School environments must be respectful, caring, stable, and stimulating atmospheres in order to enhance the learning environment. Students that perceive the atmosphere as friendly, satisfying, focused on goals, and challenging and who feel the classroom has the required materials tend to learn more (Walberg, 1984). Teachers need to commit to students and their learning and become members of the learning community. Teaching students to develop respect for others, their environment, and themselves helps to develop a caring, safe classroom community. In my classroom I would allow students to develop their own set of classroom rules and consequences with my guidance.
Reshaping Curriculum Culturally relevant pedagogy requires teachers to reflect upon and reshape the curriculum to meet the needs of the students in their classroom. This student-centred pedagogical focus encourages academic improvement because all students acquire cultural knowledge; and therefore, learns through cultural diversity. Even if there is a mandated curriculum, adaptations can be made to the outcomes to meet the needs of the students while still achieve those outcomes. Adaptations to the curriculum can be integrated to improve the academic achievement of culturally diverse students. Integrating culture into the curriculum is an important component of culturally relevant teaching.
Classroom management is the process by which teachers maintain appropriate behavior of students in classroom surroundings. According to Emmer & Sabomie 2015; Everston & Weintsein, 2006, the purpose of implementing classroom management strategies is to enhance effective behavior and increase student academic engagement.To have an effective classroom management is to establish and sustain an orderly environment in the classroom, increase meaningful academic learning and facilitate social and emotional growth, and decrease negative behaviors. As a teacher, the most important thing is to have a good relationship with the students and show them that you care about them, like making sure to have good connection with them and ask them
A teacher can become, in certain ways, like a parent and most importantly, a friend. All of this is done without forgetting the responsibility of a teacher. Teachers’ relationships with their students are very important, but it is my responsibility as a teacher to also create good relationships with other teachers, because this is important for the school and the society. Being enthusiastic and supportive of fellow teachers can show positive relationships among the different teachers in schools. By having a positive relationship with other teache... ... middle of paper ... ...to meet the students’ parents, to ask for their help and to also celebrate the accomplishments of the student’s progress and teacher’s work.
Collaborating with the wider community extends an educators band of opportunities to greater develop their students in a style which is individually suiting. The focus of this reflection article is the importance of collaboration within the educational community and the positive outcomes that can be achieved from doing so. This will be supported by texts and journal articles. From the time a child is born, it is a parent’s duty not only to feed, care and nurture their child, but to also support their emotional, social, physical, financial and psychological needs. As a teacher, our role is quite similar.
It is important that teachers ensure that the work of each member of the group is significant to the success of the task. Individual accountability refers to the need for each member of the team to receive feedback on his or her own efforts contribute to the achievement of the goal. Cooperative learning permits that students interact in ways that they can enhance and deepen their learning. Students can reflect on the acquired knowledge by talking with and listening to their classmates. It also increases motivation for learning because it encourages responsibility, can improve cognitive and social skills, such as academic engagement, self-esteem, attitudes toward school, and strong kinship with peers.
For instance, in the collaborative coaching experience, I learned to respect my colleague opinions and shared new ways on how to promote learning (Laureate Education, 2010b). Collaborative professional development helps teachers acquire new skills where they establish positive relationships with other educators. It is very critical for all schools to implement collaborative professional developments because teachers learn to respect each other’s ideas, work collaborative, and learn new skills that will definitely make a difference in student learning. Implementing collaborative professional development in schools is very important and beneficial for teachers because it affects student learning in many positive ways. One way is that teachers experience working collaborative with other educators and acquire new skills that they will model later for their students in the classroom.
A leading teacher is someone who is an inspiring learner that is continuing their growth and improvement in their life. I think that this would go under passion to become a better person then you are today. As a teacher it is important to be able to have that continued passion to grow as a teacher and to learn more strategies and ideas for the classroom. Also to have that passion to have your students grow and become better educated. Diversity is also important to incorporate in the classroom through my ELL class we were taught the importance of diversity and culture in the classroom, so that every student feels welcomed and comforted in the classroom.
Last but not least it is very important for teachers to make their students feel like with instructional and emotional support from their teacher that they will not fail. In the first article “The Journal of Educational Psychology” states that teacher-student interactions are very important and can change a students path in achievement. They suggest that when teacher-student interactions take place in a positive matter whether one on one, small groups, or the whole class, that these teacher-student interactions deliver the students with the correct support needed for their learning potential. Also, these positive interactions then can help set the student up for other positive paths in the classroom. Examples of these interactions are categorized into three realms of support: emotional, organizational, and instructional.
Positive relationships between adults and children; amongst children; amongst teachers; between teachers and families and wider community, add to the vitality of the school environment and outside the classroom. Primary schools are an integrated part of their local communities. School communities help shape the direction and culture of the school. The partnerships developed between the school and the wider community help to foster the education programs of the school. (The Child, the School, the Parent: The Early Years, 2004) Parents also play an important role as it their duty to make sure their child is happy at the school they are at and to make sure that their child is not getting bullied.