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.
Lesson planning is a map to student learning, the resources teachers use influence student learning. For this reason, it is important to understand how to evaluate instructional material. There are many things to consider when choosing material resources this paper will examine the importance of the design, procedures, clarity, and efficiency when choosing lesson plans. When choosing learning resources teachers need to ensure that all students feel valued, and supported regardless of their cultural and linguistic backgrounds. It is also important that materials chosen will help all students succeed in school regardless of their abilities, backgrounds, cultures, or linguistic differences.
There are circumstances when teachers experience cases where students are naturally motivated which will allow them to learn easily. Teachers face challenges where some of their students are not as eager to learn compared to other students. Hence, they need to use a variety of teaching styles or techniques that will aid in catching the students’ interests. In order for students to be motivated, a teacher needs to exert effort to inspire, challenge and stimulate them in their learning process. There are trends in early childhood education that make student’s learning effective.
I believe that teachers should keep their students engaged by providing them with different activities such as hands on lessons and learning centers to include interactive learning. Piaget believed that teachers should offer real world experiences and relevant and engaging lessons. He proposed that children 's thinking does not develop entirely smoothly: instead, there are certain points at which it "takes off" and moves into completely new areas and capabilities (Atherton,
I know I could use some improvement, but being able to have my own personal learning theory has helped me out a lot. Because of my personal learning theory, I have gotten far with education. To be an effective teacher they have to consider different learning styles for their students. For teachers to do this, they first have to understand that each student has a different way in learning. Once the teacher can figure that out he or she will be more productive in the classroom and use a strategy that works well for all students.
The development of learning skills is needed to succeed in school. Independent learning is frequently related with other approaches to learning such as student-centered learning. The gradual release of responsibility strategy is a successful way for moving classroom instruction from teacher-centered to student-centered collaboration and independent practice. While students have full responsibility for outcome, teachers provide feedback, evaluate, and determine level of understanding. Teacher must reflect how well students evaluate, assess, and modify plans to complete tasks and meet goals; accepts responsibility for own behaviour; follow classroom instructions without supervision.
Just as all children are individuals, they also possess diverse individual learning styles. A successful teacher must have the necessary skills and personal drive to recognize these differences in abilities and deliver an appropriate educational experience for all of the students. In order to be a successful teacher, I plan to incorporate four major philosophies into my classroom. They include behaviorism, essentialism, social reconstructionism, and progressivism. I believe a mixture of the four will create an essential environment for the most extensive educational experience that a teacher can offer.
I believe that students must first gain knowledge and then apply it. I will help them use their knowledge by giving them activities that coincide with the curriculum I am teaching them. I believe that students learn best by being engaged in real-world activities and should be active in the learning process. I hope that my classroom will be a place where my students and I can learn from each other and teach each other. I hope to learn from my students as they learn from me.
Teachers can learn new skills to use in the classroom like teaching practices, different ways to assess, and classroom management. If we learn from these professional developments, we can implement them into our classroom and have our classrooms be effective. My philosophy of teaching is a hybrid of both student-centered and teacher-centered. I believe that both teaching styles will help the students of all the different learning styles. We as teachers need to have a certain style of philosophy as a teacher to help our students succeed in
Another factor I’m akin to about using Progressivism in the classroom is that it is experience-centered and deals with actual problems that students face in life. I agree with John Dewey’s belief that students learn more by doing because it has meaning. An additional belief that Dewey and myself consider vital is that students should learn how to apply previously learned information and skills to solve new issues. This teaches students’ critical thinking skills and problem solving methods. I also favor the Essentialist’s philosophy because it has a strong curriculum based around the traditional subjects of reading, math, and science.