Review Your Role, Responsibilities and Boundaries as a Teacher in Terms of the Teaching/Training Cycle.

Review your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle.

A teacher is like an oil lamp on a post, if its flame is steady and bright, a hundred lamps can be lit by it, without in any way diminishing its brightness. For ensuring the brightness of the lamp, it is necessary that the wick be in good order and the oil supply be sufficient. Thus a teacher is a facilitator of learning, who sparks intellects and encourages learners to pursue knowledge on their own through enabling active participation and engagement with their ideas.

Teaching is a cycle. It’s a process of training that may be fully envisioned, planned and executed. This cycle is made up of five components which are naturally interlinked to one another.

The five components of this cycle are:

    • Identifying the needs of your student,

    • Designing or planning to suit those needs,

    • Facilitating learning through effective teaching,

    • Assessing what learners have made in what you have offered them.

    • Evaluating whether learning has taken place and also to review your own pedagogy.

Identifying the needs of learners:

This is the description of the learners’ needs and the learning environment. As a teacher, the profile of the learners and their needs create a huge impact on what I teach and how I deliver it. In institution in which I work, for example, there are some learners who are learning English as an additional language.   Others start with no English at all. It is therefore vital to work with these learners to identify what they can do and use them as evidence to inform planning.

The physical environment from which these learners are coming from, play very important role in their learning. I create a welcoming learning environment where learners feel safe and supported where there is flexibility and friendly atmosphere, where individual needs and uniqueness are honoured, where abilities and life achievements are...