The teacher’s questioning strategy can help students obtain understanding and see connections as they work toward solutions to problems. (Inspire, 2011) “One of the most striking aspects of teaching is that the teacher’s speech consists of questions” (Manouchehri & Lapp, 2003, p.563). Each question the teacher asks should be strategic toward the goal of student learning. The teacher must determine beforehand what student response is desired and structure the questioning accordingly. Questioning can also aid the educator by assessing the students’ comprehension and understanding, thereby allowing the modification of instruction if necessary (Chappell & Thompson, 1999).
Linking instruction and assessment is critical to effective learning. Educators should provide students with various options for learning that include: different ways to learning (style and time), di... ... middle of paper ... ...re provided with ample opportunities to demonstrate their abilities. MI theory is used as formal and informal assessment in the classroom to allow students to be grasp and understand concepts. The use of multiple types of assessments in the classroom yield richer and more qualitative information about a child's achievement. If the ultimate goal is student learning, then there is a place for both standardized testing and authentic assessment using the MI theory in today's classroom.
Secondly, teachers have to address how to teach students who are a certain learning style or combination of styles. There are many options out there for teachers and those in the education field to adapt their curriculum for any type of learner. Each learning style has its own specific characteristics. If a person’s learning personality match what the assessments believe to be the characteristics of a particular learning style that person will labeled as a visual, auditory, tactile and/or kinesthetic learner. A visual learner prefers to see the material in front of them.
Quizzes, questionnaires, worksheets and handouts are given to students to practice them in the class according to the topics. As an ESOL teacher, adopting inclusive learning approach is at times becomes crucial, because students learning experience varies prior learning. They have different levels of assimilation due to the nature of diversity in groups. I plan my teaching to ensure that teaching style should meet students need and they learn effectively. Knowing the needs of my students through assessments and ILPs help me to plan my lessons accordingly.
I could assess student understanding informally and in qualitative ways (IE: I noticed that Gabby had a strong answer to a key question), which also helps me to build and foster a strong rapport with my students. I also engaged in small group discussion and asked a few probing questions to groups who needed further gui... ... middle of paper ... ...rking on as a class, and will serve as a starting point in the learning process for tomorrow. Addressing learning objectives at the beginning of the lesson, referencing learning targets that they have crafted/partially authored, putting into context what they want to learn, further elaborating how what they want to learn relates to the unit learning targets, and reusing the learning target language throughout the lessons helps students to understand how/why the learning targets apply to key concepts and learning activities throughout the lesson. While students will continue to master these learning targets throughout the lessons, they were able to apply their understanding to each learning target when they: LT1: Discussion, Abstract vs. Concrete exercise, Google Form LT2: Word Association, Joyful vs.
Student’s learning is scaffolded through three elements declarative, procedural and conditional knowledge. Students are shown strategies such as predicting, by learning about the strategy, the steps to implement it and using it across multiple contexts. This approach is beneficial to struggling students as the responsibility shifts from teacher to student. In addition to scaffolding, the Core outlines a variety of methods which reinforce good comprehension strategies, such as using prediction worksheets, CROWD prompting, cooperative learning and read aloud methods. Cooperative learning is a strategy I would implement in my own classroom.
They make effective use of self-centered teaching; one of Mosston and Ashworth’s eleven teaching styles. This teaching style will allow students to take on the role as teacher and help their peers in learning and assessing new material. It also makes students cognizant of their own biases, whilst being exposed to other perspectives and observation styles that together help the student develop their ability to judge others not according to personal preference or emotional appeal. Furthermore, students can actually develop a cognitive understanding of all components of each skill being evaluated. Peer assessments require that the student-teacher is able to grasp the skill components cognitively.
One important aspect to make students’ learning valuable is to focus the planning in setting objectives in terms of desired outcomes (knowledge skills, attitudes, values) that we want our students to develop. By developing clear objectives, students feel that there is a reason for learning. Also, it is important to provide feedback, because it helps students improve their goals’ achievement and solidify their understanding. Teachers need to communicate objectives, in this way students will be able to know what they are doing in class and what they are supposed to learn. Some recommendations for setting objectives in the classroom are: Set learning objectives that are specific but not restrictive: it is important to know the specific standards, benchmarks and supporting learning that students at school are required to learn.
Teachers can use these notes to make better choices that impact student learning. These observations and interactions will also help us learn about other cultures. Having the opportunity to observe and interact with the students will equip you with information that cannot be learned from a book. “Culture consists of values, traditions, worldview, and social and political relationships created, shared, and transformed by a group of people bound together by a common history, geographic location, language, social class, religion, or other shared identity” (Nieto & Bode, 2008). Now that we have identified the characteristics of culture in the definition provided above, we can discuss the upbringing of the student I chose for my observation.
When choosing materials the end goal of the design of the learning resource is to helps students achieve the objective and ... ... middle of paper ... ...mportant and what is not. Another criteria in this area is whether there are enough examples and practice items included. Through the use of examples and practice students are more likely to learn the skills being taught. Learning happens through experiences and through the things we see and hear. It is extremely important for educators to choose and evaluate materials to that will encourage student learning.