make detailed plans of everything that is going to occur in my classroom. To me, being an intentional teacher will allow more instructional time, which in turn will provide my students with more learning opportunities (Liston, 2016b). Because I understand that each child learns differently, I will use Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory so that I may be able to provide the appropriate learning materials for my each of my students so that they may be able to learn according to their personal way of learning. I will use Vygotsky’s ZPD when teaching my students new learning material. This will allow my students time to understand the newly acquired concepts and skills so that overtime, they will eventually understand it on their own.
I have heard that for many beginning teachers, classroom management can be one of the most challenging aspects of their new career. Knowing this, I decided to experiment with many classroom management approaches during my student teaching to find one that fit both my students and myself. Based on these experiences, I designed a classroom management plan that I will implement in my classroom as a beginning teacher. It is important to note, however, that my classroom management philosophy will be evolving as necessary as I gain more experience and insight into the field of teaching. Also, my classroom management plan may need to be altered to fit my specific group of students.
Then, we will talk about any other issues brought up by a student or even myself. These classroom meetings can help cultivate positive relationships within our classroom. Because parents are a fundamental part in my students ultimate success I welcome parent involvement, questions, and feedback. Conclusion I believe Classroom Management is an essential part of an environment where learning can take place and allow students the opportunity to express themselves in a safe and secure environment. I hope to promote an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for each student that walks into my room.
Educational Philosophy Today’s educators are setting the pace for their students’ tomorrow. Educators are expected of so much more today than they were twenty years ago. It is the teachers’ responsibility to provide their students with an education as well as a personal identity, and a sense of comfort. Every student that walks into a classroom contains a different set of needs that their teacher must meet. The educational aspect of teaching is a given, but the teacher must also aid their students in being individuals and appreciating who they are and where they come from.
Working with special education students, the learning styles in my classroom are extremely diverse. It is essential to take all the different learning styles in my classroom and utilize them in my lessons, in order for my students to be successful. Throughout a school day, I think it is important to have students use all their different intelligences, to make learning meaningful to every student. Piaget’s theory of constructivism states that humans create knowledge from their interactions between their experiences and ideas, and I relate strongly to this. Along with constructivism, the theory of discovery learning, from Piaget, Bruner, and Papert, is a theory I utilize in my teaching.
Teachers can make a big difference in the development of students. Each student’s preferred method of learning varies across the classroom. All teachers need to know and learn the way students develop and grow in order to facilitate and meet all their learning needs. It is very important that teachers promote and foster learning among students by creating challenging and appropriate environments. A teacher must accommodate and express confidence among students so that they will feel comfortable and encouraged to learn every day.
Teachers provide their a brief overview of the environment that they want to create with the students on the first day of school. This environment sets the tone of the rest of the school year. Teachers need to prepare the best they can for the students that will be in their classroom. Being prepared for anything to happen in the classroom and have a plan to be proactive on things that can and will occur during the school year. No matter the district that they are in, teachers need to be certain that all students feel safe in their classroom setting.
Once students learn there will be consequences for misbehavior, they usually come around (Foley).” I feel and have learned that students succeed better knowing what their expectations are in the classroom. During classroom discussions we’ve all shared classroom technique ideas we’ve seen or used. “Holding one hand in the air, and making eye contact with students is a great way to quite the class and get their attention on you (Alber).” I’ve seen teachers also shut the lights off. Waiting for students to give you their attention is more appropriate and important than raising your voice. Students will mirror your voice level.
It is my belief that the only way to effectively manage a classroom is by establishing what the appropriate and accepted behaviors are from day one. It is imperative that the teacher develops a set of rules and consequences with the assistance of the students. Allowing the students to participate in the development of the rules and consequences will encourage them to follow these rules and will feel a greater sense of ownership and responsibility for something that they created. In addition to establishing a “social contract” with the students at the beginning of the school year, it is also important that as the teacher, I recognize, understand, and embrace each student’s diversity, uniqueness and individuality. Understanding that each head that walks into my classroom is a whole different world will enable me to meet their needs.
It is very important as an educator to reflect both independently and with others in order to grow and develop as an educator. I try to take time every day after work to reflect on what went well that day, what did not work, and what I could do differently next time. I also try to decide I want to achieve with short-term and long term goals in my classroom. In doing this, I am able to see my role as an educator and try new and innovative ways to deliver the best possible instruction. Reflective practice is a great concept and an empowering process that allows educators to grow both ... ... middle of paper ... ...t the same pace.