TPE 5: Student Engagement
Clear, precise, and explicit instructions are important for the students to know that there is a purpose and goal to the assignment they are doing. While catching the student's interest and building motivation is a good start, you will need to light a road for the students to understand that what they are about to do can be accomplished.
For instance, if I was teaching a lesson on decimals and place value, I would state to the students that they will first observe what I do, then they will practice one with myself. Following that, I will have the students work with a movable decimal on their own as I give the number and which way the decimal is to move, and that they will be writing down the value of the number down on a separate sheet of paper. Once the student demonstrates that they understand the procedures I can go around to observe that the students are working their way to becoming proficient at the objective.
As a final check the students will construct some form of a response to their learning. This can either be a written, verbal, or a physically construct.
Engaging the student to participate
One of the most important aspect of student being motivated to learn and engage in a lesson is to relate the lesson to the student. In my bank lesson all that the students have learned about decimals and arithmetic are now combined into an authentic lesson where they must manipulate money physically and abstractly. Error checking is vital and by interacting with the bank (the teacher) you can check to see if the students understood what they were suppose to mathematically calculate.
|CA- CCTC: TPE's (Teaching Performance Expectations)|
|Standard : A. Making Subject Matter Comprehensible to Students|
| TPE : TPE
1: Specific Pedagogical Skills for Subject Matter Instruction
TPE 1 is divided into two categories intended to take into account the differentiated teaching
assignments of multiple subject and single subject teachers. Multiple subject credential holders
work in self-contained classrooms and are responsible for instruction in several subject areas;
single subject teachers work in departmentalized settings and have more specialized assignments.
These categories are Subject-Specific Pedagogical Skills for Multiple Subject Teaching
Assignments (1-A), and Subject-Specific Pedagogical Skills for Single Subject Teaching
|Component : TPE 1A: Subject-Specific Pedagogical Skills for Multiple Subject Teaching Assignments|
Standard Area : Teaching
Reading-Language Arts in a Multiple Subject Assignment
Candidates for a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential demonstrate the ability to teach the state-adopted
academic content standards for students in English-Language Arts (K-8). They understand how to deliver
a comprehensive program of systematic instruction in word analysis, fluency, and systematic vocabulary
development; reading comprehension; literary response and analysis; writing strategies and applications; written
and oral English Language conventions; and listening and speaking strategies and applications. They know how
to strategically plan and schedule instruction to ensure that students meet or exceed the standards. Candidates
create a classroom environment where students learn to read and write, comprehend and compose, appreciate
and analyze, and perform and enjoy the language arts. They understand how to make language (e.g., vocabulary,
forms, uses) comprehensible to students and the need for students to master foundational skills as a gateway to
using all forms of language as tools for thinking, learning, and communicating. They understand how to use
instructional materials that include a range of textual, functional and recreational texts and how to teach high quality
literature and expository text. They understand that the advanced skills of comprehending narrative and informational
texts and literary response and analysis, and the creation of eloquent prose, all depend on a foundation of solid
vocabulary, decoding, and word-recognition skills.
Candidates teach students how to use visual structures such as graphic organizers or outlines to comprehend or
produce text, how to comprehend or produce narrative, expository, persuasive and descriptive texts, how to comprehend
or produce the complexity of writing forms, purposes, and organizational patterns, and how to have a command of written
and oral English-language conventions. They know how to determine the skill level of students through the use of
meaningful indicators of reading and language arts proficiency prior to instruction, how to determine whether students are
making adequate progress on skills and concepts taught directly, and how to determine the effectiveness of instruction and
students’ proficiency after instruction.
1. Math - 5th - 2010-2011 Benchmark1 Test