As an educator, you must not be afraid to seek support and help as we need it. You can rely on mentors and other educators to buttress your attempts to teach your students effectively. Parker gives some first-day tips for the classroom. The author also refers to some helpful organizations and information, so that you can seek the vital support you need.
Teachers tend to sometimes be highly independent, but you must learn to work even more collaboratively and ask for assistance, counsel, or advice when you are drowning in the never-ending tasks of teaching. If you are going through an emotionally or professionally difficult time, God gives you relationships so that you may build one another up. Matthew 7:7 declares, â€œAsk, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.â€ James 4:2 reminds us, â€œYou have not, because you ask not.â€ Kellough & Jarolimek discuss ways that you can facilitate learning and learning experiences by organizing and grouping children for quality learning.
Based on the reading and study this module/week, reflect on the following items in your discussion thread:
- How should elementary school teachers be learning to seek resources?
- How did the Collaborative Resource Compilation and the Peer Review help you find support and support systems?
- How can you do this in the workplace?
- How can you personalize instruction to ensure success for all learners?
- What is developmentally appropriate practice, and how does this concept inform instruction?
- What are effective ways to group students in order to appropriately differentiate?