Icchose to set up my classroom in stations because the stations make it easier for me to personalize student learning. By separating students by academic level (based on midterm examinations) and preparing different activities for each group, he can meet more students where they are at and help them succeed using different learning experiences and modalities.
One of the best pieces of advice is to really prepare yourself by going to trainings. Seek out your own professional development in areas such as ICT, so that you can be confident in using technology in the classroom. When you do this, be sure to come back and help your fellow teachers to do the same; blended-learning programs can be very successful when teachers support and collaborate with each other.
I've shared my enthusiasm and knowledge with my peers and by my own initiative, I've joined many teacher groups, including Google and Microsoft Education, in order to learn more about how technology can help in differentiation. After becoming part of these communities and becoming an expert in a range of technology tools, I'm started to hold small workshops at my school for my peers. At first, not many people came to me, and many teachers remained resistant to change. However, after starting applying my techniques in their own classrooms and seeing how much more the students enjoyed learning, more and more teachers began attending these sessions and sought my help. I'm also offers sessions for teachers in schools from around Negeri Sembilan and created a small local community of innovative educators.
Contact: Yuslan Ismail
Contact Title: MR
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