Postive Social Interaction

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A1: Postive Social Interaction: I have come to the conclusion that the Mr. Collet’s homework policy is the most rewarding and beneficial policy out of those listed. This is a very similar approach I feel I will take when I begin to teach. In a classroom setting, it is very important to have a positive and engaging social interaction between the student and the teacher. Mr. Colett verbally explains his homework policy to all students at the beginning of the school year. Homework policies are also passed out in writing and a copy is given to parents for review. Parental involvement in a student 's education is a large component in having a successful education. When I become a teacher, I hope to work in a middle school setting and work with …show more content…
He, also, at times, ask for students ' advice in regards to homework assignments and then write this information on the board. Allowing students to have a say in their homework assignments promotes positive social interaction between not only the teacher but also among the students. Mr. Colette also set aside time with each student, if needed, within his homework policy. If a homework assignment is late or was not picked up, he meets individually with the student to discuss the reason. Engaging in honest and open conversations with the student will lead to mutual trust and may also help to better understand the students educational needs. According to Connely and Protheroe (2009), ”student discussion of homework can provide helpful feedback “ (p.45). I plan on implementing this type of policy withing my classroom. Middle school students are at the age where they are highly influenced by peer pressure and may not always make the best choices. That is why I plan to interact with my students, which will help me better fins their needs both academically and socially. A student who has varied needs academically will benefit …show more content…
When working with middle school students, and especially those with learning disabilities it will be very important that I make sure the students follow and understand my instruction as well as actively participate. Mr Collet’s homework policy would work well in ensuring active engagement. Mr. Collet’s policy not only encourages group discussions, but it also allows time for him to meet individually with each student. In discussing missing homework assignments Mr. Collet may discover “the bigger picture” and help understand what the students’ needs are. Listening to the students ' needs and concerns will help promote trust and may lead to the student being more interested in their school work. Allowing students to have a say in their homework and involving parents in the homework policy also promotes active engagement. This homework policy clearly promotes social interaction, motivation, and active engagement. All three are key factors in managing a successful classroom. It is noted that student motivation and self-efficacy are linked to student engagement (Lyons,Ford and Kelly, 2013). When I become a teacher, I am not planning on just teaching. I plan on guiding, mentoring, encouraging, and motivating my students. This homework policy clearly embodies how I plan to

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