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My professional Identity

by Tanaya Ramsamy

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My Professional Identity
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By Tanaya Ramsamy
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Task 1.2
My Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is that every learner deserves an
education, no matter what their learning barriers, culture, race, gender or
sexuality. As a teacher it is my sole duty to educate all learners in my class,
to the best of my abilities with the use of resources so that all the learners
in my class are able to benefit to the best of their ability as well as mine. I
also believe that my classroom has to be a safe place, where all my learners
are able to express themselves freely without being scared of being judged. I
also have the belief that every learner learns at a different pace, and as the
teacher is it my duty to make sure that each learner is working at a pace that
they are comfortable with and that yield the best marks for the learner. Blooms
taxonomy is a very important thing in my teaching philosophy as it allows me to
cater for all the different types of learners in my classroom.
From my past experiences, I have learnt that learners learn
best when they work in groups, this allows for learners that come from
different backgrounds and ethnicities to collaborate and learn from each other.
Classroom management plays a huge role, in the way learners learn and how well
they learn in a class. It is up to the teacher to manage their classroom to the
best of their ability so that maximum learning can take place. Having the
learners seated in a certain way can affect their focus and in turn affects
their intake of knowledge and understanding.
The teacher should seat learners
that are easily distracted in places where distractions are hindered, while
also allowing for the learners to be able to collaborate with others when the
time class for it. The teacher should also have rules in the class, this is to
ensure that everyone is acting as one unit even though there are many different
learning in one class.  The teacher also
has to be very organized, because if the teacher isn’t organized, the lessons
won’t be organized and thus, won’t be able to teach learners thoroughly so that
deeper understanding takes place.
Task 1.3
Classroom Management Tool
Theoretical Underpinnings
Classroom behavior problems cause tension for the instructor and
students, disrupt the lesson's progress, and contradict the procedures and
objectives of education states Parsonson,(2012). They also change the dynamics
of the classroom as students' focus shifts from the lesson activities to the
disturbances caused by disruptive behaviour. Typically, one or two students
stand out as "problems," and on occasion, they act in ways that
exacerbate management difficulties by inciting disruptive behaviour in other
students as well as in themselves (Parsonson, 2012).
The common response to a kid exhibiting problematic behaviour is to
refer to the child or children as "the problem," focus on them as the
source of the "trouble," and create plans of action specifically
intended to address their improper behaviour (Parsonson, 2012). However, the
teacher can address these behavioural patterns by utilising various behaviour
management strategies that would engage students and encourage desired
behaviour in them. Rather than focusing only on one student, the teacher can
incorporate all students into these behaviour management techniques (Parsonson,
2012). Through the use of management tools, the teacher may highlight positive
conduct and reduce undesirable behaviour, therefore fostering a pleasant and
productive learning environment (Parsonson, 2012). Through the use of management tools, the teacher may highlight positive
conduct and reduce undesirable behaviour, therefore fostering a pleasant and
productive learning environment (Parsonson, 2012).
The classroom management tool that I have chosen to
implement in my classroom is based on the Ginotts model, which emphasises how
teachers can deal with learners behaviours in a positive way by leading by
example states Drew, (2023). This model believes that when learners behaviours
are improved teaching and learning can take place more effectively in the
classroom (Drew, 2023). This model sees the
teacher as a facilitator who in order to achieve optimal teaching and learning
in his/her classroom minimizes disruptions and encourages learners to active as
well as encourages learners to be more involved in activities in the classroom (Drew, 2023). This management
tool theory has the aim of facilitating inclusive teacher and learner as well
as learner and learner conversations and discussions in the classroom (Drew, 2023).
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How it Works
The classroom management tool that I have chosen to
implement in my classroom is called a ‘Voice-o-meter’. This is a chart that
will be put up in my classroom to control the noise levels during different
parts of my lessons. There will be 4 pieces of paper that will be stuck on the
wall with each piece of paper having a suggested noise level written on them.
how this will work is when the teacher wants there to be quiet in the
classroom, she will put a indicator next to the paper that says ‘no talking’
and if she want the learners to do peer learning or discuss a piece of work she
will put the indicator which is a round piece of cardboard next to the piece of
paper that says ‘whisper’ . the other two piece of paper that will make up the
rest of this management tool will say ‘ Loud Voices’ and ‘inside Voices’. When undesirable
behaviour is seen during the lesson learners will be given three chances to
correct their behaviour, if thr learner hasn’t produced desirable and positive behaviour
a consequence that will be discussed in class will be given to said learner,
this shows the leaners that there will be consequences for negative behaviour
in the classroom.  This will encourage
the learners to follow the tool more closely and in a more positive manner.
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