Volume : 5, Issue : 9, SEP 2019




For teachers to better understand their own perspectives on teaching and how teaching processes in language learning classrooms can be practiced, it can be a vital necessity to occasionally pause and reflect on one’s teaching. Clarifying personal perspectives and how these may contribute to teacher development and teacher professional identity against a backdrop of modern professional teaching practices, competencies, and sub-competencies, can help one to understand the impact and significance of their role as both an individual teacher and as part of a teaching community. This author endeavors to show how his initial skill development practices as a beginning teacher helped him to create a stronger focus on the maintenance and growth of these skills, including reflective practice, in the language learning classroom as a continuing teacher and teacher-trainer. The author ends with some final thoughts and practical suggestions for enhancing one’s practices in this area.



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