Critical Incident 1: Wrong Impression, Teaching skills of English
At Nakano Elementary school, some students had the sulks when we explain in English. Because they were not able to understand English we spoke. That is a critical incident for me. We are under the impression that students of Nakano Elementary school can understand English that we think it is simple because they always get close to English.
Our plan was
① song(Head, shoulders, knees and toes)
② a quiz(to teach names of places),
③ a picture-story show,
④ Simon game(to teach names of directions and movements.)
1） I played the part of Preston in a picture-story show and quiz reader.
2）We kept in mind that we gave students scene which made students repeat English to give students input.
3) Besides, when we gave some quizzes to students, we called on some students. We had some students pronounce in big voices. We wanted students to do pronounce English definitely with confidence.
4）We added explanation in Japanese during a picture-story show and quiz etc… because to help students. We gave many easy questions relate a picture-story show etc… because we wanted to increase their motivation and reduce their anxiety. By giving a question in Japanese, the students may understand the flow of the story. In doing so it, let the students think that oneself can understand.
1) Some boys and girls sulked during the class. We didn’t understand reason why they sulked. But, a boy spoke “I can’t understand!”in Japanese.
2) We hadn’t doubt that can understand English which easy for us. But, when I think carefully, I think that English is difficult for them because English is official subject in Junior High School. We couldn’t understand the situation of the students.
Foe example, they couldn't understand our instrructions.(Listen, Raise your hand etc...) So, the class didn't go as scheduled.
Besides, they had gotten tired because they couldn't under stand our English so they couldn't understand what to do.
I want keep that I am a position to teach.
I mustn’t think that “they may understand this…because it is very easy….”
Now, news is saying that English becomes the official subject in elementary school.
We must not implant the image “English is so difficult.”
I think that we take responsibility for teaching them the preasure of studying English.
I want to learn English with students.
When I become a teacher, I am responsible for making the students feel that English is interesting.
Besides, the teacher must to continue study English to give them good knoeledge and to tell enjoyment of English.
Tags: Teaching skills of English, Wrong Impression