Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
This is a personal paper in which I address the issue of teacher security in the classroom, specifically, the novice ESL teacher's development of self-confidence in his/her role and skill mastery. The paper is based on my second intern- ship as a teacher of English as a Second Language to Haitian refugees. The paper begins with a discussion of basic assumptions about student security and how teacher security is related to it. It goes on to discuss the process of growth of selfconfidence from the first teaching internship to the second, comparing skill mastery in the specific areas of developing a student-centered classroom and working creatively without having a required text to fall back on. The discussion of the creation of a student-centered classroom focuses on theuse of: 1) paired activities, Z)role play, 3) group activities, 4) student self-correction, and 5) student feedback.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education
Kendler, Helene Phyllis, "The Development of Self-Confidence in a Novice ESL Teacher" (1983). MA TESOL Collection. 568.