high standards and a great reputation.
Humans process many of their thoughts by discussing them. If you have ideas, questions and opinions about your work, sharing them with colleagues helps to clarify, develop and even change the way you think and act. This process is equally true of children and young people as they learn about their world. The way in which you respond can encourage or discourage the development of this important form of communication.
Dack travels all over the world inspiring his audiences with how awesome and beautiful ASL can be. I notice, Dack’s passion for sign language and storytelling truly comes out on the stage. His body language, facial expression, acting abilities made all his stories come alive. When Dack asked for volunteers, all the children jumped out of their seats, raising their hands with excitement. The entire audience was engaged with the performance, laughing at all the jokes. I notice that these all contributed to the warming atmosphere in the theater. On Saturday, November 11th the University of Minnesota Duluth ASL club offered a Deaf event presented by Dack Virning, a Deaf storyteller, and performer. His performance was broken up into a bunch of mini-stories, each individually illustrated through his
It allows groups to use the situation in the learning environment to develop their social interaction skills e.g. meeting new people, and share ideas. This enhances the group’s experiences, promotes collaboration, can develop their social relationships skills and allows opportunity for peer
Much of the class seems to be primarily discussion-based, and the emphasis on talking with my fellow classmates about subjects such as racism, white privilege, sexism, homophobia, and other social issues helps create a very productive environment in which these topics can be discussed openly and with maturity and respect. The method of having students talk to other, individual classmates before the class as a whole reconvenes for discussion allows me to express and refine my thoughts about the readings, assignments and activities from class while also getting to know more about other students on a more personal level. I believe this has been invaluable in helping me learn because it establishes a sense of trust amongst students and creates a
Hello Mrs. Rulison I hope you are having an amazing summer and is spending an awesome time with your family. While doing the summer assignment I was having trouble trying to figure out what exactly am I supposed to write about in my first paragraph in the Close Reading Exercise. I read the handout you gave us to help us while we are writing and I understand what each element it is trying to explain. However, what I am having trouble with is making the paragraph flow and not seem segmented or choppy. Thank you for the help and see you in August.
I can start peer discussions while in a group with Reid and David. Other peers have come to me to discuss parts of the book and ask questions, and I can usually help them out. This standard is one I have not fully mastered yet but I am close. I sometimes the one with questions and am not able to answer my peers’
Cooperative learning will be a method I use in my classroom. I believe that in a cooperative learning group a student can learn socialization skills and how to work with others. This goes along with the pragmatic/progressive philosophy that children learn by doing. The progressivism teaching style also includes the incorporation of problem-solving and critical thinking techniques. I want my students to learn to think for themselves and be able to function in society. At the same time, I will be a fellow learner myself and
Collaborative learning stems from the theory of Vygotsky’s conception of Zone of proximal development. The thought is that children learn best with “help and guidance” (Ormrod, 2012). In transitioning this zone to a collaborative learning experience, children work with their peers in broadening their learning experience, allowing small groups of students to work together to share knowledge, exchange ideas, problem solve, and more. These classroom environments help to create durable abilities in students and aid in producing a “smoother integration into adult society when the activities resemble real-world tasks” (Ormrod, 2012). As students work with peers and adults, they adopt some of the learning strategies demonstrated and develop more skills in problem solving. This scaffolding creates a trickle-down effect of knowledge construction. In collaborative learning, students are afforded a myriad of enriching opportunities to explore perspectives that may differ from their own. These activities serve to create a self-awareness in the student of their responsibilities to a group, requiring them to self-monitor their activity (Lee, Tsai, Chai, & Koh, 2014).