An effective teacher or family child care provider chooses a strategy to fit a particular situation. It’s important to consider what the children already know and can do and the learning goals for the specific situation. By remaining flexible and observant, we can determine which strategy may be most effective. Often, if one strategy doesn’t work, another will. 1. Acknowledge what children do or say. Let children know that we have noticed by giving positive attention, sometimes through comments, sometimes through just sitting nearby and observing. (“Thanks for your help, Kavi.” “You found another way to show 5.”) 2. Encourage persistence and effort rather than just praising and evaluating what the child has done. (“You’re thinking of lots of words to describe the dog in the story. Let’s keep going!”) 3. Give specific feedback rather than general comments. (“The beanbag didn’t get all the way to the hoop, James, so you might try throwing it harder.”) 4. Model attitudes, ways of approaching problems, and behavior toward others, showing children rather than just telling them (“Hmm, that didn’t work and I need to think about why.” “I’m sorry, Ben, I missed part of what you said. Please tell me again.”) 5. Demonstrate the correct way to do something. This usually involves a procedure that needs to be done in a certain way (such as using a wire whisk or writing the letter P). 6. Create or add challenge so that a task goes a bit beyond what the children can already do. For example, you lay out a collection of chips, count them together and then ask a small group of children to tell you how many are left after they see you removing some of the chips. The children count the remaining chips to help come up with the answer. To add a challenge, you could hide the chips after you remove some, and the children will have to use a strategy other than counting the…
Education should be a part of everyone's life. A good education offers something for everyone, whether it is on the simple level or a more complex one. Education should provide an opportunity for students to develop a strong sense of creativity, a high self esteem, and a lifelong respect for learning. Education should help students establish a strong sense of confidence in themselves. A teacher will be one factor that helps a student learn…
What challenges may you face in putting into practice, within Curriculum for Excellence, the principles and practice of effective pedagogy in Chemistry, about which I have been learning in class and your wider reading?
Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) was introduced in public funded schools within all local authorities in Scotland with the main aim, to provide an improved, meaningful and more flexible curriculum to all children between 3 and 18 years, regardless their ability, background or race…
woodshop teacher. I’ve been teaching for 5 years so far and everything is always the same year after year. Since the three months of summer vacation is gone, it’s time to go back teaching my regular 6th grade woodshop class. This morning, I started my day with an egg muffin from McDonald’s which is my all-time favorite. When I reached the parking lot at Marston, I parked my car tired and desperate for some more sleep. As walking into the teacher’s lounge, I was greeted by other teachers with welcomes…
Lesson Plan Template
English Language Arts
Course of Study Standard and Objective:
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on Grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. [SL.4.1]
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles. [SL.4.1b]
Review the key ideas…
Connor L. Macdonald
I’m interested to join Teacher Cadet Program next year because I’ve always known the teaching profession would be my career path. It seems only natural to enrol as a Teacher Cadet to give my career as an educator a head start. It will be extremely beneficial to my future studies to have a hands-on background in teaching. I feel it will open up more possibilities and introduce me to the many aspects of the education system.
Becoming An Effective Teacher
Adeniran J konan
Prof Howard Pettus
1) Do you think teachers are born, or made? Debate a classmate who holds the opposite point of view. Interview elementary and secondary teachers and ask them what they think about this question. Do some of them say it is a combination of both? If so why? Which part is art, which part skill?
Answer: This term teacher is giving to someone who decided to pass their knowledge to others. There are…
relate to language has become a problem as a growing number of ESL students emerge in our schools. The common solution to helping these students succeed in my school has been to give these students one period of English language study with a bilingual teacher while they spend the rest of the day integrated into other core classes with their English speaking peers. The results have not been promising for these students as frustration can set in if the speed of class is overwhelming.
One alternative to…
over the world that have problems with concentrating in class. Many of these kids do not know what to do, due to the lack of information that teachers and parents have. With simple tips teachers and parents will understand and know what to do when a child has problems concentrating at school and school work in general.
Some useful information for teachers is that they may notice a shift in the concentration levels by the middle of the school year for most four and five year olds (Booth). Kids begin…
19 October 2014
Education: Teacher’s Union Power
Over the years unions have provided many benefits to union workers through collective bargaining. One of the biggest union forces in the United States is the teachers union. With almost close to 5 million members nationwide, the teachers union is one of the most powerful unions. Through collective bargaining, problems have been created for the public school system which takes place at local school districts; rules have been imposed to create ineffective…