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my professional identity log

by Snethemba Makhanya


My Professional Identity Log
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-Classroom management
My Cv
My linkedin profile
Community of practice
My teaching philosophy
The classroom management tool I used was hand signals, I
thought of this because during my teaching learners would constantly get up and come to my table and ask me for different things which would result in a long line by my table and sometimes the learners would end socializing with their friends in this line and it would also distract the other learners that doing their work, so to end this I introduced different hand signals to the learners and their meanings, this way the learners wouldn’t have to come to my table and disturb the rest of the class or shout out what they need and they could simple show that hand signal and I would respond to them based on which hand signal they had up.
The different hand signals:
1 finger up-can I please go to the toilet
2 fingers up-I have a question with regards to the work
we are doing
3 fingers up-can I please go and blow my nose outside
5 fingers up- can I please borrow a pencil
Thumbs up-can I please go drink some water
To remind the learners of the different hand signals and
their meanings I stuck a piece of paper with their meanings on the board to
help them remember, I would say this was a success because I was able to
decrease the number of learners that would walk around in the classroom which would distract the other learners I was also able to put a stop to the shouting out whenever the learners wanted to ask for something and also not have them making a long line by my table to ask for different things