February 5, 2020 at 3:36 am #9227
Imagine that a younger colleague asked you what you believe about teaching and learning. How would you reply? What do you believe about teaching and learning?
Go back through lesson 9 to find ideas and inspiration. When you are ready, post your ideas in a reply below and comment on other teachers’ ideas.
February 22, 2020 at 11:29 am #9276
Wow! What a question. How to take over 30 years of teaching and squeeze it into a message here???
Through my own studies to improve myself, by leading teacher trainings, and through participating in ongoing professional development, I have had to try to come up with a list that teachers could digest. Here is the simplest form I have come up with:
CONNECT > EXPECT > ENGAGE > REFLECT
I’ll add a few thoughts for each one:
1. CONNECT – Get to know Ss – Everyone has something interesting about them if you dig enough; Be authentic; Build trust; Treat Ss as you would like them to treat you; “Strict but kind” is a good balance to aim for; Laugh and be positive, over and over again.
2. EXPECT – Be simple and clear in what you expect; Expect different things from different groups and individuals; Teach at i + 1 rather than i + 20 (just beyond what they can do, not way beyond what they can do).
3. ENGAGE – Be in the moment with Ss; Deal with all the curve balls that each day brings with humor, compassion, and patience. Ask students what they think and listen to their responses; Trust yourself.
4. REFLECT – Learn to observe what’s happening while you teach; Learn to make good/better decisions based on knowing what you believe about teaching/learning ([or me, 1) Does it build confidence, 2) Is it doable?, 3) Is it interesting/motivating?]; Try to make lessons better, not best, incrementally when you choose to do them again.
May 15, 2020 at 8:06 am #10157
T- teaching is touching the lives of the students; teaching is
E-stablishing good rapport with the learners, making them feel included in the classroom; teaching is
A- ccomodating the interests of the learners despite of the diversity; teaching is
C-atering to the needs of the learners, helping them
H- one their potentials and capabilities in the best way possible that will suit their learning ways.
On the other hand,
L- earning is acquiring new knowledge; learning is
E- mbellishing the insights gained; learning is
A-ttending to the ways that will provide your neccessities as a learner; learning is
R-ationalizing thoughts that may be relevant to your improvement as a learner; learning must
N- ever stop cause by learning we grow.
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