The teacher candidate will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to create a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence. The knowledge and skills will be developed within the following areas:
(Adopted from the PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES STANDARDS; EC-GRADE 12)
One measure of your success in the course will be determined by your success in demonstrating your knowledge of the skills and tools necessary to effectively manage the classroom.
As you complete the assignments for this class, you will demonstrate skills from the following six categories:
All assignments must be typed (using a word-processing program), neat, double spaced, in 10 or 12 point cpi. A word processing program is available for student use in MSU Computer Labs.
Although content is of primary concern, appearance, grammar, composition, and spelling are considered in the determination of the final grade of each assignment. Each non-content error (typographical, spelling, grammatical, etc.) will result in a deduction.
Lesson Planning Assessment – 100 points
Learning Module Choice Activities – 50 points
Activities contained in the modules, including written assignments, account for this portion of your final grade. You may choose the activity which is of most interest to you. The choice activities include: Behavior Website Reviews and Reflection, IRIS Activity – Behavior Interventions and Reflection, Bullying – Plan and Reflection, Motivation Plan and Reflection
Group Chapter Presentations – 50 points
Classroom Management Plan – 100 points
Note: Classroom Management Plan is to be submitted through TK20 and evaluated by the rubric.
Best/Worst Teacher Reflection – 20 points
Contextual Factors Reflection – 50 points
Field Reflection Journal (3 entries) – 30 points
Attendance and Participation – 50 points
Final Exam – 50 points
Final Grade Possibilities – 500 points
F below 69%
All assignments must be attempted to be eligible to receive an A or B. All field experience hours must be documented to be eligible to take the final examination and receive a passing grade in this course. Five points per day late will be deducted on all assignments. All assignments (including planning lesson, classroom management, journal entries etc.) will not be accepted three days past the due date unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Attendance: Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible. Therefore, candidates are expected to be on time and in attendance at every class, and to stay for the entire class. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability, and are taken seriously.
Course grades will be affected by each absence. Daily grades are given for class participation and in-class assignments. Daily work cannot be made up. I will only take responsibility for having handouts and materials at class on the day initially provided. If you have to be absent, be sure you have arranged for a peer to obtain materials for you. Call or email the appropriate professor/mentor teacher if you are going to be late or absent for lecture or internship.
Absences will cost you 5 points per class. Any absences beyond 3 will demonstrate the candidate’s lack of professional responsibility and may result in the candidate being dropped from the course or issued a fitness alert. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make up any missed work.