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.
On March 5, 2014, I sat down with Teacher one and we discussed what her teacher career has been for over 30 years of teaching. Currently working as a teacher with 3 to 4 year old has given her the experience of dealing with diversity and communicating with the parents. She graduated from Mercyhurst University and has plenty of experience of involving parents within her classroom as a main goal in her classroom. As we were talking she explained to me her multiple ways of building a relationship with her families include having a classroom news letter, the centers news letter, invitations, greeting, and teacher conferences. Within her classroom news letter she explains to me how she uses it to inform the parents what went on in the past month and will be starting on in the beginning month.
I also will be talking about how I grow throughout the class. The first topic we learned about what are the goals of a Career and Work Counsellor? Well the goal of Career and Work Counsellor is to help the client understand his/her responsibility and helping them make their own decisions. What does a Career and Work Counselling do, is to help their clients find the skills they have and help them find a job that fits those she skill... ... middle of paper ... ...could be and some I am not but I think learning them is great and it could help be a better counsellor. Overall as a counsellor I think there are many other things, I have to learn and improve on.
Let students teach students, they love to be in charge even if it just for a little while. This will help create the hunger and curiosity to help motivate and move your classroom forward into proactive learning. For lesson planning purposes, what information do you need to know to help give you the greatest impact on instruction? This has been a challenge my 1st year of teaching. An effective teacher will know and understand the Common Core Standards.
As I reflect on what I have learned through the first half of the course, I am enlighten of the information that I have read as it influence me as a Therapist and an upcoming teacher. To learn about how to manage a classroom and recognize behaviors in a student to establish a successful classroom setting is always important to a teacher, but to actually read different strategies and discuss the information with other classmate to get a valid understanding in the information, improves my knowledge and capability to provide the information with both my clients and future classroom
Professional development is critical to success in a teacher’s career. Teachers need to be opened to continuing their education and consistently reflecting on lessons and interactions with students. At the expert stage of teaching, “the teacher’s practice is characterized by fluency, automaticity, and efficiency” (Garmston,1998). In order to achieve this level of teaching practice, the educator must continue to learn new teaching strategies, understand the curriculum, recognize students and their differences, and conduct self-reflections. A teacher who is dedicated to professional development and wanting to improve their teaching, will make a stronger impact on students.
We worked to establish standards and assessments to monitor student progress. We worked with teachers in the core subjects to create a cross-curricular culture that allowed us to identify and track the transferability of skills. We became school leaders, encouraging teachers to share their resources, to provide constructive peer evaluations, and to use data from formative and summative assessments to evaluate the curricular needs of the students. When reviewing what I have done to strengthen and improve the profession, I know that the role of mentor pushed me forward allowing me to be of service, and an example, to my peers. As I desired to be of better use in the learning environment, I sought mentor certification.
As she wrote in one of her first published books, “One day, all children in our nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education" (Kopp 2001, 174). Kopp decided to take her thesis a step further, and so she decided to put her idea of a national teacher corps into action and Teach For America was formed. After estimating she would need approximately 2.5 million for project's start-up costs. And, at the suggestion of a professor, she contacted executives from several major corporations and asked for them to fund a seed grant. Shot down by almost all the people she had approached, she finally received an offer for a $26,000 grant from Mobil Corporation.
I will also be talking about different ways to keep up in my career field as a teacher. I talked about the knowledge, skills, and attitudes are important for student success in my discipline. About different methods to educated to my students. This is my philosophy on teaching
According to University of Hawai’i Manoa, developing student learning outcomes “helps students learn more effectively and make clear what students should expect from their educational experience”. For example, it is very important that teachers must show, read out, or write the learning outcomes on the board at beginning of lesson so that student can always refer and look at it to expect what they are going to learn and gain from the lesson. Not only that but, with the help of the teachers and the guiding questions and activities will help the students achieve the lesson outcomes. According to Goucher College, writing a lesson outcome “increased student awareness of their own learning which give students a way to think and talk about what they have learned and make it easier for students to “know what they know” and give them a language to communicate what they know to others. For example, when teacher give questions and activities for students to do, it should be questions and activities that will facilitates students learning and help them met the outcomes.