I devised ways to develop student’s interest in active learning experiencing increased classroom participation by the end of the Service Learning project.
I developed a higher sense of flexibility as compared to the time prior to this project. Students are highly unpredictable and as a teacher, one has to make sure individual awkward situations do not interfere with the rest of the lesson/ activities. I am prepared to handle change in a better way which includes predicting, planning and effecting control measures that aim to deliver the primary objectives of the lesson.
I have enhanced my team building and leading skills. This stems from appreciation of unique talents, skills and ability of students and linking them into productive units/ groups. I was able to determine weaknesses in students and utilized the students in delivering classroom content beyond the actual lesson period. This raised the confidence of the weak students who improved in their class participation.
I have improved my communication skills especially through listening and interpretation. I worked more on reading the student’s body language to determine the most appropriate reaction to their contribution.
The experience has taught me to reflect on every aspect of learning before, during and after the classroom sessions. This opens ways to criticize and respond to assignments at a higher level than plain reading and research. Reflection helps to internalize subject contents and enhances knowledge absorption to a level that can allow for appropriate application in real life. As a student, preparing for the lesson places one at a better position to understand the teacher and respond well to the classroom content.
I am a dynamic individual who excellently connects with class work when the practical aspect is put into perspective. Despite being the tutor, the simulation of the culture in Saudi Arabia made me anticipate and recall a ...Show more