It is extremely important for educators to choose and evaluate materials to that will encourage student learning. The overall goal when choosing resources is that they support the learning outcomes of the curriculum. Student experiences and learning outcomes are shaped by the resources the teacher chooses to use the their classroom. It is important for educators to evaluate all learning resources prior to use to ensure they meet the criteria that will allow all students regardless of their culture of linguistic differences to be successful in their learning endeavors.
Working with special education students, the learning styles in my classroom are extremely diverse. It is essential to take all the different learning styles in my classroom and utilize them in my lessons, in order for my students to be successful. Throughout a school day, I think it is important to have students use all their different intelligences, to make learning meaningful to every student. Piaget’s theory of constructivism states that humans create knowledge from their interactions between their experiences and ideas, and I relate strongly to this. Along with constructivism, the theory of discovery learning, from Piaget, Bruner, and Papert, is a theory I utilize in my teaching.
Standard #1: Learner Development. This standard requires a teacher to really understand his/her students especially through the ways they grow and develop. It is important for them to understand that every student is different and therefore, will learn in their own ways. The teacher then learns to meet the needs of all students specifically by creating learning experiences for all to comprehend. Differentiated instruction would be helpful in a classroom in order for the teacher to meet the needs of students who have differences when it comes to interests, readiness and learning needs.
To Make A Difference We build our lives upon what we have been taught. From basic skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic to the importance of social interaction, teachers are given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their students. I feel that the greatest impact a teacher can have on their students is to fill them with a desire to learn. I think the nature of students can vary tremendously depending on several different factors. The first is the cognitive domain of the students.
A child's natural curiosity can be a powerful tool used to direct his/her learning. My classroom will be student-centered. I will be a skilled facilitator that is knowledgeable, capable and effective in the management of a classroom. My lessons must address all my students learning needs. I understand why an effective teacher must be a resourceful curriculum planner.
One of my hopes as an education major student is for students to feel the love in my future classroom. I think each child is unique, and each child deserves educational opportunities. I believe a teacher is a profession that requires patience, knowledge, communication skill, and social skill. The teacher also needs to enjoy the interaction with children, and be able to show them the importance of education and respecting and caring for others. Other professional responsibilities include providing several different ways to present the lesson to cover each student’s most beneficial learning style.
The eight are verbal linguistic, visual spatial, bodily kinesthetic, mathematical logic, musical, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and naturalist. Understanding these intelligence’s will help us to design our classroom and curriculum in a way that will appeal to all of our students. We might also be able to curve discipline problems by reaching a student in a different way. One that will make more sense to them and more enjoyable. We can include all of the intelligences in lessons to accommodate all of the students’ different learning styles at once.
My teaching philosophy is rooted in my goal to effectively teach all my students and instill in them a love of learning. I want my students to understand that learning should take place not only in the confines of the classroom, but throughout their everyday lives. I strive to help them become life-long learners and to seize their own opportunities to gain knowledge. I am an enthusiastic educator who places a large emphasis on differentiation. Understanding that each child is unique and that students learn in different ways, I believe it is essential for educators to differentiate our lessons to better meet the needs of our students.
In the long run, I feel that due to every classroom discussion and case study I have learned many things that will guide my future teaching. Overall, each aspect of teaching I have learned throughout this course will prepare me and aid me in becoming a better teacher. Teachers are a crucial factor to a child’s day at school. I have learned a array of different styles and techniques to teach students with disabilities, language difficulties, races, and ethnicities. This class along with education 200 has taught me many styles of teaching along with the growth and development of children, which will be needed in my future teaching.
A Reflection on the Analysis Throughout this course we have learned many aspects of designing and implementing a variety of assessments. From the applications, readings and presentations it is important to be assessment literate since we use assessments and the data they provide for a variety of reasons and we need to communicate those results to our students, other teachers, administrators and parents. It is essential for educators to understand how to properly make assessments that will truly assess the desired skills, knowledge and understanding of the content, using standards, we are teaching them. Teachers that are assessment literate provide a better learning process for their students and have them be the center of the process, since