I guess, if I am being honest with myself, the biggest barrier is my own apprehension. There is a lot of unfamiliar work involved in changing the way a class operates, how participants interact with each other, the individual expectations for the class, and using critical discussion to develop language abilities. If I attempt this, what should I expect as a result?
[CHANGING ONE'S APPROACH TO TEACHING IS BOTH DIFFICULT AND INTIMIDATING. HOW CAN TEACHERS DEVELOP A 'CRITICAL' APPROACH TO THEIR CLASSES WITHOUT
This is something that I have been trying to work on lately in my classes. I really think it's just a matter of trying different ideas out and finding something that works with our students. There are a lot of really good ideas out there and I'll admit, I have been reluctant in the past to try many of them out in my classes due to fear of failure or the negative response I could potentially get from my students. Just having the confidence to try these approaches out in our classes can go a long ways in building our confidence as teachers.ReplyDelete
Where does the personal apprehension come from? What influence on in the most? People have different preference according to their personality individually. Some enjoy the efforts after changing something, and others prefer to persist on the same. I tend to avoid trying on new things. I am reluctant to face with effects regardless of good or bad. It means I just want to be static. Considering dynamic classroom mood, I need to be willing to accept the new phase accompanying trial. Through the self-reflection and feedback from outside, I can have a good chance to modify and develop the classroom.ReplyDelete