Here are some top tips that will help you finalise the Level 3 Award in Education & Training.
1. Lesson plans don’t need to be beautiful!
As long as they are clear and understandable, lesson plans can be hand-written. It is not essential they are generated on a computer. During days 1 and 2 of the course, your personal trainer will give you advice on how to structure your plan.
2. As teacher, you don’t have to do everything yourself!
It is OK to delegate. Indeed, it is an excellent sign of classroom management if you CAN delegate successfully!
3. You don’t need to create all the materials for your classes
It is fine to borrow material! Just make sure where appropriate to inform where you found it, or if it is from a classmate, ask for permission. Everybody is willing to help you while attending your Level 3 in Education and Training.
4. Videos are an excellent source of material
Just make sure to watch the video through in its entirety. There may be language that is less than appropriate, and you’ll need to catch it before your students do! Videos work very well as part of a PowerPoint presentation.
5. To help motivate students, it can be useful to set a timer running
A great big timer such as those available at ClassTools will leave students in no doubt about how long is left!
6. Try to get to know your learners as quickly as possible
This will help further down the line with managing the class. For example, with strong and confident students, an ‘open’ line of questioning will work, whilst for quieter, less able students a ‘closed’ line of questioning would suit.
7. Communication is key
Mehrabian’s rule of personal communication stated that the largest communication method was body language at 55% (38% voice and tone and 7% spoken words). Remember to adopt a positive body language style to promote confidence and openness.
8. Come up with activities
Most teachers find that they struggle to employ all the activities they had planned. It is far better to have more activities, than not enough.
9. Look externally
Ann Gravells' Level 3 Award in Education and Training textbook page shows a range of different classroom layouts which you can use for your micro teach P.25-27. She talks about the micro teach via this YouTube video.
To learn more about passing the L3 AET and ways of implementation in classroom, we invite you to take the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification with Notting Hill College in Manchester. We offer both online & in-class lectures. For other teacher training qualifications, please check our website.