Going into the teaching profession was very natural for me. I want to make an impact on students lives and outlooks, and for me, there is no better way to do that than to become a teacher. As a future Special Education teacher, I truly believe that every student, no matter their ability, is capable of successfully learning, you just have to find a way to teach them. I work to get to know each of my students, as an individual and make them feel comfortable in my classroom. It is so important for me to find the way my students learn best and utilize their learning style in my classroom.
This observation was very motivating and helped me better appreciate the teaching profession. They well help me decide what grade level I would like to teach as I do more
This method allowed the teacher to observe the whole class instead of students seated in the front. This teaching strategy, created student engagement because the seating arrangement allowed group work that created student discussion and collaboration. While touring the school, I saw a fantastic school atmosphere. There were plenty of classrooms used for subjects that included; art, math, technology( two rooms), a science and even a workout fitness center. As I walked around the school I saw a productive learning environment.
It is very important as an educator to reflect both independently and with others in order to grow and develop as an educator. I try to take time every day after work to reflect on what went well that day, what did not work, and what I could do differently next time. I also try to decide I want to achieve with short-term and long term goals in my classroom. In doing this, I am able to see my role as an educator and try new and innovative ways to deliver the best possible instruction. Reflective practice is a great concept and an empowering process that allows educators to grow both ... ... middle of paper ... ...t the same pace.
Miller (2010) indicates that holistic education incorporates both social change and personal growth, which complements student’s educational achievements. Whereas the presence and guidance of a teacher was needed, it was also best to have the students learn in groups and plan how they will achieve the set tasks. I planned a program where my students were to fulfilled several projects in groups. After ensuring the groups were all set, I released them to working on their own, even choosing their own group leader. I wanted the students to understand the importance of a team to optimize on efficiency and effectiveness.
Students will mirror your voice level. “Give praise to the entire class as frequently as possible (Teacher Vision).” I feel classroom management will come with more and more classroom experience and I hope to gain more from my cooperating teacher with the time I have in the classroom with her. Working with Jenn in class to create a project based learning lesson was a great experience. I was able to learn ideas from her in her lessons to use in class. We were able to see how similar our teaching philosophies were, which was nice to see that someone else had the thoughts and passion to be a touching teacher like I do.
Lastly, I found that when you’re a teacher, your education never stops. Teachers are always trying to improve their own education and professional growth, both for the benefit of their students and for the benefit of themselves. Some ways I plan to accommodate student diversity in my teaching is to maintain a diverse learning environment for my students. I understand that not all students learn the same so I plan to use differentiated instruction. Differentiated instruction would include using strategies such as a Jigsaw classroom or Cooperative Learning and would allow students to have different opportunities to learn the
Throughout this semester, my education classes have coincided well with what I am observing in the classroom. Standard 4 is all about the educator having a strong grasp on not only the content area that he/she is teaching, but also effective classroom management and techniques to relate the information to each students’ individual situation. My cooperating teacher has done a great job of exemplifying this standard by thinking in a metacognitive manner about what she is teaching and how she teaches the content. There are always open ended questions that allow students to offer their perspective in relation to the content. My cooperating teacher also introduces all of the works that the classes cover and emphasized how they relate to the student’s position.
She was able to engage all the students. She always utilized a small workstation, that allowed her to have easy to the needed materials. Every student was able to reach, see, and hear the teacher and each other. The desks are arranged at an angle - similar to a loop. The student access their material upon entering the class and designated areas in the class.
Throughout my field experience the classroom had literacy throughout the classroom. Within the experience the classroom layout, organization of the classroom, literacy resources, classroom routines, and teacher practices helped to make the classroom run smoothly. Within the check list it showed and proved how efficient a classroom needs to run by having a literacy based classroom. Classroom Layout Within the classroom it was warm and inviting. This was shown through the classroom having student art work hung around the classroom, pictures of the student’s family in the science center, and all of the cubbies having the students name on their cubbies.