What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Docs.com?
If you already have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here.
Or sign in with:
Signing in allows you to download and like content, and it provides the authors analytical data about your interactions with their content.
Embed code for: Savannah Salinas Philosophy Essay
Select a size
September 20, 2016
Have you ever taught a class where students don’t want to participate and always say why can’t you just tell me the answer? Well I have not but some of the ways I would handle the children would be with games, let them teach, and projects. One of the hardest things to do is get a child to participate if he or she does not want to or is too scared to.
My first idea is to create games that the children want to get involved in. For example: For them to learn their states and can name all of them I would play a game called, “What’s that state.” In this game the all the children are in their seats the first and second person will stand up at the board. One student will then tap the board which has the computer projected on and it will read a fact about that state. Then the students hurry to write their answer on the board the person that got it correct stays and other sits letting the next person come up. In the book “Introduction to Teaching” on page 161, it says that technology is everywhere, and it is transforming classroom. I believe playing games will let them have fun and want to interact, but at the same time the nerves ones are also interacting.
My second idea is to let them teach. By letting them teach you are helping the other students learn easier because their peers are at the same level. Letting them teach gives them confidence in everyday life. Students that will get teach will not get board because they are always doing something. If the teacher is talking the whole time and just reading out of books the students will lose interest and not learn anything. On page 159 in Introduction to Teaching it says, “Social reconstructionism is an educational philosophy asserting that schools, teachers, and students should take the lead in addressing social problems and improving society.” This means that children should face their fears and overcome them. By letting them teach even in groups will help students come up in front of their peers. Students should feel like they will not be made fun of. This would be a very powerful job to help children overcome certain problems.
My last idea is to make the children do projects and present them. Children must research and explain what they have come up with on that certain subject. On page 163 in Introduction to Teaching it says that in the last few years, the power of technology as a communication tool and for creating social change has grown. With technology taking over children are having trouble communicating and getting worse at spelling. So with having them so projects they get to use technology, but they also must create something and speak about it. If we let children be run over with technology we will have an increase in people with communication problems, because we don’t speak to anyone around us we only speak through text. Children do not even speak on phones as much. By making them work together with a project they should both interacting or they will not get the points needed.
These are a few ideas that I would use in my history class. To some children history is not fun or exciting. So you should find ways to help them want to know more about the things we are teaching. I also believe that we have very minimal technology or only can use technology. Because if we go to all technology the children will only can use it for their education and nothing else. Technology is really taking away from the children. So believe that every teacher should find a different way to interact with their children to keep them interest. It will keep them from just wanting to know the answer or raising their hand and saying I didn’t raise my hand.