It is also important that materials chosen will help all students succeed in school regardless of their abilities, backgrounds, cultures, or linguistic differences. By understanding and respecting the various cultures and languages that are found in the classroom today educators will choose educational resources that will encourage and support student achievement. First, we will look at the area of the design of the learning resource, and several of the criteria’s that that fall under this category. Lesson design is important when choosing resources, as teacher must select materials in order to meet the learning objectives. The learning resource must contain information that is accurate and aligned with the learning objective.
Instructional strategies are essential to be fulfilled in the classroom as it inspires students. Learning can be improved when instructional strategies are tangled to the interest of students. Instructional strategies focuses on educating academic and social skills. Every teacher has a certain goal to achieve with her students in the classroom. To have a successful classroom, a teacher should include several strategies.
Effective teachers must be competent in their subject area and have extensive knowledge of pedagogical matters. Mastery of content is of the utmost importance, in order, for teachers to effectively articulate the objectives of the various lessons. Teachers should possess a breadth of knowledge relating to how students best ascertain new information. In addition, teachers must be cognizant of all the resources available to them which will enhance the learning experiences of their students. Teachers should strive to create an environment that fosters positive student learning outcomes.
An effective teacher must be knowledgeable and able to find and use resources in planning lessons to meet the curriculum. I have come to understand the importance of planning. My classroom should be student centered where different learning styles are addressed through different type methods and lessons. I will accommodate and adjust my instruction for the diversity I find in my students. I have to be flexible enough and honest with myself if something isn’t working.
An effective classroom management plan will enable the students and the teacher to respect each other. It is important in order for classroom organization and for efficiency in teaching. Effective classroom management begins with the teacher. The teacher must plan well so that the students will be able to meet their learning and behavior objectives. A good lesson plan will help the students to feel a need to learn the material and will help them maintain positive behavior.
Teaching and learning a second or foreign language is much like teaching in the general education classroom. ESL classrooms need structure, nurturing, and sufficient instructional strategies. With such diversity among adolescent ELs, it is important for teachers to learn as much as possible about their students’ background, prior knowledge, and experiences, and to have knowledge of strategies that directly address the needs of their students. Instructors need to build relationships of trust with their students and their families. Also, teachers need to establish predictable classroom routines and procedures.
Not only that, but it is also the job of the school and faculty to work together in order to create a safe environment where said education can best be received by the students. In the field of special education specifically, I believe that it is the job of the teacher and the school to determine what the best method of meeting the student’s needs. This means that, as a teacher, it is my responsibility and my goal to give every student the education they deserve. I also believe that I must encourage students to advocate for themselves and develop healthy learning habits. While it is important for teachers to provide for students and service them, students must also be responsible for their own learning as much as possible.
Research suggests that culturally relevant pedagogy is an effective way to reach students at varying academic and social levels. The teacher is the central role of this pedagogical focus. A teacher chooses the teaching practices that they will implement based on their beliefs and knowledge. Teachers need to feel confident in their abilities to teach content, to integrate their understanding of culture, and to develop students’ social skills in order to encourage learning. Culturally relevant pedagogy requires teachers to create culturally inclusive classrooms, as these need to be established so that students feel safe and comfortable in the classroom.
The essential goal of education is to give children the knowledge and means to entire the workforce and achieve success (Carmichael, 2009). It is important as teachers that we welcome the diverse needs of all students. While it is fundamental that teachers are well-informed on the content they are teaching and are responsible to guide student learning, there is much more to emerging student learning. To develop students’ education, schools should provide a structure of classroom communities conductive to learning. School environments must be respectful, caring, stable, and stimulating atmospheres in order to enhance the learning environment.
Research Question – What can teachers do in the classroom to promote positive behaviour? “Classroom management is a broad concept that encompasses the set of behaviours and strategies that teachers use to guide student behaviour in the classroom” (Evertson & Emmer, 2013, p. 1). This research will focus on what teachers do to promote positive behaviour in the classroom as I believe that it is important that positive behaviour is reinforced within the classroom to promote a constructive learning environment for all students. No matter how much literature and research is undergone, classroom management needs to be discovered by the teacher to suit that particular class and their needs. This is where classroom management is important for a teacher as ‘the education process, which aims to form positive behaviour on the students, starts at this point’ (Behcet, 2012, p. 2901), the beginning to shape students and gain their respect before it is too late.