I have worked hard at Dominican University to become an effective teacher and I believe in the importance of... ... middle of paper ... ...l allow me to teach effectively in diverse classrooms and facilitate learning. The other area of improvement for me is in my commitment to social justice and the ability to critically analyze social problems or conditions. I want to be sensitive in the recognition of individual forms of oppression and be able to correct injustices in my classroom. Oppression can have such a profound effect on teaching and learning, so I want my students to understand that each classmate is valuable and they deserve to be treated with kindness. My goal is to develop a classroom culture that discourages bullying and promotes friendship.
This sample also show that I am not only going to my practicum setting, but as well able to work with them having a solid understanding of ways I can work with them to achieve their individual goals. • How does this sample relate to your learning in the SSW program? As a learning professional, it is required that we have a solid understanding of the issues and challenges the population we are working with are experiencing. To have done this research, it has change my perspective about funding any marginalized and under-represented populations might be facing. It has also enhanced my helping relationship, as I am able to display empathy, respect, care, warmth, active listening, and genuineness with my clients.
When looking at my teaching philosophy and how I want students to learn in my classroom it becomes very apparent that to achieve success I need to utilise effective behaviour management strategies and create a classroom community. If there is a climate of trust and respect within the classroom, students are more likely to uphold the class expectations and complete what they have been asked to do (Blance, 2003). To create a classroom where students trust and respect each other I will look at how Glasser’s Choice Theory (1998) and total behaviour can be used to minimise behavioural disturbances and promote self management. I will also look at how behaviour and learning are connected and how building relationships cam help promote internal control. I believe it is important that at the start of the new school year the teacher sets up a collegial classroom to maximise learning outcomes.
An Introduction of the Topic Character education involves teaching students social values and good morals as part of the curriculum and is embedded within the delivery of instruction and performance tasks. Out of all the topics that we have discussed throughout this course, character education appears to me to be a critical aspect of teaching. To be able to help guide students along in the process of making choices such as taking turns, showing tolerance for different ideas, and being gracious, are behaviors not only good for the individual but for society. Teachers design their work in a manner that provides opportunity to mentor students as they strive to be a positive role model knowing that to children, actions speak louder than words.
I work full time, take classes full time, am a mother and a wife. I realize that there are only so many hours in a day, but crave rest and relaxation. This impacts my self-efficiency. Even though I can plan and prepare in my head, it is hard to put into
The economy is also interplay to the educational methods and attitude of the teachers in my country. Teacher identity is one of the important details for education, because I believe teachers are a role model for the students/children in many other ways. Research shows again and again that children are using the similar action as their teacher while they play (Gloria Latham, Mindy Blasise, Shelly Dole, Julie Faulkner and Haren Malo... ... middle of paper ... ...ated fund of knowledge of the teachers, good theory practice, and a good foundation of the curriculum. Works Cited Blaise, M. (2011). Inclusive practices.
Even though you may not be at work your employer could make a way for you to work remotely if that’s possible you. The majority of students who work also receive financial aid to attend college. Part- time jobs can help him or her pay for summer classes if needed. Working helps you reduce the amount that you have to borrow for school pay for school. Working in college teaches you time management skills, he or she should build in flexibility.
Aboriginal individuals and their society as a whole have experienced a great deal of negative experiences with the Canadian government. This is the primary reasoning behind their overrepresentation in the criminal justice system. Our current society isn’t fully educated on this group past experiences and what they had to put up with; we are quick to judge without any factual information. Past injustices that the Aboriginal population have faced will play a key role in how they choose to perceive todays society. The soci-economic situation that aboriginals face has and continues to impact Aboriginals.
Following these suggested practices will make teaching content easier. As a teacher, I will have to keep this in mind for all my students. Fostering an environment that cultivates and promotes the pluralistic society that we live in will be beneficial. It can help to combat the deficit approaches in education that stifle or suppress minority culture and language while promoting acceptance of a multicultural and equitable society. I hope to be able to work towards this type of classroom.
By keeping an open mind, I will allow my experiences to guide me. I hope to not only, “impart knowledge and skill to others,” but also to help create self-regulated learners who can continue to learn and adapt throughout life. I will close with a much more appropriate definition of a teacher in the words of Harvard professor Robert Coles. “All good teachers rescue us from the death of boredom, apathy, self-preoccupation, and self-satisfaction: the teacher as an intellectual and moral life saver who fortunately has come our way and, of course, the teacher as one who is rescued by rescuing others.” Works Cited Woolfolk, Anita. (2001).