Not everyone wants that much help! Teachers, quit making me take notes all the time! There are certain teachers that will grade you on your notes, calling it a participation grade. That has got to be the biggest load of crap I've ever heard! Many kids like myself are blessed with the capability to understand and remember things just by actively participating in the class discussion and listening to their teachers.
Good Unconventional Teaching Gryphon is a short story written by, Charles Baxter, that has to do with a substitute teacher named, “Miss Ferenczi”, that uses unconventional methods to get her students to be more active and participate. She does this by telling her students lies which hold some truth so that they are more alert in class and that they actually question things, rather than just sitting back with miserable looks on their faces and barely absorbing any knowledge. This unconventional way of teaching is what makes Miss Ferenczi such a good teacher. While substituting for “Mr. Hibler”, the student’s regular teacher who came down with a cold, Miss Ferenczi becomes popular with the students.
Sometimes in life we come across teachers that harm us more than help us in the classroom. In “Here Lies Miss Groby,” by James Thurber, the author talks about his experience in English class as a young man and how his experience influenced him. I will take you into Thurber’s experience of Miss Groby and shine a light on the flaws of her teaching. According to the author, Miss Groby loved taking a piece of writing and searching for small details. For him she should be alanguage teacher instead of literature teacher and she was completely unconcerned with the story but in actual she was concerned with the type of story.sheshould concerned with the meanings or deepness of the work but she was completely unconcerned with the meaning of the material and always keep focusing on its identification which annoyed the author all the time and he losses all of his interest for that subject .
I want to experiment with what builds a sense of community, support, care, and motivation in my classroom and I assume this will take place in many forms. Torey sought out and found ways to communicate and build relationships with her students, some of the time these ways were non-verbal and rather based on feeling; I hope to create the same sort of atmosphere in my classroom, to have those important one on one moments with my students. This passage in the book also reminded me of a recent conversation I had with my supervising teacher about the hiring process. She told me that some of the best teachers have the worst interviews, but when she’s looking for a potential teacher she relies mostly on intuition; if she believes an individual truly loves children, she is much more likely to hire them regardless of their interview. (Of course the individual would have to demonstrate some basic competencies) The passage also made me think of the beauty of the teaching profession and how it really is difficult to explain to a non-teacher; there are so many small and large events that happen on a daily basis in the academic world that creates a world of amazement and appreciation for the growing
Anything is everything. The teacher values the time and effort that is put into preparing for a class and wants to make this experience “a microcosm of human experience”(Wayman line 27) that every student should be present for. I am sure that no student thinks that “when we realized you weren’t here we sat with our hands folded on our desk in silence, for the full two hours”(Wayman line 1) Every teacher should realize that there is so much more to a student than meets the eye. Every day we all go through life and all of the issues it contains. There are many reasons for an absence in class, some can be discussed and some cannot.
In today’s time prejudice still happens in the hallways of schools and outside in the real world. James Baldwin explains in his essay,”A Talk to Teachers”, that prejudice will exist in our schools years from now. This runs throughout our lives from kindergarten until college and even our professions. “It is your responsibility to change society if you think of yourself as an educated person”. Baldwin executed the ways that the teaching profession could help the schools with its challenges.
How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading John Holt, a fifth grade English Teacher, makes several valid points in his article “How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading”. We all know when children start off in school they have an unconditional excitement about reading and somewhere in adolescents that is lost. More often than not, teachers are caught up in making sure their children are up to grade level and the excitement of learning is lost.” Children are being forced to understand everything they read, however is this really necessary? Are traditional methods of teaching really foolish? Studies show in life we start out with a very extensive vocabulary in which we learned with repetition.
When I was in high school I experienced a bad teacher in English, then that following year I had an excellent English teacher. The bad English teacher kept to the same old ways of teaching by requiring us to memorize boring vocabulary words, and work out of the Text book to learn grammar. We would walk in and she would tell the assignment and then we would barely hear her speak throughout the remainder of the classroom period. My classmates and I dreaded going to this class everyday and most of us had very poor grades resulting from
I interview all of the students on site at CLC prior to their class time when possible and they spoke candidly about their instructors and how they felt that some of the work was too hard, while others felt they were not going to be able to meet the challenge expected of them for their education. Some students felt there is too much information being given to them at one time and not enough time for them to digest information between the college and the high school. There were students during these interviews who felt that their problems begins with time management as they try to process, gather, research, and prepare for projects and class experiences. Some students told me that they feel the college instructors expect too much from them over multiple subjects. Because some students feel they are not properly prepared or skilled in study habits for college work, they expressed that they are failing certain courses either at the high school level or with the dual credit program.
I would want to have done the same things once I have my own classroom and I feel fairly passionate for students to understand and develop tolerance towards people who may be different than themselves. I feel that as teachers, we can take action to really mold our students to grow and be better individuals living in this world. I really do believe that issues in the matter of race/ethnicity and culture has to do with educating oneself of these things and practicing the basic matters a person should carry with themselves. I really think that these issues need to be discussed in depth when students are young and continuously because it is harder for one’s mind to see the wrong in something they believed was right for most of their