Art: Art as a way of expression makes it fun and comprehensive during learning. The pupils are allowed to interpret what they understand in their group discussions. This activity helps other group members to relate to each. Most importantly, it provides a platform to develop an understanding of activities and other topics (Anne, 2). Another role is the literal luminary. In authentic luminary, the pupils point out interesting passages of a book. The kids are allowed to say what in the books connects them to events outside the classroom. Lastly, the word wizard role helps to indicate unusual texts during learning. The functions mentioned above aim at making the children develop interests as well as enjoy their literature book.
Group discussion: As the students are acquainted with the group discussion format, they seize to use roles. The teacher’s roles in the group circles also stop once the children settle in the groups. The kids tend to conduct their class work more comfortably if they are confident. The presence of the teacher is at times intimidating (Anne, 3). Most children freely share among their peers as opposed to being in the presence of an authority such as teachers. In addition, group circles provide an arena for students to explore their interests instead of being controlled by adults. However, teachers come in handy when handling difficult tasks. When kids are on their own, they might not produce an up to the standard product. A teacher can put the pupils productively occupied as opposed to when they are left by themselves.
Differentiated instructions: In most traditional learning circles, pupils are grouped according to their ability. As a result, others who have trouble with learning tend to lag behind. pupils should be ableto examine what they are reading with the others. Children who find it elusive to understand can gather a lot from literature circles. This is because learning circles give them an opportunity to share insights with a group( Anne, 4). It is obvious that students with lesser ability will feel inadequate if they are grouped with children with greater abilities. As such, it is significant for teachers to meet the students prior to assigning them to various learning activities. As such, the teachers get the opportunity to evaluate individual abilities in reading. At the same time, the teacher will also provide insight on how it will be to be in different groups.
It is advisable that the teacher lets the students write at least three names of those they want to be in the group with. The opportunity allows the pupils to try to find their feet and avoid future embarrassment. The approaches provided in the literature circles offer a platform in which students can interact freely during literature and foster comprehension skills.
Goal setting: This technique is well praised and encouraged as it facilitates knowledge sharing. In this case, the pupils learn and research in private to share with group members during the discussion. This is crucial in motivating and encouraging members to do more research as one member may know much today than others and encourage other members to study better for the next day. The social environment is an important aspect; it gives pupils ability to know how each member can work collectively in a group (Anne, 5). It is also significant promoting sharing of information and achievement of the set objective. Oral communication is essential in all parts of this system since it is widely used for communication and sharing. Its importance includes learning and improves understanding and strengthening the system.
Characteristics of an affective teacher
Attentiveness: From the case study, the author points out relevant information that a teacher can relate. This article raises the question; whether or not the learning techniques are workable according to pupils’ perspectives. This information about the corporative learning techniques is essential to developing schools. It has enormous benefit nearly in all aspect in school. For instance, as a teacher will implement the discussion circle used in this system in lessons to ensure that pupils research appropriately for new content and share it with others to improve the level of understanding (Luois, Lawrence and keith, 23).
Engagement: It is important to note that it is beneficial to engage children in policy making. In this case, it is important to ensure that all class policies made together with the pupils ensure a high level of discipline. This is necessary since every child will know exactly what is wrong as suggested by him or her therefore in case of mistakes punishment will not be seen as hatred or unfair practice. The efficiency and effectiveness of cooperative learning has been attributed to its nature of being shareable and engaging. In the case of engagement, the smaller the group, the higher the benefit of sharing as each member gets enough time-sharing the views.
Patience: a patient teacher allows brainstorming and correction that is essential in developing each member. As stated earlier, every child is special in terms of development. While some learn quickly, for others it requires patient in order to help them catch up with others in the classroom. On the other hand, some children tend to be good in some subjects as opposed to others (Benard and Olivia, 13). Therefore, a teacher should be in a position to keep up with such trends.
Encouraging: at the beginning of the case study, the teacher is keen to encourage the children by applauding their good work. This reflect6s in the way the children feel proud after a good day’s work. As such, it encourages the pupils to do better in their class work.
In conclusion, cooperative learning technique is important as it is used to boost morale. This method is also different from the old means since previously the teacher was the sole decision maker and learners the followers. Therefore, cooperative is significant as it is used to enable children to make a wise choice without being forced but only guided. The technique also transforms the previous goals of the school of teaching the children to a role where children are involved in learning and making the school better.
This system is also essential in setting goals since pupils are involved in the process. it makes them have a sense of belonging in the classroom. Besides that, it improves the work of school from being a teaching center to a collectively learning center whether a pupil is highly involved in learning through questioning, researching and answering. This system has many advantages in the advancement of the students’ knowledge. Therefore, it has significant benefits in efficiency and effectiveness of learning. Implementing it will only ensure that the school and the student meet their goals.
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