Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher

First and foremost is to identify the students’ needs. I make sure prior to running a course or delivering a session, all the candidates’ application forms, entry requirements are achieved and individual learning plans are analysed. This allows me to identify any specific candidate/student needs prior to me teaching eg dyslexia, dysphasia or need for specialist equipment. This also allows me to identify the best way for me to deliver my tuition. With this in mind I am able to adapt my session by using either more pictures, hand-outs, PowerPoint presentations or practical as required. This also determines the environment I have to work in as well as the resources that are available to me.

My role as a teacher is to be able to organise the learning environment, whilst establishing some ground rules that includes use of phones, toilet and break times etc. I should also brief the health and safety issues eg fire regulations, exits and assembly points etc. As a teacher I am responsible for the safety of everyone whilst at a place of learning. As a teacher I should provide adequate resources for the lesson, plan the delivery of the subject matter and be aware of the need for flexibility, when as so often happens, things do not run according to plan.

To ensure sessions’ aims and objectives are meaningful and applicable to my students my teaching role incorporates ongoing organisation and assessment. Assessing varying learning styles within a group and considering learner’s motivations and previous experiences helps me identify various teaching methods that could be useful throughout the delivery of my sessions. The sessions I deliver incorporate visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles. This ensures that students have equal rights to learning and provide me the opportunity to re-evaluate what is already known while exploring aims and objectives from a different perspective. By finding out the learning style of the students/ learners I can create a...