I think that by giving students a change of scenery when it comes to learning gets them more involved. Personally, I enjoy the outdoors and I mean who doesn’t? Well I would consider taking my students out on a field trip to the museum or outside the school for a project. Other things I would also do to just get them moving around and get them engaged so it doesn’t become routine or boring to just sit in a desk is take them to the library to work on a group/individual assignment. The other motivation strategy that I would use is giving students different experiences for learning. This means offering students audio books, time for them to read books quietly, hands- on experiences, provide visuals, etc. I myself learn from working hands on with things so I would get to know my students and present them different ways in which they can engage in learning. I understand not all students learn the same and by giving them different experiences that are going to get them motivated and involved on a topic is just amusing. I think this also helps me as a teacher know what keeps the students interested and focused, so I can make sure on what to do and what not to do. These are both great motivation strategies that I would absolutely use in my classroom to be certain students are engaged, motivated, and encouraged when it comes to learning and instruction. 21 Simple Ideas to Improve Student Motivation. (2017, 31 October). Retrieved from Week 3 DQ 1 Due 6/16 Respond to the following scenario: You discover that one of your students’ parents has passed away suddenly. This parent was an active member in the school and a volunteer in the classroom. Most of the students knew this parent. How will you address this situation in your classroom? What resources are available to students who are affected by this traumatic event? Happy Friday Everyone! Losing someone never comes easy for any of us, especially to children. When a child loses a loved one he/she is affected in their academic and emotional development. It does become difficult for teachers to know exactly how children grief since students in elementary develop differently. Lee (2014) suggests that a way to explain and have children understand death depends on their developmental stage. There is no easy way to go about this to a classroom full
of students, but I think that the best way would be by providing them the support they will need and communicating with them. I would probably introduce the death of the parent by telling my students that something extremely sad has occurred and let them know that when their classmate returns to school he/she will also be sad so to try and understand. I would also take some time to ask my students to share a moment of silence for the loss of this parent and if they have any questions or anything to share they are free to raise their hands to share. I will also remind them that any emotional reaction they might have they can share with me or with the school counselor, social worker, psychologist, principal, etc. The students in my classroom will also be reminded
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