Teacher, Learner, and Management Compiled by Doris Shih Outline for today • Your views • What is a good teacher? • What is a good learner? How to be a good teacher? Your views….. • Love your student passionately • Possess ideas and creativity on teaching • Possess sufficient knowledge of the content area • Has patience • Accepts different views or answers from the students How to be a good learner? Your views….. • • • • • Willing to ask questions Enjoy study!!!!!!!! Be motivated Not afraid of making mistakes Be curious about the content A good teacher …. • • • • • • • • • Creates interesting lessons Loves his/her job Does not hide personality Is knowledgeable Approachable Draw words from the shy learners Helpful Gives feedback Knows students’ names Give instructions • Not using a tough tone • Simple, understandable • Logical Look who’s talking! • Less TTT (Teacher Talking Time) – Teachers provide comprehensive input – Summarize at appropriate time • More STT (Student Talking Time) – Practice using L2 – Lead discussions What else? • Well prepared for the class • Flexible for different arrangement • Adapt to students’ needs Sharing time • Share with us how you teach or taught students if you had this opportunity before. A good learner…. • • • • • • • • Really wanted to LEARN due to reasons! Interested in the subject Take responsibility in their own learning Willing to listen Willing to try things out Willing to ask questions Willing to think about “how to learn” Willing to accept correction Adult Learners • • • • • Possess a long history of learning Have assumptions about their own learning May be more nervous More cooperative Bring in their own life experiences Levels of Learners • • • • • • Beginners False beginners Elementary Intermediate Upper intermediate Advanced Teach Different Levels • Use of language • Activities How to Manage Teaching & Learning? • In your group, tell us about what you read in the chapter? Questions • How should teachers use their physical presence in class? • How should teachers use their voices in class? • How should teachers mark the stages of a lesson? Questions • What’s the best seating arrangement for a class? • What different student groupings can teachers use? • How can teachers evaluate the success or failure of their lessons? References • Harmer, J. (1998). How to teach English. Essex, England: Longman.