Teach English in Shangxinji Zhen - Huanggang Shi

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Teachers play a vital role in teaching English to young learners and adults. We get to know the students, their strengths and weaknesses, we learn about the student's background, culture and get to know them generally. We spend a lot of time with them. However, in order for the students to learn and to get a satisfactory result it is imperative that a teacher reflects up on their teaching moments. A huge emphasis should be placed upon the teachers to engage in self -analysis. What is self- analysis? This can be defined as an assessment of an individual's opinions and actions. Seemingly, as one can see by this definition, this would benefit a teacher as by going over one's views and actions you can see a pattern of behaviors if things didn’t go as planned or if things worked what could be done as an extension or improvement. It seems quite simple and easy, but self-criticism can be confronting and at often time consuming. Self-analysis is not about concentrating exclusively on the negative sides of an evaluation; it also empowers you to think about what one does well. what is positive about one’s teaching. However, it is a necessary task that teachers should partake in to assist their students in learning and improving themselves through various mediums and tools and understanding English or the lesson being covered for that particular day. Moreover, this is an even greater tool for teachers. I myself find this to be a very efficient tool as after each lesson at the end of the day, I go over the materials, lesson plan, student's participation, and reflect back on if they seemed to understand the lesson or not. Also, I would reflect upon my own personal feelings if I thought the lesson didn't go as planned due to students arrivng late for example as the lesson got disrupted and changed the flow and dynamic of the room. or how to get the students more involved and engaged? should I use more props, Does the environment needed changing or if I needed to make more challenging or easier lesson plans etc. These are just some question examples I would pose in my evaluation of my self-analysis. Another Important factor to mention when it comes to Evaluating ones-self as a Teacher. self-reflection is an effective tool for teachers to continue to grow as professionals. teacher's self-assessment may include the following examples: 1.evaluating students work and learning progress. 2. identify their skill gaps, 3. where their students' knowledge is weak or high Reflection sample questions: 1.What went well in this lesson? Why? 2.What problems did I experience? Why? 3.What could I have done differently 4.What did I learn from this experience that will help me in the future 5.Was I well prepared? - What could I have done differently? 6.Were the students involved? Was I clear in my presentation? In conclusion, self-analysis has a lot of benefits for teachers it assists them in many areas and is an important aspect for teachers to partake in. though it may take time it is an effective tool in assisting the teacher in classroom management, lesson planning, individual or group assessment or professional growth to name a few. It is an essential phase for teachers in improving themselves. Through reflection, teachers can see their achievements and difficulties and find ways to better enable and impact students learning and achievements. In summary, self-analysis allows the teacher to: 1.Assess student learning and understanding. 2.Identify strengths and weaknesses in a lesson plan. 3.Identify if goals and objectives were met. 4.Assess how effectively student/s are performing. 5.Gather information on class participation and student feedback. 6.Assess class-time and student engagement. 7.Observe student's engagement of tasks. 8.Identifying presentation strengths and weaknesses, and areas for improvement.