The teachers usually teach from a textbook trying to help students understand the content and this adds to rote learning .Therefore at all levels in a school system the textbook plays a significant role as students are assessed through examinations that are within the limits of the textbook and for the teacher it acts as a structuring device in a particular sequence that can be applied
I have learned a lot about how to improve my writing and make it more engaging over this past semester. When writing the first paper I learned a lot about how I write and how to improve my writing. At the beginning of this paper I learned how to plan a paper, by writing down ideas and notes down on a separate sheet of paper. This really helps to narrow down the ideas that I was passionate about. While writing this paper I learned how to self-correct mistakes that I would make a lot throughout my paper.
Hernandez, I don’t understand what the prompt is asking me to do”, “What does this word mean”, “Do i have to do this”. These were some of the responses students addressed to me while taking their diagnostic assessment which consisted of reading a short excerpt and writing an argumentative response. I motivated my students apply effort and made them aware that it was crucial that I evaluated their current skills and use the assessment to guide my teaching. Respectfully, students proceeded to work, and used the entire class period to read and partially complete the response. Walking up and down the aisles, I watched students struggle with grade level material which also meant I certainly had a lot to teach that year.
I had to use my willingness to learn to make myself actually study for the exam, instead of relying on my study notes. I had to adapt to a new way of writing an exam since I am not used to open-book test. I feel like I used my agility and adaptability skills to help to prepare me for the exam. I feel like the exam helped me with developing these skills and I now feel like I am prepared for any challenging or changes I may face in the
My problem was that I overanalyse the students’ learning and I solved the problem by stepping back and letting the students taking responsibility in their own learning. I wrote weekly reflections based on my teaching practice and on the tutors’ feedback. After each lesson I would do the self-evaluation to reflect the lesson. Looking at the weekly reflections helped my professional
However, I was also able to identify my weaknesses in reflection-on-action. Currently, I will write notes down directly on my lesson plans. I may write that a certain strategy worked well in helping students understand a concept, or I may write down what I added into my lesson last minute to make it more engaging. What is missing from my reflections though is a systematic approach and questioning why I did something, or how something came to be. In order for my reflections to be more meaningful, I need to find a formal systematic way to keep my notes on lessons.
Lessons are designed according to students learning difficulties. Students’ prior knowledge is assessed through the pre-tests and interviews as assessment tools to inform the content of the lessons. According to Hodge (2010), the key component of an effective lesson is when the teacher understands and knows about the topic. As Variation Theory using learning study is collaborative in its nature, teachers gain more knowledge on the topic as they discuss and meet to share their past experiences about teaching the topic before proceeding to the
I also learned a lot from the activities! They somehow evoked my awareness about the way that I learn. Especially the one about SMART goals. I tend to self-handicap myself and set unattainably high goals, and when I did not accomplish them I would blame it on myself and lose motivation to do stuff. At least now, I have an idea on how to set better
I also set some quizzes based on that day's lesson and test the students. I often give feedback to students. I create the classroom environment so that I can test my learners as well as how well I am doing in the classroom. To improve the efficiency of lecture method I suggest: be enthusiastic instructor, emphasize key points, blend the lecture with discussion and move around the class.
As the teacher must you scaffolding for your students. Many students have trouble handling the conceptual demands inherent in text material when left to their own devices to learn. (Vacca, Vacca, & Mraz) 2. What planning components are involved in explicit strategy instruction?
p. 527). It begins as teacher-led, where the educator guides the student through the strategy, and then moves onto peer-led, where they work together in groups to use the strategy (Fisher & Frey, 2015. p. 527). Finally, it ends in independent work, where the students are comfortable enough with the strategy to use it on their own (Fisher & Frey, 2015. p. 527).
Then I build on that knowledge by working with the class on document A (see instructional material 1.1) then let the class work on the rest of the documents in pairs. Through this method student are shown the material, and the work is modeled for them giving students a better understanding of how to read the documents (Bruner). Allowing students to work in pairs allows for peer learning allowing students to work together, and for students who are accelerated in the class to help those who are struggling with the material (Dewey). This also me to walk around the room, and help groups who are struggling allowing for easier monitoring of progress towards the learning target. Lesson 2 starts by comparing, and contrasting FDR’s handling of Japanese Americans, and how Trump wants to handle immigrants (see instructional material 2.1).
I also learned how to be their link to resources on campus, and how to be a point of contact in difficult times in their academic or personal lives. Gradually that feeling of it being an unnatural course of action faded away and I became more and more confident in being a peer leader. This course helped me to determine that I was able to teach and challenge a wide range of students while also equipping me with the skills necessary so that I could be an effective teacher. More importantly, I learned that
The next step was going over how to describe students viewpoints by focusing on the characters actions, how they feel, and what they see through the story. When reading the book, I insured to make pauses