I have been staying up late at night just to try and finish turning in all the other stuff while trying to work on my paper. I have finally completed all my sources but I have yet to do the full annotated bibliography but that shouldn’t take too long. This project is really stressful and because we did not have set deadlines I fell too far behind and now I am trying to cram it all in in one week. I have been really stressed out about this whole research project because I need to pass this class for my major and I just don’t know if that’s going to
Cheating on tests occurs in the exam time but we need to set up methods before, both outside and inside the exam room. With outside the exam room, I mean designing ethical lessons during the learning process. We can begin each semester by soft skill and life skill trainings which educate students to be honest, self-esteem, ways to manage time. The purpose of these lessons is to help students understand the importance of studying hard, and high grade is not everything they want from school. We also explain serious consequences of cheating in the future as well as benefits of honesty.
In fact, according to many researches we can find the reasons why these tests should become mandatory. Actually, Standardized tests can give a relatively accurate measurement for students when entering college. Moreover, these tests test different kinds of skills which will make professors change the way they teach in a way that will help their students excel in their tests which will eventually result in improving education. In addition, standardized tests can help show the weaknesses students’ have which will help teachers determine how to teach their material in a way that enhances students’ understanding. In fact, according to Diane Ravitch, who is a Research Professor of Education at New York University, “ In the past few years, we have seen the enormous benefits that flow to disadvantaged students because of the information provided by state tests.
To be a self-motivated learner, you have to keep yourself with a good self management. I am good at self-management and I have set my learning goals to achieve my entire dream. I have a strong commitment to make my dreams come true and I am trying to set higher goals than other students and strive for it. I always take actions directly because when you set a goal, your dreams can come true. On the other hand, I have weaknesses in being a self-motivated and engaged student.
After the past few weeks and taking the time to think about how I process my thoughts has really helped me to put into perspective the best ways for me to approach my work and my time management. It’s important for me to take the time to think about these things, so I can be the most efficient and successful version of myself in my time here. Thinking about thinking helps me to process the best ways for me to study, which I am really learning about now after receiving grades to my first few college tests. I’m able to see what has been working well for me, like working with my friends who have similar goals as me, and spending my time in the library where I’m able to focus best, but also knowing when I need a break, and when I need to switch environments to keep myself from getting too tired and bored. I often leave the library and work in my room for a bit, and then study in McGowan South.
There, my content was being tested and fortunately, I could teach them the right concepts even there were several students who could not understand well. Before the announcement of internship placement, I wished that I would teach senior high school. The announcement was out and I got grade 7-12. I taught that I would teach junior high school because I believed that God would teach me more about classroom management. My taught was right.
Therefore, this reflective journal was written in hope of identifying my past errors and finding effective solutions to solve my problems. I feel that time management is an essential skill to acquire to become more effective in achieving my goals. Time management has been a serious issue for me in my experience during my university study period. I was terrible in prioritising tasks since I had no regular routine. This is because I stayed up all night long to study for my upcoming exams and submit my coursework on time.
Motivation in teaching comes from an innate need to better students’ lives; being a teacher means to relentlessly strive to motivate students to succeed. As a motivator, teachers also have an innate ability to guide students in education and career choices. This is where teachers excel as counsellors. Many students will question their future; through knowledge and experience, teachers guide students in the best direction to success. Not all students will figure out what they want to do in life immediately; therefore, teachers must continuously guide students throughout their years of education.
In addition, the role of a teacher is to reach the heart and mind of the children, expand their intellect and knowledge. Build a holistic individual who can face the unknown future ahead of them. Assessment is something we can't ignore. As mentioned above using effective teaching method we can assess students. In other words, formative assessment is used to assess students learning.
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