My role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher
The main role of a teacher is to facilitate the communication and learning cycle of their students. To ensure that sessions are well planned, meaningful and meet objectives. It is important to encourage students to explore new ways of thinking and to assist in their understanding and on-going development. It is the teacher’s role to identify the learning needs and motivations to differentiate teaching styles to facilitate the needs of all students. A large part of the teacher’s role is also to assess and administer the learning outcomes to provide individualised feedback to assist in the progression and motivation for that particular student. "Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." -- Nikos Kazantzakis I teach Creative & Cultural practices and Music Business media qualification to students with varying abilities and communication skills. It is very important for me to identify the needs of all my students so I can personalise my teaching methods to ensure all students have equal rights to learning and the opportunity to reach their potential. Sometimes additional support is required for students with varying needs and it is the tutor’s role to ensure that all students get the individual attention required to support them. My role is to create a safe learning environment, build trusting relationships and give the opportunity for students to provide feedback so that I am always adapting and reflecting on my teaching methods to coincide with current learning trends. All teachers and learners necessitate boundaries and require professional behaviour to recognise the values, rights and responsibilities of others. It is important to be aware of boundary violations and not to be afraid to correct inappropriate behaviour. The appropriateness...
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