Using previous learning models and cultural experience to teach my students. My method of teaching: Eclectic approach
My school and learning theories : Social Learning (the one I can remember the most) I am sure there were other learning theories being applied, but this one was the most memorable.
General principles of social learning theory follows: People can learn by observing the behavior is of others and the outcomes of those behaviors. People are often reinforced for modeling the behavior of others. Self efficacy: People are more likely to engage in certain behaviors when they believe they are capable of executing those behaviors successfully. This means that they will have high self- efficacy.How self-efficacy affects behavior: Joy of activities: individuals typically choose activities they feel they will be successful in doing.http://teachnet.edb.utexas.edu/~Lynda_Abbott/Social.html
In the move away from teachers following one specific methodology, the eclectic approach is the label given to a teachers use of techniques and activities from a range of language teaching approaches and methodologies. The teacher decides what methodology or approach to use depending on the aims of the lesson and the learners in the group. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/knowledge-wiki/eclectic-approach
The Center for English Language and American Culture Students Main Goals Vary :Pass the TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language Various Levels Classes Offered Low-Intermediate Conversation and Listening Reading and Vocabulary Intermediate High-Intermediate Writing Advanced Academic Bridge Grammar