A teacher with high expectations for his or herself will ultimately pass that quality on to their students. Caring comes naturally for great teachers. When a teacher genuinely cares for the students entrusted to them, they are able to reach them with greater ease. Great teachers make their classroom a place where caring is the norm. In a climate of care, students are more inclined to take up for each other, protect each other, and teach others how to care.
Just offering a smile each day might be the thing that keeps the student going. I whole heartily believe that “students learn best when they have the most enthusiastic, engaged teacher possible” (Mieliwocki, 2012). It is my responsibility as a teacher to help student meet their academic goals. I accomplish this by being their for my students through failures and successes. Becoming a teacher for me is not only a job but a life long passion and learning process.
Every person who walks into your life influences you in some way or another. Sometimes it’s good, and sometimes it’s bad, but they influence you to change. I believe that teachers have the most influence in our lives. Teachers often become insignificant, as we progress in life. Even though we may have not liked the grades we were given, or the tedious assignments, we admire and give gratitude to the teachers for dedicating their lives towards education.
As an aspiring educator I believe that no other profession requires responsibility levels as high as those of a teacher. Not only does the teacher’s job depend upon how well his job is done, the livelihood of the students taught by the teacher is at stake. How and what the children learn early on can affect them for the rest of their lives. The process of learning for the kids not only begins with how responsible they are, but it continues as far as the responsibility of the teacher will take them. Citizenship is a pillar of character that hits home with me the most.
"Parents are guides and leaders to their children, not a nanny." Parents show their children and make them realize how important it is to learn it and they keep pushing until they want to learn it because it is only your parents who truly love you. Neil Millar starts his inspiring essay by setting the scene of, "a loving parent striving to give your children the best life you can offer", this is relating to most parents with their children. Neil is mainly setting his goal to help parents, "raise well-rounded, confident, considerate children that show gratitude and appreciation for all that is give to them". It is very clear that he shows that it is important
I know for sure that at the beginning of the year, I was not a very teachable person. I have become more gracious in the sense that I am aware of the consequences my actions might have upon the children that I teach. While on my practicum I had God’s heart for the children in my class and sometimes my heart broke for them. This is what I think being gracious is all about. It is having compassion for God’s children and then doing something about it, whether the only positive influence in their life.
The structure of educational is extremely important since it will tremendously affect the students’ accomplishments of academic life even whole life. Teachers are the main role during class since their quality of lecture will inspire students’ interest of that specific field. What are the definitions of great teachers in school? A good teacher motivates his students to work as hard as possible by his teaching. A bad teacher might destroy the student’s interest toward the subjects.
Being passionate means also being passionate about the learners, helping them shape their own knowledge and reaching the standard, but as well being passionate about their lives and who they are- we have to remember that some learners have a need to have a role model. Thus we can say that passion can set the mode of learning that happens in a class. Dedication is the mindset of setting apart of anything by solemn proclamation and having a selfless devotion. In other words: making a goal for yourself and making it your saintly duty to teach. Teaching is not just another job; it is a way of life, dedicating yourself in your subject and your learners.
Children actions depend if they see themselves as a good person or if they were neglecting from teachers and parents. Moreover, Piaget’s beliefs about intrinsic motivation and motivation are related to constructivism because they both deal with constructing ideas in our minds in order to learn, he believes that if teachers teach children and just fill student’s heads with details, facts and information’s without really thinking about the students and their experiences, opinion and future learning it will be difficult for students to learn. On the other hand, if teachers encouraging students to love the lesson and to love learning they will be more likely to success in their school and they will feel confident. However, Vygotsky does not agree with Constructivism. He believed that intrinsic motivation did affect children’s motivation, but he believed that extrinsic motivation was more effective in motivating children.
I plan on becoming a teacher, but I know it can be a daunting task. There will always be kids who don’t know and don’t want to know. They don’t care about learning, until that one teacher can change them, and make them realize that learning is great. I want to be that teacher. I want to be the teacher who inspires the child ridden in poverty to believe he can make something of himself.