An article written by Sean Coughlan states that, “Pupils in England already get an average of 150 hours extra teaching per year than their Finnish counterparts.” Students in Finland do not receive homework, but their test scores are ranked sixth in the world. This goes to prove that all the extra homework US students receive is not beneficial. Finland students also spend less time in school than US students do. This goes to conclude that extra homework does not equal better test
Nonetheless, small high schools offer only a limited amount of courses and extracurriculars that students can get involved in. Small high schools also have problems hiring qualified teachers. Overall, small high schools bear a new placehold in the education dispute. Firstly, high schools should contain smaller numbers as they possess limited violence rates. According to several educational studies cited in “How Smaller Schools Prevent School Violence” from Educational Leadership, a magazine dedicated to informing educators about new education innovations, violence occurs less often in small schools: “Among schools with 1,000 or more students, 33 percent experienced a serious violent crime, compared with 4-9 percent of small and medium-sized schools.
“Although as a teacher she maintained tight control of the classroom discourse, her teaching goals were to liberate her students’ minds through literacy, eventually to use great works of literature to illuminate their own lives.” (Schulman 1987). In order to achieve the curriculum objectives Nancy had to figure out how to organize the curriculum to fit the needs of the students as well as the school and she did this through her know how on the use of the texts and materials provided. “She seemed to possess a mental index of these books she taught so often … with key episodes organized in her mind for different pedagogical purposes, different levels of difficulty, different kinds of pupils, different themes or emphasis.” (Schulman
They trust that their children will be safe with me and trust that I will teach them and give them the education that they deserve. English essayist Chesterton wrote, “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another” ( Guillaume, 2016, p.29). As teachers we are the building blocks for our students education. In my Art class I try to expose my students to many things and try to show them that with a good education and hard work they can accomplish and do anything that they put their mind too. Even as a teacher, I learn from my students everyday.
Recent education reform demands a highly skilled teaching profession and it is widely accepted that a teacher’s development spans an entire career (Court, 1991). Therefore, teachers must be immersed in the subjects they teach, and have the ability both to communicate basic knowledge and to develop advanced thinking and problem-solving skills among their students (Loucks-Horsley, Hewson, Love, & Stiles, 1998; National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future,
Textbooks play a central role in language teaching and provide a valuable source for both teachers and learners. In relation with textbook Davison (1975) suggests that after the teacher the textbook is the most significant component in the foreign language classrooms. Few teachers enter class without a textbook which provides content and teaching/learning activities that form much of what happens in the classroom. Some students, in Mukundan and Ahour’s (2010, p. 336) words, rely deeply on the textbook as “an essential element of their learning material without which they do not consider the learning situation to be serious”. According to Tomlinson (2012), textbooks prepare learners for examinations, help teachers by reducing their preparation time, help administrators to allocate lessons to teachers, normalize teaching, and provide teaching that would be valuable to any learner anywhere at a specified language level.
The role of a teacher in the mid 1800s was not only to educate on reading and writing but also on religious education and not to mention their role as a community leader (Morton, 1947). The second factor to be considered in the role of a teacher is their own teacher education and teacher preparation. Having the proper education and preparation plays an important factor in your role as a teacher. If you don 't know what you 're doing it can effect your role as well. As discussed in the article, The Exhausting Life of a First-Year Science Teacher, “It was basically ‘jump in the deep end,’ ” Reddy said.
Nowadays, there is no doubt that technology has become a substantial element in many pupils’ lives, accordingly, the education systems have incorporated into their curriculum new instructions that try to implement these tools and toe the line with the rest of the world. However, there are still some English teachers who prefer to teach vocabulary in their classrooms using only oral and written instruction, hence, the traditional method, while other English teachers are using technology such as digital multimedia in their classrooms. The current digital and technological era is one of the main characteristics that stimulate these changes in the process of
Speaking is one of the language skills that have an important thing if we learn about English languages. To support the communication between the people or communication in the learning process, speaking can become a key to make it to be successful. Because of this case, speaking is considered as the skill that to be developed. We have noticed that the common challenge which encounters the teachers is that they find it hard to get students to speak, but getting them to speak is more difficult in a foreign language (Merchi, 2012). As we known, there are so many problems that will be happening to the students and the teacher.
In this process, teachers and learners are the most important participants which their roles should be taken into consideration by Teaching English as Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL) researchers. Teachers and researchers in the field of language teaching have shifted their focus away from the teacher-centered learning to the learner-centered learning. In other words, EFL learners take on more responsibility for their learning to meet their own individual needs. Accordingly, Lynch (2010), the learner-centered approach puts more responsibility on the learners ' shoulder by making use of language learning strategies. Learner-centered approach (i.e., active learning) is a teaching method in which the learner is in the center of learning process and the teacher has the least impression in language teaching.