Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Special Education Blog

What are they thinking was recently read by moi. I knew a lot of the information because the University of South Alabama has did a great job teaching us(teachers) about the special education issues. I chose this article because I like to know why a student thinks a certain way. I think that is very important for teachers to know. For example, why does a student have anger problems? Should a teacher care? Well as Stone Cold would say, Hello Kitty yea. The article says anger is in response from "threats, insults, frustration, injustice, intentional harm, or conflict." A teacher should speak to their kiddos about why they might have gotten angry over something. Is it really just because the person next to you accidentally knock your brand new John Cena lunch box off of your desk or is it really something else? I've always found that when persons get mad over some things, it is really because of something else. Well I say, TEACHERS help students find out why Tim McGraw thinks they are angry all the time, and help the student face that problem. The article that I read also had a little chart in it that gave information on how students would react in certain moral situations and WHY they would react this or that way. Well, I think this important info to know because we need to not only know why students think something,why they get mad, but also why they do certain things. There are moral stages that persons go through. There is this one stage that a child will do or not do something because of the consequences he or she might face. So, as time goes on, they get into another stage. What is this stage you ask? Well in this stage a person will do or not do something because of the way it could effect someone else. They have begun to think of others, so in essence(I hope I used that word correctly) they are loving or not loving their neighbor. A teacher needs to be observing why they are acting certain ways. If you would like to know more you can personally look at this article and this chart at PS You must have an USA ID to get to this link. If you do not have one, contact your local doctor.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blog for EDM510

I probably should make a new post for EDM510. The website and assignments were a little confusing at first, but I think I have made some progress. I'm sure I will continue to make mistakes on the way for two reasons. First, I need to read instructions better. It is easy to try to skim through instructions when there are numerous assignments. I want to finish the assignments as fast as possible. When this happens, persons might not take the time to really understand what they are doing and the reason for it. Secondly, I think mistakes will be made because of the instructions. I say this because I'm a teacher and want to make sure that I'm aware of how instructions can be ambiguous. Sometimes teachers giving instructions just assume that their instructions are clear. This is not always true. I try to think of what I'm saying to students. Just because I understand what I'm talking about, doesn't mean my students do. As a teacher, I try think of myself as a student which is what I am right now and have been for most of my life. Over the years, there have been many times where teachers were just telling me something, assuming I knew everything they were saying. I would just sit there instead of asking what that teacher meant. Students do just sit there. Teachers, we should be aware of this when we teach and give instructions.