Teaching Aids Used
Comments on Appropriateness of the Teaching Aids Used
It will be effective if it is used in a proper way such as; writing on the board must start from left side going to the right side and writings on board must be legible enough in order for students understand quickly and clearly.
It will only be weak if the teacher does not know how to efficiently utilize it.
The appropriateness of this material can maximize learning inside the classroom. It is appropriate to use this during activities so that students can compare their answers by writing it on the board provided by a teacher’s guidance.
1. What do you think prompted the teacher to choose the materials/learning resources that she/ he used?
In my own understanding, the teacher wanted to let her students to be attentive and participative in their lesson, and also let her students utilize their analytical skills. The instructional materials used were the perfect fit because the purpose was accomplished. It really catches the attention of the students and it aids the teacher’ intention. The instructional materials serves as a clear representation that was capable of giving clear information, through this, ht students were actively engaged in the discussion and the teacher was trying to use her creativeness and resourcefulness to facilitate the learning.
2. What difficulties, if any, did the teacher experience? How can this be managed?
As I closely observed, there was no difficulty that the teacher experienced. The class was well managed and the teacher did not find it hard to convince her students to participate in the discussion and activity. There was an interaction between the students and the teacher, and the teacher makes sure that her students stay on task as observed.
3. Over-all, were the learning resources/materials used effectively? Why? Why not?
Yes, all students were actively engaged in the discussion by answering the questions written in the visual aid and some of them were able to answer what was asked. The teacher gives appreciation to those students who answer the questions correctly and to those who were not able to give their correct answer; the teacher gives feedback to improve learning. Through the score of students on their quiz that shows a positive result, I can conclude that learning material was used effectively.
Put yourself in the place of the teacher. What would you do similarly and what would you do differently if you will teach the same lesson to the same group of students? Why?
If I will be the teacher of that class teaching with the same lesson, I will also provide activities in order for students to have an opportunity to practice and apply their learning after learning a particular knowledge, skills and attitudes. I will also use the same teaching approach which is the inquiry approach.
If it is possible, I will integrate the use of ICT tools because the concept of computer literacy for students has been redefined (creating web pages, digitizing multimedia and the use of social networking sites) thus I have to be aware of this trends, as my own teaching effectiveness will depend on my understanding of these recent technological trends. With this reason, I will create a game through the use of projector in a way that has relation to the tropic. I will also present a power point presentation that contains my topic for that day. Through this, the students will be attentive and participative in the lesson and it brings convenience to my part. If the resources are not available, I will use the chalkboard and I will provide them an interactive activity by dividing them into groups to be followed by a short discussion, this is to facilitate the visual, auditory and bodily or kinesthetic learners. After I implement the instruction, I will evaluate students by providing an assessment method that is suited to the needs and interest of the students in order for me to measure the retention of students if they have achieved mastery, and to know if I’m going to proceed or revise the instruction.