During the 2016 Fulbright English Program, I mentored 18 new English Teaching Assistants. The new ETAs I was mentoring observed my classes, and each taught one or two lessons in my classroom. After each lesson, I provided extensive feedback and worked with the ETAs to create stronger lessons. I also assisted ETAs who did not have prior teaching experience in writing their lesson plans, and gave tips for classroom management and instruction.
Outside of the classroom, ETAs also led activities during the Activity Weekend and assisted with Night Fun activities. While ETAs were leading the activities, instructors assisted and helped keep students engaged.
2016 was also the second year of an extended Junior Counselor program, which aimed to provided more leadership experience. As such, JCs helped in the classroom 2 or 3 times a week by leading an activity or preparing their own activities. In addition, JCs helped in the club classes. As the instructor, I helped JCs to design and lead their activity, providing support where needed.
This year at the Fulbright English Program, I mentored 20 new English Teaching Assistants. During the mentorship, the ETAs observed my classes, taught 1-2 lessons, and also assisted in the club classes. After each lesson they taught, I provided feedback on their lesson and suggested ways in which they could improve. Before their lesson, we also met to discuss their lesson plan and ways to make it as successful as possible.
In the club class, ETAs acted as an assistant teacher, helping students when needed and providing other neccessary aid. ETAs also helped during Activity Weekend, Night Fun activities, and homework time.
This was also the first year of the extended Junior Counselor program to provide JCs with more leadership opportunities. JCs lead introductory activities in 2-3 classes per week, and also helped during club classes.
This semester there were 2 English student teachers at our school. Although I am not a Korean classroom teacher, I worked alongside my cooperating teacher to help mentor and train the student teachers. The student teachers spent a large amount of time observing my classes, and I coached them in incorporating authentic materials into their lessons, as well as how to help students speak and practice English more. In addition to helping with the lesson planning, I observed the student teachers' classes with my coteacher and provided feedback.
At Fulbright English Program, I mentored 20 new English Teaching Assistants. During the mentorship, ETAs observed my classes, and taught 1-2 lessons. They also assisted with homework time and acitivities during Activities Weekend. After each lesson, I provided the ETAs with feedback and helped them to craft stronger lessons.