Students recognize, understand, and address in both writing and discussion the implications of the many developmental phenomena associated with teaching and learning
1.1k, 1.2k, 4k
Students recognize, understand, and address both in writing and discussion the implications of the many cognitive and behavioral phenomena associated with teaching and learning
Students recognize, understand, and address in writing and discussion, the many aspects of developing a culture for learning and a positive environment of respect and rapport. Specifically, candidates will verbally discuss and write about factors affecting children’s learning, including candidates’ understanding of the school community, students’ developmental level, students’ racial, cultural, and gender diversity, and the needs of special populations.
002, 004, 005
Diversity: Students will develop a vision of learning that promotes the success of all students based on relevant knowledge and theories, including but not limited to an understanding of the diversity of learners and learners’ needs, and schools as interactive, social, and cultural systems. Specifically, candidates will read, discuss, and write about students from diverse social, ethnic, and cultural systems.
Students recognize, understand, and address in writing and discussion the nature and implications of both student-centered and teacher-centered approaches to teaching and learning. Specifically, candidates will analyze instructional techniques that influence student learning.
Students learn and practice reflective habits while in the classroom.
001, 002, 004
Students will demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and dispositions as follows:
Due Dates and Points for Assignments (Adjustments may be made during the semester.)
Grades for Course Assignments
Tests: Essay Test (50 points), Mid-term (150 pts) - multiple choice,
Final (200 pts) – cumulative and multiple choice
Projects and Papers: Student Motivation and Engagement (200 pts),
Class Lead (100 pts), and Observation Evaluation (200 pts)
Participation: Participation will mainly focus on class and online discussions and group activities. Reading the assigned chapters before class and being prepared supports participation. You will be given three online discussions, which will make up 60 of your 100 participation points. I will also look for active engagement in assigned work and coming to class prepared and on time.
900 – 1000 points
800 – 899 points
700 – 799 points
600 – 699 points
BELOW 600 points
Absences during the term should be minimal. As a beginning professional, you are expected to be present and on time in the classroom, as if you were employed. Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible. Therefore, candidates are expected to be on time and in attendance at every class. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability, and are taken seriously. If you are absent more than one time during the semester, you will have ten points deducted from your participation grade with each subsequent absence (i.e. second absence - ten points, third absence – additional ten points, etc.). Arriving in the classroom after class has started will count as a tardy. Three tardies will count as one absence.