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Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries of a Teacher in teaching - PTLLS

Updated on April 16, 2013
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Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching / training cycle

This sections relates one of the Theoretical assignments for PTLLS at Level 3. My assignment will be based on me looking to teach Science, Maths and ICT.

P.S: On a kind note, please do not copy anything submitted here and display them in your file. This has been published here, purely to help you gain an idea / understanding of what they expect you to write and how you have to write. You will have to relate to your own subject area, experience in your classroom and lectures while preparing the files. Thank you for your co-operation.

Theory Assignment I

The main role of a teacher is to increase, or make communication easier among all students, and encourage students to discuss the topic chosen, assess various learning styles within the group and identify various teaching methods. A teacher also has to make sure that all students have equal rights and safe learning environment where they are able to build a trusting and honest relationship.

The main responsibility of a teacher is to keep reassessing and monitoring the students continuously to learn their changing needs. The structure and delivery of the course has to be changed according to student’s needs.

There are five steps in a teacher training cycle:

1. Identifying Needs and Planning:

  • A teacher’s role is to initially assess the students and find out their preferred learning styles and any special needs also taking into account students’ previous educational experiences.
  • A teacher is then responsible to plan the lessons in such a way that it reaches all the students considering the needs of the organisation too.

2. Designing:

  • The role of a teacher is to take into consideration the length of the course and the number of sessions available and then has to plan and design the course in such a way that the syllabus is completed efficiently in the available time.
  • The teacher has to be responsible for designing different teaching methods to effectively deliver the course with the available resources and completing an assessment to make sure that the message has reached every single student.

3. Facilitating:

  • The role of a teacher is facilitating rather than dictating. The teacher has to make sure that the course was adaptive and that the teaching methods and resources suited each student’s needs.
  • The teacher is responsible to make sure that there was equal teacher, student involvement in each session, complete an assessment to test students’ understanding and also encourage students to clarify any doubts regarding the session taught.

4. Assessing:

  • The role of a teacher is to assess the students continuously throughout the teaching session, to make sure each student gets involved and understands the lessons. Assessment can be either a formal or an informal one and designed in a way that it gives clear idea of the students’ understanding of the subject.
  • The teacher has to be responsible for the assessment to be valid and reliable, using the results to help the student with any help needed to progress and improve their skills.

5. Evaluating:

  • The teacher’s role is considering the opinions of the students and themselves and make sure all the administrative and organisational requirements were completed.
  • The teacher is responsible to find out the areas of strengths and weaknesses, and device methods to make the next session more fruitful.

Besides the above factors, teachers have their own professional boundaries. Teachers have to be professional and honest, have caution in self-disclosure, be observant, be never scared to correct inappropriate behaviour, take time to respond to uncomfortable questions, keep the class as safe as possible, and never have meeting with students alone in a room.

P.S: On a kind note, please do not copy anything submitted here and display them in your file. This has been published here, purely to help you gain an idea / understanding of what they expect you to write and how you have to write. You will have to relate to your own subject area, experience in your classroom and lectures while preparing the files. Thank you for your co-operation.

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      livingsta 14 months ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Zaib Hussain, sorry for not responding to you earlier. I was away for a long time. I am hoping that you have now completed your qualification. All the best! :)

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      Zaib Hussain 2 years ago

      Hi

      I need your help to complete my ptlls level 4 assignments with bibliography.

      zaibhussain786@gmail.com

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi HUSSAINI, I do understand, and I am glad that you found this a helpful hub. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. Have a good day :-)

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      HUSSAINI MIKA'IL,NIGERIA 3 years ago

      There is always much expected from a teacher,sometimes go even beyond the boundaries.Reading this,will let teachers their no go areas and simplify teaching and learning sessions.

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sunusi, thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I am glad that this was useful!

      Have a great week ahead :-)

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      sunusi Abubakar Nigeria 3 years ago

      thanks your point will go a long way to adopt teaching as profession.

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Neza Natasha, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts and experience. I am so pleased that this was helpful in some way. All the best in your career, and I am sure you will enjoy and be satisfied with what you do working with children with special needs. Have a good evening. :-)

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      Neza Natasha 3 years ago

      Hi there , thank you for confirming my thinking in what way do I need to write this as I was absent and sick

      I have all the books so will be easier to follow your guidance, books and my experiences in lock up environment

      Looking forward to get a job in one of the local schools with Autism and severe challenging behaviour - boys 12-18 :).

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Vinaya, thank you for reading. I am glad it was useful and thank you for the appreciation :-)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Your inputs on teaching methods look very useful. I believe kids are lucky to have a teacher like you.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Shruti, I am glad it helped.

      Also thank you for the vote!

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      I am also into teaching yoga, and I found your hub very useful, Thank you, a great write up, voted up! :)

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Mary! I wish your granddaughter all the best!

      Thank you for the votes too :)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      One of my granddaughters is going to begin teaching soon, and she is excited about that.

      Great Hub. I voted this UP, etc.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you KDuBarry! True, a teacher needs to facilitate and not dictate. It is quite difficult, but then, once the students know the boundaries, they are quite comfortable and so is the teacher!

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you so much Mike. It is true, but then, while working as a teacher, I felt that satisfaction and joy inside me, the feeling of having helped a student with something!

      Thank you for the vote and shares!

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Very informative hub! My sister teaches at a high school and she does all she can to make the class fun and informative for her students, keeping a comfortable power distance as her being the teacher so the students don't feel like they're being dictated.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      Teacher plays many roles: parent, psychologist, emergency medical technician, police officer, protector, and someone who imparts knowledge and skills. .. It is a really hard and responsible work and unfortunately most of the times even teachers themselves cannot realize it..

      Thanks for this quite interesting hub :) voted it up and shared

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I do understand what you mean Midget38, I have experienced it myself! Thank you for reading and appreciating!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Oh yes, those are the things we do as teachers. A lot falls on our shoulders! An informative hub...thanks for sharing, livingsta!

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      @teaches12345: I am glad you liked it, and glad it was of help! Thank you for reading and the comments !

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Great advice for teachers. Knowing these simple rules and techniques wil make the job much easier and successful. Teachers have so much responsibility and little support at times, this will help.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you @KoffeeKlatch.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Teaching has to be one of the hardest jobs out there. Your explanation of the responsibility of a teacher covers it quite nicely. Up, interesting and useful.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I do understand your point and worry Patty. I have been a teacher too in the past, and it takes a lot to be a good teacher. Thank you for visiting and commenting :)

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Interesting!! There are people that don't realize how much responsibility teachers and support staff have. I volunteered as a Teacher's Aide for over 10 years, and glad it wasn't my full time job.

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