One of the best qualities of whole language is that “it recognizes and embraces difference in student’s abilities and i... ... middle of paper ... ...ed, but not along a strict schedule that the school created. As all students learn differently, they will all have their own personal goals. An accomplishment for one student might be completely different from their classmates, but if they reach that goal their still improving. A traditional classroom doesn’t allow for this type of success, because there are only right and wrong answers (The Reading/ Writing Workshop 39). The whole language approach to teaching is an up and coming philosophy, despite it’s been around for years, that many are reluctant to try in their own classrooms.
A huge problem that has been presented to teachers is, the diversity of learning levels that are presented in a classroom among the students. Almost all teachers would fear that technology could be there replacement for teaching although, that is not true. In fact what technological tools do for teachers is help them throughout their teaching experience or in other words be an assistant to them as well. One of the things that has been used in many school that shows to be effective, are the innovated whiteboards. In fact, an english teacher, Ann Leaness writes in her article, “I have been using an interactive whiteboard for several years, and honestly, I like having the board available.
It can give students a variety of ways to look at problems and at the same time expand their knowledge in the subject. If our school has the opportunity to apply for a grant enabling every student and teacher to their own calculators, we should not hesitate to accept this offer. The use of calculators in the classroom is a very debatable issue and there are many pros and cons. In many schools you will find teachers who are not for calculators because they feel as though students rely heavily on them and end up losing their basic skills in mathematics or just become lazy. Gordon Clavert wrote an article titled ìA dependence on technology and algorithms or a lack of number sense?î In this article, he explains that when he gives his students calculators they lose all sense of thought.
Teachers need to be able to recognize that sometimes a student can only learn in one fashion and in that fashion alone. This is why we must compensate for every student in the classroom to bring a variety of teaching styles to be sure to include every student. As educators, we need to find ways to make concepts interesting ... ... middle of paper ... ...lti curriculum, such as instruction in vocational technologies. A multi curriculum gives us a chance to arouse curiosity and push our students to a higher level of knowledge that is most relevant to each individual’s life. Today’s classrooms are more diverse than ever.
Schools all across the nation are trying to do exactly what the Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina has succeeded in – leveling the playing field for students to increase overall learning. Their success story with this is the reason for them to be in the spotlight for the featured article. Everyone is aware that we are in the age of technology. Every day, millions of people are using technology for work, school, or simply a way of relaxation. Knowing this, as future teachers, we need to be aware that just because the internet and the use of technology is a common way of completed tasks, not everyone is fortunate enough to have the same amount of access as others.
Although I wish I could have handled the situation myself I know this skill of correcting the entire class will come with time and experience. My students’ behaviors and learning abilities are both disappointing and exciting to talk about. It amazes me that some students have the ability to work hard, regardless of their personal lives, and truly want to learn. However, there are some students who have absolutely no desire to be in school. My teacher is still working with the guidance office to see which students have IEPs and should not be in this classroom.
I’m always on the lookout for classroom management strategies and I think this would be a great attention getter. There was a lot of student participation in the video and collaborative working. I feel like the lesson was more student led then teacher directed, and she did an amazing job setting it up so that it could work that way. What we saw was probably hours and hours in the making if not months and months of practice. I’ve seen cheers used in the classroom, but only in the kindergarten and first grades.
It is teaching methods such as this that ensure that we will learn more. Indeed, this matter of " thinking" has been one of the most important aspects of my experience. Whether in Physics or English, I' m required to approach every problem and idea independently and creatively rather than just regurgitate the teacher' s words. In discussion with fellow students both inside and outside of class, the complex thoughts flowing through everyone' s brain is evident. However, I believe that the most important concepts that I have espoused in being independent of my parents for half of each year, deal with being a cosmopolitan person.
The researchers who were conducting this experiment would observe and tape the classroom dynamics. The first major success of this program was that both the students and the teachers felt comfortable using the hardware and software by the end of the allotted time. At first the teachers indicated that they were somewhat ill-prepared to work in the Ameritech classroom but by the end of the semester they all indicated they were vary deft in working with the programs. The teachers also n... ... middle of paper ... ...nology are also ways that we are glorifying God; because every smidgen of knowledge that we gain, no matter how the knowledge is delivered, helps us understand the glory of our Lord. Works Cited Drees, William B.
"Educators must continue to socialize students of all ages about the importance of maintaining high ethical standards," (Glazer 222). The educational system is where students learn these tricks and proceed to carry them on into there professional careers. Corners are too easy to cut these days, and in order for people to keep their minds as functional as possible, they need to do their own work. It is too easy for students to buy a students paper that had the same class the quarter before, reword it a little, and turn it in as their own. Students are no longer able to write a fictional story by themselves because the computer or someone else can do it for them.