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Role of Teacher: Helping and Guiding Students

by Vijay Garg
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By: Vijay GarG

Today, becoming a teacher goes beyond planning informative lessons.  In fact, teachers become more parents of students due to the amount of time they spend in the educational institution.
Key teacher roles in the classroom
Within the classroom, a teacher can play a variety of roles.  It describes the work of each teacher, taking into account the needs, age of their students and the demands of the chair that is being taught.
1- Advisor
Training is a key role for teachers.  This role involves encouraging students’ desire to learn and giving them their best performance.
2- Father or mother
Teachers spend a lot of time with their students.  Because of this, they often become fathers or mothers to their students.
This role involves guiding young people across the academic plane, listening to their problems and advising them.
3- Regulator
The teacher is the person in charge of the classroom.  Therefore, you must regularly regulate what students do, what they say, and how they say it.
This role is considered by teachers on a variety of occasions, including:
– At the beginning of the class, when the materials used in the lesson appear.
– Before starting any activity, when its guidelines are exposed.
– When it is important to discipline students.
4- Promoter
In this case, the teacher acts as a teleprompter or pointer, giving the students only the necessary information when deemed necessary.
Typically, the teacher uses this role during oral presentations when a student forgets the correct word, loses the training of ideas, or cannot continue with the presentation.
In these cases, the teacher suggests a word or idea to the student that allows him to continue the activity.
5- Administrator
The role of the administrator is most important that the teacher must fulfill as it involves planning the lessons to be taught.
The organization will vary according to the chair being taught.  For example, if it is a scientific subject (such as chemistry or biology) the teacher will organize the lesson into two phases: a theoretical phase (which will be in the classroom) and a practical phase (which will be done in a lab).
The administrator is also in charge of giving proper instructions so that the students can carry out the activities efficiently.
In this sense, part of your job as an administrator is to combine the functions of a regulator.
6- Role model
Teachers often do not consider themselves role models.  Yet they are.
Students spend a lot of time surrounded by teachers, so indirectly they become important figures for the student’s life.
For this reason, it is the duty of teachers to behave foolishly so that they can set a good example for their students.
7- Source of information
Another role of the teacher is to be a source of information for the students.  While it is true that students have academic text and other resources, the teacher also provides new data while correcting the information given in the textbooks.
Similarly, it helps students enrich vocabulary, providing them with key words that act as aids during communicative activities presented in the classroom.
However, the teacher should not interfere in the student’s research and learning process as a source of information.
In other words, it’s not about providing them with all the information or limiting the spaces for investigation, it’s about acting as a guide in the process.
8- Advisor
The role of advisor occurs when the teacher confirms the progress of his students.  To do this, the teacher creates an environment in which he can assess students: between exams, exhibitions, oral assessments, workshops, and more.
As an advisor, the teacher must verify that the criteria required by the chair and school curriculum are being followed.
Similarly, it is the job of teachers to provide students with grades for their performance and to provide them with refinements and recommendations that will provide them for future activities.
9- Teachers
The role of the teacher is based on providing guidance and support to the students.  Typically, the teacher plays this role when students need to do a project at home.
What the teacher does in this case is to monitor the progress of the students’ work, to clarify any doubts that may arise, to make recommendations, among others.
This role is ideal for the study of individual cases.  On the other hand, it can be inconvenient if students rely on teacher assistance.
10- Participants
The role of participant occurs when the teacher engages with his students in the activities he has planned for the class.  This role allows the teacher to communicate in the classroom, so that the students do not feel like a distant personality.

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