Esquith’s book is about practical methods of inspiring students morally and educationally. By the end of each year, every single student of Rafe Esquith fluently reads, writes and speaks in English beyond his/her grade levels. Additionally, they conquer Shakespearean English and manage to host a play based on one of Shakespeare’s plays. Apart from secular education, these astounding fifth graders take on the challenge to learn to play instruments and learn everything from “a-z” about baseball. The thesis is stated in the prologue and it is the title of the book as well: “Teach like your hair’s on fire.” While reading the book, I realized that each chapter has a valuable lesson for all educators.
I chose to study early childhood and childhood education for my undergraduate degree because I genuinely wanted to know more about how children learn and grow. At SUNY Fredonia, I not only gained a tremendous abundance of knowledge about the way children learn best, but I developed a desire to make this world a better place for our youth. My concentration in social studies allowed me to view certain situations and topics with a diverse perspective. I felt the fire in my heart ignite with each collegiate course. I consistently thought about our society and the venality that exists within it; I began to realize that as an educator, I would be able to act on my concerns and take a step towards creating an anti-bias society, starting within the classroom.
My Philosophy of Education "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride...These lyrics from "The Greatest Love of All" sung by Whitney Houston more than 15 years ago have become almost trite. However, in simplified terms those lyrics sum up my philosophical attitude toward teaching and clarify for me why I want to teach, specifically elementary education.
Multicultural programs, ballet and African classes, were soon followed by classes on manners and etiquette. Her hope was to bring quality programs to inner-city schools so the... ... middle of paper ... ...now she could really find her purpose. Ruby Bridges patience, obedience and faithfulness gave her hope for a better future for her brother’s children. “I tell them that another important thing I learned in first grade was schools could be a place to bring people together - kids of all races and backgrounds. That’s the work I focus on now, connecting our children through their schools.
The advancement of pedagogy in language instruction highlights the value of students’ participation in the class. As a result, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes are designed to include more language activities in each study session to maximize the student talking time (STT). This trend is obvious in my observation of an Egyptian EFL class video clip, where a female native instructor organized several activities in order to help her post-secondary students understand two key words in a reading. The emergence of these activities, inevitably, diversifies teachers’ roles in EFL classes as they turn from the ones who only “teach” to the ones who also “prompt” and “assess”. Some teachers, such as this instructor in the video, however, might find difficulties adapting to their new roles.
Muslims were look down upon and many M... ... middle of paper ... ...for spiritual search, cross question by otherMuslims, Interpretations of Quran has all lead me on a journey to GPISH. And so for accomplishing my goal GPISH at IIS is the best option as I can study about Islam, Ismailism in depth through research, seminars and lectures. I would love to grow with my classmates through education right from orientation to academic excursion to Cairo and Spain. Given a chance to study at IIS I would consider it as an honour because of the calibre of faculty, its reputation as an institution and the my fellow students. After graduation I would take up Islamic Studies at Master level and I am looking forward to becoming a professor for Islamic Studies at IIS.
I decided to investigate co-operative learning (CL) for two main reasons, firstly because after reflecting back on my own school experiences I found the best memories I have of school were from my first Primary school in Rotorua where I had a beginning teacher who did a lot of CL activities with us and made the topic we studied more relevant to us by making it a more real thing. The topic we studied was Ancient Egypt and some of our group tasks were to make a mummy, re-create the landscape of a section of Ancient Egypt, and other things which were ‘hands on’ practical tasks, but required some research beforehand, planning, and a lot of co-operation between group members. In the process of completing those tasks we learnt how to function as a group, learnt about our topics and also how to do things like make nets for pyramids and apply bandages. Mr D (our teacher) also linked our topic to other areas of his teaching, such as music, classroom management and a rewards system involving a ‘Pharaoh for the day’ status, all of these made that year my most memorable one. If I compare my expe... ... middle of paper ... ...h level students in same ability groups.
The novel is also the first book of the Pacy Lin book series. Of the 50 top titles at Pembroke Elementary, 33 are part of a series, showing that titles that are part of a series can help to engage readers (Pembroke Meadows). If students enjoy the first book, they may be drawn towards reading the others in turn. This will help them embark on a reading journey that can continue as long as they have an excellent book that can keep them actively engaged such as this one. The Year of the Dog also fits into the genre of humor, making it apt for an elementary school audience.
In the compelling novel I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, she opens the minds of others about about the importance of education within all cultures. The historical background is admissible, and the professional reviews clarify all the importance and power this book holds. The way that Malala was brought up made a big impact on what she believes in today. She was born on July 12, 1997 (“Malala” 1). Her mother, Toor Pekai,
The schools I attended helped shaped my identity by having teachers who encouraged empowerment and pride for people of color. Certain times of the year, such as Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, and Juneteenth were huge deals at my schools. I had teachers who would stress the importance of celebrating your culture and where you come from. One teacher in particular, named Mrs. Honoré, who felt very strongly about black history. She knew how important it was to teach black youth about the struggles their ancestors endured for four-hundred-years.