For some students that may mean adapting curriculum to include di... ... middle of paper ... ...ause I have see over the past four years how I have transformed my own beliefs about teaching. I have learned from professors and cooperating teachers how to handle difficult situations, this has made me a stronger teacher in the classroom. I am able to quickly adapt lesson plans to the needs of a classroom, and know when something is not going to work by the response of my students. I have also seen changes in how I respond to students. I have learned that students really do want to learn; they just need to know that their teachers want to help them.
As I stated in prior questions, the information I have learned have provided me with a understanding of how a teacher can be effective in their classroom by using the strategies suggested. There are some strategies that are beyond a teacher control, therefore, they will need to create a different technique, but keep in mind the information each theory to be successful. 8. What can I do from now until the end of the course, to make this a [an even] better learning experience? What I can do for the remainder of the course to make this a better learning experience is to continue to be involved and learn from my other classmate and instructor.
For students, knowing how they can improve on their work is an incredible asset, as it allows them to understand that they can control their own advancement in their education. Additionally, However, feedback is more than simply returning student work. When student work is given back, some students will focus on only the grade they received rather than the feedback presented on the paper, and because of this, feedback should always be shared with to the class in a way that is engaging (Moss, 2009). When developing my feedback and data plan, I took this into account as I have decided to present student data to the class. For example, when it comes to my postcard assignment, I avoid giving feedback to my students by handing back each students graded postcard.
Here are some of the useful points I have learnt from these observations: • The activities, the classroom materials and the teacher personality which have a huge effect on the learners, so by using a variety of activities , smiling and setting a friendly atmosphere could improve the learners ability to learn. • How to increase STT and decrease TTT. • The importance of motivation to increase learners confidence. • How to use CCQ to learners understanding. • The important role of classroom management as giving clear instructions, the physical position of the teacher, seats and Maintaining discipline (especially with younger learners) • The advantages and disadvantages of using authentic materials.
Although there are many different techniques to education, I feel that the philosophy of progressivism and essentialism best fits my style and belief of teaching. These teaching philosophies focus around student needs, democracy, and the basics of education. I feel that the materials presented in class should be thought provoking enough where students can exercise their critical thinking skills. Working in groups and interacting with other students should be encouraged because this way, a student can learn how to collaborate with one another but also learn how to accept different viewpoints. When teaching English, it is important for students to have conversational experiences with one another because many times students would focus only on grammar and can potentially be problematic.
“Every phase of instruction must be accompanied by a means of checking for understanding” (Fisher & Frey, 2008, p. 37). I have realized that assessing students’ understanding of the concept on which the lesson is based is a critical step in determining the flow of the lesson. A quick recap in the form of questions and answers works well for me to not only correct misconceptions but also improve learning as it helps the students connect the day’s lesson with previous learning. In my experience, all assessment may not count towards a grade but there should be feedback for learners as well as us facilitators to know where they stand with respect to achieving the lesson objectives. “Students achieve more when they have a clear picture of the expectations”
This involved me in my own learning process, which made me appreciate what I learned all the more, because I felt like I had achieved it, not because someone told me this is the answer. We learn best through experience. Teaching is about evolving your students and helping them when they need it. Teaching is about encouragement, reassurance, and supplying what your students to need to reach their goals. Learning is not something you can force, but you can instill a desire to learn.
Next time I did this lesson I would actually count how many thumbs were up and how many were down. In order to get a better observation of my students. The students learning was impacted by communicating to me, the teacher, how they felt about the lesson and how comfortable they felt with the material of the lesson. While doing the lesson I could tell the students who had their thumbs up were completing the lesson with no problem and the students with thumbs down were struggling a little bit. If students didn’t understand that material I would also try to explain the problem in a different way using working like bigger or smaller rather than greater than or less than.
This approach also makes learning exciting by allowing students an opportunity to connect ideas based on their background knowledge. As teachers we must continue to implement strategies for the purpose of promoting students’ overall comprehension skills. I thought this article was very informational and I took away some very useful teaching tools that will allow me to help my students become better readers understanding what they are reading. In doing this I will be able to teach the different text structures to the students who are at a disadvantage and help them to be able to comprehend by using text structures in expository texts. I also thought it was nice how the article gave the five text structures and three guides as a guide to use with students.
I will help my students to find other resources to support their learning process. For example, I can suggest students to search about an idea, fact, or any information from books or the internet. This will help them in enhancing their knowledge and will also prevent them from relying on the teacher support only. In addition to that, I will help them to read and write more and encourage them to practice English outside the classroom. I will also provide students the tools that will assist them in learning and will also build their interest of learning in the classroom and incorporate a variety of assessments that I gained from the assessment ... ... middle of paper ... ...ssible way.