Standard One: Apply oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas including technical terminology and information
Deliver formal and informal presentations that demonstrate organization and delivery skill
My first lesson, a read aloud demonstrated how to be organized when teaching students. I had the kids read, color, and play with m&ms; while the lesson seemed hectic on paper, there was a way to make it flow well. One way of demonstrating organization in a formal lesson is to have the kids count on their fingers and tell the tasks they need to accomplish. Having them repeat the numbers and tasks back to you ensures the student will understand and accomplish the tasks. It's important to provide organization because students don't always pay attention to the lesson, especially if they are sitting for too long.
Listen and speak effectively to contribute to group discussions and meetings
Practice the use of clear verbal directions
Demonstrate the use of multiple technologies for communication and collaboration with students, parents, administrators, and community
When I did my lesson, I used a Kahoot to reinforce the information I had taught to my students. Not only did they enjoy the game, but I think it really helped teach the kids what friendship is and how we can make others feel better. Technology can definitely help students when used in an effective way.
Identify and evaluate characteristics of effective teachers
Identify characteristics of high and low self-esteem and the impact on student achievement
It’s clear to tell that student one has advanced writing skills, whereas student two is struggling to clearly communicate what he is thinking. It's even clear to see that student one is more confident and therefore writes more. This shows in not only their writing and school work but clearly shows in their social skills in school. Student one is able to work with others within the classroom and usually takes control. While student two often struggles to even talk with the teacher and cannot easily work with other students.
Explain personal characteristics, abilities, knowledge, and skills needed to work in education careers
Identify the rewards and challenges of teaching
Recognize how schedules, activities, routines and transitions promote learning in an effective classroom
Recognize and demonstrate effective management of diversity in the classroom
Recognize physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of children and adolescents
Apply learning theories to learners and effective teaching instruction
Determine management strategies that promote positive student behavior while engaging students in learning
Evaluate different learning styles
Examine and apply techniques for assessing student learning
Explain diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments, their purposes, and the data they generate.
This article explains the unpopular opinion for standardized testing. Of course standardized testing isn't the only way to assess I student, I do believe that it can be an effective diagnostic tool if used liberally. The only way to know what and how to teach a student, is to know the starting point and what they already know. Testing can also be used to determine what a student has learned throughout the year.
Analyze data to monitor student progress and learning, and to plan, differentiate, and modify instruction
Employ knowledge of assessment methods to enhance learner achievement
I really like this article because it explains many different ways to assess students to improve their learning. There's both formal and informal ways to test students, and often times the informal ways work best because students aren't worried about the test.
Describe how to involve learners in self-assessment and goal setting to address gaps between performance and potential
Examine teaching and training profession as a career
Identify career opportunities at the local, state, and national levels to plan for a career in education and training
This article does a great job of explaining different paths teachers can take besides just simply teaching. I appreciate that there are so many different careers in education so you can still help a student, even if it's not directly teaching them.
Explore educational teaching pathways (i.e., preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, special education, and career technical education)
I like that we did this chart because it allowed me to explore how different level of education are run. I like that I had the opportunity in EIP to explore so many different types of education to see where I would like working the rest of my life.
Identify specific requirements to become a certified teacher or a paraprofessional in a chosen area and level of education
The above link is specific requirements for special education teachers. While I only need a bachelor's degree and state certification to teach special education, I'm also going to dual major in special education cross categorical and elementary education. I also want to get my master's shortly after my bachelor's and probably eventually get my doctorate.