“According to Woolfolk (2013) pg. 62, there are at least three ways that higher mental functions can be developed through cultural tools and passed on from one individual to another: imitative learning (where one person tries to imitate the other), instructed learning (where learners internalize the instructions of the teacher and use these instructions to self-regulate) and collaborate lear...
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In conclusion, Mrs. Doe displayed how she uses classroom management and reciprocal teaching as well as group activities to allow children to learn from each other and become models for each other that Vygotsky believed was important for learning. Structure is important to her, but she is also able to keep it fun as well. She said “you joke, laugh, talk, read and do the math.” But more than that, her passion keeps her motivated and her sense of self-efficacy is obvious to me and her students will see it too.
“Woolfolk (2013) pg. 509 noted that some studies found that ratings of teachers’ enthusiasm for their subject are correlated with student achievement gains (Keller, Neumann, & Fischer, 2012).” I believe Mrs. Doe’s perspective on learning reflects the concepts in educational psychology.
These students are very lucky to have a teacher as their teacher.
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