Within this thinking about the practice, one begins to practice better. In addition to the practice, one must add scientifically-backed theory. Critical reflection of both the theory and practice illuminates the need for additional learning in order to begin the cycle again. Characteristics of the Teacher as a Learner Learning must begin with the teacher accepting the role of a learner by being willing to study and by being willing to apply oneself to becoming a professional educator, well prepared, and relentlessly endeavoring to advance one’s practice (Frere, 2005). As teachers apply themselves to becoming learners, then they can more aptly educate others.
An effective teacher will know and understand the Common Core Standards. A teacher should be able to bring their own life experiences into the classroom by understanding a remembering what might have kept us from learning. Applying rewards to students as we go through the learning process. Little bonuses are a plus when working, whether you are a student or working in the real world experiences. An effective teacher needs to know the goal and how to motivate their student to the end goal.
Advanced Organizers and Differentiated Learning After reading the article entitled, “Which is Higher,” my group came to the conclusion that they best way to teach our students leans towards Michelle discovery learning. Our teachers in the problem are arguing that their way of teaching is better than the other, so who is right? It is argued over and over and we have the teachers voicing their opinion on whose teaching strategy works best and whose students remember what they have learned longer. There is evidence to support that both ways can benefit the students and that both methods should be used in the classroom with the outcome being that the discovery learning can be enhanced when the students are prepared with the basics. Theorist David Ausubel presents a study that centers on organization of information and Carol Tomlinson introduced us to a differentiated approach.
Problem-solving activities also teach students to trust their senses and for them to make better decisions(logic). The scientific method is also a good method to teach. I believe that students have a desire to obtain knowledge for themselves, and that they learn in stages. An educator needs to be well educated and prepared in order to provide a rich learning environment so that when the student is ready, the teacher may guide them. Value and ethics (Axiology) are eter... ... middle of paper ... ...ns from students would be turned back to the class in a kind non-threatening way, in order to have a class discussion.
As a teacher, we know how to intervene, provide positive reinforcement, and allow students to make mistakes so they may try for themselves and build confidence within themselves and reap the fruits of achievement. When a student achieves, we all achieve. A true educator teaches as a way of life rather than teach to live. Teachers are always learning and wanting to gain more knowledge to pass along to their students. As a teacher, I must have a belief system that guides my actions as an educator.
After reading the section “Philosophies of Education,” I believe that learning, learners, and teaching needs to to be interactive, that students learn best when their lessons are active, challenging and relevant in their world and that they learn through experience. Teaching would include less textbooks, more hands-on activities and the use of technology in the classroom. To be an effective teacher, we need to understand how children learn and realize that not all will fit into one mold and we shouldn 't expect them to either, they need to think for themselves and draw their own conclusions. Some teaching strategies may work great for one student in the classroom yet may not work for all. Therefore, our teaching and the curriculum used
Teaching Philosophy I believe the main purpose of teaching any subject is to encourage students to think critically and appreciate knowledge. Thinking critically is a skill students, no matter where their lives lead them, will need. A teacher should be dedicated to the content they are teaching and should love what they are doing. The fact that students are learning the subject is not enough; a teacher also has an obligation to foster an enjoyment of learning in their students and to show them how they can apply it to their own lives. Teachers should be able to show students that what they are learning in the classroom is relevant to their own lives.
I feel that his analysis about learning about realistic activities and getting students to engage in each aspect of learning will allow the student to acquire more meaningful connections in learning. I do feel that when a student sees the relevance in what is being taught, they will be able to make meaningful connections and also progress both critical knowledge and also have more success at attacking the challenging parts. Perkins Theory of learning by playing the whole game is a fun way to conceptualize teaching while shaping the minds of our students. While using baseline experiences, teachers can challenge current thinking to entice their students. Giving students the end concept as a main focus, while putting all the pieces together, helps students engage in critical thinking aspects of learning.
In the end, both Darling-Hammond (2010) and Goe et al. (2008) believe that effective teaching is achieved when students are motivated to learn. Measuring the efficiency in teaching enables educators to get the policymakers to understand that the learning process is more important than its results. Therefore, the goal in curriculum reform should concentrate on the students' progress and passion in order to provide better education to students. Overall, refining the current assessment system to measure teaching effectiveness successfully shifts the focus of curriculum reform to students from test scores or teacher evaluations, so it is the best solution to promote curriculum reform.
Much like essentialism, teachers play a critical role in the education process by guiding students through an open dialog. Perennialists argue that “teachers are more knowledgeable than students who are incompletely formed human beings. Therefore, teachers should assume the authority and command in the classroom” (Moss & Lee, 2010). Robert Hutchins, a prominent perennialist believed “a perennialism teacher has a duty to help students to become cultural citizens and to understand the principles of human knowledge” (Figures, 2013). Perennialists also place a great deal of importance on students being able to prove their understanding through exams and writing.