As a teacher it is my duties to enable My class students to understand how to take responsibility for their own development and engagement in the learning process. Some of the key methods used to doing so are to plan ahead with lessons and preparing teaching and learning activities that take into account the needs of the individual learner as well as the group.
This maybe achieved in a number of ways for example you may have students or learners that may have learning difficulties such as dyslexia or there maybe language or mediation barriers. It is our duty as learning providers to try to spot these situations when they arise and take appropriate action when neccassary .
My thoughts as a potential teacher I believe that the teacher has a responsibility to take control of the class or teaching session by laying the ground rules from the offset in order to create a safe and respectful environment for all. Beyond that, teachers have many other roles to perform in the classroom a teacher will set the tone for the lesson and will nurture student individually and as well a group installing confidence and building a warm and safe environment while keeping alert for any signs of trouble.
It Is also important that you create that likeability with in your student that they trust you as a mentor and role model.
Having said all of that it is important as an educator we have to stick with the task at hand which is to get our learners to achieve there goals and objectives.
However with in the role of teacher trainer the individual my undertake different roles depending on the actual job, if they are to ensure that the students are learning
CASE NOTES TO SUPPORT MY WORK.
Also case notes and research on this subject suggest that there is a 5 stage learning process suggested by the Gravells in 2014 which backs my thoughts. Within the role of teacher, there are responsibilities to accept if the teacher is to achieve the overarching aim of ensuring that their students are learning. If we follow the learning cycle suggested by Gravells (2014), then the teacher has responsibilities in each of the five stages of the learning cycle.
1. Identifying needs – the teacher or trainer is responsible for identifying the needs of the user, and the relevant organisation. This is important as it enables planning that provides the learner with the most suitable path to success in their chosen subject.
2. Planning learning – having identified needs there is a responsibility to put the correct plan in place, tailored for individual learning styles.
3. Facilitating learning – this can be seen as the ‘teaching’ stage, and it is the responsibility of the teacher to facilitate learning using a variety of methods that will best engage the learners own learning style.
4. Assessing learning – it is the responsibility of the teacher to regularly assess learner knowledge so that progress can be monitored and used to make decisions on future teaching.
5. Evaluating learning – this can be carried out at any time and used to constantly review the effectiveness of the other stages.
• Admin – having to register learners • Logistics – having to provide resources • Teacher – having to teach or facilitate learning • Technician – making sure ICT equipment is working • Assessor – having to mark work