Copy the material, either electronically or in print. Place information in a folder, either on a hard drive or in a paper folder. Properly file the material. Create a large folder for each unit of study and then insert separate files for each topic to be covered. File journals and articles by DATE. Arrange books and texts on a book case. Label by subject area. Schedule office time. Create a support system—such as staff meetings. Activity Directions Research “organization” on the internet. Write down the most helpful tips and tricks you can find that will help you get organize and stay organized. This can include organizing your life, home, drawers, classroom, etc. Keep this sheet in your learning binder. Here are some greats sites to start with:
Understanding your students as individuals. Promotes discussions. Enables student motivation. Facilitates instruction.
Create a confidential Student Profile. Include initial opening activity results, copies of successful projects, thoughts on what motivates the student, goals, fun questions and any learning obstacles. Some students include a photo.
Create a Record of Student Progress. This includes attendance, participation, professionalism, and withdraw dates.
Always follow the Family Education and Privacy Act. It ensures the respect of student files and information.
Example- Record of Attendance
Activity Directions Create a Student Profile questionnaire. Type up your questionnaire, print it, and keep it in your Learning Binder. If you need help, look on the internet for examples. Remember that this is a tool to help the educator understand each student. All information gathered should be kept confidential. There is an excellent example on Page 36 in your Milady Course Book.
Adult learners have characteristics you must understand.
More goal oriented. Learning must be RELEVANT. Past educational experiences. Ingrained habits. May be less flexible or more difficult to persuade. Established opinions. Relationship with prior knowledge. Involvement is needed. Use all their past information. Activity Directions Think about your experiences as an adult learner. Look at the above list. Write down your experiences. List some techniques your educators used in the classroom. You may also talk to an educator/mentor at a local adult learning institution and ask for some tips in managing an adult classroom.
Allow varied instructional activities to occur simultaneously. Suit the needs of the educator and learners. Store all supplies and equipment. Ensure there are no distractions. Ensure a clear view of learners at all times. Ensure frequently used material are readily accessible. Create excitement for internal motivation. Use updated bulletin boards. They enhance learning and increase retention. Use color to reinforce learning. Pale Yellow/Almond- Best for not irritating. Pale Pink/ Light Rose- Soothing, used in jails. Green- Security, inspires creativity. Blue- Relaxing and tranquil, color of academics, good for general classrooms. Orange- Agitate learners. Bright Yellow- excites brain and body. Natural Colors- Retained at a higher rate vs. Black and White.
Evaluate environment. A number of elements should be considered.
Special Needs Accessibility- Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, students with a documented disability are entitled to receive special accommodations. Number of Stations Equipment Supplies Policies and Procedures Administrative Responsibilities
Educators are responsible for a certain amount of record keeping.
Such requirements are set forth by: the institution, the state regulatory agency, and by the accrediting body.
Know the rules and regulations of your school.
The U.S. Department of Education sets forth specific regulations governing student hours and financial aid disbursement.