|Reflective Decision Maker
A teacher who demonstrates the characteristics of a
reflective decision maker is one who applies knowledge of learning theories and
developmental stages to plan lessons and select activities. She is
also able to incorporate individual student differences
including cultural background, experiences, ability levels, and
community as part of the nurturing environment in the classroom.
These artifacts are representative of my abilities
as a reflective decision maker:
Older, Struggling Readers
This article discusses how older students have
different needs as learners than do younger students. It incorporates
the theories of child development (INTASC Principle 2) as well as
encouraging teachers to be flexible in their approach to older students.
This project incorporates community and family
history into the content of the curriculum. It represents my ability to
embrace the multi-cultural background of my students (ACEI standard 1).
Reflection about Teaching Theory
This paper shows that I am able to incorporate
teaching theories and scholarly works into my personal beliefs about the
teaching of reading.