Senin, 26 Maret 2012

Reflectoion Week 6

Self evaluation:

Going back to my last Wednesday`s teaching practice, I do admit that it was not very good. It was because I did some mistakes. For example, unconsciously I mentioned some high terms that very hard for junior high school students to understand. My power point was too many for a 15-minute-teaching. I gave too much attention to students on the left side. I didn`t give attention to the other side. I didn`t keep more distance with students who answers something.

The most things I learned on last Tuesday and Wednesday:

To have to use appropriate language. To prepare myself more seriously before teaching students. Don`t  give too much attention to one side of the class room. But I have to give attention to the other side. I didn`t keep more distance with students who correctly answered. 

Sabtu, 17 Maret 2012

Reflection Week 5

Self evaluation

Teaching is not only a matter of providing and giving information of knowledge to students done by a teacher.  It is also about art of sharing information and knowledge. With this aspect a teacher is able to make some illumination to students or to guide students out from a non-knowledge world into a world with full knowledge.
Based on this, I should have in myself an art of information or knowledge sharing to students. To manage doing so (in the future) I have to be friendly to all students without exception, to be patient with especially naughty and noisy students, to provide something attractive for student to show concern and appreciation.

The most things I learned on last Tuesday and Wednesday

=    How to silence trouble-makers or noise students: Ask s/he or them what has just done/said/explained (Nindi`s teaching practice).
=    To appreciate student who answers question correctly (Nindi`s teaching practice).
=    Patiently help students to correctly pronounce words (Alex` teaching practice).
=    A good teacher never dominates class during teaching.
=    To involve students in learning actively, a good teacher should provide vocabularies prior to teaching activity, not only pay attention to trouble maker, but to all of the students evenly (Nindi`s teaching practice).

Minggu, 11 Maret 2012

Reflection Week 4

Self evaluation
Learning from others is one of the good ways for me to make progress in English teaching. Last week there were ten of my friends got chances to teach in front of the class. They are: Shela, Bayu, Galih, Wilda, Rendy, Maris, Hendrik, Erika, Ega, and Christin. Some of them did very well in some ways. It means that they have got experience of teaching English at somewhere as tutors or mentors. It also shows that they really prepared themselves. Besides, some of them have to pay much attention on teaching materials, attitudes, etc. It is probably because they have never taught English or lack of preparation. All this helps me to always keep in my mind that “practice makes perfect” and that to be successful I have to do a good preparation before teaching.

The most things I learned on last Tuesday and Wednesday:
=       Topic introduction and grade of the class must be mentioned by teacher in the very beginning of the class activity.
=       Pronunciation must be taken into account by all teachers to help students learn the correct pronunciation on each word.
=       Pause using during teaching activity is very important for students to digest every single material. So, teacher is supposed to provide the pause between two sub topics or ideas.
=      When teaching writing, teacher should give example first, so that students can learn how to construct their own writing.
=   When teaching reading, teacher may not test students skill in reading comprehension, but reading skills: skimming, previewing, scanning, etc.
=      While teaching, teacher should pay attention on eye contact, proper mimic and gesture, etc.

Sabtu, 03 Maret 2012

Reflection Week 3

The most things I learned on last Tuesday and Wednesday:
In the “Teacher Movement and Teacher Gesture” I learned that as every movement done by teacher has its own meaning, a teacher should move accordingly that creates good teaching-learning atmosphere and help students easily understand whatever messages come from him.
Teacher`s voice also plays a very important role in the class: Giving lots of meaning to students and bringing impact on students` way of study. So, a teacher has to speak in proper tones that encourage students to make progress in study English.
One combination way that a teacher can do is keeping silent for some time to allow students freely speak and express themselves, and or to attract students` attention on certain points.
A teacher should always keep in his/her mind that there are three kinds of interaction style: T-Ss, T-S, and Ss-Ss. I would add one more: S-Ss like in presentation something to class.
Another way to attract students` attention is eye movement and contact. “Eye speaks more that lips.” So, using his/her eyes, a teacher can show agreement-disagreement, like-dislike, compliment, etc.
To help students understand a certain topic, a teacher can use Switching Sensory Chanel strategy, like asking students to hear and feel what is said by teacher while closing their eyes.

To arouse students` confidence and help them to feel comfortable in their English proficiency level, a teacher also uses non-verbal reinforcements, like nodding, smiling and widening eyes, showing his/her thumbs up, etc.
To arouse and increase students` participation in the class, a teacher should make appropriate questions with topics in the teaching.

Self evaluation:
As last Wednesday I got a chance to teach in teaching practice, I have some beautiful things to share in this Blog. Negatively: 1) (according to my friends) the material was too hard for the class 9 semester 2 students even though I did make some comparison study with materials in a qualified book written by Mr. Mukarto. 2) No enough explanation of the position of adjective words, especially after to be. 3) No concrete and easy sentence examples, e.g., Maris is beautiful, Maris is a beautiful girl.  Positively: 1) Time management was very good: I Started and finished on time. 2) I felt confident and was not in a hurry. 3) I had an appropriate eye contact and body movements. 4) I could manage the classroom: controlling all students and attracting their attention to materials delivered to them. 5) My voice was loud enough, so all of them could hear and understand the material delivered to them. 6) I attentively listened to students when asking and correctly answer their questions. 7) I appropriately used verbal and non-verbal reinforcements, like saying: Great, excellent, correct, and thank you. 8) I made some questions to increase their participation in the class.

Thank you Mr. Prast and my dearest friends for your great support by giving me opportunity to practice teaching in front of you.