According to Harmer (2007: 24) there is not an ideal personality, but that has to do with teachers’ attitude and reactions towards events that occur during the lesson. So, the best point to consider in teachers’ personality would be demonstrating a positive attitude and their responses while taking decisions during the class, that is what students see at that moment. From their adaptability, we can take into consideration two points while describing good teachers which are, as Harmer (2007:25) discusses, the flexibility and the ability to take advantage of every single event to their favor so that help to succeed. Harmer also agrees that good teachers have to encourage motivation and respect the learner, because creating a good relationship in the class is a proof of upright rapport in the lesson. 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.
This can include a variety of methods such as visual aids, charts, demonstration, a checklist with specific instructions geared towards an activity, connections to student experiences, etc. This will evolve each learners' knowledge and create a better understanding of the subject matter. Accommodating each student individually and as a whole will lead to the success of all students. Secondly, a teacher must demonstrate a positive learning environment for their students, as well as maintaining a positive attitude and enthusiasm within their teachings. (Thompson, Greer, & Greer, n.d.) stated; "Effective teachers are those who use 'meaningful
I will be able to proof my decisions were fair and accurate. I will need records of assessment in the event of being observed by internal observer. This will prove I work in accordance with Quality Assurance. Keeping records of initial assessment will enable me to provide accurate information about student’s additional needs. The example is when the teacher contacts the dyslexia specialist regarding the student, who may have dyslexia.
It should provide them with feedback on their skill progression, motivate them to improve and contribute greatly to their overall development. It also guides the teacher, showing them both how and what the children are learning. This, in turn, enables them to adjust their lessons to account for all students in the classroom and self-reflect on their teaching practices for future planning. Given the wide
This is key because when ideas are made known to the classroom, it will spark healthy arguments and communication among peers. Teachers should form a classroom community and make known the goals that the students need to reach together. Setting high expectations for each and every student will lead to success. My thoughts on this are that if teachers would implement this strategy despite differences in students, then our schools would have higher success rates. Equity is very important in the classroom and my beliefs line up with this article exactly.
The group were communicating ideas effectively and I believe this observation was clearly a result of how passionate the teacher was about the pupil’s questions and how well the teacher engaged with the learning taking place. According to the teacher standards, teacher should “encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study” (Teacher Standards, 2011) The attribute of being enthusiastic is a huge starting point for children that have an unwilling attitude
There are different strategies that can be used by the teachers for effective class management among which the most significant is clearly setting out the format of lessons. This is done with the help of setting objectives and aims, giving regular positive feedback, reviewing the learning outcomes and giving an in depth summary and final exercise to the students. While on the other hand, the teacher can also make use of rubrics for understanding the abilities of students. The teachers can also make use of self-reflection as the strategy for class management because it helps the students in analysing their own learning and development abilities. With the help of this strategy, the teacher would be able to determine the pros and cons of each
2. The strength of these philosophies lies in the fact they are all student centered approaches to teaching and learning. I most appreciate the prescriptive nature of the philosophies meaning that they all are attempting to increase learning and decrease behavior issues by establishing roles, routines, and norms of a classroom. I think if I can actively utilize the approaches above, I can create the type of environment that is helpful to both students and still be a place I want to work in. I do not expect that I can do it all the first year, but maybe over time I can bring in more research based applications of classroom management.
The adopted data collection methods in such research bestows voice to the teachers( Kanno, 2008;Lentolf, 2000; Pelletier, Séguin-Lévesque, &Legault; 2002) and do not restrict what teachers as participants can relate; of course, the researcher’s presence during this procedure will always be a factor that impacts (positively or negatively) what participants are supposed to assert with respect to the issue being discussed. Considering the essence of most modern research (in-depth and small scale) any action that is taken as a result of the research outcomes is more likely to be optimal since it will foster the teachers’ context-specific needs. In addition to the above-mentioned points, there is a growing consciousness of the convolution of teachers’ lives from different stand points. Critically speaking, the results of such socio-cultural studies are highly precious in humanizing and individualizing the profession. In this regard, teacher educators and school principals have sorted out that teachers’ personal lives and socio-cultural context have an overriding impact on their professional identity construction and vice versa.
The challenging moments only make you strive more and more to be creative and find a solution in order to engage the children. I also believe that I have gained confidence in my leadership ability and my understanding for different methods of teaching and learning in order to tap into a child's unique ability to learn. The role of a teacher is incredibly diverse and that role must be willing to adapt to the situation and circumstances. As a teacher one of the main roles must be to successfully motivate learners in a safe environment whilst also adhering to regulations in place. It is also more important than ever for teachers to promote diversity and equality in the classroom.
I love teaching when the learning in classroom is creative and tangible: When I can sense it in the quickening pace of a roundtable or a student’s visible delight in using newly learned jargon; when I can hear the excitement in students’ testimonials about mastering skills that “made a difference” or theories that transformed practices and perspectives. I count these as teaching successes and make it a habit to reflect on their origins so that I can recreate the conditions for their occurrence repeatedly. The material I teach will inform my philosophy of teaching: relevant scholarship, and the lesson I have learned from personal teaching successes and failures. Classroom activities and assignments will be student-led and compelled by students’