Greta Siddiqui

A New York Mother and Field Hockey Coach

About Greta Siddiqui

A dedicated mother and experienced educator, Greta Siddiqui works as field hockey coach for a school district in Upstate New York. She has also involved herself in the academic world by volunteering at such schools as Birch Grove Elementary, Parker Memorial Elementary, and Tolland Middle School, each of which her children attended. Greta Siddiqui hails from a family that has a long tradition of valuing and participating in education. For instance, both of her parents and many of her relatives served or now serve as teachers.

A faithful individual, Greta Siddiqui is an active member of her congregation at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. She maintains strong Christian values by staying engaged with the wider Catholic community. Moreover, Siddiqui supports Catholic charities such as children's hospitals and the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.

When not working, Siddiqui enjoys spending time outdoors with her family while on camping excursions. Furthermore, she encourages her children in their extracurricular activities, which range from athletics such as golf and swimming to playing in the school band.

Common Elements of Instruction

Greta Siddiqui, a field hockey coach for New York’s Corinth Central School, graduated with a degree in education and a certificate in elements of instruction from the State University of New York at Brockport. In addition to coaching, Greta Siddiqui has served as a substitute teacher at a number of schools in her area.

Some of the most effective elements of instruction have become so ingrained in typical classroom culture that many students and even teachers might take them for granted. The first technique, known as sequencing, involves ordering lesson plans so that ideas and skills gained in one session can be built upon and applied to subsequent lessons.

Equally as effective is the “repetition, practice, feedback” system of instruction, in which children receive instruction and examples in class, and then take work home to practice independently of the teacher. When they turn their assignments in, the teacher evaluates errors and gives more instruction in areas students did not understand.

Additional elements of instruction include placing clearly defined cues in problems, prompting students to use recently learned strategies, and a technique known as scaffolding, which allows teachers to control levels of difficulty as students learn new skills.

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