Model For Teaching
EDUC 6610: Teacher as Professional
Model for Teaching
As Dr. Marzano emphasizes in Video Program Four, to be an effective teacher, you must have a model for teaching. (Laureate) After reflecting on the various methods and theories from our readings and video presentation, I began to understand more about my own methods and beliefs on learning and how to make those beliefs and methods work for me and my students’ success.
Being an intervention teacher requires me to meet the students where they are in the learning process. I would say that my model of teaching follows the RTI method of intervention in that I am required to take benchmark test and tier my students according to their results. From this point on, my model for teaching varies greatly from most I have read about. I would say it most closely resembles a combination of the RTI model and the Montessori model combines into one.
There is no separation by age in my classroom. All students are free to mix with students of any age. Students pursue their education at their own pace so there is no need to separate students by age. It is my belief that by having students of various ages I am able to help my students academically as well as socially. The older students are able to provide the younger students with the big brother or sister they might need to feel safe, and the younger students are able to provide my older students with a place they can practice appropriate social skills. I have found that by teaching each other my students learn far more than what I could just teach them myself.
Like the RTI model, my students are closely monitored at each stage of learning to determine their next need for instruction. My students are exposed to high-quality scientifically researched based lessons, hands on activities, technology, tiered instruction and ongoing assessments...