In my development goals, I want to write what I learned from some teaching practices. I'll show you critical incidents I've experienced.
Critical Incident 1 (June,2014, Nakano ES)
In the beginning of the class, students greeted us before we greeted students, so we were confused and we couldn't deal with the situation well. We thought that we had to be more flexible.
Critical Incident 2 (December,2014, Nakano ES)
We did quiz game, however, every group had same answers, so it was not fun for students. From this incidents, we thought the way which each group have different answers. To tell the truth, we had a good class, so we were very satisfied our class.
Critical Incident 3 (June,2015, Fuzoku JHS)
In this teaching practice, one of the most important critical incidents was " The balance of English and Japanese in a class." We conducted the class in all English. In the beginning, students could understand our instructs, but some students were confused and couldn't understand when we would explain last activity. Class room English is very good, but it's difficult for some students to understand our instracts.
We teach English as a communication tool, so we have to give students chances to use English voluntarily. However, just giving them opportunities to use Englsih. We teach them right usage and expression. Finally, we should conduct the class which students can enjoy using English and make good cmmunication with other class members.