Understanding The Contextual Factors At Your School And Within Your Classroom

963 WordsApr 6, 20164 Pages
Understanding the contextual factors at your school and within your classroom can include a variety of things such as culture, economics, demographics and even academic history. As teachers you need to remain flexible and understand the different collective and individual learning needs of all your students. The issues you may face as a teacher may connect to the local community and may need to be taken into account when instructing students in your classroom. It is important as a teacher to be able to not only understand when you make instructional decisions you can be influenced by outside factors but also understand how the contextual analysis will affect these issues at hand. The extensive list of school characteristics above helps shed some light on how the information I collected will realistically help plan units and lessons taught in the school. At PS 66 I think they take the old saying “a good teacher can teacher anywhere” come true. There is a not argument that there is a direct relation between the condition and utility of a school facility and the learning, but it’s up to the teachers to minimize the negative effect it can have on students. Everyone knows the classroom is the most important area within a school and it is not only where students spend most of their time but it should be an environment conducive to learning regardless of location and physical condition of the school. In order to succeed at teaching at this school you must develop daily schedules,
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