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Post Microteaching Conference-Feedback

Congratulations, you’ve conducted your microteaching. We’ve done post-microteaching conference as well. Here you are some other feedback:
Format of lesson plan:

Penyusunan Silabus dan RPP

Classroom Management
• When grouping, don’t forget to tell students in what arrangement they should sit down. Good sitting arrangement enhances learning.
• Be clear in giving instruction or you’ll get disappointment, e.g. students keep asking you what to do.
• There are times when students lose interest in the lesson, grab their attention by asking: Are you here? Are you with me? Hi, there!
• Remember that you are the manager of the class, do something when your students start ignoring the lesson.
Overcoming Nervousness
• If you get lost in the middle of your teaching, take a deep breath and start it again slowly. Focus and have fun with your students. You might say: Sssst… listen students, I forget what’s next, help me remember that!
• Have a teaching journal and you’ll become a confident teacher.
• Enjoy your teaching. Show that you love your profession. Be enthusiastic!

Class Activities and Lesson Plan
• If one (form many) activity turns to be lively, do not get carried away, remember that you have other activities to conduct to achieve the objectives.
• Stay alert, keep on the right track, not forgetting what’s written in your lesson plan.
• Always have backup plans (plan B, C, D, etc) in case your plan A does not work. The show must go on!
• If you plan a hands-on activity, you can ask your students to bring what’s needed to do that activity. For example, you want your students to show how to make a cup of tea (procedure text), ask individual student to bring: a saucer, a cup, a teabag, some sugar, etc. It is OK as long as you do not ask them to bring a cup of gold 
• If the skill focus is writing, for example, all activities should then be designed to enable students to produce the target text.
• Inductive learning lessens teacher’s talk. Too much teacher’s talk hinders students’ English learning. Try implementing inductive learning!

• Stay neat, look professional. I have a vivid memory of one of my senior high teachers because he was always neat, not to mention charming.
• Try to wear fresh clothes each day!

The use of English
• Use English! Use Indonesian when it comes to a complex and abstract concept.
• Master the pronunciation of the target words/key words!

• If you do not know an answer to a question (related to English and English Language Teaching), be it from fellow teacher candidates, students, or teachers in the school, say: Sorry, I do not know. Promise to yourself and to them that you’ll give them the answer soon after you get it.
• If you fail to prepare the lesson, you prepare to fail teaching the lesson.


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