4 & 5) I agree that students should understand how using spoken, written and visual language is useful in different formats depending on the message and the audience. Students should know how to debate, give a presentation both orally, by using technology, and students should explore how to use art forms for expression. Students should be able to express their views in different written formats to effectively communicate with various
First, I would like to gain much more knowledge on how a family works. Second, I want to be able to understand the information I am learning in class and be able to apply it to other situations and classes. Lastly, I hope to be a good listener, supporter, and tool for my other classmates. One of my main goals for this class is to gain new knowledge and to develop a true understanding of it so I can earn good grades and perform to the best of my ability. How will you take responsibility for your own learning in our class this semester?
Teachers spent a lot of time using textbooks, so choosing the appropriate book is very important. Yet, no course book is perfect for any teaching and learning situation. Learners are the centre of language instruction, so texts should be able to achieve objectives already set in terms of learner needs. Modern course books include useful and attractive accessories for students, such as Cd’s, word and picture cards, posters etc. Teachers must be able to evaluate a book, create their own material and produce the material in order to reflect the aims, methods and values of the teaching program.
For example, the functions can show us a habit in a period of time or an invitation. The contexts should be useful and appropriate to the learners’ levels. With this way the students can transfer the grammar to the relevant situations. The teacher can create contexts with pictures, miming, demonstration, through a dialogue or a song. But the context should be appropriate to the students’ level.
Teaching materials are used in classroom to assist teacher in her teaching. It is an advantage for teachers if the teaching materials he/she uses can attract pupils’ attention and get them engaged in the teaching and learning process as it help to promote in and meaningful learning for the pupils. Thus, it is essential for teachers to consider a few factors when designing or producing the teaching materials. Recently, we were assigned to work in group and produce a teaching-learning material that we would like to use in our teaching. After we have gone a few discussions, my group members and I decided to produce a ‘mini cinema’ to teach Language Arts.
In classroom teaching make sure to create activities which can include everyone in class. Avoid using activities like presentation, riddle, quickest answer and those similar to this which require part of the class and give other half no opportunity to participate. Make more activities like role play, choral speaking, sing along and other. These types of activities will encourage even the laziest to participate in the activity and gain some
But when all students are being taught the same thing there not all going to understand. I feel we need to try to individualize and specialize how these students are being taught. That way students aren 't saying to themselves “how come they understand but its not making any sense to me?” or “I am not fully understanding how to do this at all.” I can say personally that I have seen some schools taking action on this issue but not enough. This year in english we learned about a school that lets there students teach themselves. Sounds a little crazy doesn 't it?
This gradually builds up his / her language skills from the school level itself. The method should be reinforced by allotting more time in the time table for the students to exercise their spoken skills and overcome natural inefficiency and stage fear in learning the language skills that are most essential in speaking the target language fluently and effectively. The need to create a conducive ambience for the learning and expression of spoken skills as the focus of new English language paradigm is very much emphasized by Indira Nityanandam in her incisive analysis of class room atmosphere where the learners are reduced to passive listening, without an opportunity to activate and absorb their own language skills in the spoken
Each student has different personality and capacity which a teacher should be aware of. Every day that the teachers teach, they use different teaching styles in order for them to be attached on their students. They carefully and wisely choose teaching styles to meet his/her student’s needs in terms of learning. When teaching there are an assortment of styles and methods a teacher may choose from. These methods are ways of organizing and presenting the learning experiences to children.
And this is not about being formal or informal to school. What types of clothes do you put on? Are you fashionable? Are you able to find a good mix of being fashionable, modest, looking attractive and not drab? Do you know colours not to mix?