Complete weekly writing assignments within CANVAS. All writings must thoroughly address the scenario in question (at least one page, double-spaced) and should demonstrate graduate level writing. Points will be deducted for incorrect spelling, punctuation, and grammar. (W.4.2, W.4.4). Include examples from the textbook and cite your sources in APA format to provide evidence of the reading assignments each week.
Emmer, E. T., & Everton, C.M., (2021). Classroom management for middle and high school
Teachers, 11th edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. (The 10th edition is also acceptable.)
The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary Wong (New Fifth Edition – 2018). No other edition is acceptable for this course
Respond to one of the following scenarios. Include the number (1 or 2) and title of the scenario. Write in complete sentences and write your answer as though I, the reader, have no idea what the scenario is about. Your answer should thoroughly address the situation and should reflect graduate quality writing. Submit to CANVAS on assigned due date/time.
Scenario 1: Case Study: Helping Ms. Washington Understand Her Class
Ms. Washington, a sixth-grade teacher in her first year, sits down in your classroom with a sigh. You can see that she is frustrated. She says, “I just do not get it. I have known all my life that I am meant to be a teacher. I work really hard to plan exciting lessons that are fun, and will engage the children in active learning. But the kids just cannot seem to behave themselves so that we can do the activities I’ve planned. The children talk when they are not supposed to, they wander aimlessly, they do not finish their work, and they are driving me nuts! If I cannot figure out what to do, I will have to start using workbooks instead of creative, engaging lessons. What am I doing wrong?
What things might be contributing to the difficulties that Ms. Washington is having?
(Hint: What sort of teacher considerations/actions enable creative, engaging lessons to run smoothly?)
Scenario 2: Demonstrating Caring and Support
Mr. Quinn, a sixth-grade teacher, regularly eats lunch with his students, uses a suggestion box, participates in school and community events, and makes birthday cards for his students. Miss Velar, an eighth-grade teacher participates in school events and sporadically sends notes to her students letting them know what they need to do to improve their behavior.
Compare how the teachers’ relationships with students differ in respect to demonstrating caring and support.
(Hint: Examine the section What Are Relationships?)