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After meeting with my mentor and observing
the experienced practitioner’s lesson I realized that I need to reflect on my
current practices. I learned the importance of effective lesson through the
inclusion of aims and objectives in my lesson plan, it would not be wrong if
I say that planning begins with clear learning aims and objectives. That’s
why an effective lesson should be well-planned (Petty, 2014). It should be
helpful to all the learner as it will provide the opportunity to participate
actively in all the activities. It should start with prior knowledge and move
steadily towards new learning so that the learners may clutch the new concepts
properly. The lesson need to be planned with active learning techniques to encourage
the critical thinking of the learners and to upsurge their interest in the
lesson. The teacher should provide scaffolding and positive feedback so that
students work more freely with outmost accuracy. It will also help in the
reduction of errors and reduces the dependence of the learner on the teacher.
Handy resources not only encourage the students but also awaken their
curiosity by keeping them engaged successfully during the lesson. Peer work is
fruitful in engaging the students with each other which help them to learn
through experience and collaboration. The lesson should allocate reasonable
time to each activity and encourage students to finish the task in the given
time. The lesson should include wrap-up and ends properly.
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 My new learning and practices in Unit 1 will
empower me to revise my teaching practice in a number of ways. I will design my
lessons wisely and begin them with an interesting warm-up activity. I will
share learning objectives with my students and link their previous knowledge
to lay a solid foundation for the new topic. I will frequently assess my
students to check the level of understanding and make my class student centre
by making sure that active learning is happening. I will organize students
into pairs and groups to encourage collaborative learning. I will provide sustenance
and encourage students through positive response. I will use different
materials i.e. flash cards, worksheets, Smart board to make my pupils active
during learning and will encourage them to take part in all activities. I
will use up to mark questioning techniques as formative assessment tools in
the class to keep a check on my learner’s learning during the lesson and to
take decisions about how to step forward. I will try to provide an effective
learning environment in the class to motivate my learners’ critical thinking
and end my lesson with reinforcement of the new topic to strengthen their knowledge.