School is seen as the place for learning. Teachers prepare each day for students’ learning. They create lesson plans, develop and administer formative and summative assessments to evaluate student performance, collaborate, and effectively communicate with parents and administrators. All of these activities are done with the purpose of assuring that the needs of each child are met. Teachers need to recognize and address the diversity of students and their learning capabilities. Teaching is all about the on-going learning with the goal of developing life-long learners. It is a commitment by teachers to all students that come their way. Schools are often criticized because learning does not seem to be occurring as evidenced by test scores. Each child comes from a different background, home life, and experiences. The foundation of a student’s learning begins at home and then it is to flourish in the classroom as a relationship with the teacher is established. A child’s needs are to be addressed at home as well at school. Basic needs such as food, shelter, water, and hygiene are expectations of a positive home environment.
|Presenter:||Stephanie Burke (Undergraduate Student)|
|Topic:||Education and Human Development|
|Time:||9:15 am Session I|