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Class Structure, Self-Regulation & Teacher Characteristics… We need to know it!!

28 Nov

The session on 10th week was exciting. There were several activities and interesting for me. The session was begun with Brain Gym. We were asked to stand up with Mrs. Lydia, and then we do some move to make our body more relax. It was suitable to make me fresher and not sleepy during the session.

The lesson was started by writing. My friends and I were divided into group A, B and C. I was on Group A. My group was writing about the classroom, we got some guiding questions about motivating classroom and our writing must answer the questions. The others group, writing about students (group B) and teacher (group C). After we finished writing, Mrs. Lydia asked us to make group of three and the students must be mixed from group A, group B and group C. Then, we shared our writing on the groups.

Mrs. Lydia asked us to share our writing into class and she wrote our main points into the whiteboard after we finished our sharing on groups. There were many things that can affect a classroom situation to be a motivating class, such as: students’ attitude to their friends and classroom condition (cleanliness, temperature and classroom size). Motivating classroom also has relation with teacher’s behavior at the class. When the teacher can motivate the students and guide the students to learn without pressure, then it can be a motivating class for students.

The session was continued by searching information for our presentation about mastery focused and performance focused on different fields, group A about classroom structure,  group B about students’ self-regulation and group C about self-regulation. Each group was divided into two small groups consist of three collegian. We got 30 minutes to searching the information and prepared our presentation. After 30 minutes, we went back to the class and start to present our presentation. The presentation was a gallery walk.

On the gallery walk, I was listening to teachers’ characteristics groups and self- regulation groups. The most interesting part on teachers’ characteristics is on Evik’s group. He said that a teacher should make everybody become somebody. It gives deep meaning of a teacher attitude. A teacher should respect to the students and appraise each student.

On the self-regulation groups, I found those are three types of self-regulation by Zimmerman. Those are self-regulation of behavior, self-regulation of motivation and self-regulation of cognitive. In order to make students want to learn, the students need to increase their self-regulation. Teacher’s role on students’ self-regulation is the teacher must stimulate students to increase their self-regulation.

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From this lesson, I learn that between class structure, students’ self-regulation and teachers’ characteristics are connected each other. It is not easy to create a motivating classroom for students, increasing students’ self-regulation and become a motivating teacher for students, but it does not mean it is impossible. 🙂

Shinta Puspita K

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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Reflection week 10

 

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