My final Reflection on EDM 310
I plan on using a project-based learning style in the future career as an elementary teacher. Providing my students with the opportunity to have a hands-on- experience where they are applying real life problem solving skills promotes life-long learners. I want to end ALL burp-back education. I NEVER want my students to learn material for a brief amount of time, take a test, and forget what they have learned. This is the method in which I was taught and it was not an education I want to lend to the next generations to come. There are so many technological tools that teachers are provided with to proceed with project-based learning. I plan to use the many technological resources available to provide the best education for my students made possible.
I want my students to know that I love each and every child and care about their success in my classroom. Children in my classroom must understand that I have one ultimate goal. The goal in my classroom is that children will learn the tools to not only succeed in knowledge but to be a successful person in life as well. I am here in the classroom to make you learn and to learn in a controlled environment in an exciting way. It is my job to prepare each child for the future and I intend to go above and beyond regardless of any learning disability or behavioral issue. I want each child to know that trust is never given away easily and it will be earned in my classroom. I will earn your respect and you will earn mine.
What I Want My Students to be Able to Do
I want my students to be able to listen, and listen well. Listening is a very important aspect in life, and in order to learn one must be able to listen. I want each student to be able to follow directions. Following directions is crucial in life; in every job regardless of what one must choose to do an individual MUST be able to follow directions. I want my students to ASK questions. There is no such thing as a "stupid" question. If a child does not understand or would like to know more, ask questions.
What My Primary Way of Teaching My Students What I Want Them to Know and to Do
My class will be taught by using project based lesson plans. I would also like to incorporate games or movement within my lessons. These two methods of teaching will incorporate a different way to learn. Making the lesson, more interesting in a creative way will provide students with the ability to be more involved and become excited about learning. I also will use the latest technology in my classroom that is available such as iPads, MacBooks, and the SmartBoard. Often times I will break my class up into small groups to work on different lessons. I will rotate to each different small group to ensure that each student is on the right tract. I am there to instill confidence and encouragement! Having children gather into small groups will help build trust that each student is doing what he or she should be. It will also teach each student how to work with others, as well as working together as a team.
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