Roles and Responsibilities as Teachers

Roles and Responsibilities as Teachers and Trainers

Our role as teachers is to engage and captivate the learners interest by actively involving them with the lesson or training session at hand. We should be passionate about our subject and deliver it with an enthusiasm that motivates and inspires them to learn.
There are numerous roles and responsibilities in the education system and, according to popular theory there are five main aspects or cycles to the process of teaching and training.
Each aspect or role should be addressed for this to be effective in our teaching.

The five cycles are listed below with examples of the roles and responsibilities we have.

Through collaboration find out what the organisation or employer wants you to teach.
Identify any needs of the learners, i.e. know your groups learning styles, visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, (V.A.K.). Any barriers the learners may have, disabilities or support needs.

Prepare the teaching resources and activities; carry out any risk assessments, creating an accessible safe and positive learning environment. Plan what will be taught and when; create a timetable to suit your learners, agreeing any individual learner plans, i.e. access, use of equipment etc. Have a contingency plan if things don't go to plan, I.e. the equipment breaks down or it rains.

Communicate appropriately, clearly and effectively; using language and terms they understand and can relate to. Act professional, promoting appropriate behaviour with integrity; respecting their needs, points of view, and confidentiality, dress appropriately for your position. Establish ground rules, i.e. emergency procedures and first aid, no anti social behaviour, smoking rules and phone use, punctuality, agreed refreshment breaks, etc. Maintain and keep up to date all required record keeping, i.e. attendance and register of all learners, health and safety requirements, what the...