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.
(2008, p.153). These two statements make sense because if a student feel's excluded and their needs are not met, then they will most likely not be motivated which may inhibit their overall development. Ann Gravells says in her book that ‘differentiation is about using a range of different approaches and resources to meet the needs of individuals and groups.’(2011, p.63). This means that teachers should endeavour to meet learning needs and create an environment where all students can be included in the learning process. This would involve planning, examining teaching methods and styles, effective use of resources and also how we, assess the students and ourselves.
Montaigne believes that the purpose of education is for children to develop knowledge in the field they are being taught and not to just get their heads filled with different facts that he or she doesn’t understand. I believe that children should be taught to understand and not be educated to memorize things. Montaigne believes that this doesn’t teach children anything because this can easily allow them to forget what they have learned because they are not understanding it. Montaigne states that education should put a child “through its paces, making it taste things, choose them, and discern them by itself” (pg.110). Children should learn through their own pace and we shouldn’t throw things at them that will be difficult for them to acquire.
There are many ways I could serve other with my education, by doing my work for this country, by serving the ones that are less fortunate than I, and to teach the next generation of not just students, but also people that motivation and inspiration are the keys to success and that they should never give up. First, I'd try to do my work in this world by what I am taught in my classroom and applying it to the real world. I would use the morals that my teachers use in the classroom in a world that desperately needs my intelligence, and my sense of service. There is no justice in this world and I would use my education to try and apply it to where it needs to be like: in the world, in the courts, in the prisons, in the fields, in the study and in the classroom, at home and abroad. A second way I'd use my education to serve others is by serving the people that are less fortunate than I am.
For this reason I believe teaching to be one of the most challenging and interesting career choices. I have chosen what I think at this stage are some of the most important qualities in a teacher and have described why I deem them to be. I think the most important trait for a teacher is to be organised and well-prepared for classes. It will be immediately evident to a class if their teacher has not prepared a lesson properly and may have far reaching implications. For example, not marking homework on time sends out the message that it was unimportant or that the teacher could not be bothered.
At the same time, students are treated with decency by believing in their capacity to learn. Finally, students are evaluated based on the objectives of the course. These conclusions imply that teachers should be entirely devoted to their professions and fields of study in order to be effective educators. I do not believe that it is possible to teach effectively if one lacks interest and expertise in the subject. This
What he mean about this is that the school system that they have, always worked and if they started questioning if they should change it or if something is wrong, then it is a good chance the students will do the same. The reason this was a bad thing, according to the principal, was because of the tradition and the discipline. They could not question the teacher or the school system, they just did as they were told.
Students must be taught within themselves and not by society. Education will always be a part of society and society will always be a part of education which is why Baldwin states the importance of the responsibility for teachers to change society if they consider themselves as an educated person. To me it is very critical for all of the educators, and especially “those who deal with the minds and hearts of young people” (P.123, L.6-7) to take the greatest care in nourishing out minds and our actions based on the global societal truths. In Baldwin’s speech, he also talks about the treatment that he experienced as a boy living in what he described as “life in the ghetto” (P.125, L.7) and the mistreatment received by whites. The whites were blinded by their own
This paper will argue Plato and Aristotle's beliefs on the theory of Moral Education which is how we learn to become good, moral, virtuous people. It will defend Aristotle’s theory of Habit which basically states that things are learned through habit and practice vs. Plato’s theory of recollection which states that all knowledge that has ever been known and will ever be known is already preexistent in our memory. Aristotle’s theory of habit can be supported best because he believes that what we need in order to be mentally and physically well is the proper appreciation of the goods of life such as virtue, friendship, wealth, happiness etc. Yet in order to acquire and understand those goods, it is required that we are shown how to by the way we are raised, our habits and most of all through practice. Plato's theory of recollection also known as the anamnesis states that knowledge is previously known before birth and will always be known, opposed to being taught and learned.
Our students don’t always learn what we want them to learn, but they always learn something. Other than the curriculum, they may learn how to get the teacher mad, or how to avoid responsibility, either way, learning takes place. (Ben Johnson, 2011). To solve these problems, and the problems that the teacher made in this video, we must be a humanistic model teacher, build better relationship with all the students, make clear rules, create an effective learning environment, and setting the emotional climate for learning. In this case, the teacher makes some mistakes: First, we can see, they take the test, that means this is not the first time the teacher teaches these students.