In the book What Great Teachers Do Differently, Todd Whitaker chronicles things that great teachers do. By adopting many of the practices in the book, a new teacher can be well on their way to becoming a great teacher. High expectations, creating a climate of caring, decision making, and learning to ignore things are just a few of the things that great teachers do. Great teachers have high expectations not just for their students, but also for themselves. The expectations a teacher places on his or herself are directly related to those placed on their students.
As a teacher you groom and mold your students always teaching them new criteria they need to know for their future. That is why as an educator I want to continue my own enlightenment by obtaining a Master’s degree. By becoming a principal it enables me to become a lifelong learner by observing great teachers, support disenfranchised students by being the constant figure at the school as kids move from class to class or from district to district but most of all I would get the opportunity to watch the students grow over their entire school grade career, not only physically but mentally and
Art has always shown me freedom and so my role as an educator is one to pass this on to all my students. This by its very nature is a challenge to include all when teaching such a broad spectrum of students. I teach students that are pre-verbal, have complex learning difficulties and little fine motor control, to students that have mild learning difficulties who are capable of achieving G.C.S.E. type
There are so many intricacies involved in the process; nevertheless, people are the most important element in creating justice for all, regardless of social status, color of skin, English language barriers, and cultural background (Theoharis, 2009). My major focus as a SJL is to empower and cultivate in my DACC colleagues in the advising center a passion for our students. A deep understanding of our students needs is essential in order to cooperate, and work together with a heartfelt passion to build a strong community college that practices equity and accessibility. By building strong relationships with our students and their families we can create a climate of belonging. This framework was provided in chapter I by Theoharis (2009), and is essential in sifting out bad practices, attitudes, established rules and guidelines, racism, and discrimination.
Education is the most important thing to all students. But to help them make the best out of it, every classroom has to provide good expectations and authority. While Rose discusses his theory of the consideration of authority in “Possible Lives”, Corla Hawkins builds a strong relationship with her students and gives them a healthy environment around the classroom. They’re both successful in their own ways. Mike Rose, an American professor, was doing research in many classrooms around the country.
Some say knowledge is the most important thing, and that we should encourage hard work and perseverance. Borkat believes we are a democracy, and we should give all students the same grade in college. Borkat's colleagues believe that teachers have a responsibility to the significant works of the past. She once thought that introducing students to great poets and playwrights was a precious gift. These students gained knowledge from reading and learning about famous people from the past.
Curriculum Model Position Paper Nate Burk Kinesiology 305 December 11, 2014 “A student-centered learning environment is characterized by high levels of student engagement and empowerment so that students become central to the learning process” (Richards & Levesque-Bristol, 2014). This would be my ideal setting for my physical education class. I want my students to inspire the curriculum, because if they are not interested in it or if it is not beneficial to them they will not benefit from my class. I will be an adapted physical education teacher so I could be working with children from the preschool level all the way up to high school. Having such a wide range of ages to work with will allow me to see the children
Robert Madril Thompson/7 Life skills 22 Feb. 2010 My Core Beliefs Although in present day there are many many bad things that happen in every day life. From drug use to stealing and even murdering, i think its still very important to have core beliefs. A core belief to me is a way of living that will never change no matter what the circumstance. One core belief that i have is to always try your hardest. I think this is the most important character you can have because it will push you through life and help you become a more reliable and better person.
The difficulty pushed me to work harder and harder. I can assert that my perseverance and the hard work that I devote in my studies will help me in maintaining good grades. I understand that personality and character are important factors for maintaining my position in the Honors class. Every single experience I had in life helped me define who I am. Every lesson learned, every obstacle surpassed, every success savored and every dream reached, added up to my own personal magnification.
If I have to sell a ‘product’, then it is one in which I must have my heart. Similarly, detailed and passionate knowledge of my subject is a given; as is the prerequisite of thorough research prior to and during the unit. Learning should be modelled, regardless of age or academic attainment. If I want commitment from my students, then I must do the same. Students need to see that there is equity in the classroom, including clear, consistent guidelines concerning procedures, expectations and discipline.