The best way for the teacher to get to know its students is through diaries. Teacher should instruct its students to write their opinion on the course, to comment the teacher and activities done in the classroom, and to write any problems they have while encountering a foreign language. This way, each student will be heard and eventually taken into consideration when the lesions are planned. It is important for the teacher to state that no one will read diaries except him/her and that it is for the educational purposes only. Since all of the activities won’t suit all the learners, the variety is important.
One of which that many forget that crucially affect students is the class environment. Class environment is where students and teachers can communicate on a specific lesson so that students become more knowledgeable of that topic. Usually the two types of teaching methods that happen in class are banking and problem-posing. The banking method is where the teacher is superior to the students in such that the students do not interact with the teacher, but instead record what the teacher says. After recording the information on paper, they then memorize every information given to them by the teacher or on the board.
Learning things with this method doesn’t require critical thinking. Despite being pushed towards this learning process, the two students expressed their opposition to it. Each has their own thoughts of how material should be absorbed. This article is applicable to my research because it connects the relationship between critical thinking and writing by looking into how these students from another culture go about using critical thinking in their classes. Mehta, Sandhya Rao, and Rahma Al-Mahrooqi.
In the current decade, students are often encouraged to comment and criticize one’s work. This process is looked as a way to make students think and apply what they had learnt in classrooms. I agree that it indeed provokes students’ thought process and is effective for them to gain better understanding on a certain topic. However, the expectations of criticizing someone’s work had just been raised to a whole new level as they’re actually encouraged to tear apart someone’s work and always having something to disagree with rather than criticizing constructively. During discussions, teachers are often interested to hear students arguing about their own standpoints rather than the actual takeaways from the paper.
Nevertheless, what Delbanco refers to as “passive absorption” also has its time and place in the classroom. Students need the sometimes passive lectures to begin active discussions and debates. However, this is no excuse for a student to not stay focused; students can stay actively engaged in lectures by writing down points of interest or question, asking questions and drawing diagrams/ pictures.
In some cases, things should be tweaked slightly but, only for better comprehension and relatability of the students you are teaching. I think this is where numerous teachers go wrong and why countless students cannot see racial differences in the world because teachers (like most individuals) are afraid to discuss racism and what it truthfully entails. As teachers, we have to be confident and honest when teaching subjects that are as important and controversial as
Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy and Emily, are students studying in our education system. They are important witnesses of the lack of accountability in teachers and the complex of our system which inhibits rather than encourages academic growth of knowledge for the future generation. There are many underlying problems that prevent successful reforms to the education system of America such as tenure, the difficult process and cost of firing and replacing a failing teacher and lack of accountability from teachers in doing their jobs which is producing poor results for
Since learners bring in their own experience into the classroom and develop relations with others, the analysis of interactions should not be limited to linguistic ones. Besides, despite the emphasis on communicative ability and students’ active participation in the current New Syllabuses for English in China (Jin and Cortazzi, 1998a), a great many schools still refrain from using interactive activities in classroom. From my experience in schools, some teachers were concerned about the practicality and effectiveness of using group work. I also found out that learners were not equally engaged in group work and it was sometimes difficult to manage activities. For my MA report, I have looked into how learners interact with each other in group work and discovered that learners’ community, the relationship between learners, learner autonomy, and the role of teacher contributed to the success of group work.
While others say this problem must be internal, regarding students’ role. This essay aims to analyze both hypotheses considering Chile’s reality. Some researchers assert that this problem must be external and is mostly teachers’ responsibility. First of all, according to Gökçe DİŞLEN, most of the time students lose their interest and enthusiasm towards language learning due to insecure classroom atmosphere and pedagogues’ harsh attitude (2013). Bad tempered and strict teachers tend to not only make students feel uncomfortable but also themselves.
Those two essays both have similarities in the topic of spoon-feeding information to the students and the role of the teachers and the authorities of the school who has the position to decide for their students. Every country is different in ways of economy, culture, education and etc. I experienced studying in school two different ways, here in the United States and in the Philippines. I could say that they have a different method of teaching. In the Philippines, all the information you need for your exams, quizzes and lectures you must really need to work hard to get the information you need in order to pass the exam and to be able to understand the lectures.
All my classes are challenging me, teaching me moral education, and my classmates are at my skill level and want to learn. When I had to take required CP classes it was aggravating due to not everyone being on the same skill level. Some students would talk and not take notes and others, like me, were trying to listen and cared about making a good grade. So being tracked is a valuable thing since I 'm placed in a good learning
After reading the text form Rose about both Marti and Lucia, I think rose is trying to bring to teacher and counselors attention that they have classrooms full of unique students from different backgrounds and therefore different views on life. I feel that Rose want teacher and counselors to not just understand this but acknowledge this. In Lucia’s case, when the teacher gave the book, he should have explained that the book is just one persons opinion (Szaszs) and that he knows that everyone will not agree with what Szasz is saying, and that it is perfectly fine if they don’t share the same views as Szasz. The teacher should have explained to them that they can use their opposing view to help get through and understand the text if it helps,
On the other hand, the Concerned Mother claimed “I...was present on campus nearly every day because I believed kids are more successful when their parents are heavily involved in their lives.” (1). Evidently, not all parents come to help the teacher. In conclusion, I disagree with the concerned mother’s opinion because because it is intrusive to classrooms. Parent involvement prevents students from acquiring the ability to deal with their mistakes. Last, some parents come to help the teacher, but a majority of parent “volunteers”
English educational literacy should be established through a demanding course of study integrated with clear, obvious language education. Lisa Delpit, in her article No Kinda Sense, says that “if students are to acquire a second language form in school, teachers must not only see their students as non-deficient, they must understand their brilliance, and the brilliance of their home language” (42). Delpit goes on to argue that the damaging reaction to students’ home language by the adults around them guarantees that the children will shun the school’s language and everything else