During the course of my English Lessons, something I have learnt and will cherish throughout my life is the importance of good communication. Possibly unintentionally, Mr. Raisdana raises awareness about having good vocal, listening and presentation skills every lesson. This has already begun helping me prove my point in work, with my friends, parents and teachers. I can now actively participate in conversations outside class and still manage to patiently listen to my friends’ perspective while still voicing my own.
Personally, something I enjoy almost everything about English class. If I had to pick one thing that I enjoy most, is the blogging. Being a huge fan of reading blogs, I have never managed to set up my own. To be able to share my thoughts and beliefs with other people who have the same interests with me is an extremely exciting idea. After Grade 8, I hope to continue expressing my ideas and my personal perspective through my current blog.
I enjoy almost everything about Mr. Raisdana’s class, if there was something I might change if I was to teach and English lesson, is the hand raising during discussion. Its interesting to see that Mr. Raisdana is the only teacher who allows students to basically have a friendly conversation that they would usually have on the lunch table (although about English related subjects) Personally, the reason I might not talk as much during English lessons is that I am afraid that I might talk over another student, hence, making it awkward. As good as the idea of not controlling the conversation may be, I believe we should have an appointed “talker picker” (or something like that) that doesn’t necessarily control the conversation, but appoints people to talk so that students aren’t as uncomfortable to voice their opinion. This doesn’t have to be Mr. Raisdana himself, but a particular student that we change every lesson.