My Teaching Philosophy(October 15, 2015→August 4, 2016)
My Development in 2014 - 2016
It was my first time to teach in school so planning how to teach was difficult. I think Teaching skills have developed through teaching class at ES. Finding an appropriate way to teach is difficult but knowing what students need will help me to plan.
Critical Incident 1 (Title):I used a game in the class but the arrangement of students' desks in class room was different from what I had expected so it upset me. I learned it is important to know the environmrent which I will teach in and I should plan how to teach with considering what students know and don't know.
Critical Incident 2: I taught the expressions related to time and I asked students to practice in a group. I used the pictures that show expressions such as 'get up', 'go to school' and put them on the black board. At first, I was going to put them away before an activity but I forgot to do that. But students looked at the pictures and review the expressions when they were doing activities. I learned that using pictures help students understand well.
Critical Incident 3: This time's lesson was about polite expressions such as "May I~?", "Shall I~?", "Would you~?" I upset because students didn't answer than I had expected. I was sure that students would understand well and answer to my question actively. I must prepare how I put questions to the students. And there a gap between students' understanding and my instruction so some of the students didn't understand what they should do. Instructions should be clear so that students can understand what they are supposed to do.
My Development Goals(October 29, 2015→February 12, 2016)
My ultimate goal is to be able to have my own thought about English education through experiences which I will get in this class. To accomplish this I set three sub-goals.
1. I should know about English education of Japan. I should know about present situation as a student who wants to be an English teacher and it will help me to make my own thought. I can learn present situation in the lesson at school and I also can think about how I make good lesson.
2. I should have a broad outlook. Listening to others speaking carefully will help me to broaden my outlook because I can get many opinions.
3. I shoud not be influenced by other people. There are many opinions and I sometimes compare with them. But it is important to try not to change my own thought easily by comparing with others. And also don't be ashamed of my opinion is important.