Novel teachers may increase their resilience by promoting prolific relationships with people who comprehend the annoyances and suffering of teaching, and can suggest perception on options attainable for handling with different conditions (Taylor, 2013). Finally, teachers’ job satisfaction plays a vital role, not only for education career, but also for improving teaching and learning quality and even for a nation’s development which can help create the strength and effectiveness for school system (Wang & Tran, 2015). The importance of job satisfaction in efficacy is self-evident. It is very likely that people who are dissatisfied with their jobs have an adequate level of productivity. Although during the last two decades, a raising concern in developed quickly in teacher job satisfaction in the field of EFL/ESL, evaluation the levels of job satisfaction among teachers has increased due to the raising tendency of authorized teachers leaving their jobs for causes other than retirement (Ingersoll, 2003, cited in Salehi, et al., 2015).
The Difference between a High school teacher & a College Professor From Kindergarten to college, education is important because it helps citizens develop learning skills. For example, Reading is important because it can help individuals learn how to communicate effectively. Not all education is the same because of the different teaching styles. College Professors and high school teachers are different because they have divergent teaching styles, testing strategies and the environment change of the classroom There are various differences and similarities between a high school teacher and a college professor. One main difference you noticed between these two is that college is a lot different than High school and the style of teaching has changed over time.
I incorporate this learned experience daily and learn through each success and discovered area of improvement. Addressing my students needs using a variety of assessment tools has been a beneficial practice to help guide instruction. Students have different learning styles and their strengths and weaknesses are not always apparent using the same methods of assessment. Utilizing formative, standards(goal)-based, anecdotal, observational and benchmarks has driven my instructional programs. The combination of different assessments provides me with a multi-dynamic perspective of my students allowing me to better understand their strengths, weakness and academic needs.
The RTI model relates to differentiated instruction because both concepts encourage teachers to provide multiple avenues for student success. With differentiated instruction, teachers are encouraged to take a key concept and provide different styles of learning for their students, knowing that each student learns in a different way. It also encourages teachers to sometimes change their teaching style in order to reach the educational needs of each student every year. Within the RTI model, teachers are encouraged to understand these student differences, which may often times be from learning disabilities or behavioral needs. Because of this, they are encouraged to put an action plan in place for struggling students that provide alternative ways to learn concepts, in order to help that student achieve educational success.
Even when they involve students in peer assessment they did not take it seriously as an important assessment activity. As noted in chapter 2, the active involvement of students in taking responsibility for their learning is central to the theory of formative assessment. (Black & William, 2004). Therefore, we can conclude that despite the importance of self-peer assessment in learning, teachers rarely implemented it in teaching. Even they used it; it was not as effective as expected.
One of the most useful techniques to help student develop writing skill is giving feedback. There are two common types of feedback that teachers usually use when give feedback are: direct feedback and indirect feedback. There are many researchers have conducted to investigate the role of feedback in teaching and learning writing. Being interested in the vital role of feedback in contributing to effective language learning, I have read a number of reports and I found that teacher feedback play an important role in students’ writing improvement. The term “feedback” is not new to us; in fact, a great number of researches have been undertaken and many articles about feedback have been written (e.g.
Dean (1991) pointed out that many people will rise to demands they feel are important. Opportunities to take responsibility are highly motivating to some people and should be widely distributed. The teachers feel a personal mission that learn as much as they can about the world, about others, about themselves and help others to do the same (Zehm and Kottler, 1993, p.118) Besides, Mr. Tam considered taking care of students as well as taking responsibility are important. He believed his philosophy of teaching is to take care of student. He has read many books talked about ‘the definition of care’, caring is thinking on students’ side.
According to Patterson, Collins and Abbott (2004), resilient teachers consider their professional development as a priority. These teachers seem to prefer an active approach to resolve problems. Moreover, Howard and Johnson (2004) highlighted that some teachers involved in their study admitted that they had developed survival skills by reflecting on their practice when things were going wrong. Teachers who participated in Huisman et al’s study (2010) also considered both formal and informal professional development opportunities as a priority. As mentioned earlier in this paper, societal developments in several domains confront schools and teachers
activities / policy (Hatfield &Coyle 2013). However, in many ways teachers’ performance can be appraised. But most commonly used method is evaluating by students. Though there are some debates on the validity of students’ teacher evaluation but still it is used in many universities. Doyle (1983), and Centra (1993) state that students’ ratings should be only one of several forms of evaluation used to shed light on teaching effectiveness.
Communicating regularly with their child’s teachers can motivate them to do extremely well in school, produce better school attendance and improve behaviour at home and in the school (Williams, 2010:1). In line with the above writers’ view on parent- teacher communication, most teachers reported that parental communication with teachers was crucial to enhance children’s academic progress and behavioural development through direct contact, but this is limited in the study areas. In contrast, most students in terms of parent-teacher communication reported that they were often concerned with the child’s academic failure and behavioural problem if happened at the teaching learning activities in the school through direct contact with parents able to speak with teachers. They also discussed with parents to solve children’s problems, and to inform children’s academic progress through face to face communication with subject teachers at the school. But most parents did not always respond to verbal and written notes that pass from