How will it be possible for me to provide access to learning that will enhance social, emotional and academic development for every student within my classroom? This paper will discuss ways that the teacher may set up the learning environment to maximise teaching and learning, highlighting some potential advantages and difficulties of implementing such practices as a new teacher. Firstly, it is important that during planning I consider what it is all students need to learn and the best teaching and learning strategies available to deliver this content. It is argued by van Kraayenoord & Elkins (2009) that teachers should initially design and plan inclusive curricula, instruction and assessment using the concept of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This concept takes into account that all students are unique and have various strengths, weaknesses, and interests.
It is extremely important for educators to choose and evaluate materials to that will encourage student learning. The overall goal when choosing resources is that they support the learning outcomes of the curriculum. Student experiences and learning outcomes are shaped by the resources the teacher chooses to use the their classroom. It is important for educators to evaluate all learning resources prior to use to ensure they meet the criteria that will allow all students regardless of their culture of linguistic differences to be successful in their learning endeavors.
Also, I must consider every students physical and emotional factors that can easily enhance or hinder a students learning capabilities. These factors must be addressed due to the theory of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, which states that students must have their basic needs in order to learn and develop successfully. Upon considering these multiple factors of the foundation of a student, I can then begin to shape and transform students into successful students and future citizens by approaching their educational needs using research-based learning theories and strategies. As indicated above, I believe each student is dynamic and diverse. Each student has different sets of needs and a unique way that they will learn.
As a new teacher preparing to embark upon what I hope will be a long-lasting, rewarding career in education, I want to create an inclusive, stimulating and collegial climate in my classroom. I plan to make sure that all my students feel valued, and contribute actively to the knowledge, interactions, learning and interests shared by the class. However, I appreciate that as a new, inexperienced teacher I could encounter or unintentionally create barriers that undermine my vision of an inclusive classroom. Although systems will operate in any school setting that can help or hinder inclusive practices, I believe it is my responsibility to ensure that every student in my care has high aspirations, and experiences success at school regardless of the school context. In order to give myself and my students the best chance at success in the classroom I will attempt to find out as much as I can about each one of them before I set up the learning environment.
I plan to use different teaching techniques to relay information in a way that will be suiting to each students learning style. One of my goals is to have a developmentally appropriate curriculum where my students can learn on their level. I do not think anyone should be left behind; teachers should make every effort to help... ... middle of paper ... ...tential it is important for them to be placed in an optimal evnironment. Since the child’s environment plays such a role in their learning experience I agree with Maturationists in the importance of considering how the environment will affect each student’s learning. After receiving my degree in early childhood special education I plan to teach in the public school system until I retire.
Going into the teaching profession was very natural for me. I want to make an impact on students lives and outlooks, and for me, there is no better way to do that than to become a teacher. As a future Special Education teacher, I truly believe that every student, no matter their ability, is capable of successfully learning, you just have to find a way to teach them. I work to get to know each of my students, as an individual and make them feel comfortable in my classroom. It is so important for me to find the way my students learn best and utilize their learning style in my classroom.
Understanding that each child is unique and that students learn in different ways, I believe it is essential for educators to differentiate our lessons to better meet the needs of our students. This can include scaffolding, preparing different lessons for students, and adapting whole group lessons for diverse learners. I also support that building positive rapport with students is essential for trust to be gained and thus, learning to thrive. I continue to improve my own teaching by engaging in careful reflection. This allows me to think critically about what works and what doesn't.
Teachers have to be aware of how their students learn, so they can apply new strategies in their classroom. There are many different strategies to deliver knowledge, but the two that I believe to be the most efficient is the knowledge discovered and indirect instruction. However, these two strategies are not the only two methods a teacher can incorporate in his/her classroom. Knowledge received and direct instruction are also effective strategies that teachers can utilize to provide knowledge. As far as my opinion on these four strategies is concerned, I believe that all teachers should utilize them.
Every philosophy perspectives that teachers have chosen for the students it is important because it can depends on their teaching strengths and effectiveness. The goal of any philosophy could be that every student would be able to succeed in their lives. As a future teacher, my goal it will be to establish a classroom that would be print rich environment that invites the students to learn, a safe place to be, and a place where learning is fun. Education on a child includes many people during this process. The first people would be the parents.
I believe that as a teacher there will be two initial steps that I will need take in order for me to successfully offer students in my classroom an education that is accessible to all. First I will need to acknowledge that all students’ are unique individuals and that their emotional, educational, social and physical needs are diverse and will require differentiated approaches. Secondly, I need to have an attitude that values diversity and know that all students will have talents, abilities and the capability to learn. The learning environment is one of the most important attributes of the teaching-learning context, therefore, teachers must put a lot of thought into the planning and designing stages of setting up a classroom. Teachers need to ensure that both the physical and emotional aspects of the learning environment are safe and welcoming.