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Teaching is a Rainbow

  1. 1. EDE4103 Assessment 1 Student Name: Aspen Forgan Student Number: 0061035994
  2. 2. Who I am as a teacher Click on the mind map to
  3. 3. What is a community of learners? “A sense of 'connectedness' – in personal, family and community relationships – increases a child's ability to interact successfully with others, and to grow and
  4. 4. Benefits of forming a community of learners:  All people involved feel valued, respected and empowered  Planning around children’s strengths and interests  Development of support networks  Promotes awareness of a
  5. 5. Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory  Microsystem – People and places immediately associated with child  Mesosystem – Relationships between those in microsystem  These relationships have direct effect on a child’s
  6. 6.  Everyday interactions with families  Valuing input and contributions  Asking parents to assist in the classroom  Student centred curriculum
  7. 7. The learning environment is a reflection of your core values and beliefs as a teacher.
  8. 8. Three conditions must be met in order to see a rainbow: 1. Rain 2. Sun 3. Position
  9. 9.  Children’s interests  Aesthetics of materials and activities  Environment as third teacher  Values and beliefs of teacher
  10. 10.  Strengths  Interests  Learning Styles  Open-ended materials
  11. 11. “Children in different countries learn ways of thinking that are necessary to live in their own culture and community” (TAFE NSW, 2010). Each child and family bring their own  Values  Beliefs  Attitudes  Assumptions  Ideas of societal norms
  12. 12.  Embrace diversity  Integrate culture into classroom  Multilingual resources  Parents  Play based learning
  13. 13.  Diversity in contemporary Australian classrooms Catering for different learning styles increases students:  Motivation  Confidence  Learning outcomes  Attitude towards learning
  14. 14. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences • Linguistic • Logical/mathematica l • Kinaesthetic • Musical • Spatial • Interpersonal • Intrapersonal
  15. 15.  Differentiated instruction  Students’ strengths and interests  Resources  Hundred Languages of learning
  16. 16. “Teachers who are critically reflective focus their attention both inwardly at their own practice and outwardly at the social conditions in which these practices are situated” (Larrivee, 2008, p. 343). Reflective practice is important as it helps teachers:  Make informed decisions  Justify their practice  Develop mutual trust and respect with their students  Consider alternative teaching strategies
  17. 17. John Dewey
  18. 18. Individual reflection  Notes/ written reflection  Reflective diary/ journal  Peer Observation  Audio/ Video recordings  Student feedback  Blogs
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