When it comes to teaching a class and being a teacher, is not only about teaching the students from textbooks. Teaching a class goes way past just the textbooks. Often when we hear the word “education”, we think that children are going to school and being lectured by a teacher who has power over them and the classroom. Parents leaving their children at school, expecting the best for them, that they will be receiving the fullest potential of education they can ever receive. As well as parents and children relying on the teacher with their full knowledge that the children will be learning at the kid's pace.
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.
He or she has the power to make the classroom a better learning place or a hell for students. A classroom teacher can make a difference on the lives of students for them to succeed by being a good example in everything he or she does. However, a classroom teacher can destroys the students’ lives when he or she mismanages the class or when he or she is not able to provide quality education. Thus, a successful classroom environment is only attained when the teacher knows how to manage misbehaviors of students in a calm and smooth way. Classroom Management A classroom teacher must be knowledgeable not only in the subject that he/she will be teaching but also in classroom management.
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST OF THEORY AND OBSERVATIONS In order to achieve success in teaching students with a learning disability like dyslexia, it is necessary to use different approaches and strategies. In the context I have observed, the teacher did not seem to use accommodations that help the struggling students very frequently, but the same for all. She always put special emphasis on oral communication, allowing all students to participate, making the lesson dynamic and engaging but somewhat disorganized, and not always achieving the results expected. Additionally to the observations in the classroom, to gather information about my topic I asked the teacher samples of written work of the students that presented Dyslexia. To begin with, it is beneficial for dyslexic students to have some sort of structure in their daily routine, for example the date written in one corner of the board, the layout of the lesson on the other corner, as a way of lower their anxiety and anticipating what is going to be next.
For some of the children who enter their classroom, they are the only one who believes in them and encourages them to do their best. In this way, they can change a child 's life for the better. Change the Future of Education. Teachers also influence the future of the field of education. At some point, most exceptional educators are either formally or informally asked to mentor newer staff members.
Some students do not get attention at home and need that attention at school and teachers provide that. Teachers can have a personal connection with students serving as a friend and someone to encourage them to do the best they can. Teachers dedicate a part of their own life for their students. This is why teachers should be paid more than professional athletes. Preparing students for college is a goal teachers
Especially for students with special needs.Portfolio assessment trains students to be more independent and self-directed learner.As mentioned before,it also enhances communication inside the classroom,be it with the teachers or their peers.Portfolio is the best way for a teacher to show their students’ progress from time to time in detail to parents or the students themselves as all their work materials are recorded.Therefore,portfolio assessment should be practiced in all school,be it private or government or special schools.Teachers should be encouraged to be creative in applying and developing portfolio assessment in class as a way to evaluate their student’s progress as well as to enhance their career.The portfolio is indeed not an easy task to do especially for students with special need because teachers need to have a lot of patience with them. Nevertheless,the results are all worth the hardwork to see the progress and developments made by the students.In the end,portfolio gives a very valuable information on what the students have learnt and accomplished and how did they manage to improve themselves.Portfolios are becoming quite popular among schools in Malaysia as the results from portfolio assessments are more favorable compare to test assessment.Teachers play an important role in the portfolio assessment as they should know more information in order to help students to improvise themselves based on their own judgement.Only teachers are able to help them in a classroom as teachers are the only one aware and keeping track of their learning progress.Teachers should be share their students’ progress with their parents in order for them to get a clear understanding on their children’s progress.Students also have to do their part in order to make the portfolio assessment a success.Students,be it the normal students or students with
Scrivener (2005: 24) agrees that good teachers have to create an atmosphere where the empathy and the authenticity are effective to complement the rapport in a lesson. All of these aspects are really important to consider when describing good English teachers because students look for feeling comfortable with teachers with such features, in order for students to feel secure enough to make questions and receive the most appropriate answers, which allow them developing their skills in learning a second
One more reason is that teachers are always the center of class in school almost school time. In these classes, teachers are lecture-focused, teachers do not provide an opportunity for interactions among students. Most of the classroom interaction is teacher-student oriented, so students’ talking time is low and they have little say on what is
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.