The study will help the teachers to improve their competence in the field of teaching by introspecting themselves according to given area of the variable. • The study will help the educationists to improve the quality of in service training that can improve teachers’ professional competency. • Government must take concrete steps to develop an environment for the healthy and effective functioning of secondary school .It must be recognized that teachers are the most valuable assets of a school and their self-esteem is among the most critical factors for the effective functioning of both the teacher and the school. • The teacher has direct link with the students he may help the students to change the self-esteem, so he must be a source of positive self-esteem and hence authorities should take necessary steps to build positive selfesteem in teachers. GeCas (1982) is of the view that a person with high self-esteem is both a happierand more effective person.
Teachers must make good judgments when it comes to instructional methods and curricula, so it is important for administrators to employ educators who have good habits of character and try to develop others through professional development. To maximize learning, an educator needs to understand each individual as much as possible. Today with increasing diversity in the classroom, teaching can be a very complex activity. Not only must educators recognize and respond to each student’s educational needs, but also understand the cultural and family values. Diversity can be enriching and be responsible for making students flourish.
It is my duty as a teacher to impart knowledge because ideas have a way of changing lives. Examining and discussing ideas with students allows them to move to a new level of understanding, so that ultimately, they may be transformed. It is also significant for students to be taught that knowledge is greatly important to the human race. Lecturing is crucial when teaching, students not only need to be thinkers but objective thinkers. In order for students to be objective thinkers they must be given instruction to obtain the knowledge needed.
A successful educator must be taught effective instructional strategies that convey content in a manner that students can understand. One can learn to be an effective teacher, and teaching skills can always be enhanced in a way that increases student learning. Professional development is a powerful tool for improving teachers’ instructional practices and raising student achievement, however it can only be beneficial when essential characteristics are present. Professional development must have a connection with everyday teaching practices and must relate to the curriculum and instructional challenges that teachers experience. The content delivered in PD sessions must be based on high expectations that clearly show how these skills would be used in the classroom, and should “use models that have been proven to make a difference for adult learning” (Mooney & Mausbach, 2008, p. 95).
How we, as teachers, get our messages across will definitely influence the student’s ability to apply that knowledge. From my experiences and what I have encountered I intend to incorporate the Pragmatic and Idealistic philosophies into my classroom, based on my predictions on how to be a successful teacher. The Pragmatic approach to education involves placing the students as a number one priority. This type of classroom environment would give the child an opportunity to make decisions, which is a crucial part of living a successful life in today’s societies. I would provide a classroom with a helpful and productive atmosphere.
Teachers will interpret “critical” as a negative attribute and not see it as a positive one. Standards-Based Walk-Through: This is an effective method that allows a group of teachers to collaborate, commu... ... middle of paper ... ...rmine the best approach for their building. The above steps are critical to begin any approach. From the beginning, teachers’ opinions are necessary and should be part of the decision-making process; it’s the way to instill ownership. My goal is to reflect, adjust, and support with leaders and teachers so that professional growth increases, hence student performance increases.
In the end, both Darling-Hammond (2010) and Goe et al. (2008) believe that effective teaching is achieved when students are motivated to learn. Measuring the efficiency in teaching enables educators to get the policymakers to understand that the learning process is more important than its results. Therefore, the goal in curriculum reform should concentrate on the students' progress and passion in order to provide better education to students. Overall, refining the current assessment system to measure teaching effectiveness successfully shifts the focus of curriculum reform to students from test scores or teacher evaluations, so it is the best solution to promote curriculum reform.
Empowered teachers have “autonomy to make decisions about curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment”. Teachers who are empowered become risk takers by experimenting with new ideas, reading new books, and attending and planning professional development activities in order to survive and thrive in the current high-stakes school climate”. The only difference I notice between teacher empowerment and leadership is empowerment is the preparation and process teachers go through in order become teacher leaders. Once a teacher has developed competence, became a problem and risk taker, and began engaging in professional development to grow professionally; they have equipped themselves to be an effective contributor and leader in school
A teacher needs to be equipped to make appropriate decisions and consistently reflect on their effectiveness. This essay explains how professionalism, teacher reflection, decision making, classroom management, effective questioning and adhering to the constructivist model of thinking are all elements contributing to a valued professional in today’s society. Teaching For teachers to be effective their classrooms should be open, encouraging and safe environments, where a strong student-teacher relationship can be achieved (Marsh, 2008). Students should be treated with respect in order to meet their need for belonging (Eggen&Kauchak, 2010). The layout of the room and resources need to be well considered allowing different areas for different activities (Bennett &Smilanich, P. 1994) keeping in mind space for easy movement and creative work.
Popkewitz and Tyler both agree that it is essential for the relevant individuals and institution that facilitate training and conveyance of information to consider specific incentives that favors the students. For Popkewitz, it is possible to pursue ethics in learning by pursuing high standards of education. It means ensuring the learners receive quality services in respect of their input. The government has a primary role to play in facilitating the learning process. On the other hand, Tyler feels that education opens up opportunities for employment and ultimately reduced dependence rates.