Although, providing proper equilibrium literacy teaching is a central or dominant task, but demanding objective for many primary teachers. In addition to this, the research paper further provides the balance that both new and skilled or experienced teachers need to be successful in the classroom. Hence, making into a whole or make part of a whole the best of what we know about teaching, reading and writing, and implementing the ideas that will lead us into the future of education. Introduction: Many educational decisions on the implementation of the process to be undertaken on how to teach reading and writing in the classroom are made by teachers globally. Although, these decisions are made in an intuitive manner by a number of teachers, however, a characterized by order and planning procedure of keeping under surveillance is able to accomplish... ... middle of paper ... ... instructional activities and experiences, and distinguishing effective procedures,” (Cooper, 1997, p.513).
Developing students’ reading abilities is a highly important aspect of teaching. While children usually receive their first introduction to literacy in the home, schools and teachers have the responsibility to refine ability and craft a competent reader. There are a wide variety of methods and theories regarding teaching reading, therefore it can be difficult to know which method to follow. Considerable research has been conducted around the methods of teacher reading and there is strong evidence that suggests that effective reading instruction, through explicit and systematically taught skills and strategies, is most beneficial. Effective reading instruction, which focuses on key reading strategies and skills, should be utilised by teachers,
Is a school truly a community that we as educators have a role not only to teach the program of studies but also about lived experiences or should we be aware of how far we educate students? Jardine and Field state (1992) “to be educated is to know what depths await us underneath the surface of things” (p.302). The role that learning plays within a school is one that I believe is not only from a textbook or structured lesson plans that the teacher creates, but opportunities that uncover all types of learning and experiences for both student and teachers. The Jardine and Field’s quote expresses what I believe my role and a school’s role is, and that is to find the greatest potential in each student. This may not be in academics alone, but rather to assist the student in understanding that learning is a process that will continue throughout their lifetime and to guide them in pursing goals and dreams that they have.
But recently, it has been revived by performance practices where teachers devise means of adopting narratives in order to enhance learning. Through narratives, learners are now able to appreciate chronology, dilemmas and emotions. Cla... ... middle of paper ... ... conclusion, narrative could be a very powerful method of teaching, which if properly developed maybe more motivating than the expository teaching method. However, there is an urgent need of coming up with a tangible model explaining how narrative communication can be implemented so as to become an integral part in teaching-learning activities. In addition, educators should be creative and should embrace the use narrative communication so as to enhance understanding of classroom content (Herman, Jahn, & Ryan, 2005).
As a special education teacher, I must have a full understanding of my students (Danielson, 1996). I design lessons that are the instructional match for my students, modify grade level curriculum, and accommodate for different learning styles. I also try to choose books that would be interesting to my students and create math story problems around the activities that students participate in. Assessing student learning is critical to monitor instruction and to report student progress accurately (Danielson, 1996). The development of this component was a goal of mine during the first semester of this school year.
Under this regard, the role of school and previous educational experience are significant as they influence how student teachers learn and extract from previous courses (Calderhead and Robson, 1991). This body of literature stresses on the function of the ‘apprenticeship’ period “which leads to the development of a body of values, commitments, orientations and practices” (Calderhead and Robson, 1991: 01). Later research has developed this toward the notion of ‘personal practice knowledge’ (Connelly and Clandinin, 1999), which refers to the integration of several aspects of knowledge and the teachers’ cognitive system. Under this perspective, teachers’ knowledge is created from their pervious experience, their everyday lives and expressed in their practice. Given the concept of ‘personal practice knowledge’, new teacher education programs are designed taking teachers’ beliefs and knowledge as central in reconstructing curriculum.
Teachers are one of the most important aspects of a school. While children are at the school, teachers are required to not only teach the course material but guide in the development of their students. Throughout the course and its corresponding class, education 200, we have discussed many different styles of teaching to a variety of different learners. Through the exploration of many theorists, different case studies, and class discussion, I have learned many aspects that will benefit me in my future teaching. The growth and development of children has been a key topic of this course and its corresponding course, education 200.
The key issue that I have focused on during my student teaching was, developing students’ abilities to interpret and analyze primary documents. Learning how to interpret any document is a lifelong skill a person needs to learn and be able to use. A person must know what the author is saying in any piece of writing. My students will encounter this throughout their lives here at the High School and beyond the classroom. One of my first concerns early on that I stated in my first reflection log was, I needed to work on is how I approach this activity in a way to make my students understand what is being said and the importance of this activity in general.
Have you ever though what is the relationship of term “literacy” in your life? Within today’s teaching practices literacy has come to be a major part of the course curriculum when teaching early years. It has numerous definitions and meanings to individual people as it continues to be developed through our rapidly changing world. My understanding of literacy “has to do with having the skills and knowledge to create, locate, analyze, comprehend and use a variety of written, visual, aural and multi-model texts for a range of purposes, audiences and contexts.” Literacy is far more than reading and writing, it also involves critical thinking where it tests someone’s understanding of a balanced literacy program which in turn addresses the issues that promotes active and critical learners. Literacy involves important underlying principles.
Multiple literacy reminds me a lot of progressive education. Progressive education is the type of learning that focuses on having the children become active in their learning, such as developing problem solving and critical thinking skills, including the community as an extension of the classroom, and obtaining knowledge through experience and social interaction with their peers. I want my students to experience authentic learning, and I believe that by incorporating multiple literacies within my teachings, my students will achieve this type of learning.