Teaching experience in Bangladesh: A study on Mohammadpur Preparatory School and College
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Mohammadpur Preparatory School and College stared their journey in 1976 with a pleasant environment, strict discipline and modern education system. It has two systems of education, Bengali medium and English version. The main objective of this study is to explore the teaching activities at Mohammadpur Preparatory School and College. Data have been used both from primary and secondary sources. The identity of experienced teachers is actually dependent upon a teacher’s background, biography, and past teaching experiences. Every teaching experience is a product of enculturation and membership of a particular culture. That is, the type of experience a teacher has within the classroom is dependent upon how well the teacher understands the culture of the community. The roles of the teacher are multidimensional and extend outside the classroom. To be a teacher is to serve students, the school, and the community. Teaching activities generally includes preparing syllabus and academic calendar, education planning, taking every class in every day, preparing lecture sheet and taking examination. Speaking is an important part of teaching. It is very important for teacher to encourage students to speak in the classroom. Teachers at MPSC use different techniques for encouraging the students to speak in the class. Many students are reluctant to speak in English due to anxiety of making mistakes, lack of interesting topic etc. To be a successful classroom management, a teacher should have abilities to recognize students’ weak points and convert that weak point into strengths which will enhance students’ selfconfidence and aspiration to learn. The class size is a very important factor of class room management. In MPSC each section contains 50 students but each classroom is not properly allocated for students. Sometimes benches are not suitable for the junior section students; seat benches are lower than the high benches so that students those are small in size have problem in sitting and writing. VII Through strengthening parent- teacher relationship, the teacher can increase awareness among parents about their student’s success and failures of their academic life. Parents meetings at MPSC are organized by school management committee before every term exam and the day in which the term result is published. So for better education, teacher should provide maximum opportunity to the students to speak in the English as it is the English version school. The number of students in each class should be minimized. At last governing committee as well as teachers should concentrate more on improving the parental involvement for the betterment of student’s academic achievement.