DIRECTIONS: Answer the 5 questions about Powerful & Purposeful social studies teaching and learning.
Powerful & Purposeful Teaching and Learning
What does ACTIVE teaching and learning mean to you?
Active teaching and learning means that I have to teach students engaging lessons that they want to learn about and participate in. The students need to participate in the learning process while showing their ability to collaborate with other students. The teacher also needs to be engaged in the lessons and with her students. She should provide meaningful lessons that involve student teacher interaction along with student-to- student interaction.
What might ACTIVE teaching and learning look like within an elementary …show more content…
Students look up to teachers and administrators as role models, so it’s important to set a good example for them to follow. We need to help mold model citizens since the students of today will be the adults of tomorrow.
What might VALUES-BASED teaching and learning look like within an elementary classroom?
I would provide a word every other week that have to do with building social skills such as kindness, courage, patience, friendship, and forgiveness. We would discuss the word and show a short clip of that word such as a clip about random acts of kindness. Then I would tell the students how I used the word in my life and ask them if they have used that word in their lives. Throughout the week I would remind my students of the word and how they have used it in school, giving them positive reinforcement.
What does CHALLENGING teaching and learning mean to you?
Challenging teaching and learning to me encompasses dilemmas that we might run into within the classroom. There will be classroom disruptions that will be need to addressed. However, there are different ways to handle each diverse scenario. There will also be days where the schedule is shorten or the students go on holiday, so the teacher needs to be able to mold her lessons and teach on her feet. She needs to be flexible with her teaching and