However, having the opportunity to work one on one with an educator who has excellent lesson plans, my fears are absolutely calmed. My cooperating teacher started with the large novels and works, then moved on to the smaller works and mini-lessons that corresponded with what the students were taking part in. One research based teaching strategy that I have seen work successfully in a classroom is when my cooperating teacher paid specific attention to the multiple intelligences in her classroom. The students were engaged due to the differentiated education and were able to take part in meaningful learning
Mrs. Franzmeier used a combination of all of them she had the information written out on the board on what was going to be accomplished she also had checklists and times and finally she would verbally explain it to the class. This strategy affects the students learning because whole group instruction is the first step for checking for understanding from the students. The reason for this is because you need to make sure everything is clear to the students before moving on otherwise it is only going to c... ... middle of paper ... ...ier room you can see it in the games when the kids are learning but they are also having fun. I can see this idea working in your math reading and social studies. Yet, not so much in science because once you start doing labs and experience you have to be very careful with what you do and it is not very flexible.
As the class discussed each student's essay map on the overhead, she asked students to critique the quality. Sometimes she scaffolded the critiques to bring awareness to the main grammatical problems. The Attention Theories, including Krashen's Monitor theory and Bialystock's explicit knowledge concept, were prevalent in this class because the grammatical rules such as parallelism in writing were directly taught. As each student's work was presented, it became easier for them to recognize similar mistakes because they knew what to look for. The thought process was emphasized in this writing class, and I think the explicit knowledge benefited most students.
We were asked to sign up and present problems that we had solved successfully and could share with the class. I liked how this was set up. It gave students an opportunity to share what they had discovered, which could be a different way than you had done the problem. By letting ... ... middle of paper ... ...in more than one way, why the problems are important and how we can use similar steps and strategies in our future classroom. I also liked that we were asked to create our own math problems during this quarter.
Once students learn there will be consequences for misbehavior, they usually come around (Foley).” I feel and have learned that students succeed better knowing what their expectations are in the classroom. During classroom discussions we’ve all shared classroom technique ideas we’ve seen or used. “Holding one hand in the air, and making eye contact with students is a great way to quite the class and get their attention on you (Alber).” I’ve seen teachers also shut the lights off. Waiting for students to give you their attention is more appropriate and important than raising your voice. Students will mirror your voice level.
The desks were laid out in groups and it could be seen that each of the students had a partner that they were going to work with throughout that day. As Mrs. Geis left I was able to sit and watch Mrs. Robinson begin to teach her classroom filled with excited first graders. Borich (2011) explains lesson clarity as, “The teacher’s ability to speak clearly and directly to the class and to organize and structure content at the students’ current level of understanding” (pg. 272). This means that how the teacher speaks and organizes their lesson content needs to be tailored to the students’ ability to retain the information.
Trying to accommodate different students learning styles in an English learning classroom can be overwhelming. Having good teaching strategies can help English learning students learn more effectively. Using the best strategies will ensure all students in the classroom have an effective learning environment. There are many instructional strategies that teachers can use in the classroom. Comprehensible Input Comprehensible input is the theory that English learning students will understand best when they are given appropriate input.
In addition, I observed the classroom environment, the set-up of the room, the visuals, decorations, and the procedures that were established in the classroom. I also observed the relationship between the teacher and the students. The Observation I learned many valuable lessons during this observation. The first is how to apply what I observed in the classroom to the McR... ... middle of paper ... ...terial, technology, and 21st century skills to name a few. This confirmed the frustration I was feeling as I was observing and writing my notes of the lesson.
According to standard 1, “beginning special education professionals understand how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with exceptionalities” (CEC Initial Level Special Educator Preparation Standards). This is shown through teaching students mastery, and using accommodations to do so, for students to achieve on level learning. More important than creating accommodations for students, is to understand where they come from. Mrs. Ottlinger new all her students and family to an almost personal level, she liked to know what was going in their life, and how she used the information to her advantage, on how she would teach a lesson, and give homework. She also was able to read the frustration level of her students, and when it was becoming too much for the student she would suggest a break, or a small activity that acted as a break without the student knowing.
The teachers used words and a lots of praising to make students to pay attention and behave in an appropriate acceptable way. She advice me that it is very important that the students’ behavior is addressed, good or bad, because that’s how they learn and understand the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Having clear classroom rules, instructions, and addressing student’s issues and behavior makes easy for teacher to manage a