Guidance Counseling and Parental Involvement The elementary school counseling and guidance program is part of the total school program and complements learning in the classroom. It is child-centered, preventive, and developmental. The program encourages students’ social, emotional, and personal growth at each stage of their development. The purpose of counseling with students, parents, and teachers is to help students maximize their potential. The elementary school counselor also conducts guidance lessons; consults with parents, teachers, and other professionals; and coordinates student services in the school (Gartner, Larson, & Allen, 1995).
I believe that parents are their childs first teacher and partnering with families in the education of their child is a priority. As a teacher I will help children to discover their world. I will also assist them in discovering information about themselves. My classroom will always be a safe, secure, caring and stimulating environment th... ... middle of paper ... ...as a teacher as well as guide my educational philosophy. According to our textbook Student Teaching, “Self -knowledge should precede trying to impart knowledge to others.” All of my beliefs and values help to shape who I am and what my educational philosophy consists of.
My objectives as a school psychologist would be: (a) to work with a variety of children and their families in an education setting; (b) to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in helping to determine the best course of action for children in need; and (c) to help children build their self-esteem. This is particularly important for children in need of special assistance.
She showed me how much of a difference I could make in my students’ lives. She also helped me find opportunities to start my teaching career by helping with the kids in the special education program in my high school. This gave me the opportunity to be caring, warm, and become interested in the total well-being of the students I worked
This program has taught me how to be a great teacher, how to construct lessons and procedures, how to make my classroom a safe and positive learning environment to my students, and it has helped me in my own life. I have learned how to not be judgmental of people I meet. I have really matured from this program and it has taught me to be professional with everything I do. I know from taking this class I am prepared for the classes I will be taking at college. This program has offered me so many great opportunities like volunteering at different places and doing internships at local Elementary schools.
the characteristics of a ideal early childhood classroom is to set goals and meet the developmental needs of each child by promoting quality care according to NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood. I want to become an early childhood teacher because I have accumulated experience and qualifications to be better prepared for any positions that might be available. The experience I have is to have the opportunity to work with families with different backgrounds. Therefore, in the classroom I expanded Spanish as a second language, for instance at the end of the school year, children learned both languages (Spanish and
Statement of Philosophy – Working with Families and Communities Decades of research proves partnerships between schools and families not only enhance children’s learning and achievement, it is also mutually beneficial to the families and educators. As an early childhood educator, my philosophy is rooted in establishing and maintaining a strong and effective partnership with families and communities that can help children and their families thrive. My approach focuses on effective communication between family and school, respect for diversity, and promoting learning at home. Effective Communication Effective communication is the foundation to building a trusting partnership and serves as a first step to other types of parent involvement . Families who receive consistent information about their children 's school performance, have a higher degree of commitment to helping children improve .When families and schools are on the same page, they can have a more concrete discussion around student progress to establish realistic goals and plans to support student achievement .
This benefits the teacher, providing them with the children’s understanding, enabling them to plan future lessons, so that they can meet the needs of the range of learners in the class. Primarily assessment is the reason behind ‘raising children’s standards of achievement’ (Briggs et al, 2008, p.9). It prepares teachers to make lessons specific for the children, for example, obtaining resources and planning scaffolding. Throughout my placement I used assessment for learning. Using this assisted me in the planning of the next sessions in order to make work at their level and differentiate it.
The pursuit of my career path was clearly defined, and I want to follow my aspiration through completing a degree for the Specialist Program in School Psychology. My work and school experience has stimulated and reinforced my objectivity in the field of psychology. I am currently working at Nova Southeastern University in the Baudhuin Preschool as a Teacher’s Aide for Autistic children for the past two years. I have gained significant knowledge on how to utilize research based ABA curriculum, STAR, to perform instructional methods of discrete trials train... ... middle of paper ... ...d genuinely caring. They also decided that I convey my teaching, listening, and communicating abilities in both a professional and personal manner.
My life experiences thus far bring the best of both worlds to my education and career goals; a student coupled with a variety of life experiences. Being a newly graduated non-traditional student, mother of school-aged children, and experience working with students in the classroom, I bring diversity to your program. Through personal analysis and efforts with other professionals, I have overcome early childhood tragedies. Desiring to make the best use of my experiences by helping others to overcome trauma, and insecure upbringings by conquering these adversities and circumstances positively. Through my example of grit, tenacity, resilience, and perseverance, I hope to offer much to the students in my role as their mentor.