Review your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle.
In the teaching profession the role and responsibilities of a teacher are numerous and a teacher might undertake many roles in a day , these could include planning a session, lecturing , paperwork , communicating on the telephone or assessing a students progress.
The responsibilities of a teacher will include making sure everyone has a safe and healthy environment in which to work or learn , that the needs of the learners have been taken in to account, this is essential as the needs of learners is the first link in the learning cycle, another important responsibility of a teacher is to understand and be aware of current codes of practice and legislation , these are government laws which must be adhered to examples being the Health and Safety at Work act 1974 , the Data Protection Act1998 and the Equality Act 2010 , there are many more and it is the teachers responsibility to understand the principles of them.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
In my role as a teacher I believe I am passing on my many years experience and practical skills , to achieve this I have to take on many roles, my learners will have undergone an initial assessment on induction and I have to remember at all times that my learners will be a diverse group and they should all be treated as individuals, my methods of teaching will have to vary from time to time to take this into account , if I have a hard of hearing student for example I may have to stand so they can see my mouth in order to lip read or give them a lot of written handouts , a student lacking in numeric skills would need extra help with measurements and basic maths this can be achieved during the practical sessions as part of the assignments which invole 1:1 discussions and feedback, that way students will hopefully learn without...
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Albert Einstein quote from Think Exist available at http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/the_teacher/ 30th May 2010
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