Presentation on theme: "VOICES FROM THE CLASSROOM BECOMING A BETTER TEACHER."— Presentation transcript:
VOICES FROM THE CLASSROOM BECOMING A BETTER TEACHER
An online discussion: the voices of teachers from (mostly) Europe.
I remember… My best teacher… …loved teaching…
Issues in teaching
Good teachers: born or made?
Good teachers: Spontaneous or well-prepared?
Good teachers: knowledge or personal qualities?
Good teachers: practice of language or practice of freedom?
Good teachers: technicians or educators?
Good teachers: repeat or reflect?
Things teachers say
Good teachers are: knowledgeable, passionate, humorous, open-minded, talkative.
…supportive especially when students have to take a difficult exam
The best teacher… was strict up to a point and at the same time so patient
The best teacher I've ever had was calm, open and sympathetic. You could discuss everything with her…
A good teacher is friendly. Sometimes he tells jokes in order to cheer us up
First of all, she should know very well what she has to teach.
he was very well organised and dedicated to his job; but also made me study hard
Kind, helpful and patient are definitely characteristics of a good teacher.
Talks …about other subjects
Walks the talk
Summing up: patterns
Talked about other things Interesting Believed in students Kind Patient Knew the subject Sense of humour Explained well Friendly QUALITIES VOTES Enthusiastic
The deep structure
Young learners say…GLTs… 1friendly 2Firm but not strict 3Are motivating and fun 4Involve all learners 5Have a good sense of humour 6Do not burden learners 7Are passionate, enthusiastic 8Are patient, sympathetic 9Encourage and reward all 10Are calm and relaxed
Some are born teachers… Some become teachers… Some have teaching thrust upon them!