Teaching : A Teacher 's Duty

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It is a teacher 's duty to provide an education to students. Effective teaching is complex and overwhelmingly difficult yet not impossible. James Comer says that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Comer 's statement hints at one unrecognized truth about teaching: teaching does not only require knowledge about a specific subject, it is necessary to possess effective communication skills, patience, and strategy. Teachers are born to make a difference they have the most important educational impact on shaping young minds. Without a doubt, teaching is among one of the toughest jobs and should be recognized. Therefore, it 's time for an urgent change in the field of education. America 's most influential profession, teaching, is subject to several problems. Pauline Hawkins resigned after teaching for eleven years due to various factors. She discusses several problems she faced and refuses to "work in an environment where the current educational system is punishing student’s inadequacies rather than helping them discover their unique talents." Every year, Hawkins notices a decline in student morale. Hawkins speaks upon the difference between her past students to her current students. Hawkins has witnessed students beginning to give up on their lives despite their young age. Students “feel that they only have failure in their futures because they 've been told that they aren 't good enough by a standardized test.” Multiple choice does not allow students to generate or even explain their responses. Alfie Khon an education expert affirms that multiple choice exams are “about measuring the number of facts that have been crammed into students short term memories than they are about assessing and underst... ... middle of paper ... ...ieved in him and made Tito believe in himself. Students don 't learn from people they don 't like. Every student has had that one teacher that has made a difference in their life, and it 's time to keep this legacy going. An effective and passionate teacher creates an environment that encourages a student to attend class, a class full of motivated students are the key to America 's future. Indeed, teaching is very difficult and teachers are expected to do a lot yet remain unrecognized. I thank all the passionate teachers that on a daily basis motivate students to be better every day. I thank the teachers who transmit the hope, passion, and success they see in their students, the ones who don 't give up and constantly battle until they 've reached their victory. I 've encountered few authentic teachers thus far but I don 't blame them. Teachers need of teachers.
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