“We are going to take a pop-quiz,” are words that most probably will not be spoken in a real-life job after college is over. Instead, the boss will present a problem and expect its employees to come up with solutions to this problem , anticipated to be presented for discussion later that week. It is expected, in whatever career, to know simple skills like problem solving and even how to write a well-educated report based on research. Many schools have switched over to standardized testing as an accurate measure of a student’s, teacher, and a school’s success. However, evidence shows that standardized tests lead to stress, most importantly, among teenagers, and most information is not carried on past high school.
Introduction In education, professionalism is getting more important. The importance of contemporary teacher role is demanding in the societies. Hargreaves (2000) explained that the four ages of professionalism and it should be the quality and standards of practice. Teaching is the only way to change the societies that teacher should help students to develop on the right track (Morris, 2008). Beforehand, Miss Wong, Mr. Tam and Mr. Chan, three current teachers who were represent from Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education field respectively were interviewed in my group investigation.
Out of everything I have learned this month I think the most important thing was to never go teach a class without having a lesson plan. What is a good teacher? In my own humble opinion, a good teacher is one that not only teaches their students what it is they need to learn to pass a test or a grade, but is also someone that encourages
I never thought I would have made it as far as I did at Clarion County Career Center. My biggest fear was not doing good causing my grade to drop, resulting in staying at Keystone high school regularly. Career choosing is most definitely difficult for myself because you do not know what’s going to happen three years down the road. Being able to work with clients is great, knowing I get to help someone feel good about themselves. A struggle for me is going to be making every client that sits in my chair pleased with their hair or service.
At the beginning of this college year I knew I was about to embark on a journey where I would experience what it would be like to teach. I knew I would have to focus on numerous modules dedicated to helping me teach but I never really expected the amount of time and dedication. As an engineering teacher there is almost a preconceived idea that all we do is get pupils into a class and tell them to make a project. What I learned from my microteaching experience is that planning a lesson is where the battle of pupils gaining knowledge is won and lost. Every single class is different as I learned from my two micro teaching lessons where the classes were polar opposites.
Yet God seemed to be pointing me toward CCU. The more I hear about what is happening on college campuses and the way instructors are pushing a liberal agenda, the more I wanted a Biblical Perspective to my education. I applied online for a K-Love scholarship, and started a conversation with an enrollment counselor.Fast forward to the end of 2017. I have been accepted at CCU, and need to provide my high school transcripts to complete the enrollment process. That was such an eye-opener, as my grades were significantly worse than I remember.
Throughout my undergraduate teacher training courses and into the first two years of my teaching career, I was pressed to believe that “good” teachers lead quiet, highly-structured classrooms. Teachers deliver lessons, students complete assigned tasks, teachers assesses, repeat. Lee & Hannafin (2006) note that “traditionally, curriculum and teaching methods were characterized as emphasizing compliant understanding, expecting and receiving explicit directions from instructors...” (p. 709). Within this sterile learning environment, I saw school-wide challenges that many of the teachers and students were facing- a severe lack motivation, choice, inquiry, and engagement. My students and I grew bored, disinterested, and unmotivated, yet all the while, my observers praised my teaching methods and classroom “management”.
At the beginning of the first semester some students just can't keep up with teachers' step because they can’t switch themselves and fit into classes immediately and get used to being self-learning. Moreover, what teachers taught in the first year is the most basic knowledge and without it they probably can’t understand following knowledge. Hence having university foundation year is necessary for students which could help them to suit college teaching style and using critical
Although school was challenging for me, I finally pulled through it and realized I wanted to give my students the opportunities that I never had. Let 's fast forward. I was a freshman in high school. I learned quickly that the person who came up with the saying "High school will be the best years of your life" was wrong. I dealt with teachers that did not care if students knew how to do their taxes, but as long as they could recite the quadratic formula and the first three scenes of Shakespeare they would succeed in life.
I had planned a competition between two groups, side A and side B based on the lesson which time didn’t allow us to get it done. But as my professor says, this do happen at times so don’t beat upon yourself. The two microteaching classes was a good refresher for me since I haven’t taught a class in the past four years yet so a higher education class, a great experience. In a nutshell, although my microteaching was not an easy ride, I must appreciate that more was learnt than could imagined. I gained vast experience in preparing lesson plans and teaching as per its guidelines for higher education.