April 12, 2013

PTLLS Micro Teaching Practical Assignment: advice for you to succeed.

In order to achieve your Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector award you will have to complete a short sample lesson which you will teach to your fellow students, this is called a micro teaching lesson.

First of all the lesson can be taught in any subject that you have knowledge or experience in  – good news!

A lesson plan will help you deliver the teaching effectivelyand your Carlton Training tutor will advise you regarding ideas for your micro-teaching lesson and take you through the lesson plan.

Your lesson should include:

– An introduction
– The main content
– Assessment
– A conclusion

Get your students involved in the lesson.

Encourage your students to participate in the lesson and monitor them continuously to be sure that the entire process of teaching them and them learning is a success. Be sure they actually learnt what you wanted them to.

Watch your schedule

The person who would be assessing your skills will get a copy of your teaching plan and objectives before you start with your micro teaching lesson. You will need to follow your lesson plan and deliver the lesson, activities and assessment while keeping the interest of your students. Stay focused and stick to your plan. Be sure not to over extend the time limit to reach all the lesson objectives.

Preparation is the key

Before you start, prepare all materials and resources and ensure they are at hand when needed. You may use different handouts, equipment, props and other resources to effectively deliver your subject. It is a good idea to check the classroom beforehand, arrange the layout of tables in the way you prefer them to be, try if all equipment is in working order and you know how to use it. Being prepared will help you overcome nerves you might have and you will be able to deliver your lesson confidently, demonstrating good subject knowledge and teaching techniques.

Know your strengths and weaknesses

After the lesson you will be required so complete a self-evaluation form which is one of your PTLLS assignments. You will reflect on your lesson plan and the lesson delivery. You will also receive constructive feedback from your peers and the tutor to help you develop your skills for future teaching and training.

It’s all going to be a wonderful experience for you and for others who learn.

Click HERE to learn more about the PTLLS 6302: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.



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