The teacher has many responsibilities and roles that he has to apply within the classroom ,with other colleagues, and with his students. One crucial role is creating classroom environment. Create a warm, enjoyable and relaxing environment in the classroom, helps students to be involved in the curriculum that is taught. Another role a teacher should hold is being a resource provider in which different resources of activities and materials would help students to get more information about the course. As a teacher, I will be sharing my instructional materials with other teachers to help their students and also get their professional resources to help my students.
Assessment also helps the students know how they progress in class. Assessment is a process that includes measuring improvement overtime, motivating the students to study, evaluating teacher’s method and ranking student’s capability in relation to the whole group evaluation. Assessment is of 2 types: - formative assessment (assessment for learning) and summative assessment. The purpose of assessment is to assess and identify how much the students have understood what was taught in the class. It also helps the teacher to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes.
Self-directed learning is a method of education that has students investigating problems, and Teachers supplying the student the problems to solve (Leary 1). Teachers are not directly providing the solution or information (Leary 1). The student is the one who is defining the parameters around learning while the teacher is just a facilitator in the process (Leary 1). Self-directed learning is, “allowing learners to make decisions about the information they want to experience” (Gureckis and Markant 465). Zimmerman, in his article “Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: An Overview”, describes these kinds of learners as those who “proactively seek out information when needed and take the necessary steps to master it” (4).
“Formative assessment is a process used by teacher and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust on going teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of intended instructional outcomes (Caroline Wylie and Christine Lyon, 2013).” I believe that formative assessments are essential for both students and teachers to inform instruction within lessons and they confirm how much students know about the lesson and how teacher can support to engage in their learning. I approve that asking better questions affords students an opportunity for deeper thinking and provides teachers to know the levels of students’ understanding. In my class, when I started the lesson with inquiring based questions by eliciting learners’ level of background knowledge, the students promptly gave feedback or response quickly to me. It was so notable that I could make
Brookfield proposed 4critical lenses that captivated by the teachers in a "process of critical reflection." These lenses deal with the method of the self-evaluation, student feedback, peer assessment and involvement with literature to develop teaching by using different methods and support the base for good and effective teaching. This theory avails me an opportunity to self-evaluate my teaching on the basis of feedback received from the learners and from the colleague to understand what my learner and fellow teacher think of my teaching skills and evaluating the areas where I need to put more effort to improve. My teaching improvement is not only for me is for my learners and for their growth as well. Taking assistance from theorist work always prove a support in teaching practice.
For example, I learned that the topic enhances the way education is delivered and experienced in a classroom. For example, teaching to be and active listeners, practicing speaking skills, reinforcing the classroom management should start from the minute the students enter into the class. I realized that selecting requires engaging activities to gain students’ interest. It enables students demonstrate skills in an non-threating environment. During the class, I observed the students interested in listening to their peer.
What more! Create learning opportunities and allow space for individual approaches to learning. Most importantly in an effective teaching, teacher act as a facilitator and allows students to take responsibilities for their own learning but not indoctrinating knowledge to the students head. Teachers play a vital role in teaching and learning that enhance students to become independent and critical thinkers while modeling life-long learners. In addition, the role of a teacher is to reach the heart and mind of the children, expand their intellect and knowledge.
Rather, provoking in learners the willing to have an active participation for using the target language. In short, the type of discourse that the teachers employ it is the bridge to have a class where teacher and learners can interact each other switching opinions and ideas. In a monologic discourse initiates, the student responds and the teacher assess. On the other side, dialogic discourse creates an environment of conducting students into the target language. Finally, monologic means teacher-centered.
Introduction Enhancing learning for students involves more than just being able to apply general learning and teaching principles or guidelines. In Educational Studies 1: Classroom Learning and Student Development, we have been learned about how students learn. Most importantly, it involves inquiry-based activities which familiarize us with the roles of teachers in promoting learning and catering for student diversity and individual differences. Throughout the past lessons, one of the most influential, inspiring theories is the theories of motivation to understand and improve educational processes, which means helping our students see the true value of what they are doing and giving them reasonable expectation of success in achieving it.
Teachers can vary in their quality of teaching in the aspect of attitude, knowledge and skills. Ultimately, even with the different skills present in teachers, their goal remains mutual which is to aid students to achieve their goals in life. The type of relationship that exists between teachers and students plays a crucial role towards student’s development. According to Liberante (2004), teacher- student relationship is one powerful tool as it is able to cultivate a sense of belonging within students which leads them to be more involved in classroom