Middle level professionals have certain roles and responsibilities as it relates to the development of young adolescents. We must present ourselves as role models for the students and have the responsibility to make sure that as they progress through middle school they have enriched, meaningful learning experiences through challenging, exploratory, integrative, and relevant curriculum. As a future educator, I need to understand and recognize these changes, strengths, weaknesses, and diversities and be able to plan accordingly and appropriately for them in the classroom. I have developed my own philosophy for teaching at the middle level, based on this evidence and my understanding about the unique characteristics of middle level adolescents that will help mold me into a great middle school educator! As I continue to shadow cooperating teachers through my field experience observations, I believe that some students can be taught self-discipline while others need to be “controlled and disciplined”.
Motivation is what drives us to do the things that we do. It is something that needs to be cultivated in the classroom from the beginning of the year. The teacher needs to understand how each individual child is motivated and what peaks their interest. I will praise the students and make them feel good about themselves. I want each student to know that I care about them and want to do all I can to help them learn and grow.
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.
In what ways can teachers help students to improve their learning? I enjoyed the idea that students can personalize the learning objectives because they can find relevant, real world applications of what they are learning. Also by setting personal learning objectives, students can take control of their own learning. In this competitive world, students are required to think further and get out of their comfort zone, because this skills they will need them throughout their K to 12 years, in college, and in their adult life.
I plan to show students that there is more to what they are learning. I want not only to be a good teacher, but also to be a great teacher. Students not only need someone to teach them, they also need someone to guide them, and as a teacher I do hope to accomplish this. Children recognize that education will be a large part of ... ... middle of paper ... ...the students to come together and work as a group. My professional plans for the future are to immediately start teaching when I graduate college.
I will strive to teach each child in a way that will meet his/her individual needs and support him/her to become all that is desired. I will indoctrinate the required knowledge along with other aspects of education that will benefit my students. “I” will make a difference.
Students who receive direct instruction on self-advocacy and are involved in their IEP meetings achieve more goals and improve their academic skills. Not only are academic goals met, but also they develop important self-advocacy and communication skills to help them as they go on to high school, college, and to find employment (Mason et al., 2004). Learning these skills at a young age help students cope with their learning disability and allow them to survive in any situation that life faces them with (McCarthy,
the characteristics of a ideal early childhood classroom is to set goals and meet the developmental needs of each child by promoting quality care according to NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood. I want to become an early childhood teacher because I have accumulated experience and qualifications to be better prepared for any positions that might be available. The experience I have is to have the opportunity to work with families with different backgrounds. Therefore, in the classroom I expanded Spanish as a second language, for instance at the end of the school year, children learned both languages (Spanish and
The most common and long-term place to find this support is within their family. This is why I have decided to become a teacher at the pre-school/ head start level. I feel that it is very important, during this age, for the teacher to involve the parents in the learning process as much as possible. As I continue to develop as a professional, I would like to pursue a master’s degree and eventually become the director of an integrated pre-school/ head start program. With this position, I would be able to develop programs to help the families learn skills needed to help themselves which will, in turn, help the child.
I also feel that a child’s home life can greatly affect their desire to learn. In order to help children in these situations you must be understanding, and try to see where they are coming from in order to give them the desire back. By being patient with students especially at the early childhood level when many times they are still in the early stages of life, I strongly feel they will gain a respect and love for school. Knowledge is an endless institution from which you can always take from regardless of the situation. This has to be wanted from the beginning, children must understand that it is theirs for the taking.