Ptlls Assessment Unit 008

The Roles and responsibilities of a teacher.

A teacher has many responsibilities in the classroom. This can be anything in-between actually teaching the students and ensuring their well being.
Gravells, A (2012) States that a main role as a teacher should be to teach your subject in a way that actively involves and engages your students during every session.
The teacher needs to be able to identify and meet the needs of the individual learners as best they can without affecting the learning of the whole class.   Learners can be put into a number of categories such as: Visual, auditory and kinaesthetic.
Visual learners prefer to learn by what they can see, for instance, by reading, looking at pictures in books or on the computer including media such as videos.
Auditory learners prefer to learn by what they can hear, for example, they would perform better when they can listen to the teacher talk through the lesson or having group discussions based on their work, also through audio sessions including recorded sound media.
Kinaesthetic learners prefer to learn with a more active teaching style.   This means they work best when doing active group work, games and more interactive lessons with the teacher and other students or using the computer for instance.   Active teaching can be good but there is a boundary as to not let the learners become unruly or hyperactive as this counteracts the initial goal of the session and could become a problem.

The teacher would plan the lesson based on what they have learned from evaluating their students and seeing how they respond to the different types of lessons, perhaps giving them a self-assessment sheet. The teacher must be able to teach all the students without boring or over exciting them.   The teacher would be able to deliver the lesson in a way that suits all the students, providing a rich, interesting learning experience combining the three learning types in order to achieve good results with the class as a whole,...