Critical Observation Portfolio: Role Model In The Classroom

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Task 2 – Critical observation portfolio 1.0 Introduction
A teacher is the role model in the class. A teacher teaches us about a subject. A teacher is also the manager in the classroom. Meaning to say that teacher’s role does not confined to the delivering of knowledge to the students only. As a manager of the classroom, a teacher should be able to deal with problems and limitations in order to create a classroom for an optimal learning. Doyle (1986 as cited in Emmer & Stough, 2001) defines classroom management as the actions and strategies teachers use to solve the problem of order in classroom. It comprises of maintaining order, designing effective instruction, dealing with students as a group, responding to the needs of individual students,
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She can be seen applying some of the techniques proposed by Lee Canter and Marlene Canter which is Assertive model. Assertive Model of discipline is a positive, proactive behavioural management tool used in educational classrooms where the teacher is in complete control of the classroom with assertiveness and insistence (Emmer & Stough, 2001). From here, we can say that Canter’s model demands teacher’s responsibility as a preventative approach to behaviour management. As supported by Canter, (as cited in Bucher & Manning, 2007), teachers with an assertive style states clearly and specifically place limits and rewards or consequences on students. In order to achieve an optimal learning environment, the teacher should be working together with the students where teacher leads them how to communicate and work comfortably. As for instance, before the groups’ presentation, Madam Karen gives clear expectations what she wants them to do during the group presentation. Along with it, she states the reason if they do not pay attention to their friends presenting their work in front it will affect the presenter’s …show more content…
A teacher should communicate what she wants and beseech from her students clearly and firmly. By doing this, the students would be able to follow what expected from them without confute to other classmates’ interest to learn in the class. In Canter discipline model, the process of teaching and learning should take place in a calm environment in order to ensure the rights of the teacher as well as the pupils is not violated with distraction caused by the students. That is why it is important for teachers to respond to the pupils’ behaviour consistently and firmly. The video shows the class progress smoothly as the students already familiarise themselves with the teacher’s expectation. In short, giving clear expectations helps to reduce the tendency of misbehaving as the teacher is able to manage the classroom effectively as well as the learning takes place

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