The Role of the Teacher

Assignment One: The Role of the Teacher
I have used the following criteria when observing other teachers;
 Equal opportunities – Welcoming diversity – Important to include all learners and treat everyone with equal respect.
All students must feel that they are positively and equally valued and accepted, and that their efforts to learn are recognised, and judged without bias.   It is not enough that they are tolerated.   They must feel that they and the groups to which they belong (e.g. ethnic, social class or attainment groups) are fully and equally accepted and valued by you, and by the establishment in which you work.   Translated into studentese, this reads: “Teachers should be fair, with no teachers’ pets, and no pet hates.”
 Clear aims and objectives given out at the start of the lesson – Lets learners know what is expected and what they will get out of the lesson, this takes away any initial fears creating a relaxing learning environment.
 Follow a lesson plan – Allow for flexibility – Important to have organised planned out lessons with relevant learning and teaching resources, having extra work if needed, allocating enough time for activities and being aware that not all plans go to plan and some lessons can go over time due to various factors.
 Consider student entry behaviour   (SEB) – Being aware of learners key skill levels, prior knowledge, learners personal circumstances can sometimes interfere with attendance, never assume a students’ capabilities
 Safe, warm, secure learning environment – Learning development  
 Value all opinions and comments -   Respecting everyone equally and acknowledging comments made, find faults and fix, praise learners for input and successes.
 Good student/teacher relationships – Over time students build trust with their teachers’ and peers, feel confident to answer questions and work in groups.
 A variety of teaching methods – To engage learners,   encourage learners to become independent learners
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