One implication is there is a gradual increase of responsibility for the teacher. Through courageous conversations teachers are having with collegial coaches and their peers, teachers are taking charge of their classrooms, and not waiting for the administrator or mentor to give advice. Teachers are answering open-ended question from coaches and peers and making self-reflections that are having positive impacts in their classrooms. The second implication is the courageous conversations that the teachers are having in their buildings. Teachers are coming out of their classrooms and meeting with other teachers and sharing strategies, and asking questions that have other teachers thinking about how to have more successful classroom experiences.
Everyone has had a teacher that they loved when they were younger, they would wake up for school and be excited to go and learn. As a result of liking your teacher you also did better in that class. On the other hand everyone has had a teacher that they absolutely hated. It makes you wonder how did they ever got that job as being a teacher in the first place? Almost anyone could become a teacher.
Not only does it break through the adolescent barriers and builds a cooperative group, it helps their learning process tremendously. What was interesting about Goodwille’s book was she offered teachers a variety of ideas and strategies for dealing with group attitudes and individual needs. Also, she
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.
Cognitive coaching is a method which motivates, retains and supports teachers at each stage of development. I spoke with a former teacher and share that on several separate occasions new teachers voiced their concern of not feeling motivated or supported by the school leadership. The mentor filled this void. New teachers felt they had someone to confide in regarding their struggles and trusted the mentor would listen and assist them in growing as a teacher. The veteran teachers where in pleasantly surprised when they recognized there was a possible new way to introduce content beyond his or her normal delivery.
Within the classroom, lies the emotion that is indirectly portrayed because he, the author, caused his students to feel that certain way by the words that were spoken. “What we don’t have, in other words, are thinkers. People who can think for themselves…” The phrase is one of the examples of how one could think that it was a possibility that he made someone confused or upset since he has a class full of top students. Not only does he make his audience feel negatively about themselves, but he cleverly opens his discussion up making them feel good such as saying, “My students, like you, were energetic, accomplished, smart, and often ferociously ambitious” as if he were preparing them for what is next for him to say. One thing he did not do was leave them on a sore
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
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
After I reached the sixth grade, I was able to receive appropriate assistance with Special education instructors. Dweck stated, “The great teachers believe in the growth of the intellect and talent, and they are fascinated with the process of learning.” Teaching is a talent. Teaching allows the opportunity to work on hearts, minds, and to guide students becoming empowered, literate, engaged, creative, liberated human beings who want to join in this effort to change the world. Although, my teachers’ repeatedly showed me what they expected from me in the classroom. They were able to teach me study skills, and specially how to still in my seat.
Influences in the Teaching Environment Grand Canyon University Edu 536 April 16, 2014 Every teacher knows that there are your students who are challenging and those that are not. Although, every child has their good days and their bad days, when a child is consistently interrupting the teacher, disrespecting themselves and their peers, and disrupting the learning of others, then you may be dealing with more than just the occasional outburst. Knowing when a student in misbehaving and having a plan to deal with that misbehavior, can help create a classroom environment that is nurturing, welcoming, and safe. In this paper I will be addressing ten negative classroom behaviors and strategies teachers can use to help change the behavior.