Help with my final paper, pleaseHello guys, I ve been working hard on my final paper and I need you help. Could you please answer the questionanaire below adding your name and school and send it to...

Help with my final paper, please

Hello guys, I ve been working hard on my final paper and I need you help. Could you please answer the questionanaire below adding your name and school and send it to my e-mail isis.yuli@gmail.com? Tks in advance.

1)      How do you define “teaching” and “learning”?

2)      Does the book or school you work for worry about the students’ needs and expectation? If it doesn´t, how do you fill this gap?

3)      How responsible are you for the learning process? How responsible is the student for the learning process?

4)      Do you like group tasks? Why?

5)      Is it possible for you to customize content to meet individual learner needs? Why?

6)      How do you deal with students’ different learning styles?

7)      Have you ever heard/read about learning strategies? Do you work with it? How?

8)      How involved are your students during classes? How autonomous are your students?

9)      How different are you as a teacher from your teacher?

10)  In your opinion what is role of the teacher in the process of teaching and learning a foreign language

11)  Do you have feedback from your students? How often? If so, how do you use this information?

12)  How do you usually evaluate your students? Do you use self assessment?

 

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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1)      How do you define “teaching” and “learning”?  I am not teaching if students are not learning.  Learning is a change in behavior based on new knowledge or skills.

2)      Does the book or school you work for worry about the students’ needs and expectation? If it doesn´t, how do you fill this gap?  I create my own curriculum, based on taking students from where they are and moving them forward.

3)      How responsible are you for the learning process? How responsible is the student for the learning process?  I am responsible for creating the conditions for learning, and teaching students how to learn.  Students are responsible for keeping an open mind and putting in effort.

4)      Do you like group tasks? Why?  Yes, within reason.  I like group discussions, and tasks where work is divided up.

5)      Is it possible for you to customize content to meet individual learner needs? Why?  I like to try to customize where I can by bringing in stories, having students connect to their lives, and offering choices.

6)      How do you deal with students’ different learning styles?  I offer choices and do the above.

7)      Have you ever heard/read about learning strategies? Do you work with it? How? Yes I have read it, but I don't incorporate any specific program.

8)      How involved are your students during classes? How autonomous are your students?  I try to keep students involved, and there are not many times when they are anonymous.

9)      How different are you as a teacher from your teacher?  I model my behavior after some of my teachers, and after avoiding things some teachers do.

10)  In your opinion what is role of the teacher in the process of teaching and learning a foreign language?  I think the teacher creates the opportunity for practicing and experiencing the language.

11)  Do you have feedback from your students? How often? If so, how do you use this information?  Yes, I asses and am constantly watching their movements and reactions.  I then adjust my teaching based on their reactions.

12)  How do you usually evaluate your students? Do you use self assessment?  I try to use a variety of methods, including self-assessment and reflection.

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I've been teaching for over 20 years; and I don't see too much difference between teaching and learning because as I teach I also learn. In addition, I have seen students learn a lot when they are inthe position to have to tell other students about, for example, a book they read.

However as the teacher, we have a special role and responsibility to make sure the learning stays on course, that is, follows a curriculum.

I think the school I work for doesnt care too much other than meeting the basic standards. I like to go beyond what is required as a basic.

The student is 100 % responsible for the learning process. However, when teaching younger children the teacher has to comtrol the children in away, to make sure they do their work. For example, make them complete assignments, have consequences when students break the rules, provide guidance. etc.

I like group tasks a lot because it teaches students to work together. When a student helps another student something beautiful happens. (The teacher can provide guidance in working together as a team.) Forget about cheating because in the real world people need to work together to accomplish tasks and that is a skill that isn't stressed often enough in the schools.

Yes, however within a large class it usually doesnt work. Do you know teenbiz ? It is a computer generated reading comprehension program that is for different levels of reading while providing the same content. That is individualized.

I provide different modes of learning for the different learning styles. For example, learning by example as opposed to learning from reading it in a book or watching it on a video.

Strategies are ways of breaking down a task so that students are aware of the internal process they undergo when doing it. For example, reading. Research has been done on successful readers showing what they do, in their mind, while reading. Those strategies are presented in textbooks for teachers to use to influence their teaching.

Very involved. Quite autonomous.

I make sudents "use" English in the classroom as opposed to me standing in front of the class writing it down on the board. It's fun and it teaches them "how" to improve their fluency as opposed to memorizing textbook answers to satisfy the teacher.

The teacher provides strategies for second language learners to use that they can apply in their everyday life (situations) so they can use them to acquire the second lanuage on their own.

The feedback I get from students is usually when they are learning and when they are smiling or enjoying themselves.

I evaluate with standardized tests and my own observations by comparing where they were when they began studying with me to where they are after, say, 2 months or 3 months or 6 months etc. I write my observations down in their chart.

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