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.
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.
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
Classroom Management Plan Theoretical Introduction Philosophy of Classroom Management Central to managing a classroom is offering the students compelling, diverse and challenging lessons that tap into their interests and create a community of learners. The more time and thought I put into developing lessons and utilizing a variety of teaching methods, the more likely I will have a classroom where attention is close to 100 percent. Also key to managing a class is establishing a democratic learning environment in which students understand the expectations of behavior and the consequences they will face if they violate the agreed-upon contract. There must be a level of mutual respect between the teacher and students and between students and their peers. Students need to be imbued with the sense that they are responsible for their actions and that their actions affect everyone in the classroom.
make detailed plans of everything that is going to occur in my classroom. To me, being an intentional teacher will allow more instructional time, which in turn will provide my students with more learning opportunities (Liston, 2016b). Because I understand that each child learns differently, I will use Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory so that I may be able to provide the appropriate learning materials for my each of my students so that they may be able to learn according to their personal way of learning. I will use Vygotsky’s ZPD when teaching my students new learning material. This will allow my students time to understand the newly acquired concepts and skills so that overtime, they will eventually understand it on their own.
It is my duty as a teacher to impart knowledge because ideas have a way of changing lives. Examining and discussing ideas with students allows them to move to a new level of understanding, so that ultimately, they may be transformed. It is also significant for students to be taught that knowledge is greatly important to the human race. Lecturing is crucial when teaching, students not only need to be thinkers but objective thinkers. In order for students to be objective thinkers they must be given instruction to obtain the knowledge needed.
I not only want them to succeed in subjects but also grow as individuals. I plan to use the progressivism approach in my classroom because I believe that hands on education in a very effective way of learning. It helps students to get a first hand experience to see and feel what it is they are learning. I also think that working with groups in their classroom is very beneficial to students. By interacting with their peers they will learn how to share their ideas, accept others points of view and learn how to develop relationships , which is a very important part of life that will help them to succeed in their careers.
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.