Teachers need to be self-reflective and to think about our own teaching. After each lesson I put the following questions to myself: Was the lesson effective?, What were my strengths and weaknesses?, How could it be improved? What follows are some of my reflections on various important items in my training period from the observations and own experiences carried out in the classrooms: -I have met lots of children in my internships and that is awesome for me. All the classrooms contain pupils with different abilities, different attitudes to English language and different styles of learning. I think that it is positive but also it is more difficult to respond to their different needs and interest.
First repertoire, which is talk for everyday life is obviously being applied in any classroom. It support everyday human interaction and help students to develop, explore and utilize transactional talk, exploratory talk and so on. Learning talk provides students with not only factual answers but also allows them to narrate, explain, evaluate and many more. Teaching talk involves teacher in rote (where I drill any ideas facts and routine through repetition), recitation (recall or test what is expected to be known by using short question or key point), instruction (give order to student and tell them what and how to do; lab tutorial, project etc) and exposition (imparting information and explaining). The last repertoire (classroom organization) allows teacher to make use of five ways of organizing interaction.
As a new teacher, it has been important to establish many strategies that help my students to become more independent, especially to create an environment in which students can be safe and engaged. Achieving this goal can be measured through misbehavior and positive reward data (for individuals and the whole class), observations from my mentor and administrator, and the organization and visuals seen in my classroom. The first component, misbehaviors and positive reward data, was originally supposed to be measured through class dojo point tracking. Although this data showed initial improvements and a good ratio of positive rewards to consequences, it began to level out and lose effectiveness around November/December. For that reason, I chose to use alternate strategies to motivate the whole class, including a new token system using unifix cubes as a more tangible “point” and using punch-cards for checking in
Yes, lesson delivery and classroom engagement is important for students to succeed in the classroom, however, the formation of relationships with students and their families is of utmost importance. After the establishment of a sense of classroom community, “everything else begins to fall in place.” Children are engaged, they want to learn, they begin to self monitor and that’s what is most powerful. As I continue to develop my philosophies of teaching, specifically, classroom management I will bring along with me this experience and take into account Mr. Decker’s experiences and suggestions. It is important for me to recognize that being a teacher isn’t an easy job, it’s more than just lecturing students and drilling information in which I want them to regurgitate. Being a teacher is caring about the individual “whole student” their home life, their like’s and dislikes as well as their strengths and weaknesses, all in hopes of pushing each student to be as successful as
Transference is when a student projects their beliefs and feelings on to the teacher; Counter Transference is the opposite. The following effects on a teacher’s behaviour can be a result of Counter Transference: • Either consciously or unconsciously the teacher/carer will react to the student’s transference on to them. That is they will be affected if the student projects attraction or rejection on to the teacher. • The teacher’s/carer’s personal history will cloud their understanding of the student’s behaviour. The student will represent an unresolved issue such as an inability to deal with aggression • They will have a predisposition towards a range of students based on whether they are attracted to them or repelled by their presence.
Letting a kid do whatever he/she wants to do can be dangerous for a school. Enforcing positive discipline on students can lead to schools being more protected, and that will make a student more happy and successful. In my paper, I stated the evidence last paragraph that said, “Positive School Discipline is integrated into the policies, programs, and practices of a school and is applied systemwide—in the classroom, school, and community—to create a safe, supportive learning environment for all students.” This evidence leads me to think that school’s who have supportive learning environments will be safer. People who believe kids need to be free in school, well, they’re wrong. Keeping students safe is the number one priority for most school’s staff members, and letting kids disregard the rules at school will be breaking that agreement, and will later lead to deeper
CHANICA GIBHARD 201201500 To understand the implications of a teachers positive communicative behaviour during teaching and learning the concept of classroom communications will be discussed in detail and the forms and elements of classroom communications will be included. Factors effecting communication and types of communication will be analysed and how to deal with communication barriers in a classroom and effective ways to communicate in a classroom will be revealed. Communication can be defined as the two-way process off giving, receiving, transmitting or exchanging information (conveyed in words, tone of voice and body language), ideas and opinions so that the message is totally understood by both the sender and receiver of the
It is a person who dedicates time for other people and is happy doing it. For me to become a great teacher, I need to have cleared my aims or objectives, have effective lesson plans, needs analysis from my students and be able to continue learning and keep updated. I need to be organized. Strengths and Weaknesses During my first teaching practice, I was so worried about the time and about if students asked something that I did not to answer. Definitely something this is a big weakness, but we as teachers experienced this situation and I understand that is not wrong to don’t know something at the moment.
This belief can be viewed as a pillar of the teachers’ cognitions about pronunciation pedagogy. One of the challenges faced by English teachers today is determining how to provide the appropriate and affective feedback on learner pronunciation, because inappropriate ways certainly will give bad impacts to the student’s improvement and confidence. For example the students become under estimate their self in studying English pronunciation, they study under pressure, nervous and etc. Therefore to prevent those bad impacts, teachers should know the modes of feedback and they should apply the
Or having enough knowledge on the subject you are teaching? For me being a teacher is being able to connect with the students both physically and mentally. That every time you go to their classrooms I am equip with the necessary skills of a teacher that I will be able to impart the knowledge they need to learn. At first I was nervous because they might not participiate because Im just also a student just like them. And that they may not respect and listen to me.