Reflection: Foundations of Oral Communication Communicating and getting my ideas across, I have always struggled with. One of the biggest challenges I faced was that I do not always say what I mean. As a result, public speaking is something that does not come easy to me; it is something that intimidates me. Standing in front of a crowd and presenting my thoughts was something I tried to avoid at all costs. Why?
So I think our group should make the time more reasonable. Through this speech, the main lesson that I learned the importance of teamwork. The project is impossible without the efforts of any one. In the future group cooperation, I will communicate more with the team members, conduct more discussions and exercises, and finish the task better.
In my listening test I got the results revealing that I listen very well, I am told that I know how to keep to myself and I always considerate of the other person, and as I try to be! My cognitive complexity score wasn 't so great, it shows that I need more work on my perception skills, which I was surprised about because I get distracted easily and always come up with situations in my head, but on this assessment I didn 't. Also on my ethical test I believe that it is unethical in my views, but i also am aware that others have different views. Overall I know how I communicate but I’m also unaware of some parts of my communication. On my self-awareness test I knew how i communicate, and the test showed that too!
• I have the ability to act with confidence. Weaknesses: • I sometimes find it difficult to resist helping people even when they don’t want my help. • I tend to become self-sacrifical who cannot do enough for others and in the process wearing myself out. • I tend to have trouble saying “NO” to requests and sometimes become stressed by trying to help others too much. • Feeling unappreciated is a trigger for me and I sometimes tend to feel sadness and self pity.
Introduction Education plays an important role in producing high quality of students to develop students’ abilities in many aspects based on 21st century. To successfully prepare high quality of students, teacher needs to know ways to achieve it. One of the ways to achieve it is by knowing the important of having suitable teaching aids for the teachers to teach in the classroom. According to (Akram & Malik, 2012) teaching aids that are widely used by teachers, guide, facilitators and tutors to complement their words that ultimately helps learner to improve learning and to stay focused, clear and curious always. The uses of teaching aids are very important and teacher needs to challenge him/herself to try something new on the teaching aids in order to attract students’ interest effectively.
The second reason I would like to be a teacher is in order to be an advocate for students. I will come across students who may not have support at home or have a disability and need to receive services. I want to be the advocate who helps them to receive the services they need. Lastly, I want to be a teacher because I love the idea of adapting and continuously learning. The field of education, as well as my students, will always be changing.
Hidden curriculum turns up to be a way of transmitting the messages to the students about values, attitude, and principles. One of the main tasks of the hidden curriculum is to prepare pupils to involve in the life of a public sphere. In short, the hidden curriculum is even more important that the written one because it has a stronger and more effective influence to the students in many ways. It places an efficient role not only in a socialization process but in the moral education as well. Despite the hidden curriculum is the unintentional it requires a special teachers’ preparation.
Martin Luther King Jr stated that “The objective of education is to educate one to think intensively and to think critically. Aptitude plus character-that is the objective of proper education.” (Aurentz, n.d) Education is considered as an edge to have in life because it can be used as a powerful weapon in achieving success and victory. Teachers are given this task to uphold and are responsible in shaping up the mind of students through the magic of teaching. Students are considered to be the future of a country and teachers play a pivotal role in educating them. Teachers can vary in their quality of teaching in the aspect of attitude, knowledge and skills.
Competencies may be developed, but they are most powerful when used to select people who are already a good fit for the job. It has been recognized that building the capacity of teachers and schools to teach pupils with a diverse range of special educational needs is a key to raising the achievement of these pupils. Zepeda (2008) agrees to the premise that to achieve high qualified teachers, it falls to school leaders to provide professional learning opportunities for teachers that build their capacity to teach ways that are congruent with contemporary understanding about learning, use assessment to inform teaching and meet differing needs. Teachers must once reflect how they are with their teaching. They need to understand and address their strengths and weaknesses using a list of competencies.
Important experience and skills can be clearly added to students through some co-curriculum activities (Reaves et al., 2010). Nowadays, the knowledge is more valuable when applied in practice and not merely to score in exams in the classroom only. The co-curriculum course can be used as a medium for students to develop their interests and talents which may be limited in the curriculum (Mohaney et al., 2003; Jamaludin et al. 2009;