Classroom Community Plan Week 6.docx - Kaci McIlmoyle Dr Tuttle Creating Environments for Learning Classroom Community Plan 1 Personal Philosophy The

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Kaci McIlmoyle Dr. Tuttle Creating Environments for Learning 10/10/19 Classroom Community Plan 1. Personal Philosophy The following is my personal statement of beliefs about student education. All children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. I plan to exhibit a positive attitude toward student’s learning and will maintain high expectations for them. If I have an optimistic belief that whoever I teach or whatever I do will result in progress, success, or achievement, I will constantly be aware of opportunities to help myself and the students succeed. It would be my goal to create this type of atmosphere where students can reach their full potential. I want to provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks. In order for all of this to happen, students need a teacher whose role is to act as a guide. There are three characteristics to being an effective teacher; to have positive expectations for student success, be an extremely good classroom manager, and know how to design lessons for student mastery. All three of these characteristics are necessary because all three characteristics cover the most important types of support, being; emotional, organizational, and instructional support. All three of these characteristics are definitely necessary to be an effective teacher. First, having positive expectations for all students means that the teacher believes in the student/s and that they can and will learn. If a teacher doesn't believe in their students and gives up on them easily, how will the students have a good mindset in order to learn what they need to learn? This is why having positive emotional support and expectations is so important for a teacher to have. Second, having great classroom management techniques is extremely important. This means that the teacher uses practices and procedures to maintain an environment in which instruction and learning can occur. In order to have a well-ordered environment for students to be able to learn to the best of their ability, the teacher has to have good organizational and management skills in the classroom. If the teacher doesn't have good classroom management skills, then the class can easily turn into chaos and not a lot of learning can happen, even for students who don't have a problem with focusing. Third, designing for lesson mastery refers to how well a student demonstrates that a concept has been comprehended, or performs a skill at a certain level of proficiency. This is when a teacher is able to see what students understood the lesson, and those who didn't, and be able to find out ways to make sure they get it by the time they need to have it down. If a teacher doesn't have this skill, then they will see their students struggle often. Lessons need to be designed well, and teachers must be able to check/assess the student’s ability in order to help those students who still don't understand. It would be hard to be
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