Essay about Elementary Education
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Each subject has its’ own structure of knowledge and I will master all patterns, facts, ideas, and notions of each subject. I want my classroom to be an actively involved learning community. Working with children at church camp, bible school, and during my observations has allowed me to utilize a variety of entertainment and learning techniques. I believe that the nature of knowledge is relative. Each student learns differently, and through different strategies and techniques. From my experience, I feel that cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy that allows small groups, with different ability levels to encourage academic achievement. Students learn to work together socially and academically within groups. I believe that cooperative learning promotes positive relations between different ethnic groups, develops critical thinking skills, and establishes environments where academic accomplishments are valued. In elementary school, it is necessary to have students work in groups, not only to improve their social skills, but I feel that students can learn a lot more from their peers. Statistics have proven this.
However, I believe that the teacher has to be