Maria Huber - Online Language Tutor
Teaches: English , Spanish
Speaks: English , Spanish
Member Since: October 20, 2019
ESL and Spanish Teacher
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By giving students an assignment that makes them consider a concept in connection to their own lives, I am reinforcing their understanding of that concept. And, by asking for them to illustrate this experience or perform this action themselves, you’re making the learning process fun.
It’s impossible to tailor every lesson to each student’s learning style. However, you can plan lessons that encompass as many teaching methods as possible.
I teach using a combination of visual and auditory cues to help students with various strengths grasp the material. Allow creativity through self-expression, performance, technology, and media. These are all ways to enhance the learning process and boost classroom morale.
I plan on including activities that are both interesting and short, to account for wandering minds and short attention spans. If students are working on an in-class assignment, you can be engaging in one-on-ones with students who have demonstrated the need for help. I allow students to explore self-expression, art, and public speaking, while also scheduling time for class discussion.
I am always looking to better facilitate the understanding, retention, and application of new information for my students, but students have diverse learning needs and each may require an individual—creative— approach. Classroom activities which allow students to self-monitor can increase active participation.It is also important to allow students to set both academic and behavioral goals for themselves; then, help them work to accomplish these goals. The ability to set their own goals and work toward them provides individual meaning and purpose. Achieving those goals then becomes a matter of meeting personal standards—not those set by an outside authority. Connect the classroom to my students’ lives, and they can’t help but stay interested. Making the topic relatable is part of the journey to understanding. I make sure new information is both challenging, accessible, and relatable. For example, if I’m finishing a unit about cause and effect, ask your students to illustrate an example of cause and effect from their own lives.
As well as being a language teacher I am a yoga instructor. I use some yoga techniques in the classroom if needed. Breathing techiniques(pranayamas) and some stretching poses.
I love having fun and laughing. I want my students to have a good time while they learn. That is my motto ;)