Vygotsky's Views Of Cooperative Education In The Classroom

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As a child, when someone asked me what I was going to be when I grew up my answer was always a teacher. For as long as I can remember I wanted to teach. When I was around 7 or 8 years old I would make my grandmother math worksheets and she would pretend to be my student. I knew as I grew older that yes, my dream job as a kid was exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I started looking into different fields of teaching. I was stuck between high school English or Anatomy/Biology. So I began my freshman year of college as a biology student and I did community service at a local daycare. One week working with the children and I knew then that I wanted to be an elementary teacher more than anything. To see the smiles on their faces …show more content…

When teaching my class, one of the techniques I will use which comes from Vygotsky is cooperative learning (Slavin, 2012). Cooperative learning will help me to teach in the children’s zone of proximal development. The zone of proximal development is the point where a child cannot yet accomplish a task alone, but with support from more competent peers or adults (Slavin, 2012). This is a very significant subject for me to accomplish in my classroom. I don’t want to teach a student information they already know, or subject matter that is too implausible. For me to stay in their ZPD is one task I will complete while …show more content…

Without classroom management the classroom has no guidelines. The students in the class have no idea what is right or wrong and this is a reason why classroom management is important. When my students enter my classroom on their first day the first thing we will talk about is my classroom rules. The rules will be short and simple and posted somewhere near the board so they can always refer back to them. Having rules will keep my classroom managed throughout the year. Additionally, I will also have a classroom management plan written up before the first day of school starts. In this management plan I will list ways I will prevent problems from happening in my classroom, for example, I plan to do a group activity daily, regulate learning activities, and provide a discipline plan. This will help to manage the class as a

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