Changing Curriculum, NCLB, Best Practices, Discipline

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MELS 601
Aldridge Chapters 5, 6, 7, & 12
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Teaching as Transmission
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Straight Rows
Worksheets
Textbooks
Scripted Lessons
The teacher’s role is to utilize the
prescribed curriculum and make few real
decisions.
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Teaching as Transaction
 In transaction, “knowledge is seen as constructed and
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reconstructed by those participating in the teaching
learning act.”
Students study the prescribed curriculum
Group work
Activities are more open-ended and promote higher
level thinking skills
Differentiation is practiced
Decisions are still made primarily by the teacher,
with student input, but meaning is guided by the
teacher and constructed by the students.
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Teaching as Inquiry
 Inquiry classrooms encourage a considerable
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amount of student interaction in groups.
Used in developmentally appropriate classrooms
Inquiring environment is created
Children are encouraged to explore and learn
about topics of their own interest
Students play active role of classroom learning
The general management of an inquiry
classroom takes a tremendously resourceful
and skilled teacher.
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Teaching as Transformation
 The curriculum is designed so that students can
study how people or other living creatures make
a difference in the world.
 Students may decide to study giraffes in an
inquiry classroom, in a transformation classroom,
the study would go a step further to determine
how giraffes have made a difference in the world
 Curriculum takes on a whole new meaning…how
does it impact our planet
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Which of the previous frameworks presented
in this chapter do you believe the federal
government most supports?
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Parents most support?
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Principals?
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Undergraduate Professors of Education?
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Why?
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Enough Said
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Read the Scenarios on Pg. 121 of text
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Which classroom would you prefer to be
in?
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Do you still see scenario one in today’s
schools?
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Why are professional organization
guidelines sometimes in conflict with
recommendations made by federal, state,
and local administrators?
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Was developmentally appropriate
practice used when you were in school? If
so, how?
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What does your school have in place to
help the beginning teacher with classroom
management and discipline?
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How do you as a principal assist a veteran
teacher that is having issues with
classroom management and discipline?

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