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When I was high school student, I felt wonder about difference between two teachers.
One of them was so serious and he made classroom newsletter everyday. In this article, He told us how important study is.
However, no one read. No one wanted to answer his enthusiasm. In spite of responds seriously to students’ comments and insights in his class.
The Other was rarely create opportunity to respond to student’s comments and insights in his class. He almost use video class so his class is one-sided.
However, everyone in his class adored him. In the rare blackboard class, everyone was serious to learn the lesson from what he was teaching.
They are both serious about teaching and they are rich in knowledge. What made the difference in their trust in their students? I thought that it may be caused by ability to choose the best way to use educational resources or to attention to student.
Attention to others is important, as is the case of casual response in everyday life.
what we do in our daily lives is really visible.
In this case, better communication with the student could have produced the intended results.
However, building good communication is difficult because we are dealing with large number of human beings.
Since this experience I’ve still been struggling with what the best education is. How would you answer this question?
What I have felt about education since I entered this university is the difference from high school in content. Until high school, I only learned what my teacher taught me and prepared for tests. However, this kind of study is not often seen in this university. I have to ask questions by myself and look for books and papers in order to solve them. I think high school should adopt a little bit of university-like study to lessen the gap between high schools and universities.
My favorite teacher in my high school tought us ethics. And he has realized that his class does not always work for all students, so he keeps in mind to show his students several studying approaches in a class. For example, he sometimes introduced us to an educational Youtuber, who improved our level of understanding. Actually, I came to interested in ethics through Youtube, so I think everyone has their own way of studying.
It has been almost a year after I started to study about education system of Japan and the method of taking care of children. Last year, I did learned about those methods from textbooks, lectures by professors and lots of assignments. And this year, I joined the activity for elementary school students as a volunteer for the first time. There was a big difference between my knowledge and real children. From this experience, I learned studying in real field not only with textbooks and getting opportunities to communicate with children are very important as well.
I have five classes that are all in English now. It is said that English classes in high school should be all in English, but it is too difficult for students to keep up with the classes. Actually, teachers know that, so all English classes in my high school are mostly in Japanese. However, because I entered this university, I have to have some classes in all English. I noticed that if you want to improve your English skills, especially speaking skills, surroundings like that are necessary for English learners. Therefore, You should expose yourself to unfamiliar surroundings, like classes in all English classes, to improve your English skills.
We have zoom class online now. It’s useful becuase we can attend class at home. However, it has some bad points too. one of them is we have less opportunity to ask questions. When we are in a breakout room, we cannot chat anyone but people who are in the same breakout room. It’s difficult to make sure what we do. I hope I have all classes in a face-to-face style.
I think COVID-19 has a bad influence on my education. The reason is because it is not effective way that we are only doing the homework which teacher gave us and not having any feedback. This is very serious problem for me because I could not know correctly what teacher want to tell us and how they check the score. In addition, joining the class on zoom in my house is not good way to learn because I lack a feeling of tension.
My computer had broken since 2 weeks ago and it made me so hard to take online classes. I found 8 hard points without using computer in online classes.
1 Power point and Word apps. I could use them by my iphone but the screen was too small to check sentences I wrote or put a picture on the powerpoint.
2 Zoom app. It was taugh to watch the screen that a professor shares for students.
3 To submit assignments. Sometimes if a size of a pdf and a word file are big, they can not be sent by my iphone or their size will be small and difficult to see well.
4 Typing is also difficult. When you want to write many papers with an iphone, it would be stressful for you to use small key board of it.
5 Phone capacity. If you install some apps for online classes and tasks, it would consume your phone storage.
6 Memories. When you want to organize files and save tasks, you can not do that into your USB memory stick.
7 if you need to search something quickly, you need to change the window or app and then search it by using an iphone only. Compared to it, if you have both computer and a iphone, you can use both of them at the same time.
8 The quality of the camera. Iphone’s camera is more clear than computer’s one so if you really care about your fashion or if you fail to make up your face, it’s going to be hard time, especially for women.
Overall, I found a computer is very useful tool in current situation.
We have no traditional class in this semester because of COVID-19. And we can’t do our experiment. This is the worst point. Being of an experiment is necessary to learn science because we are able to see phenomenon. Even if we learn about one phenomenon in the textbook, this will be just knowledge about the phenomenon. We need to understand why a phenomenon happens, how it happens, what is a condition to happen, and what will happen after the phenomenon to learn science.
COVID-19 has spread out all over the world. Because of the current situation, we cannot go to University, so we take classes online. University life has changed. Usually, I studied and did some homework with my friends at University but I study and do homework by myself. Because of that, I miss face-to-face talk with my friends and teachers. Even we have a mock lesson, we use Zoom. It means we lost direct communication.