Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, (2007). Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy: Building Good Practice. Commonwealth of Australia.
The study gathered 260 college students taking basic math classes by noting their goals on the “Achievement Goal Questionnaire” (Mango, 2012). The research team correlated the goals with using the Studies Strategy Inventory and found that there was a weak to moderate relation within the subscales of achievement goals, moderately strong relation within the subscales of learning and study strategies, and main ideas and time management were both positive consequences of the different achievement goals (Magno,
Based on your analysis of the focus students’ work samples, write a targeted learning objective/goal for the students related to the area of struggle.
This artifact portrays the ability of students to self and peer assess during learning activities. “Self-assessment is more accurately defined as a process by which students 1) monitor and evaluate the quality of their thinking and behavior when learning and 2) identify strategies that improve their understanding and skills (McMillian and Hearn, 2008).” This particular activity was part of a larger learning target.
This October 2017, practicum observation at Sharpsville Elementary consisted of a third grade Math Assessment interview and observation. The third grade teacher works on formative and summative assessment in the math class. The teacher uses different ways to assess students in the classroom. In most cases, whether the child is above level or at the level where the child should be she has many options and strategies on how to solve mathematical problems as a whole-group or individually. This reflection will discuss the formative assessment, summative assessment, how students respond to the instruction, and a student interview observation..
According to the book "Making Thinking Visible” students who are engaged in their work are motivated by four essential goals: success, curiosity, originality, and relationships. Teaching mathematics through critical and creative thinking allows us to
Another idea to improve mathematics performance in elementary level is to encourage the student to link the existing knowledge and the new knowledge effectively while working math problems/examples. A worked example is “a step-by-step demonstration of how to perform a problem” (Clark, Nguyen, & Sweller, 2006, p. 190). This will prepare the students for similar problems in the future as they bridge the connection between the problems and the examples. In many cases, students are encouraged to link the informal ideas with the formal mathematics ideas that are presented by the teacher to be able to solve problems. When students examine their own ideas, they are encouraged to build functional understanding through interaction in the classroom. When students share among themselves on differences and similarities in arithmetic procedures, they construct the relationship between themselves hence making it the foundation for achieving better grades in mathematics. Teachers can also encourage students to learn concepts and skills by solving problems (Mitchell et al 2000). Students do perform successfully after they acquire good conceptual understanding because they develop skills and procedures, which are necessary for their better performance. However, slow learning students should engage in more practice
In the Dweck article it is stated that students perception of goals can influence their actions and feelings. It stated if students goals are fixed on the results and performance, then they are likely to not risk trying and failing, because that would indicate their level of ability. They also view effort negatively, because they perceive it to be as a compensation for ability, However if students goals are just to learn and see what they can get out of the process, they are likely to approach challenges and see what they can learn from it. I think this is an important concept, because sometimes we can be so focused on achieving certain results, that we can forget or get distracted from our original goal, which just might be to have fun and
A regular self-assessment will help you to understand your individual performance. An excellent manager will always have healthy habits so that the employees that he is supervising will adopt the same behaviour. Employees who are tardy regularly are frequently absent from the office are unlikely to be meeting their organisational expectations. Poor punctuality means an employee is not performing their work to the hope of the organisation. The negative attitude they display may also be affecting their colleagues. An employee who disregards your expectations and presents a dishevelled or careless appearance reflects poorly on your management style and would not be meeting the performance standard of the organisation.
The researcher’s main concern was to investigate differences in math perception between those students scoring highly versus those students scoring poorly on national exams. The researcher thought that the solution would be due to cross-cultural differences in achievement.
Being an elementary school teacher comes with a tremendous amount of responsibilities. As a teacher, it is important to know how help all children learn, and contribute to the classroom in an effective way. With students having their own unique way of learning, and contributing to the class us as teachers need help our students find out where they shine in the classroom. As a teacher helping students learn in the way that beneficial to the student is the most important part of the job. A way to help the student succeed in the classroom is to find a goal they are passionate about, find a reward that helps give the child something to work towards. Whether it is an academic goal or them having to work to be able to stay on a sports team. According to Bigpicture.org learning goals are tools used for problem solving and offer a set of boundaries to help the students look at the real world. With helping students set goals it gives them the tools
Maths is ubiquitous in our lives, but depending on the learning received as a child it could inspire or frighten. If a child has a negative experience in mathematics, that experience has the ability to affect his/her attitude toward mathematics as an adult. Solso (2009) explains that math has the ability to confuse, frighten, and frustrate learners of all ages; Math also has the ability to inspire, encourage and achieve. Almost all daily activities include some form of mathematical procedure, whether people are aware of it or not. Possessing a solid learning foundation for math is vital to ensure a lifelong understanding of math. This essay will discuss why it is crucial to develop in children the ability to tackle problems with initiative and confidence (Anghileri, 2006, p. 2) and why mathematics has changed from careful rehearsal of standard procedures to a focus on mathematical thinking and communication to prepare them for the world of tomorrow (Anghileri).
To guide the student to excel in their classroom work, a criteria and goal-setting exercise was carried out to enable the student meet expectations through instructions and the learning process. The student was asked to participate in standardized