In any learning environment, it is essential to understand the learning pattern for a given number of students. This aids in preparation plans by a teacher who uses his or her competence to arrange for a given class. This includes comprehending and interpreting the learning outcomes in the most comfortable way understandable to a student. Based on a field observation made at Brooklyn College Academy High School, a faulty learning process is observed in classes ranging from 7th to 12th grade. The case context provided depicts a learning environment where the teacher fails to prepare adequately for a class. As a result, the teacher fails to provide concrete examples or illustration that would provide students with a starting point when executing the assignment at hand. Lack of proper preparations challenges students to achieve specific goals and objectives of a subject.
Secondly, edTPA Principles acknowledge the contribution of issuing instructions during a learning process. Once a teacher prepares for a lesson sufficiently, and provides the necessary examples and illustrations, the subsequent task entails engaging the student using a type of assessment. In the case context provided, the teachers structured their instructions in such a way that learning outcomes are evaluated and achieved using a vague structure. For instance, verbal instructions are intended to gauge a student’s understanding and interpretation of learning content. However, the case context provided fails to adhere to issue instructions in a learning process that is progressive. Consequently, the students get confused on how to execute the learning outcomes of a lesson.
Literacy learning assessment is another learning area which concludes a comprehensive lesson as noted by edTPA Principles. The literacy learning process require a follow up on the progress of reading and writing among the students involved. The lack of an exclusive literacy learning process leads to a non-uniform learning curve whereby the bright students in class determine the progress of other students as observed in Brooklyn College Academy High School. This is a dire learning situation which lacks significantly in development and professionalism from the involved teacher in discussion. Assessing learning outcomes using a literacy test is implemented once the instructions are issued to students according to edTPA Principles. Their literacy levels should then determine the learning progress of every student. In the case context provided, the series of teaching failure in adequate preparations does not improve the literacy levels of students with reference to their learning capacities.
For a level 5 teaching professional, edTPA Principles appreciate that different measures should be adopted to avoid the above situation. Since most teachers are attributed to the leaning failure of students, the parents should also be involved to act as a watchdog to learning practices that do not impact positively on students. Consequently, a parent-teacher relationship would be significant for a child to achieve a learning progress outcome that would aid them in the future in the case context provided. This initiative would avoid stakeholder blame games whereby most parents end up complaining of poor professional services from the teachers. Similarly, the teachers tend to be agitated by parents who play a zero role on the learning process of their children as seen Brooklyn College Academy High School.
It would also be important for teachers to consider new preparations strategy that would improve the learning outcome of students during a given lesson as guided by edTPA Principles. It is through adequate preparations that a teacher can manage the available time and learning resources for a given lesson. This would improve the learning progress as both the teacher and the students will engage positively during a class lesson. Similarly, practical assignments should ensure that all students engage and participate with peers within a group. This should be implemented at Brooklyn College Academy High School to ensure that the learning progress impacts positively among the students.