I recently started to brush up my German. I last studied German many years ago at school and I can’t say that it was a great success. In fact, I failed the exam and had to retake it. Hardly surprising, as I seem to remember spending a good portion of the exam time writing out David Bowie lyrics!
COVID-19: New Challenges for Teacher Trainers.
Now, four years later me looks back again and say ‘ well, I made the fairytale come true, but is it really?’
My name is Fatima Taha, and I have been teaching for 12 years (two of which are online).
Who would have thought that online teaching, which was heavily criticized as a less effective way to deliver a lesson owing to the physical distancing and the lack of eye to eye contact, as argued by some, would become the first option for many fellow teachers?
Everything can be achieved with the effective use of proper tools, even if you are not very tech-savvy and even if you live on another continent. The most important step is to use a proper combination of tools so that you do not develop a broken distance classroom. A broken or incomplete distance learning classroom is a classroom that is not effective because important aspects are missing. These aspects are:
In this post, Larry Ferlazzo looks at four questions that he has been facing in his teaching Beginning English Language Learners and Intermediates, and his response.
The world of education has been evolving since time immemorial. COVID – 19 has given teachers and students an opportunity to explore online teaching/learning. It is not an easy task. Using technology in day-to-day business of keeping in touch with students, sending reminders, sharing pictures and videos setting assignments and tests have to be rethought for online classes.
As for me, even though the atmosphere seemed rather gloomy, there was no need to panic. I had three reasons for that.
First, I had already been tutoring adult learners online via a Japanese company at the weekends so I was familiar with what was going on so it was high time that I smoothly switched my online teaching experience from adult learners to my young learners.
Schools, Institutions and the likes who run blended learning courses are better equipped and oriented to deliver online. Enforced move to remote teaching comes with its own challenges not only for teachers but also for students and parents.
Below are some challenges for teachers and ideas to overcome them:
Students welfare and well-being:
It all started as in a movie: On Friday the 13th, our headmistress announced we would not be able to come to school the next Monday, March 16th. She gave us instructions on how to start with this distance learning, which was, until now, the unknown concept to the majority of Slovene teachers. Well, we all understood the meaning of the phrase 'distance learning', but we could not imagine how and where to start in real life.
We must not forget that mentorSHIP ends with SHIP, so like any other relationship, both sides get something in the process. What does that mean exactly?
This means that by mentoring someone, you develop as an educator in countless ways. Here are some ways you improve as an educator by mentoring someone: