"Education comes from living life, following passions, accessing information, observing, reflecting, and being inspired by wise and courageous elders in the community."
REPORT ON TEACHING
Learner Engagement is extent to which all learners are motivated and committed to learning, have a sense of belonging and accomplishment, and have relationships with adults, peers, and parents that support learning. Indicators include attendance rate and participation rates in extracurricular activities. Students need to be engaged before the can apply higher order, creative thinking skills. They learn most effectively when the teacher makes sense and meaning of the curriculum being taught. This can only happen if the teacher has created a safe learning environment that encourages students to meet challenges and apply high rigor skills to real-world, unpredictable situations inside and outside of school.
The first thing I used to do when arriving to the classroom was to greet the students. Then I asked some students how they were and how they felt. After that, we prayed the Prayer Offering and I called the attendance list. To engage the students with the lessons I used to write the tittle of the new lesson on the board and brainstorm ideas about it. Also, they answered questions like “What do you think about…? Do you like…? What do you prefer? Etc. In that way, students remembered topics from last year or last trimester to complete tasks. It was always easier form them when there was a previous activity to begin the lessons.
2. PLANNING AND PREPARATION
A lesson plan is a teacher's detailed description of the course of instruction for one class. A daily lesson plan is developed by a teacher to guide class instruction. Details will vary depending on the preference of the teacher, subject being covered, and the need and/or curiosity of the students. There may be requirements mandated by the school system regarding the plan.
The lesson plan is a guide and map for organizing the materials and ourselves as teachers for the purpose of helping our students achieve our intended learning outcome.
Resources are useful tools to facilitate student's learning. When we use resources when teaching, we facilitate students the process of acquiring the language. They can be flash cards, posters, CD player, computers, cards, projectors, etc.
When I planned the lessons I was going to teach I took into account: what I wanted my students to learn, the grade level, the prior knowledge needed, the time I really had for developing the class, the materials to be used and how it would be acquired and distributed, meaningful vocabularies, the activities I thought would be best for achieving my goals.
I also had to take into account those students who had difficulty in learning the material being taught. I made some adjustments for those students: for instance, I reduced the words in the vocabulary being taught, the total amount of points in tests. That means that I took time preparing extra activities for those students.
INTERACTION WITH STUDENTS
Classrooms are social settings; teaching and learning occur through social interaction between teachers and students. As teaching and learning take place, they are complicated processes and are affected by peer-group relationships. The interactions and relationships between teachers and students, and among students, as they work side by side, constitute the group processes of the classroom. Teacher-student relationships provide an essential foundation for effective classroom management—and classroom management is a key to high student achievement. Teacher-student relationships should not be left to chance or dictated by the personalities of those involved. Instead, by using strategies supported by...
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