Teachers need to be self-reflective and to think about our own teaching. After each lesson I put the following questions to myself: Was the lesson effective?, What were my strengths and weaknesses?, How could it be improved? What follows are some of my reflections on various important items in my training period from the observations and own experiences carried out in the classrooms: -I have met lots of children in my internships and that is awesome for me. All the classrooms contain pupils with different abilities, different attitudes to English language and different styles of learning. I think that it is positive but also it is more difficult to respond to their different needs and interest.
All teachers have expectations of the children within their class, and these notions of what children can achieve on a daily and long-term basis, can have both direct and indirect effects on the children. Additionally, the term ‘teacher expectations’, or lack of, has been known to inspire honourable resentment for teachers’ purported role in creating educational inequalities (Rubie-Davies, 2015 & 2018). Dweck (2015) reveals that, all too often, when teachers have a fixed-mind set about certain groups of children and decide they are not ‘capable’ of challenge because their intelligence is fixed, steps are rarely taken to help them develop their fullest potential. This echoes my mentoring class teacher’s comments regarding our low-ability group not being capable of understanding remainders in division. Teacher expectations can have profound effects upon children and their academic achievement, and there is a wealth of literature and research available to substantiate this belief.
Some of the advantages of being a school counselor are, according to Ben, the challenges of working out problems with students. Ben also likes working with other people. For me personally, I think the challenge is a disadvantage, because when I am under pressure, I start to freak out. What I found surprising about A Day in the Life of a school counselor is that a person in that field actually teaches a class. Also what surprised me me was that school counselors do not have much time to be alone and think, they are always moving, as with any other teacher.
I find challenges motivating because I can learn from them and grow. I am learning things that I can also take home to help my family. The course is definitely not too easy. Not all students are on the same level or page. The course work is designed to help all students learn at their level.
However, it is human nature to want a challenge and for a change each day, to take on a new adventure when you go into a class each day. School was made to challenge students and quench the thirst for learning something new. By teaching the play during school, students can get just that. Although the language in Romeo and Juliet is outdated and confounding at some points, it should still be taught because the themes are relevant to students, the meaning in his plays touches the hearts of many it and relates to many situations in communities and individual people’s lives. The foremost rationalization of why Shakespeare should be taught in schools is because the themes included in Romeo and Juliet are relevant to modern day society and are relatable to the students who will read them.
People from an early age naturally tend to be guided by other people. First, they wished to please their parents and then their teachers at school. Even as adults, they have to Obey and conform to the authority of laws, police even their employer in the office, etc. Sometimes due to their anxiety to complete their work, consciously or unconsciously, tend to achieve their purpose using unethical ways, because the authority pressured them to. (Prentice, 2004)This phenomenon occupied the scientific community enough.
Everywhere we go technology is present, and each day it gets more and more advanced in order to cater to the needs of individuals in society. Technology has made an impact on our lives both negatively and positively. Many people perceive technology as doing more harm than good however this is not the case. We as a society cannot continue with the mainstream ways of teaching that were employed in the 19th and 20th century, the world is constantly evolving and so are our children therefore we need to keep up-to-date with the technological advancements. Many teachers would be very welcoming of the use of technology in their classrooms even though it sometimes comes with many mishaps and risks, the outcome would be the schools’ curriculum having
Some people say that teaching career is the most valuable one among a hundred of jobs because it can transfer knowledge to generation by generation; However, it is definitely not easy to become a good teacher; everybody needs to spend a lots times for preparing themselves knowledge coming from a book to society so that teachers can link their lectures to the real life. Thus, many subjects and skills for teaching were studied such as cross-culture materials, literature, and even presentation,…. For me, the subject that mostly helps me much in teaching is teaching practice subject with how to teach students and how to face problems during a lesson. Teaching practice is extremely useful for those whose are going to become teacher in the future.
For decades, it has been a disagreement in the public education system on how teachers have to challenge themselves with the new comer that do not know or is proficient with the English language. However, as those teachers are concerned about the education of their students, even though, these teachers recognize that the English language learner are smart students. Yet, there is only one problem the student must meet and that is the lack of language. Thus, these students’ participation in the classroom are minimum, and more in the social studies where it is more competitive than the other subjects, as social studies require more reading and research skills. That’s why, it has become important problems for these teachers as they are trying
It is very necessary on the part of the teacher to perform effectively in order to bring out the desired outcomes of the learners and this requires effective and appropriate use of teaching skills in classroom. Teachers are asked not only to present information, but to help students grow in creativity, curiosity, social adjustment, problem solving, and responsibility; teachers are also asked to help students develop a good attitude toward classmates and their school. The accomplishment of these goals has a greater chance if teachers use effective teaching competencies. In the fast changing world of the early 21st century, secondary education is also changing; the role of teachers will also change. New social challenges and demands towards education and teachers, change schools into institutions with modern aims and social contracts.