This arrangement would allow for more individualized attention. Group learning has its place in the classroom, but allowing individuals to grow and learn at their own pace is not without merit as well. Reference information, magazines, books, and colorful yet informative bulletin boards should fill the room. Information relevant to what we are studying and perhaps what the students think of a particular subject or idea would enhance the learning environment. As the classroom facilitator, an effective approach to discipline would perhaps be to allow the students to expand and/or design their own disciplinary procedures.
Hopefully student’s individual behavior choices will promote an overall good classroom behavior that will allow students to learn the content, and learn about each other. I want my classroom management style to reflect on students as individuals, accommodating their own needs. Finally, I have chosen a style that will prevent discipline problems through a variety of measures, through this I hope to diminish disruptive problems and spend as much time “engaged” as possible. Bibliography http://wglasser.com www.humboldt.edu www.alfiekohn.org Dr. Bluestein video www.teachervision.com
Differentiated menus allow students choice when committing to a task or taking on a learning experience. Differentiated menus provide tiered assignments all leading toward the same objects that allow students to choose how they will learn and demonstrate their learning. Diane Heacox (2012) an author and expert in providing tools that allow teachers to differentiate in their own classrooms defines tiered assignments as, “…differentiated learning tasks and projects that you develop based on your diagnosis of students’ needs” (p.97). Tomlinson (2001) views tiered assignments as a powerful strategy essential within a differentiated classroom to enable students to learn at their appropriate readiness level. When tiered assignments are provided they are not harder or easier’ they are simply avenues for students to achieve objectives at an appropriate level.
(Haselhusrt, 2007) Learning is an on-going process that takes time. The task of teaching children can be daunting even for someone with years of education and experience. (Montell, 2003) Each school year brings forth new challenges. With that in mind teachers have to find ways to apply textbook information to experiences the students have had. When students are able to make the connection between a lesson in the classroom and real life situations, they become better learners and are more comfortable with the learning process.
After researching multiple educational articles on technology, most seem to stress the importance of using a variety of strategies in the classroom. Teachers who integrate technology by using the same methods and activities will eventually see student engagement. As new technology is developed, even more choices can be offered. Currently, some of the best and most widely used strategies include: presentation tools, clickers, technology- based educational games, technology-based performance assessments, computer simulations, teacher websites, blogs, streaming video, wikis, etc. (Salend, 2009, pp.
Every student has a different way of expressing acquisition of learning, and it is through technology that we aide them in expressing them. Technology allows students to work independent and collaboratively to achieve the maximum learning objectives. Some areas of strength... ... middle of paper ... ...tant messaging or facebook they will be succesful in their future endeavors. Technology will help the teacher differentiate for all different levels that may be present within the classroom. The lessons will appeal and stimulate the learning process and make it more worthwhile for the teacher and the student.
An associated cost-benefit analysis will also help guide us in determining whether to purchase, create, or modify existing materials. Subject-matter experts can assist in supporting and modifying this collection of content. Their collaborative input of expertise, wisdom, and knowledge can be invaluable to the transfer of learning. Regardless of how well we conduct the design process, obtaining the most ... ... middle of paper ... ...wer. In these types of cultures, the learners expect the instructor to provide direction and make the decisions.
In order to help foster an understanding across curriculum areas, integration needs to unify the subject matter in the students’ minds through making connections between subject areas and exploring how these relate to their everyday lives. Integration of content is important and potentially very effective because the brain processes information through connections. If teachers help their students create connections between subject-area material, then they will potentially increase the amount of long-term knowledge retained by the students (Beane, 1997). Integration is also important due to the fact that there is a growing emphasis on application of knowledge rather than rote memorization and due to the fact that knowledge is not fixed (Beane, 1997). Integration allows students to look at things from different angles and to explore the grey areas that may be a part of the various concepts.
My philosophy of my teaching and learning style is more a mixture of both student-centered and teacher centered. I believe that students learn best when they are working in groups. In the student-centered teaching approach, it puts responsibility on both the student and the teacher. I would have center activities to facilitate student learning. I have more of a facilitator teaching style.
The Foundation for Learning Students past interests, experiences, prior knowledge, references and thought processes can effective the way students learn, process information and remember due to prior experiences, how it made them feel and their personal views and attitude towards specific subjects and can alter the way they learn new material and concepts because of this meaningful learning is important. It is a teachers job to have teach students in a way that can relate to their background knowledge and insure that material in on a level the student an process. Material and lessons should be relevant to the student to make it easier to promote learning in the classroom. However, learning cannot occur without having a prior foundation because this gives a basis from which to build. “The link between past experiences, student interest, and present learning is that we draw upon previous experiences and memories as we learn” (Slavin, 2006).