Within my classroom community, I will model the skills required for language and the students will be active participants in their learning. Students should be given the opportunity to share their opinions and discuss any issues that may arise. As a teacher, I will contribute to the classroom community by providing differentiated instruction and choices for individual differences. I will have students practice the skills they have learned to become more efficient (Tompkins, Bright, & Winsor 2015). I will make sure that my students always feel important, encouraged daily and are supported.
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES What is instructional strategies? Instructional strategies are techniques teachers use to help students become independent, strategic learners. These strategies become learning strategies when students independently select the appropriate ones and use them effectively to accomplish tasks or meet goals. The most effective teaching methods include meaningful and goal-oriented activities that provide students with the opportunity to use world languages in an active context. In response to the needs of teachers / specialists, class teachers and other related persons in language training.
It is important that a teacher gain her students ' attention and provide clear instructions at the beginning of the lesson. I found this quite helpful when allocating individual or group work. The students were able to make the lesson their own. I tried my best to encourage learning from peers and forwarded student questions back to the students. This enabled students to share their knowledge, agree and disagree with each other while learning to respect the ideas of their classmates.
Being in front of a group of people implies a lot of preparation to deal with different kinds of learners, being flexible, adapting activities according to students’ needs, designing different materials, planning a meaningful and pleasant lesson in order for learning to occur. Good teachers have to perform different roles such as model, monitor, guide, controller, assessor or tutor, during the lesson according to the situation. As a result, good teachers need to objectively control, motivate, evaluate, guide, respect, give acceptable information, to the students and make them know they are important in the learning process so that lead students to correctly communicate in English, not only in the classroom but outside of
Whether it being traditional or contemporary, teachers have a various tactics such as rational arguments and creative ways (McBer, n.d.) to leave an impact on students and to influence them in bringing about positive outcomes. Petty (2009) supports the importance of teachers having an impact and influence on students and adds that effective teachers can first of all recognize the potential of the students. After recognizing the potential of students, teachers now should think analytically and conceptually as discussed earlier and develop a lesson plan that encourages students to reach their full potential or even challenging students to reach a higher level of learning. In addition, McBer (n.d.) and Petty (2009), share that there are informal ways of influencing students. When a teacher has a closer proximity with a student, the teacher will understand the student better which lead to a better understanding of the students learning styles.
Lastly, the teacher has to be able to engage with a variety of instructional strategies to ensure learners are guided and supported in a way that is beneficial to their learning of the new language. The teacher also has to have knowledge of how to create opportunities for practice and incidental
Students want to learn from a teacher who is shows care and interest in the subject they are teaching ( Hess.G and Friedland.S, 1999). Teachers should have an enthusiasm about the subject they are teaching. They need to show an interest in what they are teaching and not to fake the enthusiasm. Teachers should be pleased to teach the different topics which are involved in the subject. The enthusiasm of the teacher needs to excite the students about the subject.
Consequently, I have started to develop a personal philosophy of education. The three main components of my educational philosophy are: 1) The continuous learning and education of educators so as to achieve their full potential as teachers 2) The vital establishment of strong and considerate relationships with students 3) The encouragement of students by educators to think for themselves, thus developing their individuality and enabling them to experience that which they are learning. The above points have been developed from my reflection on some key educational thinkers ideas and beliefs regarding a teaching philosophy. This essay will provide an insight as to why these three points have, to date, become a fundamental part of my teaching philosophy. Firstly, what is education and what has been my experience of education
It is important not just for a teacher to know her own style and the preferred styles of learners, but also for learners to develop an increased awareness of both ‘their style’, and alternative styles. Style matching Knowing the different cognitive styles of learners gives teachers the opportunity to increase classroom efficiency by presenting material in many different ways, in order “to offer a myriad of multisensory, abstract and concrete learning activities that meet the needs of many different learning styles” (Oxford et al., 1992, p.452). It is an aspect of a teacher’s responsibility to “modify the learning task they use in their classes in a way that may bring the best out of particular learners with particular learning styles” (Cohen and Dörnyei, 2002,
One example is that psychomotor skills of performance-based task among the students in their classes. A good lesson allows a valid and reliable criterion reference of performance. A lesson log is a printed set of guidelines that distinguishes performance or products of different quality. According to Adorinda R. Monje-Sarmiento (2008), Evaluation is a primary part of the education process. The teacher should lead every experience in terms of the needs and interests of the students as seen in life situations.