Reflection: Critical Incident Protocol
One student who looked untidy didn’t pay attention to the teacher at all. Even he shouted and disturbed other students during the class. He didn’t bring any materials except a pen in the English class. The teacher complimented him a lot on the fact that he brought a pen. Later he brought a pen and one book ( consisting of 2books for class). One day the computer was broken in the classroom. The teacher asked him to repair. He made it. And he repaired the air conditioner and telephone and so on. Whenever machines were out of order he helped to manage the class repairing all the things. While he was praised by the teacher continuously.
Actually he was not interested in not only any subjects including English but school life. His writing an essay in Korean was okay but not excellent. But it might be harder for him to study English. He had some problems with his family and peers. His father was not generous and got married a few times. He had to live apart with his mother. That’s why he seemed to be insecure mentally. However he had one thing that he really loved . He looked happy whenever he was praised. That was it. The teacher praised everyday and it worked. As a result he brought his book. Of course it might take a long time to bring all the materials and pay attention to the teacher. But the teacher believed that happened someday. And she found out that he was good at mechanical things. And she helped him to motivate having his pride.
He was likely to carve for everyone’ love. First of all he needed his family’s affection and his confidence about himself. In fact he got the mental problem caused by all the cases mentioned the above. Since then he visited a doctor to cure. And his behavior got better. He might gain affection from family and peers.
It is said that teachers convey knowledge and philosophy as well. Teachers meet the students as human beings and teachers have to get duty to educate students prior to giving knowledge. In order to cope with various students’ characteristics, teachers have to make a lot of efforts to understand why they are doing that and what they need all the time. And then teachers could look for the ways to motivate students to get knowledge efficiently based on the previous reflection. Teachers can influence students’ whole life. That’s why the teaching is the most important.