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  1. Justify the need for keeping records and describe the types of records you would maintain.

    or Adult learning grant (ALG). Keeping accurate records are invaluable throughout education regardless of the course content. Recording the outcome of the initial assessments made on students at the beginning of a course are essential as a point of reference to gauge the progress of the individual to date, these allow the teacher to also create records for an 'Assessment of Learning', by actively involving the students in these records, showing them how they are learning and letting them be able to 'self assess' from these records, it is believed to greatly increase personal motivation and confidence.

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  2. Discuss issues of equality and diversity and ways to promote inclusion with your learners. Review other points of referral available to meet the potential needs of the learner.

    (OPSI 2010) All students must be treated equally regardless of their individual needs or abilities, and as teachers, there must be an understanding and appreciation of students indvidual differences, each learner will have there own unique abilities. In 2001 the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act was created ensuring that any and all educational establishments made reasonable adjustments in order to facilitate learning for anyone with a physical, mental or learning disability; these can

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  3. Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher would be in terms of the teaching/training cycle.

    (Rodgers, 1983) A teacher is expected to have many different roles; one of the most important is as the motivator. Without proper student motivation the best teacher in the world could also be the most ineffectual. It is very important to ascertain what motivates our students in order to get the best out of them and also to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. If a model student suddenly changes and starts to struggle, there must be a reason?

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  4. Evaluate a range of ways to embed elements of functional skills in your specialist area

    (DCSF, 2009) In order to give the broadest access to all, as well as Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications, Functional Skills will also be available as Foundation, Higher and Advanced Diplomas, or in the place of the Key Skills qualifications. They will also be embedded within the apprenticeship frameworks. Apart from being highly important for adult further education, they are central to the Government's 14-19 education reform. (QCDA 2009) Within my chosen subject of Music Technology, a good understanding of the Functional Skills is essential.

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  5. Review a range of different assessment methods available and explain the ones you would use for your subject area. Evaluate the use of assessment methods in different contexts, including reference to initial assessment. Justify the types of assess

    Geoff Petty (1998) believes assessment can inspire and motivate students, thus providing them and us with feedback that is seen as essential in prompting corrective help. When using Formative assessment, the importance is not the score the student achieves, but what the student has learnt, thus allowing the teacher to determine what to teach next whilst working towards a final summative assessment. When setting assessments, we have to take differentiation into account and set different types of assessments so as not to disadvantage a section of the class.

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  6. Journal on Curriculum and Syllabus. What do they mean and how do they differ?

    In those cases, a high school may offer certification in secretarial or construction skills when a student follows a specific curriculum. In colleges, specific courses make up the individual's curriculum, allowing one to obtain a degree or certification in a certain field. In this way, the curriculum is individualized to the person's desire for a certain type of expertise. Not following the prescribed curriculum may mean not obtaining a degree.

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  7. Rounders fielding skills lesson plan.

    will show better skills and technique the aim is to improve accuracy and technique of the skills Make and Apply Decisions ALL: to make the right decision on whether to use a long or short barrier within a game situation Some: will show better decision making skills Evaluate and Improve ALL: be able to observe others and comment on a part of their performance Some: will be able to obersve others and suggest improvements; they will listen to advice and try to improve their performance Develop Physical and Mental Capacity Develop understanding of the long and short barrier and how

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  8. Persuasion and influencing consumers attitude

    In the video, people choose all friendly face eggs and remain all the unfriendly one, this action can show that nowadays, there are a lot of choices for consumers and tourists, they can choose what they prefer. Everyone would like to choose the one with good service quality such as nice, amicable, hospitable and with a smile. On the other hand, no one would choose the one with bad service quality such as rude, impolite, coldness and prejudice, etc. Finally, those unfriendly face eggs (bad service quality)

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  9. American flag

    They could compare it to the burning of crosses in front of a church or to the way the Nazis turned a very beautiful symbol into a racial and religious hate badge for murderers. Disrespect for tradition is what it boils down to. From a young age we are conditioned to blindly respect that flag hanging from a pole and to pledge out allegiance to it without even knowing what it truly is. It has been tradition for at least three generations.

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  10. Writer's Notebook

    Dante would have put him in circle 7, which was about violent people. In Dante's Inferno, the circle 7 has three rings/categories-violence against Neighbors, violence against Self, and violence against God. Hussein definitely fits in the two of the three rings. The first ring which is violence against neighbors includes murderers and robbers. Hussein, without a doubt, fits in here very well. Hussein suits this circle because he was a killer of mass proportions, or as Dante would've called him a 'satan himself in disguise.'

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  11. TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    First of all, to understand why it is believed that English is so important, we have to know the social context it envolves. After Mandarin, English is spoken by more people than any other language. It is spoken throughout the world. Moreover, we live in a society governed by the worldwide phenomenon known as "globalization". Because of that, English has become the international language of diplomacy, business, science, technology, medicine, computing, tourism, etc. Then, if English is so important in our society, it should also be really important at schools.

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  12. Descriptive Essay

    Later that day my husband called me to let me know that the roads had been closed because of the weather. He said he would be coming home until the next day. I realized that I would be home alone once again. After a long day at work, all I wanted to do was to go home and take a shower. When I got to my apartment it was pitch-black outside I could not even see what was in front of me.

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  13. Free essay

    Analyzing a website

    Websites can have many purposes and can offer many services for people online. One of these websites is Ralph Lauren. There are many criteria for a fruitful website but the three most exceptionally significant are appearance and the usability of the website. www.ralphlauren.com is a website that is visually appealed, elegant and professional website as it reflects the company's products and their services. One of the most important things in the appearance of Ralph Lauran website is the text in the page; the text is easily read according to the combination between the white background and the blue colored text and the background does not interpret the text also the layout is easy and the design is simple.

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  14. Narrative Script

    NUTRITIONIST: There are two types of malnutrition. First is, under nutrition. This is the most common type of malnutrition. Under nutirion occurs when the body does not get enough nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. 16 The other type of malnutrition is overnutrition. Most people think that people can only be malnourished when their body does not get enough nutrients. However, that is not the case. When your body gets too much nutrients, you can also be malnourished. You can suffer from over nutrition. This is caused by overeating, having an unbalanced diet and micronutrient poisoning.

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  15. Music video

    They may also become homesick from being away from their families, friends and homeland. Our music video aims to promote greater appreciation for OFWs and the fruits of their labor, and also to highlight what family members of OFWs go through. The target audience for our music video is students, specifically high school students; seeing that is very common for students to have parents or relatives that are OFWs. The video will have a story, with characters going through conflict, climax and resolution. The dramatic approach will be used in our treatment. The music video is the best way to present the topic.

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  16. Various Factors affecting growth and development

    the 1960s a drug called Thalidomide was given to many women to help contain a healthy pregnancy but instead caused babies to be born with severe limb defections. * Drugs- drugs such as cocaine and heroin can cause the foetus to grow slowly and become underweight, babies will be born addicts which as a result suffer from painful withdrawal symptoms * Smoking- this reduces placental blood flow which causes the baby to receive less oxygen. Babies who are born to mothers that smoke are more likely to be premature or underweight.

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  17. Calibration of 25 mL pipette

    mL-1 = 24.9916 g Discussion and conclusions: 1.To get the correct weight of the bottle,I have repeat the weighing until two consecutive readings do not differ by more than 0.005g. After calculated the result,I get less than what I expected.From the result that I gained from this experiment,it is slightly different from the theory. Supposely I should get 25.00-mL but I got 24.99g. The calculation assumes that the pipette has not been decently cleaned, that was droplets are formed on the inner surface of the pipette after draining the liquid.

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  18. Citizenship Lesson Plan. In this lesson the students will explore the idea of what a citizen is and what characteristics they would expect to find in someone considered a good citizen within a community.

    Starter (10 minutes) 1. Share the lesson objectives/outcomes with the students 2. Give out one set of the citizen cards to each of the students the students should separate the cards into who they think is a good person and who they think is a bad person. They should be prepared to explain their choices. Main activity Activity 1: Teacher Led (10 minutes) Explain to the students that in this lesson they are going to be looking at what it means to be a good citizen for their local, national and international communities.

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  19. Identify key aspects Of Current Legislative Requirements and Codes of Practice Relevant to Your Subject and the Type of Organisation

    The Equality Act (2006) recognizes inclusiveness by respecting the right of learners to attend and participate, regardless of the gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability sexual orientation or age. Other relevant legislation include The Disability Discrimination act (1995) , The Sex Discrimination act (1975), The Race Relation Act (1976), The Equal Pay Act (1970), The human rights acts (1998)

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  20. Grades and self-esteem

    First of all, grades are a central part of education since they help to judge a student's quality of work. In addition, as Moore states, these grades cannot be given without merit since good grades are a reflection of more than just knowledge, they also exemplify learned skills that would represent good workers in the future. Nevertheless, grading not only means paying attention on academic performance but also on other features as classroom behaviour, effort, participation, attendance, punctuality, attitude, personality traits or student interest in the course material.

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  21. Prejudice in Pride and Prejudice

    This is why a force is required to get the rocket to move. This makes travelling in space difficult because an object will continue travelling in the same direction making it hard to change directions. It is also difficult to slow down because it will take a long time for the object to become stationary. Newton's Second Law Newton's second law states that an object's acceleration is proportional to the force applied to it. In equation form, the force "F", the object's mass "m", and the acceleration "a", then Newton's Second Law is simply "F=ma".

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  22. Lesson Planning and Classroom Management

    The skills associated with effective classroom management are only acquired with practice, feedback, and a willingness to learn from mistakes. Sadly, this is often easier said than done. Certainly, a part of this problem is that there is no practical way for education students to "practice" their nascent skills outside of actually going into a classroom setting. The learning curve is steep, indeed'. (Bob Kizlik) Classroom management is extremely important for obvious reasons. It aids effective learning. Classroom management covers things like health and safety, how the classroom is set out, controlling the behaviour of students, and all learning and planning that goes into each session.

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  23. Interview with a Teaching Professional

    However, Nancy feels that working with the administration and school system will provide the best outcome for the school and her. As a teacher, Nancy has to make ethical decisions as well. This goes to as what she is allowed to tell students by law and what she is not allowed to tell students as well. These ethical decisions come into question particularly where the curriculum Nancy teaches is quite different from her own education. Especially on sensitive subjects like sexual health and education, and the sort of materials Nancy can provide for her students and as well as what Nancy may or may not lecture her students on.

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  24. Characteristics of At-Risk Students: Latchkey Children

    I was not a Latchkey child, but many of my friends were. Many of them would walk home to an empty house every day; some of them would have food prepared for them; and some would have to do it themselves. At our age I never realized that my friends would be categorized as at risk students because they went home to no one. The programmed I researched is called the START program. The Start program helps children with anything from homework to tutoring, as well as reading, literacy, math and recreational activities.

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"They who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."

-Aristotle

If you love empowering others and you have an insatiable appetite for learning, then a university degree in education or teaching could be your best next step. The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree focuses on educational techniques, while a BA or BSc degree paired with qualified teacher status (QTS) training will put emphasis on the subject that youd like to teach.

Writing will be important in this field, both for your degree and for your career afterwards. Simply put: if you go on to teach, you will probably be required to mark essays. Study Marked by Teachers' collection of worked examples, and not only will you improve your own writing, you'll learn what teachers and professors should look for in a good essay.

Both of these degree routes will prepare students to embark upon careers within education and teaching, but some graduates may opt to pursue careers related to their specialised subject instead, or depart to enter jobs in areas like consulting, management, and HR.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Review and Evaluate your Recent Interaction with a Learner/Group of Learners with Reference to Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

    "I am also aware that assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. On reflecting on this lesson, I feel to progress in my teaching and to enhance the learning to take place I need to be asking more questions, continuously through the lesson (formative assessment). Since this lesson, I write notes on the learners work in forms of praise, I find this encourages them. I have since taken note of my learner's reactions and have noticed they are quite proud when reading positive comments. I do this even when noticing a slight improvement in their work. "Even if his or her work has not, as a whole, met the required criteria, it will be possible to identify relevant strengths. It is important for learners' motivation that they should be made aware of their strengths and successes, even if there only relative." Wallace (2007, PG 177) I feel that every lesson I gain more knowledge on how to become a good teacher. I realise that I am only at the beginning and I am only scratching the surface and still have a lot to learn. However, if I continue to reflect on my lessons and adjust them to suit my learners, I believe this will help me improve and enable me to be an effective teacher."

  • "Bad grades equals bad parents". Discuss this statement with reference to your own personal experience.

    "In my opinion, parents might have an effect on the grades of their children only in the very early stages of life. However, since examinations are done by the children and not by the parents their role is minimal. Later, especially from the secondary school onwards it depends upon the students themselves whether they want to study or not. Renzo Cordina Commerce 1a"

  • 1: Will give a brief introduction to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.Section 2: Will highlight the common characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.Section 3: Will discuss ways how to deal with

    "Conclusion In general, one can say that emotional and behavioral problems need to be taken very seriously. As prospective teachers we need to be familiar with the above characteristics since it is very likely that we will be teaching students with emotional and behavioral problems. Most importantly, we need to make sure that we focus on the students' educational needs rather than on correcting inappropriate behavior. As teachers we must remember that our first concern is the students' educational growth. Researching this topic has helped me to become familiar with the characteristics of EBD. Presently, I am working as a supply teacher and one of my students has behavioral problems. Consequently, I hope that by applying what I have learned during this assignment will help me to better accommodate this particular student's needs."

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