PSY201/spring 2008/DeGiorgio Service learning- participation and observation (collect field notes) Teaching Behaviors Communication skills Respect for students Problem solving Eye contact Use of voice, tone, volume Proximity Body language/gestures, smiles, frowns, etc Classroom Organization Seating arrangement Bulletin boards and walls Learning centers Storage space and supplies Organizational plans (individualization, grouping, cooperative learning, whole class instruction, centers, etc. Scheduling (flexibility within a routine, using time effectively, filler/sponge and time on task) Record keeping Physical Classroom environment Charts, written directions, instructions Teaching Strategies- subject, content, methods, activities Student-centered learning Motivation Relating instruction to student background and experience Adjusting instruction to student learning styles Instructional techniques (lecture, discussion, demonstration Checking for understanding, guided practice, closure) Questioning, . Homework Use of new technologies The Exceptional Student Challenging the gifted student Assisting the slow learner Providing for the learning disabled/challenged student Addressing the needs of the culturally and linguistically diverse students Mainstreamed students of all types Evaluation- how are the students assessed? Student progress (informal evaluation techniques, formal assessment and tests, portfolio assessment, computer applications for testing, self-analysis of learning). A Few Questions- Reflection, knowledge, skills, dispositions Does the teacher enjoy his/her job? How do you know? Do the children enjoy being in this classroom? How do you know? Why would students want to be in this classroom? Is this classroom a positive place to live and learn? Why or why not? Would you consider this classroom a positive learning community? How do you think the students in this class would describe their teacher? Do the students feel that the work they do in this class is important? What teaching behaviors did you observe that are most effective? What teaching behaviors did you observe that are least effective? What would you be doing if you were in front of this class?