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|WELCOME TO ATTEND THE FIRST BOARD OFFICERS MEETING.
IT WILL TAKE PLACE ON Friday, 29th October, 2002. AT THE FORUM OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS OFFICE SITUATED AT HAY HASSANI DELEGATION, CASABLANCA, MOROCCO.
THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE POINT IN THE PROGRAMME;NAMELY THE ELECTION OF THE NEW NATIONAL BOARD OF THE FORUM.
ANY TEACHER OF ENGLISH IN HIGH SCHOOLS IS WELCOME TO JOIN.
THE ONLY CONDITION IS TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FORUM AND TO PRESENT A PROGRAM FOR HIS/HER PURPOSE OF JOINING THE FORUM.
WHAT MAKES A TEACHER GREAT?
To start with a great teacher
-makes you feel special.
-teaches you how to learn.
-inspires you with his/her passion.
-engages your whole being.
-keeps you focused.
-opens you up to new experiences.
-has no agenda.
-makes the complicated simple.
-gives clear explanations.
-shows you how everything ties together.
However many people, I think, assume that the best teacher is the one who knows the most. And if they could add one more quality it might be, "good at explaining."
I'll tell you, though: Deep mastery of a subject didn't come up much when I asked people to name their best teacher ever. Most people went back to elementary school for their pick, and the trait they mentioned most was some version of "made me feel special":
My teacher ...
"thought I was smart."
"noticed my athletic skill."
This made me uneasy at first. I thought, isn't this more about the student than the teacher? Sure, brilliant go-getters probably have a string of great teachers. But what about the back-benchers who spend most of their school careers making spit wads?
To put it in a nutshell, the great middle school and high school teachers are the ones who spark you to explore and make your own discoveries, who can guide your learning journey with a touch so subtle you think you're steering the plane yourself.
By the time you get to college, learning to learn should no longer be the issue--you're past that stage. You're a sovereign power with a toolkit of your own, so now at last the automatic first assumption becomes the true one: The Great Teacher is the one who knows the most, communicates the richest vision, and radiates such a passion for a subject that he or she infects others with it, like some wonderful disease.How a teacher does this may vary?
REFLECTION ON THE REFORMATION
"Only through reflection on specific aspects of our teaching can we improve and become more effective teachers." Thus, Forum of English Language Teachers; FELT, would like you to tick the suitable box so as to have a general view of the involvement of the Moroccan teachers of English in the Educational changes and to help you keep abreast of what is happening in the realm of Education.
1- Did you take part in one of the Reformation committees?Yes-No
2- Were you consulted about the changes?Yes-No
3- Did you receive any official documents about the changes?Yes-No
4- Did you attend any meetings about the changes?Yes-No
5- Do you know what these changes are?Yes-No
6- Are you for the implementation of English in the Elementary Schools?Yes-No
7- Are you for the implementation of English in the Middle Schools?Yes-No
8- Have you ever taught English to such levels?
9- Are you ready to teach English in an Elementary or a Middle School?Yes-No
10- Do you need any training to teach in such schools?Yes-No
Please,send your reply to the address or the e.mail below, Thank you very much for your welcome colaboration.
Office Address: Hay El Mers1 RTE MY Thami Imm 213, Appt 4 Casablanca 20200
FELT is getting ready for a conference dealing with "WHY TEACH AND LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?Thus, your participation will be of great help to promote the ways of teaching and learning FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO.
FELT is delighted to shoulder the kingdom ef education by taking part in different activities all over the world .Thus,FELT is ready to join any educational event and to share the Moroccan knowkledge in the domain of teaching and educating.
FELT is looking for colleagues from all over the world to represent and spread the aims and the ideas of the association.So,if you are interested,please send an email
"LONG LIFE TO THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO".
ABDELGHANI SAMI a resourceful teacher of English and a skillful artist went to meet Allah..This poem is for his wonderful soul.