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Teaching Reasoning Methods in the Classroom - In High Schools across America, students are being told to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and so on. But do students truly understand what is being asked of them. Has anyone actually taken the time to explain to them what it means to analyze something. A student told to analyze a text may provide a combination of summary and opinion. These two items, while important, do not add up to analysis. Analysis is a more exact process than simply playing critic. In An Introduction to Student Involved Assessment for Learning, Rick Stiggins (2012) walks the reader through a variety of reasoning methods including but not exclusive to analysis, synthesis, and evaluative reasoning....   [tags: Education, Teaching]
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Teaching: The Most Important Profession - I believe that teaching is the most important profession in the world. How else can we continue to develop in such a technical world, or in any other way, for that matter. Without the transfer of knowledge to young minds, we will stagnate and wither as a world. Teaching is hope for better, more successful futures. Learning is hope for becoming better individuals, for gaining intelligence, and for implementing practical experiences in our future. Since we always tell our children that they should plan for their futures and work to realize those goals, the teaching profession should “practice what it preaches” by helping young people to reach those goals....   [tags: career, teaching,] 1714 words
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Use of Reciprocal Teaching Style - Description – A pair of students are given a task card describing the progression of the skill. While the doer is performing the skill, the observer is providing immediate, constructive and positive feedback. The teacher is available to answer the observer’s questions and provides the observer with feedback. This style is good for both doer and observer, for as the doer is receiving constant feedback, the observer is learning through observation. When used – This style is used when it is important to have immediate feedback through social interaction....   [tags: Reciprocal Teaching ]
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Teaching Measurement and Fractions - According to the National Center for Education Evaluation (2010), a high number of U.S. students do not possess conceptual understanding of fractions even after they have had the opportunity to study about them for several years. Because these students lack this understanding they are limited in their ability to solve problems with fractions and to learn and apply mathematical procedures that include fractions. This is supported by Yanik, Helding, and Baek (2006) who report that students’ understanding of fractions reflect that most struggle with conceptualizing fractions, and that this is true not just nationally but also globally....   [tags: education, teaching]
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The Usefulness of Methods in Language Teaching - Introduction: Recently a big debate has been aroused on the issue of teaching methods and their usefulness to the actual practice in classroom. Some writers start to claim that methods are dead and are no longer considered in the teaching/learning process such as Brown(2002) . Whereas some others like Bell (2007) think that method still play a vital role in the teaching learning process. This essay will examine both views with relation to my own experience as a teacher and teacher trainer. First I will give a summary of both points of view then will review the usefulness of methods in relation to my profession and context....   [tags: Education, Teaching Methods] 1482 words
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Teaching Writing to Students with Autism - Every year there are more and more children born with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and there is more of a need for accommodation for their needs. “The future will likely present teachers with even more students with learning disabilities” (Gerstle and Walsh 35). With these numbers increasing, it is important for teachers and the people around them to understand their struggles and needs. Children and adults with ASD struggle in many areas. They have difficulties taking on daily activities that most people take for granted....   [tags: Teaching Students with Autism]
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Teaching: Personal Philosophy and Tools - Teaching is a lifelong learning process. It involves the learning of new strategies, philosophies, and methods. I can learn from colleagues, parents, classes, and from the students themselves. I want my students to take responsibility for their learning. I want to give them the tools to help become successful in their life. I think it is my responsibility to provide an educational environment that is encouraging and positive. As I reexamine my philosophy my belief that each child is a unique individual is strengthened....   [tags: Reflection, Teaching Techniques] 1200 words
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Journal Response on Teaching - I used this quote to introduce a lesson on the different ways of learning to my undergraduate content methods class. I felt the words also spoke to both the essence of our assigned texts and my state of reflection. The readings increased my awareness of the variances of issues facing higher education and the viability of multiple solutions. I realized that it is much easier to shoot an idea down than it is to consider a novel solution. Ramsden’s (1992) use of the Whitehead (1992) statement, “I merely utter the warning that education is a difficult problem, to be solved by no one simple formula” leads me to believe that he holds a similar multi-approach disposition towards higher education is...   [tags: Education, Instruction, Teaching] 1163 words
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Problems Teachers Face Teaching Adolescents - Students experience a lot of changes in themselves and their behaviors between elementary school and high school. Adolescents are expected to take on a lot of responsibilities that they have not previously been accustomed to. The attitudes of students adjust to their new standards accordingly. Students end old relationships and start new ones. Social, educational, and physical changes can put a lot of stress on middle and high school students, which is why these years are usually regarded as the worst for students....   [tags: Teaching Teenagers] 2242 words
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Teaching Styles in Physical Education - When you become a teacher of any subject you use different styles of teachings that reflect you as a teacher and the lesson you are trying to teach. Sometimes it can be difficult to find what styles may work best in different situations. When teaching physical education the most helpful and beneficial styles are indirect, direct, and interactive teaching. These teaching styles are critical when trying to teach physical education because they are proven to be effective. These styles will help make you an effective teacher because of the way they allow you to control and manage the information being taught....   [tags: manage information, lesson, indirect teaching]
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My Views on Teaching - Education is a simple word, but analyzing this word is more profound because it can last forever in their lives of the students. There will be different philosophies of education in this paper that will be discuss. Every philosophy perspectives that teachers have chosen for the students it is important because it can depends on their teaching strengths and effectiveness. The goal of any philosophy could be that every student would be able to succeed in their lives. The students are not alike, but most of them have similarities....   [tags: philosophy of Education, teaching, teachers] 941 words
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Implementing Effective Teaching Methods - Constructivism Constructivism is defined by About.com (2008) as a type of learning theory that explains human learning as an active attempt to construct meaning in the world around us. The site further explains that constructivism divides learning into two types: accommodation and assimilation. The focus is on the individual’s desire and ability to learn, and the teacher or therapist is merely there to help guide self-directed learning. In regards to applying this theory within classrooms teachers must first become competent in what can prevent students from becoming active learners....   [tags: Strategies for Effective Teaching]
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My Teaching Philosophy - There are many skills and attributes that one must possess to be an outstanding educator. To be an outstanding teacher one must seek growth in their students, challenging them to push themselves past what they already know with confidence. Giving students encouragement when they feel discouraged about the objective at hand is vital in the classroom. Although these are just two of the many important attributes a teacher must possess I would like to talk to you further about the skills of an effective teacher....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching] 776 words
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The Benefits of Teaching - Advantages of Teaching Before choosing to pursue any profession the pros and cons of entering that particular field of work need to be weighed. In a survey by the National Education Association that appeared on the organization’s website during a two week period, 79% of the respondents said they would consider going into teaching compared to the 21% that said they would not (National Education Association website, 2002). Obviously, choosing teaching as a career must have some rewards if so many people are considering entering the education field....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Structured Portfolio of My Teaching Activities - Structured Portfolio Assignment Prepare a structured portfolio relating to your teaching activities over a minimum of a 3 month period. Introduction This is a portfolio of the teaching activities I undertake as a Teaching Fellow. I will be reflecting on my activities and discussing the principles that I have tried to use to guide my teaching. I am a clinical teaching fellow in Medicine and I am involved with teaching undergraduate medical students. I am also involved with the examination of medical students at different stages of their study....   [tags: Clinical Fellow, Teaching Portfolio]
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Teaching the Client to Take a Radial Pulse - I chose to write my teaching-learning paper on how to take a radial pulse. I knew “Nurses are involved in client education to promote wellness, prevent or diagnose illness early, restore optimal health & function if illness has occurred, and assist clients and families to cope with alterations in health status.” (Craven & Hirnle, 2008, p. 347) However, I had to come up with a reason for choosing how to take a radial pulse. I know in the field the client would already have the needs to learn, so I asked my client....   [tags: Teaching-Learning Paper]
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Teaching is a Human Service: Atticus is a Teacher - Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission. Atticus was a man who showed his children respect, compassion, and understanding towards others. He encouraged his children to be educated by giving them more freedom to develop their personality. In regards to raising his children, Atticus had his own method to spread his message. Atticus Finch’s mission was to teach his children a life lesson about perseverance from fighting, courage, and most importantly, that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird....   [tags: teaching, To Kill a Mockingbird,] 543 words
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The Audio-Lingual Method for Teaching Languages - The subject of this essay will be the audio-lingual method which is a teaching method that was first used in the 1950's until the 1970's, although it could be safely stated that the method is regularly used in modern day language teaching. This essay will describe the functionality and history of the audio-lingual method as well as evaluate its usage compared to other mainstream teaching approaches. However before the method is analysed in itself, two factors must be recognised in order to understand the method....   [tags: Teaching Foreign Language]
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Teaching Numeracy to Adults with Learning Disabilities - Introduction As an employee of County Community College, I teach an Adult Basic Skills Numeracy class. I originally started the academic year with 18 learners, but by April 2015 I had approximately 6 learners per session. Most learners are female, of Afro-Caribbean or African origin and aged between 20 and 50 years. It has been suggested that many learners see numeracy as a male domain (Cemen, 1987; Gutbezahl, 1995; Levine, 1995; Miller et al, 1994) and I have noticed that I teach predominantly female learners who are particularly shy and have low self esteem....   [tags: Teaching Adult Numeracy]
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Teaching Profession: Key Elements of Professionalism and Ethics - It is expected that the profession of teaching embraces many qualities of any other professional practice. Teachers must possess a combination of many qualities beginning with a strong academic background and wide-ranging knowledge. The National Framework for Professional Standards for Teaching (2003) it is the knowledge of students, curriculum, subject matter, pedagogy, education – related legislation and the specifically teaching context that is the foundation on effective teaching, and a firm foundation on which to construct well educated judgments....   [tags: pedagogy, effective teaching, teaching methods]
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Millenial Learners : Teaching More Relevant to Pupils - Modern educators enter through the doors of their classrooms into a portal of the past. Many modern classrooms look anything but modern. Institutional walls, rigid desks, tiled floors, and the ever-present chalkboards greet the modern student as they greeted his or her parents, grandparents, and perhaps great-grandparents. However, our students are not the same as their parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents--they are Generation Y, more commonly referred to as Millennial Learners. These students differ significantly from Gen X-ers represented in the new ranks of educators and Baby Boomers who comprise the older generation of educators (Moorman & Horton, 2007)....   [tags: educator, teaching]
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Advanced Teaching Method - Three last sessions of the course Advanced Teaching Methodology mainly deal with techniques and methods of language teaching. The first part of this essay summarizes major points about those teaching techniques, and the second part focuses on how to develop both students’ active and passive vocabulary as to me, this is a field in teaching which I have not paid enough attention to. Firstly, a detail review of introductory activities, including warmers and lead-ins, was presented. According to Spratt, Pulverness, and Williams (2011), introductory activities, which are carried out in the first stage of the learning of a lesson, help learners feel at ease and focus on the lesson....   [tags: language teaching, vocabulary]
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Best Teaching Practices For Creating Life-Long Learners - Young children’s thinking is perceptual and concrete, they are eager to please their teachers (Woolfolk, 2001). The ability to understand the nature of the learner and how they learn is paramount to developing strategies that promote and effective and productive learning environment. Effective teaching practices motivate students to become life-long learners. Learners develop in an orderly process and at their own pace (each individual being unique), and this development occurs gradually (Miller, 2002)and this development refers to the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development in human beings....   [tags: Education, teaching] 1289 words
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Language Intuition in English Language Teaching - 1. Introduction English language study requires learners mastering several parts including phonology, grammar, vocabulary etc. Among them, grammar studying plays an increasingly vital role in English language learning in secondary school. Generally, the traditional way of teaching involves a teacher-commanding class which teacher spent half class on the certain grammar points and using exercises to evaluate whether students fully master them. However, the old approach usually results in a class s filled with bored and exhausted students who may give wonderful result in tests but failed in communicating events....   [tags: teaching method, efficiency, secondary school]
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Conditional Sentences Teaching - Introduction Based on the textbooks in Hong Kong, the students in Primary 5 get the first chance to learn conditional sentences. There are four types in all: Type 0 (any situation which is always true), Type 1(something is going to happen in the future), Type 2 (an imaginary situation which stands no chance of happening or even impossible) and Type 3 (a situation which might have happened in the past but which did not really happen) (Loo, 1996). As time goes by, students will get a better understanding about them in junior high school....   [tags: teaching method, grammar, education]
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Teaching Philosophy: Encouragement - My perspective on teaching is aimed toward giving a greater sense of confidence and self esteem to elementary school children. The purpose of education is to motivate, empower, and prepare students for their future. It is a life-long preparation of making out one’s contributions and capabilities and putting those skills to use. Nonetheless, the purposes of education are varies. The principle changes with age, environment, and the customs of the individual student. The instructions good for one may not be good for another....   [tags: teaching philosophy, career,] 589 words
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The Importance of Teaching - The Importance of Teaching Education should be a part of everyone's life. A good education offers something for everyone, whether it be on the simple level or a more complex one. Education should provide provide an opportunity for students to develop a strong sense of creativity, a high self esteem, and a life long respect for learning. Education should help students establish a strong sense of confidence in themselves. A teacher will be one factor that helps a student learn and progress along their way through life....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 512 words
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The Power of Teaching - The Power of Teaching “To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is...the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind.”--(John Quincy Adams) I have never questioned what I wanted to be when I grow up. From the time as a small child I knew that I wanted to teach. Even at the end of many long school days, I would come home and play school with the neighborhood children. I had such a desire to help others learn and took pleasure in doing so. Still, to this present day I am teaching and helping others....   [tags: College Admissions Teaching Education] 702 words
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Teaching Methods - Before I start my final paper I would like to first take a minute and say that a lot of this class was review of different courses I have already taken. There are also different areas of the course that I am very familiar with because of personal experiences. However, there were a few areas that were very new to me and honestly helped me understand pervious classes. With that being said I with first talk about the teaching or instructional methods. . Research on the “teaching methods” or “instructional methods” result thousands of explanations of accomplishments – these are called methods....   [tags: information, teaching routine]
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Effective Teaching - The educational world of today’s society demands accountability from its teachers, because, teachers have possibly the greatest opportunity to shape a students life, not just in terms of knowledge but how they view themselves and interact with the society around them. The increased accountability has lead to the necessity for being able to identify and quantitatively assess the characteristics of a quality teacher. In its most basic form a teacher's primary purpose is to provide direction, motivation and knowledge to students ( , ), however the effectiveness of a teacher should not be determined by their ability to impart knowledge alone, the scope in which they achieve this is also of immen...   [tags: Educators, Teaching Techniques]
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Teaching Conditional Clauses - Introduction It has been well documented that there are three main kinds of conditional sentence. The first one is the verb in the main clause is “will” or “shall” and the verb in the conditional clause is in the simple present tense. Secondly, in the main clause the verb is “should” or “would” and in the conditional clause the verb is in the simple past tense. Last but not the least, the verb in the principle clause is “should have” or “would have” while in the conditional clause is in the past perfect tense (Sinclair, 2011)....   [tags: grammar, student learning, teaching method]
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Teaching Conditional Sentences through C-R Tasks - A. Introduction Conditional sentences are dedicated to expressing a possible situation and its consequences. Teaching of conditional sentences is a difficult point in secondary school English education. In mainland China, students begin the learning of the first and zero type of conditional sentences in the eighth grade, and learn the rest of second and third type of condition sentences in the eleventh grade. The long learning period of conditional sentence can reflect the great importance and difficulty of teaching this grammar....   [tags: education, grammar, teaching method]
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Perspectives of Learning and Teaching in Piaget's and Vygotsky's Theories - The Venn diagram is comparing the similarities and differences of two theories Piaget’s and Vygotsky Theories on Cognitive development. Piaget’s difference to Vygotsky is children collaborating with peers of the classroom, having stages of development that impact child development over birth to adulthood and how inherited characteristics of being a confident or quiet child. Vygotsky Theory is about Zone of Proximal development, scaffolding of adults helping children in understanding and gaining knowledge and sociocultural development (Duchesne, McMaugh, Bochner & Krause (2013)....   [tags: venn diagram, teaching and learning]
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Public Schools Should Use the Montessori Teaching Method - The public school systems are struggling to meet the needs of all students. Now the traditional public schools include everyone in the same classroom including typical and atypical students. The principals and parents expect teachers to teach each individual with the same amount of one-on-one time. In reality, this does not happen because some students are not as intelligent and need the extra attention. Public schools are more worried about having children be at a certain education level before moving on to the next grade or until they get a certain score on standardized tests....   [tags: Montessori Teaching Methods]
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Exploring Teaching Methods that Help Engage Students - Considering a stereotypical class room, the bell rings, students are almost in their seats, and the teacher is demanding their attention. It is hard for the teacher to gain the attention let alone the willingness to learn from their students. No matter what subject is being taught, this has the recipe for boredom from the get go. Any curiosity or imagination for the students has been choked. In order for the teacher to gain the eagerness to learn from his students, he would have to resort to all the mental keenness he could muster....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers]
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The Difficulty of Teaching English - The Difficulty of Teaching English      “I decided to become a teacher because I thought that I could do it better then my teachers did. I quickly learned that teaching isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.” Dr. Proser quickly learned that teaching English would be as easy as he thought it may have been. He may be a better teacher then his were, many CHS students would agree, but also found out that why it was so hard to teach English. There are many reasons why teaching English is difficult....   [tags: Teaching Education] 920 words
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Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Teaching As a future English teacher, my main priority is to share the wealth of opportunities and possibilities that an education in English can provide to a student. Given this task, I’ve begun to develop the guidelines by which my teaching will adhere. Although I still have much to learn, what follows is a simple framework for the ideals that I currently support. Not only do I expect these guidelines to change as I learn more about my students and myself, I look forward to the improvements that may stem from these growths....   [tags: Philosophy Teaching Education Admissions] 570 words
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Fundamentals of Teaching - Fundamentals of Teaching As a teacher, children are my primary focus and responsibility. While I am a teacher of history, I am more importantly a teacher of children, no matter what class I am teaching. To lose sight of the needs of children is the surest way to fail as an educator. To succeed as a teacher, I must remain focused on the students at all times. Children are surely our greatest assets. Their ability to grow is astounding – a well-taught child can make leaps that would not have seemed possible at the beginning of the year....   [tags: Education Teaching Philosophy] 560 words
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Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Teaching I have known for a long time now that I want to be a high school Spanish teacher. There were other considerations for a while, but none that lasted very long; they couldn’t supplant what I felt so strongly about. Because of this, I have had a long time to think about exactly what the profession means to me. In my opinion, any teacher should be driven primarily by the desire to share his passion for a subject with others. A Spanish teacher (for example) should love the language and the culture that his class will deal with....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 687 words
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Teaching and Technology - Teaching and Technology Technology is ever changing the ways in which we learn. There are many different technologies, but the biggest, and most recent is the very influential computer. Both in and out of the classroom computers impact the education of people around the world. In the beginning of the computer age, there were simple computers (very simple compared to now). The first computers were so big that one of them was the size of an entire room. As technology advanced, the computer became smaller and more popular....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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The Philosophy of Teaching According to Dave - The Philosophy of Teaching According to Dave Still very much in the developmental stage, the mere thought of a philosophical idea creates a shiver. Older and more worldly than most students, experienced seems to fall short when describing cultural diversity. Thinking inside the box is just hard to do; conventional falls short of my teaching platform. The platform needs to consist of more than what exists in the confines of books. Besides the eclectic mix of essentialism, and behaviorism, the underlining progressivism will be ever present....   [tags: Educationg Educating Teaching Papers] 1147 words
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The Highlights of My Teaching Pedagogy - The Highlights of My Teaching Pedagogy Through my own experiences, and as enforced by others' opinions in the profession, I have found that teaching is one of the most rewarding careers. Not only are you placed in the position of instructing and guiding children and young adults through the life long learning process, but you are able to give back to the schools and communities which have supported your early education and experiences that opened you up to a bright future. In becoming an educator, I hope to someday share the knowledge and lend the helping, supportive hand that I was once given, allowing students to formulate their own perspectives of the multicultural society a...   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education Essays] 1902 words
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Book Review on Teaching for Competence - Book Review on Teaching for Competence For my book review I chose Teaching for Competence by Norman Higgins and Howard Sullivan. The authors feel that teachers and students will teach and learn more effectively by using C.B.I. or Competency based instruction. When using the C.B.I. approach teachers will clearly state to students the defined objectives, give effective types of instruction, and lastly teachers will assess the students....   [tags: Education Teacher Teaching Classroom] 928 words
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Teaching: A Commitment to Lifelong Learning - Teaching: A Commitment to Lifelong Learning Education is an ever-changing part of society. A classroom teacher is faced with new challenges and obstacles that have never been dealt with before. Students come to the classroom with different life stories. Every student has strengths and weaknesses that surface in the classroom environment. Teachers must understand and focus on utilizing each student's strengths and work to improve weaknesses. Students learn in a variety of ways. The classroom must be a safe zone that appreciates student's viewpoints and allows room for mistakes....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 548 words
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Legislation and the Teaching Occupation - Legislation and the Teaching Occupation Legislation affects all aspects of the educational environment. Legislation controls teaching credentials, funds allotted for teaching supplies, general public school operation, and curriculum. In turn, the educational environment affects the capabilities of a teacher. Senators and assembly members have made numerous amendments over time to the laws that they have created. Such changes greatly shape the abilities of teachers to teach their students. Teachers must first obtain teaching credentials that relate within their field of experience....   [tags: Education Classroom Teaching] 2257 words
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My Teaching Philosophy and Goals - My Teaching Philosophy and Goals My philosophical point of view is Essentialism. Although I agree with Benjamin Bloom’s Theory on “School Learning”(1976). In his theory Bloom states; that children bring to class a range of “entry characteristics”. He divides these characteristics into affective and cognitive behaviors. Affective behavior includes the student’s motivation to learn and cognitive behavior includes the student’s prior knowledge. According to Bloom the context of the learning environment and the quality of instruction will determine the learning outcomes....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 615 words
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Direct Teaching and Cooperative Learning - Direct Teaching and Cooperative Learning I believe the nature of children is to want to have fun. Therefore, teachers must make learning a fun experience. Children can only learn when they are given information and materials to learn from. The overall purpose of education is to provide every child with a competent education. Education is an important aspect of everyone’s life. As a prospective teacher I hope to enrich the lives of my pupils. I want my students to be able to learn the basics such as reading, writing, and mathematics....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 614 words
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Teaching is an Enormous Responsibility - Teaching is an Enormous Responsibility A teacher’s philosophy defines who he/she is and how his/her classroom will be managed. A teacher has to be in control of every situation plus at the same time treat his/her students with kindness, understanding, and as an equal individual in society. The students should be able to depend on their teachers for guidance, intellectual stimulation, and to be to be treated as an individual. The philosophy employed by a teacher will create who they are in their teaching methods and how well student will be able to learn and apply the subject area to their lives....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 775 words
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Teaching Evolution in Public Schools - Many groups have tried to push their ideas on the public through schooling. Public school students, numbering in the millions, seem a perfect, captive audience for the promulgation of the ideas of a few self-righteous groups. These groups have tried to influence national thinking by promoting their views in the classroom, but this is not an acceptable method. A public school classroom is a place for the passing of accepted knowledge from an instructor to a student, not the place for the ideas of the ignorant few to influence the thinking of the many....   [tags: Essays on Teaching Evolution]
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Teaching and Learning in a Networked Composition Classroom - Teaching and Learning in a Networked Composition Classroom In her essay “Technology and Literacy: A Story about the Perils of Not Paying Attention,” Cynthia L. Selfe notes that “technology is either boring or frightening to most humanists; many teachers of English composition feel it antithetical to their primary concerns and many believe it should not be allowed to take up valuable scholarly time or the attention that could be best put to use in teaching or the study of literacy” (Self 412). Looking around campus it takes little time to verify Selfe’s caution about indifference to computers: except in its uses as “a simple tool that individual faculty members can use or ignore in their cla...   [tags: Education Teaching]
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Teaching Standard English in Urban Schools - How Does an Educator Teach Standard English in Urban Schools, and is it Necessary. For the first section of my Inquiry Article, I posed the question: "How Does an Educator Teach Standard English in Urban Schools, and is it Necessary. I chose this question because I plan to teach in an urban school district, and I know urban students often have a difficult time learning to speak Standard English. I also know that speaking non Standard English can affect a student's acceptance and advancement in society....   [tags: Teaching Education] 1583 words
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Teaching as an Art or a Science - Teaching as an Art or a Science Teaching: Is it an Art, or is it a science. I think that teaching requires both art and science. They both play a role on each other, because if a teacher only demonstrates one of these types of teaching, their classroom will most likely be very boring. Teaching as an art demonstrates ways in which the teacher may use creative ways to present the material so it is fun and interesting for his or her students. Some examples are games, “hands-on” activities, and/ or movies relating to the topics being covered....   [tags: Arts Sciences Teaching Education Essays] 718 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - My Philosophy of Teaching When thinking of a philosophy of teaching, four major issues need to be considered. Those issues are one’s views on education, the role of the teacher, teaching and learning, and on the children. This is something that someone entering the teaching profession needs to give serious thought to and realize the importance that this will hold in the future. The following essay will express my philosophy of teaching. One very important factor in every life is the education received as we mature....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching] 503 words
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My Teaching Philosophy Statement - My Teaching Philosophy Statement The teaching profession is one of great stature. The public views this career as very respectable, even little children one dream of one day becoming a teacher. Teachers are special people that have the opportunity to touch and change hundreds of lives over the course of their own. Those wishing to make a difference in the world today will find that teaching is the way to do that. These, along with many others, are the reasons behind my choice to become a teacher....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 1007 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I think my teaching philosophy is best defined as a combination of progressivism and social reconstructionism. David Sadker, author of "Teachers Schools and Society", defines the progressive educator as someone who, "(…) facilitates learning by helping students formulate meaningful questions and devise strategies to answer those questions", while social reconstructionism emphasizes cooperation, less conflict, and a better quality of life. These two teaching philosophies in combination seem to both fit my view on how learning should be facilitated and how it should be based....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 652 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement “Teaching is not a profession; it’s a passion. Without passion for your subject and a desire for your students to learn and be the best in the world, then we have failed as a teacher and failure is not an option.” –John F. Podojil. In my opinion, this quotation is very true. If you do not have the passion to teach your students what is right in the world and what makes them be the best they can be, then you are not really teaching your students or you have failed and failure is not an option....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 1035 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy My goal as a teacher is to provide instruction for all the students in my classes. I feel that the acquisition of knowledge should not be done through rote memorization but rather through the development of conceptual understanding. I expect to not only impart content knowledge, but also to provide skills that will help students succeed in school and in their daily lives. This I plan to do by teaching my students to become independent, critical thinkers who can solve problems that they encounter....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 659 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I believe that teaching is one of the most important professions in the world today. From the very beginning, until present time, teaching has been around. The book of Genesis speaks of God walking and talking with Adam in The Garden of Eden, God was teaching Adam. I will be proud to, one day, be a part of this great calling. There are many reasons why I want to be a teacher. Starting with the most important, I want to influence children positively with Christian perspectives that will help them achieve satisfaction in their life....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 1364 words
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Teaching Portfolio Analysis - Teaching Portfolio Analysis In this portfolio, I have documented my first experiences not only teaching social studies, but also teaching an eighth grade inclusion class in an urban middle school. Although these lesson plans might not as good as my lesson plans of the future will be, I feel they reflect a great deal of work and dedication that came through creating my first unit for a classroom. With time limitations, I had to base my unit plan on a chapter in the book that was meant to be an introduction to the studying of world history, including the basics of geography, anthropology, archaeology, and history, for these eighth grade students....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 952 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I believe that education extends far beyond the classroom walls, and involves many more people than students and teachers. People should be learning wherever they go, and should continue learning long after they’ve graduated from high school or college. Education isn’t something that can be quantified with tests or report cards, but is instead something that people carry with them. It’s a survival pack for life, and some people are better equipped in certain areas than in others....   [tags: Education Teaching Philosophy] 570 words
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