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Below are 2 posts by peers we have to respond on it . while responding if you include any reference it will be good.
1… In terms of the last image, how close is ‘reality’ to what we currently see in the educational context? Does our current education system support equality, equity, reality or liberation? What will it take for us to reach the stage of ‘liberation’?
The above is the question . one student respond to that question now I have to response on his following post
Please write response to the following min word limit is 100
by Joshua Pope - Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 6:16 PM

In terms of the image depicted, the current schooling system does reflect the 'reality' illustration provided. However, in the current educational context, this is not due to any individual factor. In terms of funding, there are significant gaps between funding for students with disability versus those without (NCC, 2016). This means that the depiction where students without disability or special needs are always provided ample support to push them further and further, however everyone else can often be left behind.
The current education system appears to support equality the most. In the Australian professional standards for teachers, standard 1.5, states: Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities (AITSL, 2018). It is an expectation that teachers and schools cultivate an inclusive culture where everyone is given the same opportunities.
In order to reach a state of liberation, I believe that as educators we must know how to get past boundaries that all students face. The education system is not easy for everyone and its up to educators to discover ways to provide for everyone's individual needs while ensuring none of the persons involved are 'held back'.
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. (2011). Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Retrieved August 1, 2018, from
2 Read the following quote:
Research shows that teachers talk for up to 60% of a meeting whereas parents and students only talk for 18% of the time! (Martin et al., 2006, cited in Porter, 2009, p.82)
How does this quote and the previous clip about listening relate to each other? What strategies can you use to improve your listening skills, particularly when working collaboratively in an inclusive education setting?
Josh respond to above question now I have to respond to his post Write response to the following min 100 words
Enhancing the Listening Skill
by Josh Duyzer - Sunday, 29 July 2018, 1:36 PM

In today's ever growing, high-tech, high-stress schooling environments the ability to listen is becoming a skill that we as a society are devoting less and less time to. Listening has become a rarity. It can help build relationships with students, solves problems, creates an understanding and improves accuracy. Listening can be defined as -the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process- (Skills You Need, 2018).
-Research shows that teachers talk for up to 60% of a meeting whereas parents and students only talk for 18% of the time!- (Martin et al., 2006, cited in Porter, 2009, p.82)
In the clip -The Most Valuable Skill that Nobody Teaches: How to Listen- (2015), Tom Yorton clearly states that to improve our listening skills we need to listen to understand, not listen to just respond. According to the quote above stated by Martin, teachers seem to be more active in talking than listening in regards to what the parents and students have to say about their educational needs. Teachers need to be aware and conscious on how much they talk and use more time to actively listen to what others have to say in the world around them. Even though the quality of speech or listening is not stated in the quote, it is ideal that teachers provide the quality time for others to have their say and to be open-minded about what is being said.
As a pre-service teacher, being an effective and active listener is crucial especially with the students. Listening is a skill that teachers need to connect, understand and support their students. Strategies to becoming a better listener is to have an open mind while communicating, take out time for students despite distractions that may occur and be considerate about what the other person has to say. In a Ted Talk on 5 ways to listen better, Julian Treasure stated that he believes -that every human being needs to listen consciously in order to live fully, connected in space and in time to the physical world around us and connected in understanding to each other- (Treasure, 2011). Teachers always need to be listening and attentive to be able to effectively communicate to those around us.

3. Write view on the following question min 100 word limit
The following are general accommodations for students with emotional or behavioural disorders:
(Adapted from Mastropieri & Scruggs, 2007)
- establish an open and accepting classroom
- clearly state class rules and consequences
- emphasise positive behaviours
- be tolerant
- specifically teach social skills
- carefully select peers for peer tutoring
- have alternative activities available
- carefully select groups for cooperative learning
- use behavioural contracts
What do these strategies suggest? Whose behaviour do we need to change when working with students with emotional or behavioural disorders? Why do you think this can be so hard to do?
Respond to the following question Min word limit 100
4..Consider the two statements below. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Why or why not?
The following statements were made in Heward (2014):
• Gifted and talented children may be the most underserved group of exceptional children; and
• The highest achieving students are ignored as teachers tend to concentrate on the lowest achieving students.

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