I was born into a family of teachers – my maternal great-grandfather, grandfather, aunt, uncle, and mom were teachers. My aunt, uncle, and mom eventually became school principals and later professors at local universities. 645 more words
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In the spirit of true Vygotsky fashion teachers strive to find that sweet-spot between the impractically difficult and the excessively easy. To find the edge of a students zone of proximal development and press it gently without pushing them over in to the frustrations of insurmountable failure. 689 more words
P2 – Practice differentiated instruction.
Teacher candidates apply principles of differentiated instruction, including theories of language acquisition, stages of language, and academic language development, in the integration of subject matter across the content areas of reading, mathematical, scientific, and aesthetic reasoning. 396 more words
Zone of Proximal Development
by Joshua Hoyt
In creating well-rounded characters, we need to remember the wind beneath their wings. Our characters need the support of those around them or they will falter and eventually die. 392 more words
Does constructivism promote academic excellence?
Constructivism absolutely leads to academic excellence because it requires that students are actively engaged in their own learning. In Classroom Instruction that Works, we read that this type of engagement integrated through Cooperative Learning positively affects “both academic and socioemotional achievement, self-esteem, motivation, and engagement with school” (p.46). 383 more words