“I feel for effective learning it is essential to create an environment in which the student feels comfortable and engaged. To this end I believe classes should be communicative, focused on the students needs, and allow the students to use the language learned in creative and varied activities based on topics that are relevant and interesting to them.”
I like to engage in active discussion with my students to try to get them to think for themselves. I believe that If students really want to learn and are interested in a subject learning will come easier for them.
As an English teacher for more than 10 years, I am convinced that in language learning, there should be no impression without expression; no inspiration without perspiration. Effective learning is the result of frequent usage and continuous practice. On the other hand, to increase students' participation in class, I like to use various materials to do with our daily lives or some interesting games connected with the topics of each lesson.
I also like to give my students constant praise, reinforcement and acknowledgement of their hard work. Helping to build up students' confidence in expressing themselves in English whenever they are in my class is another mission of mine.
As we all know, not everyone is a fast learner; therefore, I am patient and allow them to make some mistakes. I always tell my students making mistakes is the process of learning English. We can only better our English through countless mistakes.
During the class, I always consider myself a helper and a supporter for students through their journey of learning. I like my students to be the center of attention and always in the spotlight; that is, no one is left behind in my class. Everyone is a super star of their own. I am Tr. Jackson, welcome to join my class. Let’s explore the world of English learning altogether.
從事英語教職工作超過10年,我始終深信在語文學習的領域裡,透過表達的能力可加深別人對你的印象,而透過努力的汗水才能得到源源不絕的啟發. 有效的英語學習是不斷的練習與不斷應用的成果. 另一方面, 我喜歡運用跟日常生活相結合的教材或與課堂上主題相關的小遊戲來提升學生在課堂上的參與度.
我們都知道,不是每個人都能夠快速的學習. 因此, 我鼓勵我的學生多犯錯,並告訴他們唯有透過不斷的犯錯才能將英文學得更好
至於在教學的過程中, 我將自己定位成在學生學習旅程中的一個協助者. 我希望課堂上是以學生為中心, 將焦點放在學生的身上. 換句話說, 沒有人在課堂上被冷落或遺忘 每個人都是自己心中的那位超級巨星, 敢說英文,並勇於用英文表達自己的思考與想法. 我是Jackson老師,歡迎加入我的行列,讓我們一起探索英語學習的世界.
「 Pay Attention to Your Life
When I drive alone, I just drive. I don’t pay attention to the trees, the birds, people walking on the sidewalks; I just drive, but when my son is in the car that is another story.
Every time I take him to school I hear the excited cry, “Look” during our thirty minute ride. No, we don’t take a different road. We travel the same way every day. Still, my son finds something new to become excited about every time.
He knows I can’t stop when he asks me to, but when I do turn around at a red light or stop sign his eyes become incredibly bright. He really sees the world—the way the sun shines through the trees, the way the birds fly in the sky, the way fire trucks drive, orange cars, the way people walk their dogs.
What does this mean? It means I have to pay attention because he wants me to see all these things, too. I can’t see them as familiar things; I must see them as things that are special at that moment. In other words, I must see the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary.
We have a saying in English, “You never step in the same river twice” because it is constantly flowing and changing. These car rides remind me that life is also always changing. Every day is new. Sometimes, while rushing around, too busy even to stop for gas, we fail to notice. Sometimes, we act as if we are living the same day over and over again.
When we start to see things as ordinary, we stop experiencing the people on the street, the birds in the sky, the trees and the flowers. We stop listening because we think we already know, and we stop looking because we think we have seen it before. We don’t live in the present because we believe the moment before or after this one was or is more important. 」
Words from Jessica:
“I think any form of practice is most effective and memorable when the content is relevant to a student’s life. Rather than talking about imaginary Bob doing imaginary activities, it’s best to turn it on the students and ask them to talk about their interests, opinions, and everyday activities; those are also the most useful things for them to learn about and practice. One way I implement this in a classroom is by getting students to teach me about something that they know or are passionate about. Also, when I know my students on a deeper level I can target their interests and personalize our lessons. I think students can feel a more immediate satisfaction in their improvement when they are able to express themselves in the areas most useful to them.”