The role and responsibility of a classroom teacher is a very important one. Students, specifically younger classes, need to feel safe and a sense of belonging while being entertained and encouraged in order to reach their learning potential. Without this, students are susceptible to losing focus and can begin to fulfil their unmet needs, through potentially negative sources, such as acting out. This results in an unfavourable atmosphere in the class. The teacher needs to create a sense of belonging and inclusivity in the classroom so that students leave class feeling connected and gratified.
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I will strive to be a teacher who can bring enlightenment and make a constructive difference in the lives of my students. My philosophy is fluid and will always be a work in progress. I will continue to grow and expand as I gain more knowledge and teaching experience.
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Literature circles are small groups of students gather for an in-depth discussion of a literary work. To make sure that all the students have all the directions and they remain focused, each group member is given a specific task. The circles meet regularly. The discussion roles change at each meeting.
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- The new BC curriculum gives more importance to indigenous ways of knowing and learning. It also expects more from both students and teachers to learn more from local first peoples. It recognizes the importance of teacher roles in reconciliation. The new curriculum also makes practical learning relevant. It places more emphasis on doing than just theories. For example, there is a scientific approach to learning science. In mathematics, students use a problem-solving approach. In social studies, students use the sic thinking skills that have been built into the curriculum. The six core competencies like communication, creative, and critical thinking, identity and personal and social responsibility have been embedded in each syllabus. These competencies are included to make sure that students become more metacognitive and reflective in their youth.
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Commonly mispronounced words by South Asian students:-
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The greatest feeling in the world is the feeling of watching someone you are close to and grow up to be a great person under your influence. Obviously, becoming a parent will provide plenty of these emotions, but not everyone has the ability or the yearning to take care of a child all day, every day. Young adults, in particular, want to assume an authoritative role, but are not yet ready for parenthood. So how can anyone, regardless of age, become a mentor? Read on to find out.
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Whether you are a parent or a student, back to school time can be incredibly stressful. New clothes, new supplies, new everything…the costs can add up FAST! However, it does not have to be this way. A lot of stores offer exclusive back to school offers sometime in August, so as long as you hold tight to your common sense, flyers, and patience, you’ll be fine come September. A few simple tricks can ensure you go back with the newest supplies, coolest clothes, and cash in your pocket.
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