Pttls Assignment 1.1

The main role of a teacher is to provide a learning experience that fits the course profile that has been designed. All stages of the teaching and learning cycle must be addressed for the teaching and learning to be effective (Gravells P7). Teachers should take into account the various learning styles, visual, auditory and kinaesthetic that students may prefer.   A teacher also has responsibility for the health and safety of the learners along with record keeping such as student progress records, attendance, achievement and disciplinary details. Being up to date in the subject being taught and developing good practice in a teacher’s own particular area, learning how to evaluate, reflect and communicate is essential.   Teachers must also adhere to their organisation’s code of practice, procedures and maintain appropriate conduct, for example dressing and acting appropriately and not swearing in front of the students.   The teacher must also be aware of their organisation’s procedures for first aid, accident reporting, evacuation procedures and support services such as IT, library, advice and guidance and welfare of the learners.
By assessing the needs of individual learners, teachers can gather the information required to enable them to plan and design a suitable learning experience that can be delivered satisfactorily. Being prepared is key!. For example, arriving in good time to arrange the environment so the lesson can start on time and by making sure that back up resources are available, (for example in case of technology failure). Teachers should also have a contingency plan in case learners finish more quickly, or slowly than expected. Being available for tutorials and support is another responsibility. To respect and value all learners equally, and to provide equality of opportunity and accessible activities to suit the diversity of learners is essential. This includes ensuring the environment is supportive and...