Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies

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“I wanted to make a difference”. This thought of mine is the simple reason that I became a teacher. Though there are a lot of fields where I could choose, I knew teaching is the best field in which I can have a great impact. Teaching is a profession which requires compassion, patience, enthusiasm and understanding. I am currently working with ESL learners of age 12-15. I teach them English and French language. More than seven years of experiences in this field taught me how to interact with ESL learners and how to work with them on their language abilities. I always try different styles of teaching to meet different objectives and challenge myself to find the best ways to reach each of my students. Throughout these years in this field, I’ve experienced different ways in which the…show more content…
Here are some steps I follow to incorporate evidence-based practice which addresses the goals and objectives of my students. Firstly, before I choose the relevant strategy to conduct the lesson, I create individualized goals for each student. Next, I identify evidence-based teaching strategies to address the objectives. Once the most relevant and effective strategy has been identified, I start my teaching and explanations including step by step directions. During this process, I monitor the success of students individually to see whether any student needs further assistance in the certain area. Research shows that evidence-based teaching strategies have a huge impact on students learning (Wilson et al.,2006). Student centered approach is a principal of communicative language teaching. This evidence-based practice involves engaging students actively in learning which are relevant to the classroom. In my class room, I use different methods to teach my diverse learners, in which they solve problems, formulate questions of their own, discuss things and explain by them during the
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