Creative Classroom Essays

  • A Creative Classroom

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    A Creative Classroom Art education is an essential part of a child's development through life, and much of their learning for life takes place inside the classroom. Those first few years are so incredibly important to the development of each child, and without the creative learning opportunities, children will lack the qualities they need to grow in this world. Art will be something that they will use throughout their life time, so it is imperative to introduce it into their lives early on.

  • Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom

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    do, what good would come of it? In an essay in her collection Colors of a Different Horse, Wendy Bishop says that composition teachers do indeed ìneed to be crossing the line between composition and creative writing far more often that we doî (Bishop 181). Bishop herself has taught both creative writing and composition, and has done both by entering the situation in the mindset of the other. She readily admits that she writes poetry (and not composition), yet she ìwas formally trained to teach

  • Strategies to Motivate Students

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    positive environment provided by parents, school officials, and the students themselves, act to enhance a students motivational drive to succeed in the classroom. Teaching Strategies to Motivate Students A teaching strategy is any technique a teacher projects in the classroom. Enthusiasm and body language in combination with creative classroom activities are effective tools for teaching. According to Barbara Davis in "Incorporating Instructional Behaviors That Motivate Students" from the

  • A Model of Effective Instruction

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    Model of Effective Instruction I would have to contend that the 21st Century learning skills are a model example of effective instruction. In an ever-changing society it goes without saying that our classroom practices will also be revolutionized. In order to successfully prepare a student to enter in to the world outside of high school we must prepare them for the realities that they will encounter. Rotherham & Willingham (2009) state, “… the skills students need in the 21st century are not new”

  • "The Breakfast Club" Character Analysis

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    weaknesses that makes them who they are. In the movie, Bender is the “criminal”, Brian is the “brain” and Allison is the “psychopath.” Each of their situations, strengths and weakness are similar to students that are in our classrooms currently or we may have in our classrooms in the future. For each student it is important to understand their learning differences and as a teacher, how I can use their strengths to help them become successful students. At first glance, Bender appears as a rebel,

  • Creativity in the Classroom by Ernest Boyer

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    motivate their students for creative and active learning. However, I can also see that this system doesn’t work perfectly in every classroom. Reading Ernest Boyer’s article “Creativity in the Classroom” helped me with my understanding of the main problem that nowadays exists with the American college education system. According to the author, the problem is that teachers and students don’t see each other as one team doing the same business; therefore, in most classrooms the process of learning becomes

  • Analysis Of The Modified Suggestopedia Classroom

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    Plate 1. The Modified Suggestopedia Classroom To maximize student’s participation, modified suggestopedia made use of multi-media in the teaching-learning process especially in creating a sensory rich and relaxing classroom atmosphere. Schunk (2012) mentioned that the use of video clips, projectors or even social media in the teaching- learning process helps achieve students’ maximum participation. In connection to this, Sivakumaran (2012) found out that students perceived that incorporating technology

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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    emotion¬ally healthy classroom environment” (as cited in Brackett, Reyes, Rivers, Elbertson, & Salovey, 2011, p. 27). Making classrooms safe, healthy, and conducive to learning are of the utmost importance. One way for teachers to obtain these objectives is by creating positive student-teacher relationships. In the article, “How to Win Friends and Influence Students,” Biga and Spott apply methodologies from the book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and transform them to fit a classroom setting. Biga

  • Differentiation: What is it?

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    Today in education different abilities are being acknowledged on a regular basis. So a common description being used for the “perfect” classroom which accounts for the variety of instruction and activities is a differentiated classroom. This phrase is thrown around and many teachers may not understand how a differentiated classroom works. “In a differentiated classroom, the teacher assumes that learners have differing needs. Therefore the teacher proactively plans a variety of ways to ‘get at’ and

  • Enjoy and Embrace Learning

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    freedom. When I observed Chinese class, I saw the classroom had blue wall which differs from the yellow chairs in other class and evoked tranquility, freedom and esteem. To my surprise, the placing of tables and chairs was very special. Four tables, on either side of the classroom, formed a long table. In the middle, each of the four tables was perpendicular to the long tables. And three black boards were on the three sides of this classroom. Every student enjoyed this open environment and

  • School Design

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    ... middle of paper ... ...rms of technology, classrooms will have a Smart Board, whiteboards, and netbooks for students. These resources will support the intellectual development of students, while serving as means of attracting students to learning. Finally, every classroom in a team block will have a class library and curriculum closet. These areas will provide additional academic resources for students. The design of team classrooms in New Spring Middle School will support its holistic

  • Personal Teaching Philosophy: Reflection To The Passion To Change The World

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    capable of reaching great heights in life if I am the fire under them. It will be my job, as their teacher, to motivate them and show them all that they can accomplish, after all our students are our future. I realize that not every student in my classroom will be eager to learn and I might encounter students that challenge me to the point of questioning why I went

  • Classroom Reflection

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    truly enjoyed seeing how creative the graphic organizers were. Mrs. Cahalin’s 7th grade class focused on the book “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Students were responsible for reading at home, in addition to reading in the classroom. To wrap up the book, students saw the movie and compared the reading to the film. I believe Mrs. Cahalin consistently remained creative with her lessons and allowed for it all to

  • Learning Environment

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    elementary classroom is necessary for learning and rules help implement structure and balance. The classroom would be chaotic, messy and unsusceptible to learning without rules. As teacher, we must create an environment that promotes learning, prevents stress and enable the teacher to have control during the day. Safety is the most important job of a teacher and rules are necessary in keeping students safe throughout the day. Rule-making can and should involve the students in the classroom. The students

  • Rethinking Silence in Elementary Classrooms

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    great deal of value placed on class discussions and open communication between peers in elementary classrooms. The benefits of effective communication in the classroom have been researched and proven many times over. As a result of this association between talk and success, silence has come to acquire a negative connotation. These negative feelings that educators have toward silence in their classrooms is causing an oversight of the potential benefits it has to offer. The research provided in this

  • ECE Reflection Paper: The Power of Creative Dance

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    “The Power of Creative Dance” by Connie Bergstein Dow explains how powerful and effective using creative movement is. From circle time to transition time, movement develops a child’s imagination. Acting out stories is important for children. As they act they become a significant part of your illustration. This touches a child’s view of him/herself and promotes mental, emotional, and physical stability. Through pretending to swim, crawl, gallop, and soar movement is a way children explore, imagine

  • The Importance Of Math In The Classroom

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    Over the course of a semester, I have observed the involvement of mathematics not only in the classroom but throughout the school community. Throughout this paper, I will develop a deeper understanding of my notes and describe how math is involved in the school from day to day, and overall. Math is taught day to day, but math is much more than addition and subtraction. Math begins with instilling a love for math in your students and getting them excited to immerse themselves in the math environment

  • The Band-Aid Approach- Not the Best Solution

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    to cover up a problem but not fix it. A problem with this resolution is only having half-day sessions focusing on one topic for these students. This is not helping in the end because for the other half of the day, when they are in their regular classroom settings, this type of attention and teaching is not practiced (Finn, 1998). Thus, this is considered a band-aid approach because it only temporarily conceals the problem without fixing it. Furthermore, children have an understanding of what they

  • Blueprints of My Classroom and Management

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    Blueprints of My Classroom and Management Some people know what they want to do all their lives, others work an entire life before they realize what it is they enjoy doing and some know what they would enjoy doing, but are too stubborn to admit it. I admire those people who have always known what they want to do and stood by it. I was one of those people who knew in a way what I wanted, but was not real confident if it was the job for me. I have always loved school and the learning process. I

  • Classroom Management Philosophy

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    Abstract My classroom management philosophy will include the following. I will aim to provide a classroom where my students are treated equally. I will not put my students down or label them with a behavior problem. I believe that every child has a right to learn in my classroom. I believe that every teacher has a right to teach in a safe environment with out outside interference. I believe that classroom management should be creative, will keep my students safe and be based on trust not