I went to primary school in the early 1980’s; I had a very typical education for the time, Maths, English, Science, with hefty doses of fear, in the form of the threat of corporal punishment. We sat in rows, no talking, no sharing of ideas just copying from the black board into our books; these days it would be termed a behaviorist model of teaching. My classmates, those who didn’t fit the norm, had a very lonely, isolated experience; in some cases I know the experience frightened them off learning forever. When I began my study I knew that there must be a better way to teach all students, and I am very glad to say there is; Groundwater –Smith, Ewing and Le Cornu (2007) state, “ for education to transcend mere schooling it requires that students be recognised as full participants in the learning process” (p.4). So, my reflections, questions and decision are based around my desire to find a teaching styles that place children firmly at the centre of learning, that respects children, and empower them; from my study I can see it is these approaches that get the best outcomes for students, and enable teachers to be truly effective.
The principal, leader of the school is the ... ... middle of paper ... ...also believe in their own ability and the schools to teach students regardless of the circumstances. Students have to feel safe and be able to trust their school as well as the employees and other students in it. This means that rules and policies must be established otherwise it’s not an effective school. The school cannot be too small or too large to be an effective one either. Also, the parents and community definitely have to be involved in the education of their children or neighbor’s children in order for the school to be an effective one.
Educators do not like testing, but we also know they are needed in education. This is where principals can play a role. Principals have a big influence on how standardized testing in perceived in their schools. They also have influence on what teachers do with the test scores. The best thing is for principals to let teachers know that tests are important, but they do not dictate how we should teach our students.
Their role is to provide a safe environment for everyone within the school setting and be part of the decision making process which relates to performance of duties. Student Segment Groups Student segment groups are just as important as adult groups. In my case study school some of the student segment groups are Honor Society, Student Council, Language Club, Key Club, Yearbook Club, Drama Club, Varsity Club, Sports Teams, and Mock Trial. All extra clubs or activities... ... middle of paper ... ...e coming from the surveys they put out to us in the fall. Thirdly, they could offer the CSEA members staff development training focused on their jobs.
To ensure that the students get top-notch education, teachers attend staff meetings, serve on committees, and attend workshops or in-service training activities. When students get restless of being indoors, they have a special designated spot in their schedule reserved for outdoor activities, which they are responsible for. They must be willing to Prepare bulletin boards, correct papers and tests, and keep records and reports of the student. Every year, a teacher must evaluate student performance, and when need be, counsel pupils with academic and adjustment problems. Parents are always so interested in what happens in the school aspect of their child’s life, so teachers involve themselves in a Parent-Teacher conference day, in which they meet with the student’s parents to discuss the student’s progress and performance.
Both teacher and student success can often be traced back to the ability of the teacher to effectively manage the classroom. Research shows that effective classroom management and organization during the first few weeks of class are crucial in determining expectations, behavior patterns, and procedures that will set the tone for the rest of the year. Effective classroom management is essential in maintaining an organized, and civil classroom. You want students’ to develop an understanding of mutual respect by making expectations clear, and providing written ideas of how the classroom should be managed. The keys to effective classroom management are; organization of procedures and resources, a well arranged classroom environment, monitoring student progress, anticipating and handling classroom problems, and designing an effective learning center.
Principals and teachers play an important role in schools. A good relationship among school leaders and teachers is necessary and play an important role in making improvements in the school. Leadership refers to the “process in which one person successfully exerts influence over others to reach desired objectives”. (Okoji, 2015) Good leadership involves honesty, vision, confidence and commitment. It is the ability to inspire a
The curriculum of the CSCP increases student’s awareness, skill development and understanding of the skills needed to be successful in life. For a high school student, the curriculum would include problem solving skills, goal settings for transitioning after high school and testing. The components included in a CSCP include the curriculum, the individual student planning, responsive services and system support. Individual student planning helps the school counselor plan, monitor and manage each student’s academic, personal/social and career development. Through individual planning the school counselor is able to explore career options that coincide with the personal interest or skill... ... middle of paper ... ...performance standards- School counselors have a job to do within the schools.
The first few weeks of school I will meet with each student to review their goals and their choice of activities. After that, I will let the students sigh up for conferences. As a part of their portfolio students will have to include evidence of self-reflection as well. At the end of the semester, I will sit down with each student and