After nine months of teaching every year ,and when my vacation starts,I always ask myself these questions:
- What I have learned this year and what this job has added to my personality .
- What I have to do more to motivate my students: to make them first like the language, and try to improve in all its skills .
Every year I can notice two kinds of students :
Those who want just to pass the exam, and others who want to make along term progress .that means teachers should be familiar with the learning needs of the students .This can help the students to manage their own learning effectively .I think first of all the teacher should make the students interest in the lesson and like the language ,then we can start to supply them with the information.
Teaching a language is different from teaching any other subjects ,because we have to be aware of many topics that we have to teach " Science , history ,astronomy ,computer , literature ..and of course to include the grammatical points in each unit .
This is really a tough question,because I learn something new every time I step inside the classroom!
I learn alot about how students get the information and apply it ,and about the language and how we can simplify it to the students .
But the most important thing I have learned is to think and act confidently as a professional , and to be able to see things from a perspective of the learners and trying to meet their expectations and points of view.
This is the heart of education ,when the teacher asks the students to think and encourage them to talk and share and we can check their understanding and growth.
What do you think ?...How can teachers help the students and the learners more ? And What is the main thing the teacher should do to keep the class active and to open the minds of the students to the best way of learing English language ?