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.
Literature Review De Jesus (2012), begins by depicting what we should hope to see when we enter a classroom full of students; an instructor teaching and students undoubtedly working hard at learning, but in actuality, what we are more likely to find, is a teacher providing instruction with some of the students learning, while others are not. Why is that? De Jesus (2012) continues to say that everyone is distinct. Every learner varies in background knowledge, cultural, social, and cognitive development. Some are more visual learners, while others learn better by listening, yet others will remember and record data easier through hands on experience such as creating projects.
Doodling sort of anchors me to pen, paper, and the lecture. I also enjoy and benefit from taking part in class discussions and speaking in front of the class. I find that when I speak in front of the class, or ask questions, I retain that information better. There are times in class where I can fall behind, or get a bit confused, and at this time I refer to the book to help get me back on course with the rest of the class. Assignments can also get me a bit confused.
So, why is it that some students can pass a class while others do not? We think that each student has their own unique learning style while each professor has their own way of teaching. Some professors teach by lectures, some use visuals, some use hands-on activities, and some use a variety of these methods. When taking these simple factors into consideration, it is easy to see why a student that learns best by viewing pictures or diagrams may struggle or become distracted easily during a lecture-based course ("Types of Learning Styles.") This can cause them to do poorly in the class and if they need to retake the class again it
When necessity compels a primarily lecture presentation, I intersperse my talk with questions designed to allow students to reflect on important points I have raised during the class session, share their reflections with surrounding classmates, and briefly discuss the insights gained from this "think-pair-share" activity as a group before continuing with my discussion. In order to encourage cooperative and collaborative learning among students in such courses, I facilitate the organization of study and peer review groups as well. By distributing a short outline of the main issues raised in each class and using overhead transparencies to present a "rolling," more detailed outline of any interactive lecture sessions, I allow the student to reflect on the central points of the class session without feeling compelled to concentrate simply on note-taking. Using these "class notes" also allows me the flexibility to pursue important points raised by the students through discussion or incorporate other active learning techniques during a "lecture" without sacrificing coverage of important course
By implementing different lessons that accommodate each students preferred learning styles, I bel... ... middle of paper ... ...e amount of learning by helping one another through cooperative learning. In addition, cooperative learning helps students face criticism and criticize other students’ ideas (Greczi, 2014). Based on my own experience, I came across people who have a hard time trying to face criticisms from other people. As a teacher, I am responsible to create a learning environment where every student can bravely face criticisms from other student and at the same time giving criticisms to others. Because cooperative learning develops skills stated earlier, I believe that my students would benefit from my class if they learn how to manage and correctly appreciate criticisms.
This differs in some ways to the traditional model of learning. Many times teachers will lecture for the majority of the class period with students listening in a passive role and taking notes. The teacher may assign chapters to be read at ho... ... middle of paper ... ...lassroom setting. As the need for reform continues different ideas are being tried out in our school systems. Some have familiar names like Admissions Possible and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).
The students were engaged in what they were doing and were able to work with their partners to do the experiment, create and collect data, and represent it with a model and or a poster. The class discussion that was supposed to take place throughout the ‘Do Now’ fell apart. She facilitated and modeled to remind the students what a “Growing Ideas” discussion looked like. There were maybe two students that participated in this discussion. At this point she said, to the students, that they looked sleepy and maybe we needed to stretch.
They do not see themselves as victims of their circumstances, or teachers, instead they take control of their learning process, and set goals and plan how to fulfill those goals and stick to the plan. This includes being able to manage their time. Finally, the desire to learn is another important aspect of these kinds of learners. Two of my personal weaknesses are setting goals and managing