Teaching And Assessment Strategies : Manning And Bucher Essay

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Teaching and Assessment Strategies
Manning and Bucher (2012) describe ‘withitness’ as a descriptor indicating that a teacher is aware of what is occurring within his/her classroom at all times and is able to multitask with competence and confidence (p. 270). In all types of teaching it is important to possess ‘withitness,’ however, it is especially important when utilizing individualized instruction (p. 167). Individualized instruction allows teachers to provide students with personal attention and individual pacing. Teachers must display ‘withitness’ in this teaching style as they have to be aware of individual student needs, learning abilities, and student interests. Teachers must modify and adjust learning for the needs of multiple students, making multitasking and confidence in personal and professional skills a must.
This individualized instruction allows teachers to tailor the learning to the student, allowing for individual developmental differences in areas of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive abilities. Students in the middle school environment, according to Manning and Bucher (2012) learn best when teachers take into account student development, adolescents mature and grow at different paces during this development. This strategy allows for teachers to take into account the development of each student individually and create a learning environment in terms of grouping, approach, and assessment for each student no matter where they are in personal development.…

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