This makes the teaching more interesting to students and fosters deeper connections whereby the student may be inspired to find passion in their own lives (Zimmerman, 2009). This relationship coincides also with the level of care a teacher possesses. “Caring is a particular kind of relationship between the teacher and the student that is defined by the teacher's unconditional acceptance of the student, the teacher's intention to address the student's educational needs, the teacher's competence to meet those needs, and the student 's recognition that the teacher cares” (Cooner; Stevenson; Frederiksen, 2011) Identifying passion and care as two of the fundamental attributes of an effective teacher, I shall endeavour to outline why I believe these are so important based on scholarly research. In 'Inspiration Espresso', Gulick states that even a hefty dose of caffeine is not enough to get through the huge amount of daily responsibilities of a teacher (2008). These tasks become a focus point for a passionate teacher.
Role of peer tutors in the classroom Peer tutors should prove to be good role models because they need to be a positive influence for the younger students to follow. Peer tutors should arrive to class with a positive attitude ready to help the students, being organized, asking questions and using their abilities and skills to assist the students in the classroom learn are very important guidelines for the peer tutor to follow. Having a positive attitude is an excellent trait for a peer tutor to inherit. Having a positive attitude makes it easier for the students in the classroom to approach the peer tutor for assistance. Maintaining a positive attitude is helpful in many ways and makes you likeable among the students.
A Good Learner is defined as, the student that can learn, synthesize, evaluate, internalize, and apply what the teacher has taught. The Student has learned to be a life long learner and continuously tries to improve on what they have learned. There are many different attributes to a good learner, some that come from within the student and others that are influenced by the teacher. One of the most important attributes that were discussed in section 1.3 was the ambition for self-learning. I believe that when you have this quality in a person, many of attributes such as good study habits, willingness to take risks and experiments speaking the language, as well as motivation.
I would like to study a P.G.C.E as I embrace teaching as an opportunity to engage pupils in subjects about which I am passionate. I am confident that I am suited to study a PGCE because this particular course of study allows developing teachers to apply their specialist subject(s) in a creative way. Having researched the P.G.C.E course content I have found it to be dynamic, engaging, and of great value to teaching expertise and personal development. I look forward to engaging with children and young people and receiving and developing their ideas. Indeed, one of my greatest strengths is my ability to communicate.
Good communication skills assist teachers to facilitate learning, cultivate good teacher-parent relationships and create a positive and productive learning environment. Effective teaching is based on a foundation of good communication skills which motivate and facilitate learning. The classroom is a place where the communications are constant, and they involve numerous people with varied experiences, learning styles and interests (Marsh, 2010, p. 182). Teachers must be proficient in adjusting communications to ensure each child is receiving and understanding the messages sent. Communications must be clear and precise, language must be age-appropriate, and instruction must be sequential and integrated, so that the student can construct meaning (Eggen & Kauchak, 2010, p. 243).
Running head: PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF TEACHING My role as an educator is to not only teach the children the required subjects, but to guide them as a role model, as well as inspire them to reach their fullest potential. Inspiration is not simply a switch that one flips on at the beginning of the day and flips back off after school is over, it is a constant state of being which makes others want to be a part of something. Whether that something is a lecture, an activity, a discussion, or a project, that student feels the desire to be actively involved, not only because that is what is expected of them, but because they feel welcome and intrigued by the learning process. This will all be accomplished by following the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. During my field visit to St. Vincent St. Mary High School, I witnessed many of these standards being utilized effectively.
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.
This is especially necessary for the student, as the right skills will help him or her to receive their job of their dream. I have acquired skills, of which I am sure that they will have a major impact on my curriculum vitea. I am positive that those will help me receive the job I want and assist me in being successful in it. Student-Centred Learning Carl Rogers (1965) invented the notion of student-centred learning. He described it as a learning method, which intents to be advantageous for students.
During a time when the news is laden with reports of naughty children, schools must endeavor to employ educators willing to go above and beyond the call of simply teaching students within a classroom. Our schools are full of good teachers who go to work, teach what is in a textbook and leave at the end of the day. An effective teacher, however, understands the importance of their job and discovers ways to educate effectively. All teachers are kind, caring and understanding, but the difference is, effective teachers are passionate about their jobs and develop a number of strategies to ensure their students, like them, develop a love for learning. To be effective, teachers must create positive environments, motivate students, develop well planned lessons, communicate effectively and regularly reflect upon themselves.
Techniques To Engage Students According to Catherine Sutton- Brady and Nicole Stegemann, when a student is actively learning within the classroom they become more engaged in lessons and will increase their logical thinking skills, as well as them understanding the course material deeper (237). When students became interested in a lesson teaching it is not difficult, there is more interaction within students and questions to be asked. There are more opinions being stated and effort being put into understanding the course. When we are actively participating in the learning experience, we are motivated to learn more. "... the passive student is the greatest challenge facing educators and finding ways to engage them is vital to teaching and learning success"(Cohen 1991).