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Teachers and Their Students - I remember signing up for sociology, not having the slightest idea what it was. I figured it would be interesting since I had been told one learns interesting things in college. However, besides that broad piece of advice, I entered a class not knowing even facts as simple as the definition of sociology. Little did I know, I did not have to worry. On the first morning of class I was seated towards the front with my notebook and pencil at the ready. Maggie Hunter entered the room and it was evident that she was excited to teach and also open to learning from us....   [tags: teachers, philosophy of education] 2051 words
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Technology Plan for Teachers and Students - The responsibilities of administrators are to support their staff in integrating new technology in order to achieve new levels of productivity and achievement. A new technology plan is needed to decide if integrating technology into the system will be beneficial for the curriculum. The administrators must share this vision with other educators, parents, member of the community, and especially business leaders. Technology will enhance the learning ability of the student and boost the teacher’s morale (November, 1998)....   [tags: Technology, IT, teachers, ]
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Teaching Styles and Effectiveness of Teachers - Becoming a teacher can be an exciting and challenging experience for anyone. It can be quite difficult to put four years of knowledge into their teaching and into a classroom environment. And while it may seem challenging at first it does become easier over time. A teacher is not only someone who teaches, but they are a symbol of learning. A teacher is a person who plays the most important role in the development of any student. The future of those students depends on the qualities and the dedication of that teacher....   [tags: extrinsic and intrinsic, permissive teachers] 1884 words
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Teachers as the Foundation of Society - As a young student I believe that an education is the most valuable thing that a person can have. Therefore, I believe that teachers are the soul foundation of our society. The job of the teacher is to educate as well as nurture the students to the best of their ability. Our society as a whole is constantly growing and changing; and this has a strong influence on our education system. Thus forth my philosophy is continuously evolving and growing; and as I continue to learn more about school districts, different children, and the psychology of learning I will continue to adjust my educational philosophy as well....   [tags: Teachers, philosophy of education, narrative] 618 words
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Overview of the TPCK for Teachers - Introduction With the influx of technologies like mobile computing and other smart devices into K-12 classrooms, technology integration is becoming an important addition to teaching expertise. Koehler and Mishra (2009) developed the Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework for understanding several complex interacting dimensions of how teachers can wisely integrate technology into innovative instruction. In this paper we present how a specially designed card game, using the card-tamentm approach (see http://www.practomime.com/cardtamen/cardtamen.php), can be adapted to help focus players attention on the issues of TPCK while assessing their higher level abilities to...   [tags: tpack for teachers, education]
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Motivating Teachers to Use Tecnology - The students in today’s classrooms cannot fathom a world without computers, video games, and smart phones. These students are tech-savvy as they play, learn, and communicate in a connected, digital world. School administrators and curriculum planners have come to the realization that they must meet students in their world by using technology to present meaningful and engaging lessons for all students. No longer can schools continue using the standardized teaching model, which became popular during the industrial based economy of the 1900’s (Jacob, 2013)....   [tags: technology, lessons, educated, teachers]
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A Teachers' Rights and Responsibilities - Children and youth are critical steps in the formation of a human being. Parents and teachers are the pillars of the educational process in this age group and therefore their work is critical to the wellbeing of society. Regardless of the type of school, all teachers are required to teach and promote fundamental human rights, such as to practice them in their daily work. The Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Child and Human Rights require preservation in all fields, with particular emphasis on the school that is the natural space to learn, both in theory and in practice....   [tags: education, teachers' rights]
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Facilitators vs. Teachers - Facilitator is often proposed as an alternative to teachers standing in front of the classroom. However, the teacher talk has been linked to the use of international pattern for facilitator talk has proved to be more elusive. The central and most important role in the class is that of the facilitator tying together the other actors in the learning process. Student role in the classroom are changing because society as a whole is changing. Student’s home environment has changed radically different from what was the norm thirty years ago....   [tags: Facilitators, education, teachers, ] 1047 words
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How to Retain Highly Qualified Teachers - Is the age old memory of the life long teacher becoming extinct. Are we just to accept that long ago were the days where educators entering the teaching profession with aspirations to remain in the classroom until retirement. Why do teachers leave. Can we devise a solution to promote prestige and allure people once again to the teaching profession. While many areas in education are experiencing teacher shortages the retention of teachers in particular is a critical concern in many schools and districts across the nation....   [tags: First Year Teachers, Education, Schools]
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Teaching Teachers to Teach Physical Education - Having performed the role of physical education teacher for a great part of one’s life and having taught PE in the secondary school system for more than seventeen years, the researcher has been exposed to children entering the secondary system in Form One unable to go through basic movement experiences required at this level. The researcher has spent more than six months in a new role as principal at the school St Thomas (Mayaro) RC School where the researcher now work. The age range of pupils at this institution is between five years and thirteen years with pupils who have come from diverse racial backgrounds....   [tags: teachers, physical Education, PE, exericse, ] 933 words
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Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics and Science - Summary of Research Study The article that is being critiqued is Construction of Teacher Knowledge in Context: Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics and Science. Pre-service teachers were placed in an elementary school in a Texas school district. The qualitative research took place as pre-service teachers went into the classroom and experience hands-on teaching math and science. Teachers need to knowledgeable in all subject areas. During this study pre-service teachers concentrated on mathematics and science as the focus....   [tags: education, pre-service-teachers, ]
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The Influence of Simple Remarks From Teachers in Developing Children - Starting from when we are just babies we learn habits from those around us, we continue do this we grow and start to form our own habits. We learn to walk and talk from our parents, to compete with others from our friends or siblings. But some of our more serious habits can be learned from those we are trying to help us succeed such as our teachers. Starting from preschool and never ending our teachers tell us that we should finish all of our homework and do it right, to make a perfect score on all of our tests but what is the result of this....   [tags: Habits, Parents, Teachers]
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Teachers vs. Software, Jobs in Language Education - A teacher is a person that demonstrates how to perform particular tasks, directs you on the path of endless possibilities, instills morals along with integrity, and reveals a wondrous world of learning. Methods of comprehension are changing with every increasing minute. In the 21st century education has a higher demand and one of these demands are a second language. In the Ridgewood School District, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, school officials are electing to substitute educators that administer foreign languages with a learning software Rosetta Stone....   [tags: Teachers, language Software, Jobs, Education, ] 793 words
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Teachers and KPLI programme - Teacher is a professional who is liked by the people of Malaysia. People already know that the teaching profession is a very noble profession and in our own country, teachers are seen as such a precious and invaluable. But, today there are many issues related to the teacher or education system in our country. Recently, there was debate about KPLI teachers where there are few community disputes especially towards quality of them. Kursus Perguruan Lepasan Ijazah (KPLI) is one of the programmes that offered education programme to students who already had a degree in certain area such as business, engineering, management and so on....   [tags: KPLI teaches] 1015 words
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Underpaid Teachers in Ohio - Underpaid Teachers in Ohio      High school teachers’ average salary varies across the world. The United States is said to be one of the richest countries in the world, yet our teachers are being paid one of the lowest amounts. The Education Intelligence Agency, author of the article “Ohio Teacher Overcomes Union’s Tolerance” published an International Teacher Salary Report ranking the fifty states by “how much the average salary exceeded per capita personal income.” According to the Education Intelligence Agency Ohio’s percentage rate is only fifty- five point one percent....   [tags: High School Teachers Employment Salary Essays]
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Teachers' Education - Teachers' Education Not only do the rapid growth of technology changed the way we live, from the way business is conducted to the way we communicate with each other, technology advancements are also affecting the way we teach and learn. According to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), new skills needed in the workplace are catalysts that spur technology use in the classroom. It is clear that the business world demand schools to prepare educated workers who are skilled at working in teams, can effectively solve problems, are able to process and apply information, and who can use technology effectively in the global market place in order to maximize productiv...   [tags: Educating Teachers Teaching Technology Essays]
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The Benefits of Communication Between Parents and Teachers - The benefits of communication between parents and teachers has become a very important debate when we think about ways to better help our children/students. Teachers- parents relationship assume may roles. Communication plays a very significant part when building a parents-teachers relationship. It is my belief that in order to ensure students academic success teachers and parents need to have a relationship build on effective communication. “school teachers have to communicate with parents about their students’activities and achievements, families also need to inform school about students’ progress” (Raccah &Elyashiv, 2008)....   [tags: Parent Teacher Communication]
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The Impact of Teachers - Throughout the ages, teaching has been a crucial part of our civilization. In ancient times, the elders were the teachers; people who had seen more of life than most other people. A teacher doesn’t always have to be human, either. The Indians believed that Nature itself taught them in ways that we, as people who have grown up differently, cannot understand. I believe that teachers come in forms that match the world they’re teaching in, to better lead us through life. Today teachers come in the form of trained professionals who can guide us through the mazes of technological, medical and psychological advances that exist in the 21st century....   [tags: narrative, informative, philosophy of education] 1607 words
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Teachers and the Law - Issues of duty of care, including its non-delegable form that is closely associated with teaching, and issues of negligence are critical for a safe and inclusive learning environment for students. Accordingly, teachers who are aware of their legal responsibilities as outlined in their duty of care can save themselves both claims of negligence and incidents where students are harmed physically and mentally. Policy for educators tasked with preserving student safety are outlined in law, and key of these include mandatory reporting of child abuse, supervision for the prevention of injury, and protection from concerns such as bullying, particularly involving the internet....   [tags: teaching, inclusive learning]
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Types of Teachers - Teachers serve as the guiding force in a student’s life. They are responsible for molding a student’s personality and shaping his/her mental orientation. Teachers deeply impact our lives and direct the course of our future. One cannot deny the influence of teachers in one’s life. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that, till a certain age, out life revolves around our teachers. They are our constant companions, until we grow old enough to come out of their shadow and move ahead on our own....   [tags: classification, philosophy of education] 478 words
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Teachers and Technology - Nature of the Study Teachers' overall attitudes towards technology play a vital role in adopting a set method in determining how to instruct with wireless laptops (Kervin & Mantei, 2010). Alternatively, the way teachers perceive technology will hypothesize a key determinant of the nature of this quantitative, pre-experimental study. In this study, the reason why teachers do not routinely and effectively use available technology such as wireless laptops in K–12 classrooms will be examined. To take full advantage of technology, while reducing possible drawbacks, requires matching the technology with the learning objectives (Lee, 2010)....   [tags: Education, Technology in the Classroom] 2361 words
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Teachers and Technology - Several scholars indicated that K–12 teachers are not skilled, and lack confidence needed to infuse technology effectively into the curriculum (Francis & Mishra, 2008; Harrison, & Wamakote, 2010; Teo, 2009; Weston & Bain, 2010). Teaching with technology is complex and the challenge of newer technologies (Koehler & Mishra, 2009; Ozek, Kesli, & Kocoglu, 2009; Weston & Bain, 2010; Hennessy). A number of K–12 schools across the US are under pressure to integrate diverse technology resources into the curriculum (Weston & Bain, 2010)....   [tags: Education, Wireless Computing, Teaching] 1233 words
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Teachers in Syria - ... Syria had been working on improving gender parity within its education program, but female children were less likely to attend school than male students, however, Syria was able to boast that its primary school attendance for all children was the highest in the Middle Eastern region. Prior to the civil war, education expenditures by the Syrian government were increasing—the education budget in Syria had increased from 15 percent to 19 percent of Syria’s GDP and a great deal of progress was being made towards Education for All by 2015 (UNICEF, 2013)....   [tags: death told, globalization, news]
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Neuroscience for Teachers - Traditional linear, dualistic development theories allow neither for a feedback loop nor for this greater change to both parties. As a result more recent research supports the holistic idea of development as a result of emergent self organisation over progressive stages such as those advocated by Piaget (Kim M. & Sankey D., 2010, p79). Traditionally, child development is expected to occur within fairly set parameters. Even Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development limits the parameters within which a child is expected to develop (Vygotsky L....   [tags: child development, education]
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The Effects of Censorship on Experienced High School English Teachers - “If a teacher is using a text or piece of literature, there has to be value to it and it is important to be exposed to as much as possible” (Feldpausch). These wise words sum up what most teachers respond to when asked the question “Should parents censor text/literature in schools?” Highly educated, teachers know their own idea on this and can back it up with fact and personal experiences. What it comes down to is one simple phrase: Parents should not be able to decide what we can learn about in class....   [tags: ban, literature, teacher, parents, education]
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The Many Challenges Facing World History Teachers - Teaching history in the public school system can present educators with a unique set of challenges that are not found in any other subjects or disciplines. Furthermore, the distinction between U.S. and World History course structure need to be identified in order to effectively incorporate textbooks, unit tests, state standards, and student prior knowledge into the class. U.S. and World History classes differ in many aspects; and the teacher needs to know how to separate the two distinct course structures....   [tags: world history, course structures, teacher] 1026 words
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The Disdvantages to the Increasing Pressure on Teachers - Today, education is one of the most highly debated areas in America. Schools all across the nation employ teachers to make children and young adults ready for life, college, and the workforce. According to http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/breakdown, the federal government is set to spend 1 trillion dollars on education in the fiscal year of 2014. But the increasing pressure that is put on to teachers is actually harming the education system. The ongoing dilemmas that are the lack of incentive for teachers, the tenures of teachers, and the focus on the “outcomes” of students, are causing the students’ education to be lacking....   [tags: education, incentives, tests] 752 words
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Is Merit Pay For Teachers The Answer? - When it comes to education, everyone has an opinion. But, does anyone truly have the perfect solution. One proposed solution bringing about debate in the last few years has been merit pay for teachers (Wright, 2003). As we know, teachers often receive the brunt of criticism from the public when it comes to the failure of education. But is merit pay the solution. Wright (2003) states that although there may be some validation to the idea of merit pay, there are also some serious concerns. As more public gains concern for the quality of education, the more interest the public has in teacher accountability and performance....   [tags: Education]
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Vocational and Technical Teachers in Malaysia - An issue arises whether the teachers in this country are ready to face and handle the challenges due to the birth of technology especially ICT in and out of school and due to the fact that the latest technology has acquired unique characteristics with lack of appropriate professional development, for these reasons it is necessary for teachers to be ready in terms of their knowledge, skills and also attitude in order to fully exploit the advantages in ICT (Rosnaini Mahmud, 2006). According to Ely (1995) the stress should not be on the technology itself but more on the teachers who will decide on the purpose in using the technology, how it is utilized and evaluates the effect of its use....   [tags: Education, Computer Technology] 1040 words
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How to Mantain Good Teachers - Tech Reflection 5 Teachers are the most important people to lead students to the academic success. Students spend their time at school more than other places. Good teachers can provide not only knowledge but also life lessons to their students. Also, good teachers can inspire, motivate and build good attitude of learning toward students by creating interesting materials and leading students into the right directions to be successful in lives. In my high school, there were many subjects that I hated because of having bad teachers while some subjects I really like because I enjoyed the materials and environment in classes creating by teachers....   [tags: tenure, support and training programs] 589 words
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Definition of Tenure for Teachers - In society today, teachers play a very important role in the lives of children being one of the biggest influences on a child’s educational life. Teachers are responsible for preparing students for the future with knowledge and skills that students will be able to use on a daily basis. With so much emphasis on the role of teachers, it is important that students receive the best education possible and in order for that to happen, students need educated and willing teachers. Many of these qualities are infrequent in teachers of today....   [tags: Incompetence, Starting Salary]
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Where Are The Talented Teachers Going? - Introduction The following critical analysis was conducted on an article about teacher resilience in urban schools by Yonezawa, Jones & Singer (2011). This author does concur with the authors’ result that a large problem facing education today is the early and frequent loss of new and talented teachers. To elevate this issue administrators need to provide teachers with professional development opportunities to enhance their resiliency and self-efficacy. According to the authors and other research conducted while preparing this critical analysis, teacher retention on average is rather consistent in that the first five years of teaching is when new teachers are most susceptible to leave the pr...   [tags: Educational Issues]
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E- Learning for Teachers and Students - Using technology such as the web to create a rich learning environment may not be as easy as it seems. While we try to instill lifelong learning in our students we as teachers need to remember trying new technology may take some learning on teachers’ parts as well. Research shows both sides of web-based learning, resources to facilitate online learning, and ways to develop educational software for online learning, which teachers may need to discover in order to effectively use web-based learning....   [tags: Education and Technology, internet]
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The Important of Teachers' Guidance in Education - Carl Jung once said, “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant for the soul of the child.” (Jung) Children are born ready to learn and are anxious to know everything about anything. Learning and developing these concepts helps build the foundation for the rest of your life. However as a little child you thrive from human relationships and you learn from what teachers, parents and other adults around you are doing....   [tags: curriculum, students, classroom] 1372 words
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A Talk to Teachers, by James Baldwin - In his work, “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin poured out his point of view on how he believed American children should be taught. Throughout the essay, Baldwin focused on a specific race of school children: Negros. Perhaps this was because he himself was an African American, or even for the mere idea that Negros were the most vulnerable for never amounting to anything — according to what the American society thought during the twentieth century, specifically the 1960s when this piece was published....   [tags: education, james baldwin]
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Reasons for Code Switching by Teachers - Discussion According to Hudson (1998), code switching is used by teachers as a result of their poor proficiency in the foreign language. The same author adds that teachers use this linguistic technique (code switching) in order to help their students achieve a desired understanding. The results in table 5 complement the author’s findings since the frequency of respondents who agreed to using code switching because of the convenience in explanation was forty percent. This could also imply that multilingual speakers apply code switching when communicating cultural concepts that can only be understood in their native languages....   [tags: language, understanding, communication] 518 words
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Contributions of Teachers to Society - Teachers hold a very sensitive role in the modern civilized society. Regarded as social engineers, teachers possess immense knowledge on various issues that affect our daily lives as a community of human beings. Though in many countries including the developed ones, teachers are poorly remunerated they make invaluable contributions to their communities, to society and to the world at large, engaging in yeoman services with selfless love and dedication that could only be considered priceless. This paper serves to explore some of the social contributions that teachers make to the modern civilized society....   [tags: Education]
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The Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers - Critique of Praxis General Test Information The Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers or Praxis is administered through Educational Testing Services and is currently the most popular norm-referenced test being used (Brown, 2008). The Praxis Series tests measures the knowledge of important content and skills required to teach (Educational Testing Service, 2010). Each of the tests reflects what is believed to be important for new teachers as reflected by practitioners across the United States....   [tags: Education, Test, Praxis] 1647 words
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Tools and Apps for Students and Teachers - Chromebooks are not without their limitations. They lack Java and all student work must be saved in the cloud. To overcome the technical obstacles that have arisen throughout this semester, there are apps and extensions that I have used with students to save documents and pictures, provide feedback, organize links, and create content. While there are thousands of apps and extensions available and I have only began to scratch the surface, here are a few of the tools that have made working on a Chromebooks more efficient and effective within my own classroom....   [tags: students, apps, projects] 841 words
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Are Teachers Being Short Changed? - Movies, TV, and books often portray secular careers as glamorous, exciting, and most of all, lucrative. Children learn from a very early age that in order achieve a comfortable and successful lifestyle they must become doctors, lawyers, sports or movie stars, or CEOs. Consider, now, those whose occupations have made them responsible for teaching children and adults reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, basic science, conduct in the workplace; the components of a basic education and necessities of virtually any profession....   [tags: Education, teaching]
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Armed Teachers and Staff in Schools - Schools were once traditionally viewed as a safe place for children, teenagers, and adults. The educational setting coupled with community involvement gave no reason for violence to occur in schools. As years progressed, the occurrence of violence in school shocked communities across the nation, calling for state lawmakers and school districts to produce a solution to prevent these acts from occurring. Events such as the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado urged schools throughout the U.S....   [tags: Schools, Education, Safety, Security]
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3D Teachers in a Dystopian World - 3D Teachers in a Dystopian World Introduction: Technology and social media have changed our discourse from the moment humans were introduced to it. Teaching and education is one of the ways in which the discourse could be completely shifted in a new society where technology rules. Teaching already has changed within the last 100 years because of different learning methods like tutoring and it has changed within the last ten years because of the advancements in technology like online education....   [tags: technology, social media] 2676 words
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Should Students Grade Their Teachers? - As a student you are evaluated everyday, but have you ever desired to be the one doing the grading. This is a thought provoking idea. Teachers grade students on almost everything these days; including participation and behavior. So wouldn’t it be nice to return the favor. Although it may sound like a great idea, it could also be a very bad one. If students were able to grade their teachers it could provide proper and thorough evaluation; help teachers to improve on what they may be lacking, and help parents understand what is going on in the classroom; but at the same time it could prove to be harmful to the student and a good teacher’s career if not implemented correctly....   [tags: Education]
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Unwelcomed Evaluations by Teachers Nationwide - ... Furthermore, there are many factors that have strong influences on student learning gains, including the influences of previous teachers, tutors, family resources, family mobility, the quality of curriculum materials and class size. (2013 Economic Policy Institute). In fact, factors other than the teacher account for roughly 85-90% of the variation in students’ test scores, while teachers account for only 10-15% of the variance in scores (Strauss 2012). Therefore, handing teachers high ratings merely if their students have high test scores would create many miscalculations of teachers’ true capabilities....   [tags: No Child Left Behind] 1700 words
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Teachers Should NOT Carry Guns - Everyone knows that parents’ first worry is the safety of their children. With the increase of violence in schools, parents have started to wonder if their children are really safe in the school setting. Shootings like Sandy Hook and Columbine left parents, administrators, and educators feeling the need to be proactive towards children’s safety. Reacting to situations like these is not good enough when children’s lives are on the line. Administration has started to brainstorm different ways to help insure the protection of their students....   [tags: education, children's safety, parents]
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Against Merit Pay for Teachers - I. Introduction The dispute surrounding merit pay for teachers has existed for decades in many countries across the globe. The debate has been particularly heated in the United States. Since the 1920s, public schools began awarding pay mostly according to title, and seniority rather than merit. Numerous attempts have been made to introduce merit pay systems throughout this period, but it never gained widespread popularity on a national level. Now, however, political leaders such as Barack Obama have supported merit pay for teachers....   [tags: Education System, School Performance]
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Performance Based Pay for Teachers - "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle On February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law (US Dept of Education). According to the Executive Summary of the US Department of Education’s website the purpose of this act was to stimulate the economy, create jobs, and provide funding for education. To encourage education reform at the state level, the competitive grant program, “Race to the Top,” was implemented....   [tags: Education Tests]
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Attraction and Retention of Teachers - The shortages of teachers might not be the biggest issue right now, but if it is ignored like it has been in recent times, it could create a very big problem in education system. Due to various reasons, teacher retention has been one of the biggest problem. Hence, the role of HRM has never been as vital before. Ashiedu, and Scott-Ladd (2010) believes that the effective utilization of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) can help in attraction and retentions of the teachers. While SHRM is not new to the private sectors, public sectors are falling behind while implementing this strategy....   [tags: human resource management] 528 words
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Historians and Teachers: The Revolutionary War - History is a very subjective matter. It differs based on the place in which it is told. Most of the time, it is twisted by the tongue of the teller. For example, think of the American Revolutionary war. When American students learn of the origin of the war, their heads are filled with visions of a controlling, dominating Great Britain. Also placed in their heads is the notion that the military and politcal leaders of the war were courageous and intelligent men. While that may be true, a person cannot overlook that they were also in fact insurgents....   [tags: history, subjective, stories] 653 words
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A Teachers Guide to the Holocaust - One Jew at a Time It's hard to imagine living in a world where millions upon millions are murdered because they are considered the “inferior” race. Where you are made out to be some sort of a disease that needed to be wiped out. Sadly this was the reality for the Jewish community in the era known as the Holocaust. According to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “The Holocaust was a systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators” (“Holocaust Encyclopedia”)....   [tags: nazi, jew, inferior race]
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Effective Techniques that Teachers Use - Over the years, teachers have realized that some students learn better when taught in different ways. A teachers task is to make sure that us students learn. All students want to do is have fun. There has to be a good balance between the two. Teachers have tried several ways to let us have fun and learn at the same time. Some ways teachers could make learning fun and more effective are doing group projects, having study groups, and making and doing review games. Since starting high school, several of my teachers have made us do large projects....   [tags: education and learning] 566 words
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Effective Teachers and Their Importance - Most people do not see teaching as a critical job. The failed to realize that teachers are shaping the future leaders of our country. Even worst, some teachers do not recognize the significance of their jobs. They do not understand that our country will need more than a set of memorized rules to stay on the vanguard. Teachers must possess and exhibit an array of features that demonstrate their ability to create successful learning experiences. Teachers ought to cause successful learning, create interest, and increase competence and confidence in students (Wiggins, 2010)....   [tags: education, professions]
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Teachers Should Not Stereotype Students - Everyone is given an ascribed status. Whether it is race-ethnicity, sex, or social class it is involuntary and determines how people look at the individual. Someone can not change the stereotype that comes along with their ascribed status, but a person can earn an achieved status by not following the norms they associate with. For example, it is common for people to connect a low-income student with failure in education. The targeted child can disprove this propensity by getting honors in school and graduating college....   [tags: Stereotyping Essays]
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Effective Goal Setting for Teachers - In order to help the high-school principal to motivate the teacher by setting goals, it is important to first define the term ‘goal’. The term goal included the meanings of many related terms like objective, intention, purpose, aim and task (Locke and Latham 1990). However, there are differences between them. According to Locke and Latham (1990), goals can be defined as the purpose of an action, which is what one finally wants to achieve after we have done the tasks or completed an action. For example, a goal for the principal is to increase the results of his year 5 students in NAPLAN tests above national average to attract more students chooses his school....   [tags: Theory of Goal Setting]
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Interview With Five Veteran Teachers - This essay discusses five veteran teacher responses to ten questions. Interviews were conducted by telephone. Those interviews consist of three, five, ten, fifteen, and twenty year teachers. However, the interview included the teaching styles, how they relate to real world situations that involves education, and their personal educational philosophies. The ten questions and responses will be discussed and evaluated in comprehending if these teachers have the benefit of students’ education in focus or on the back burner....   [tags: Interview Essays] 1580 words
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Gnosticism's History and Major Teachers - Gnosticism is defined by Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary as the thought and practice especially of various cults of late pre-Christian and early Christian centuries distinguished by the conviction that matter is evil and that emancipation comes through gnosis. (King pg. 5) After reading several books, you will realize that Gnosticism is a really difficult term to define and most people have not been successful with coming up with a definition that fits what Gnosticism really is. Gnostics believed that there was no physical resurrection of Jesus Christ and that there was no way that such a good God would create evil so they believed that Jesus was adopted or transcended by God....   [tags: Gnosticism, religion, ] 1314 words
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Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusion - The study by Burke and Sutherland (2004) was conducted to ascertain if experiences with disabled students determine a teachers’ attitude toward inclusion. The attitude of teachers involved in classes that include special needs students may determine the success or failure of any inclusion program. The teacher who will adapt the curriculum and his/her own teaching style to meet the needs of all students in the class, will have a better chance of utilizing techniques that create a successful inclusion environment....   [tags: Special Eduation, Teaching, philosophy of educati]
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Teachers Are Important Too - Teachers are usually overlooked as important professions; many believe that teaching isn’t as demanding or as tough as other top paying professions. Without teachers, people wouldn’t be able to gain knowledge and there would be no academic growth. Teachers are just as important as other professions, and should have a salary increase for starting teachers. Teachers are extremely vital to everyone’s lives, as a parent you want the best teacher for your child. This is not possible without a salary increase; most people interested in education are often hesitant....   [tags: profession, knowledge, salary, increase] 756 words
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Teachers and Wireless Computing - Assumptions This proposed study has five assumptions. First, the survey will be assessable to all teachers. Second, teachers will access and complete the survey. Third, the assessment is receptive enough to assess teachers’ technological attitudes. Forth, administering of a self-reported questionnaire will also assume that participants provide truthful responses from a onetime posttest (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010). Last, the responses will give the indication that there is a need to offer advance technology training initiatives for teachers....   [tags: Education, Teaching] 1790 words
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When Students Grade Teachers - When Students Grade Teachers When it comes to evaluations in education, usually the teacher evaluates the student. Although in certain college level courses, the weight is shifted to the students, allowing them to have the power to evaluate their own professors, possibly affecting their careers. It seems odd enough that a student should grade their teacher, but even stranger is that technically students have the ability to control their teachers’ positions, only by filling out a single form. Of course the forms may have excellent remarks from the students, but usually when students are given the chance to anonymously share their opinion, this does not always occur....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education] 1053 words
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Technologies Impact on Teachers - Throughout the 21st century, technology has impacted many occupations that you don’t even know. One of those, is Education. In the 20th century, students only have textbooks, notebooks, and pens. Instead, students now use eBooks, interactive online textbooks, and online notebooks. Teachers are able to use projectors, computers, iPad’s, and more. Because of this new technology, high school teachers able are to teach their students in a new, positive way in which students actually excited to learn....   [tags: education, multimedia]
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Will Technology Replace Teachers - As the world keeps relying more and more on technology, the possible question for the future is, will technology eventually replace classrooms and teachers. Slowly, more and more of college level classes are offered online now, instead of in the classroom. Will computers provide a better learning opportunity for students. Will students succeed more with online classes rather than traditional classes. Will this be cheaper in the long run for students. Since the world is being taken over with technology, will this be better to students so they are able to teach themselves with technology....   [tags: Online Classes, Motivating Aspect]
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Choosing Teachers with Conditions - Have you ever been tired of getting the same kind of teacher. The one who doesn’t understand you. The one who you don’t understand. Teachers are one of the most important people in our lives, so why not have the right to choose them. Students who are in their second year of high school should be able to choose their teachers. They are capable of doing so, but then why aren’t they allowed. Students should have this choice because of many reasons. One of those reasons is that they know exactly what their needs are and have their own thinking skills that only a certain teacher can fulfil....   [tags: high school, students]
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Characteristics of Star Teachers - Star Teachers Haberman’s star teachers exhibit warmth, fairness, and discipline. They understand that their role is to teach; love and compassion are not enough. The teachers that Haberman views as quitters/failures blame academic underachievement on student’s backgrounds, home environment, and observe personal limitations rather than recognize their responsibility to provide a safe, and undisruptive environment for students to learn. Poverty schools have ineffective teachers because the traditional university programs training and recruiting teachers provide these schools with candidates who will most likely quit or fail....   [tags: teaching, Education, Haberman] 1746 words
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Perceptions of ESL Teachers - The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has caused a shift on what will be focused on in the classroom. These shifts not only affect the mainstream classroom, but the ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom as well. The major change for the ESL classroom and for English Language Learners (ELLs) is a new focus on grade appropriate content area knowledge, instead of just English language proficiency. According to Coleman and Goldenberg (2012), there is little acknowledgement of support for English Language Learners in the CCSS....   [tags: ESL, Common Core, CCSS, education]
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Who’s Grading the Teachers? - All across the United States, there has been a push to get our students to do better in their studies. Even the Federal Government has tried to enact sweeping new changes to push the states and schools to bring all students to a higher level of competency. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 was passed to update the previous law the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The NCLB was the first government mandated overhaul in more than thirty years. With the passage of NLCB and subsequent federal mandates, the priority has been put on educators to get State academic standards and academic achievement test scores up to minimum standards....   [tags: Education]
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Teachers, Reflections, Questions, Decisions - Teaching entails an analysis of these aspects, questions, decisions and reflecting on them gives me an idea that, to become a teacher one must reflect on all of its components. This essay will show just four parts from the unit that has been taught so far, Professionalism and ethics, strategies that can be used to motivate students, a positive classroom environment and proactive classroom management. What needs to be shown is how effective a teacher can be from the knowledge that they are given....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]
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Teachers’ Technology Attitude Scale - The theoretical framework will apply Swan and Dixon's (2006), Teachers’ Technology Attitude Scale (TAS), originally designed by McFarlane, Hoffman, and Green (1997), Evaluation of the Technology Attitude (EOTTA). Swan and Dixon revised the TAS to determine the extent of the relationship between teachers’ attitudes towards technology and level of application of technology in the instructional practice. According to the researchers, The TAS model played a crucial role in incorporating technology in the classroom through the use of math educational software applications....   [tags: Educational Technology, philosophy of education] 571 words
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Professional Development for Teachers - Based on the inquiry of empowering professional development, many findings come into play. At times we feel as though professional development is worthless and a waste of time. Gusky also, addresses that at times why so many professional developments are inadequate. There are reasons why we feel that way and reasons of which we should not have if we were actually getting something out the workshops. A common goal must first be set in the mind of the participants thus leading to the building of professionalism of the school system....   [tags: Education, teaching, technology]
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Qualities of Effective Teachers - Introduction: Effective teacher’s have the ability to motivate and inspire students to want to actively participate in learning. Motivation energizes, guides, and prolongs behaviour, it gets people going, guides them in a particular direction, and keeps them going (McDevitt and Ormrod, 2010, p. 482). Motivation has been defined as the level of effort an individual is willing to expend toward the achievement of a certain goal. Virtually all children and adolescents are motivated in one way or another....   [tags: philosophy of education]
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The Pre-Service Teachers Program - Findings The collected data was coded into three themes. These themes service as the characteristics of a PLC, the project question. However, the degree of agreement varies among the participants in some themes. The emerged themes are: - Work in a team to discuss and share experiences. - Develop teachers' abilities in preparing, implementing and reflecting on their practice. - Involve students in their learning to improve their achievement. Teamwork and peer coaching The followed procedures helped the participants to discuss and share their experiences and practice....   [tags: teamwork, performance, teaching] 911 words
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Teachers, Children and Music - Children love music and recognize it very early in life. Mothers singing lullabies to her newborn baby, toddlers banging on a pot in the kitchen, preschoolers singing their favorite nursery rhyme, music is an important part of a child’s life. Music does many things, it can bring back a memory or a feeling, it can sooth and relax, and it teaches. Music also teaches children; Language, listening skills, and communication to name a few of the concepts children learn through music. "Scientists are confirming what teachers have long suspected: Music not only touches people's souls, it also shapes growing minds....   [tags: education, movement, development] 1214 words
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The Role of the Teachers - The Role of the Teachers Engaging the Children’s Attention "It is interesting to note that during the next twenty or so years, the first generation of teachers who have never known a world without television and computers will be taking control of the educational system" (Dusewicz, 1982, p.11). This new generation of educators will need to modify their approach to teaching in order to better suit the ample technological resources available to aid in student learning. One way to meet the rising demands of educational instruction is to implement a variety of technological multimedia into the curriculum....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Power of Teachers - The Power of Teachers Education is one of the main ingredients in forming a successful society. Our education system here in the USA is very complex and does a wonderful job of teaching our youth. There are four major subjects in the curriculum, English, Math, History and Science but the other aspects of our students’ education are vastly important as well. I believe that the Arts and other skills have to be incorporated into our education system in order to create well-rounded students. I also feel that enhancement of the body (Physical education) goes hand in hand with enhancement of the mind and also can not be overlooked in educating our students....   [tags: Teaching Education Admissons] 590 words
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Kindergarten Teachers - Do you know what does it take to be a pre k teacher. It take more than just a love to work with children, it take time also dedication to help students to socially and emotionally and physically develop. However, the reward for watching a child to grow can be special. Early children hood education is important and it is the foundation for the overall growth and development of a children. There was a man name Friedrich Froebel who taught adults how to be a kindergarten teachers. One of his students was Mrs....   [tags: childhood, education, preschools, children] 1111 words
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Effective Teachers - Teaching is a profession that is considered to be a rewarding challenging and complex role.  An effective teacher does not simply teach knowledge their students and instead aims to arm students with the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that will prepare students for life-long learning. The constructivist theories developed by Piaget and Vygotsky have impacted on the way that teachers teach and this has changed the approach of teaching to place a greater importance on the teacher instead to act as a facilitator of learning in an open, constructivist environment and providing students with the tools to challenge themselves to develop both academically and personally....   [tags: Education]
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Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship - Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship "What does it mean-and more important, what should it mean--to be educated?" (58) A response to Spayd's begs another question. Is education the objective itself or the means to the objective. For some people education is just a degree, a piece of paper framed on the wall. One can say, a person with a diploma has received an education, but it is not certain that the person is educated. This paper relates to those individuals who use education as a means to reach their objective....   [tags: Education Teacher Essays]
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Assessing Teachers’ Effectiveness - The techniques used in evaluating effectiveness of teachers have changed over time together with the definition of effective teaching. These changes have been brought by increased federal and state supervision of accountability of teachers both in schools and in class. Most researchers concede that good teaching is crucial and a key factor in improving students performance. However, researchers have not agreed on the best way of measuring teachers’ effectiveness, because there is no consensus on what constitutes an effective tutor....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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First Time Teachers - You have been dropped by helicopter into the heart of Beijing. You know a smattering of Mandarin and twice have tried to eat with chopsticks. You know that silk and fireworks originated in China and that you are obviously a novice trying to find your way in unfamiliar surroundings. What do you do. (Esch, 2010, p. 307) For many first time teachers, they often feel as if they have been dropped into a foreign land. According to Ferguson (2010), 25% of first-year teachers will leave the profession after three years....   [tags: Education, Teaching experience] 800 words
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One Teacher's Inspiration - My view of Literature is that it is the soul to the imagination. I may be mistaken, but that is the beauty of literary words; there is no truth, no right nor wrong in them, yet they hold just about everything to learn on life. Miss Judy Brown, my form four English teacher, has really inspired me in indispensible ways. She is definitely one in a billion. Before meeting Miss Brown, I had absolutely no interest in Literature. She is a tall, slender, blonde woman, with many life experiences: from working in South Africa during apartheid times, and surviving breast cancer....   [tags: teachers,] 600 words
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