The Project Assess is now in the final stages, and the web platform (The Online Exam Creator), developed to be an innovative platform hosting a range of learning tools for young EFL learners. The project brings a new approach to assessment. Material such as flashcards with images and text, illustrated worksheets, exams, rubrics etc are available on the web portal, in the six partner languages, plus English and the Online Exam creator not only allows teachers have access to the material created by the partners, but they will be able to produce their own exams and downloadable content specific to their needs, and to better provide students their knowledge on the best way they can!
However, with this project we also intend to show that beyond a new era in teaching English language, there’s the need for both students and teachers to create links that allow a better and more productive system of teaching and learning. For this we know that the teacher’s well-being is crucial, so we decided to leave here on this Blog and at this stage of our project, also an extra motivation to help for the difficult times that teaching has always gone through and is still going through. For that, we leave here some tips that will surely help in the confidence needed to provide our students the best language educators ever.
Here are a few simple strategies for you to build your confidence as an educator.
Try your best every week to be prepared for your team meetings, faculty meetings, professional development, and most importantly your classroom. This will require some planning and prep work beforehand. Once you get into a grove you will start to notice a boost in your confidence. In those meetings, you will start contributing more and more which will lead to more opportunities.
Develop a growth mindset. Having a growth mindset of how you can grow as an educator is a must. This will encourage you to look at your areas of strength and pinpoint those areas of growth in your classroom.
Create a positive space. This will require you to be intentional about who you surround yourself with at work. It will also require you to be mindful of your own words and actions.
Surround yourself with positive people who have a similar mindset as you.
Say Affirmations. This is one of our favorites and it is so simple. Every day before you get out the car, bus, or train say you are a confident educator.
Your next steps are simple…
Start right now practicing these strategies. We promise that you will start to see results. If you start to get down or frustrated, that is okay. We are all human and that is natural. Just remember your why. From our side, we will provide you with the best tools and materials to help you! Follow our Project FB page and our website for more updatings and The Online Exam Creator can be viewed here.
The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2019-1-PT01-KA201-061275