What I do want to be is a teacher that is respected by my students because I have been fair and have given each of them a chance to pass and succeed. I want my students to trust me. I want them to know that I am not perfect and realize that none of them are, but I do hope that they realize that I do expect from them what I would expect from my self if I were one of my own students. Knowledge of subject is next on my list of importance. I know how important it is for my self to be knowledgeable about the subject I am teaching; but no matter how much I know my students will only learn what I teach to them successfully.
It is a real pity that such m... ... middle of paper ... ...hinking and learning styles, diversity and flexibility cannot guarantee idyll in the classroom, but they definitely guarantee a certain level of harmony and balance between teaching and learning styles, harmony which favours the maximum number of students and leads to high achievement. To sum it up, I must say that teaching profession is extremely difficult and challenging, but at the same time highly rewarding. If you want positive feedback, you must be ready to face and overcome obstacles. Certainly, it is much easier to apply teaching cliches and blame the students for lack of natural ability, than to admit one's own mistakes and try to take into account the individual peculiarities of every student. It is an overwhelmingly complex task, but teachers must be ready to fulfill it, irrespective of low wages and lack of time, because it is their job and it must
However, what good is it by growing smarter if you don 't share that knowledge for the benefit of all involved? Of course it takes work and effort to create an effective process for teaching, but this is why excellent teachers garner so much respect and stay
According to the article, What Makes a Great Teacher?, a student's education solely depends on the teacher alone and how he or she performs in the classroom. In this case, I am in favor of having the program, Teach for America, ensuring a good and ever-changing education for those students in need. The videos embedded within the article gives a clear depiction of what a “good” teacher appears and acts like in front the classroom. These examples derive from actual teachers working with Teach for America illustrating a successful teacher and classroom. Although the Motivator, Tour Guide, Manager, and Connector are all great examples for teachers, current teachers should not epitomize and mimic one example but parallel all.
A teacher’s salary is humble, it reflects the humbleness that being a teacher entails. Teachers do not yearn for fortune or fame though, they desire to give rather than receive. In return for their efforts, teachers do not retain as much kindness as they dish out. If only every complaining, biligerent, misbehaving student and parent would have to be a teacher for a day, then maybe teachers would receive the credit they so rightfully deserve. Every student should go through the process of lesson planning, being talked back and complained to, and called boring, until he or she realizes that teaching is one of the most challenging jobs in the
Problem posing promotes cooperation and communication between teachers and students. “The problem-posing method does not dichotomize the activity of teacher-student: she is not "cognitive" at one point and "narrative" at another. She is always "cognitive," whether preparing a project or engaging in dialogue with the students. He does not regard objects as his private property, but as the object of reflection by himself and his students. In this way, the problem-posing educator constantly re-forms his reflections in the reflection of the students.” (Freire) The teacher, being the opposite of narrative, can provoke dialogue between teacher and students, which can result in debate, curiosity and new challenges, that help them think disparagingly.
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. I want to not only teach my students important subject manner but be an inspiration to my students as well.
A Spanish teacher (for example) should love the language and the culture that his class will deal with. Of course, many who love these things love them but are not teachers; I feel that teachers are possessed of a particularly strong passion for their subjects that compels them to educate others. I am certain that, unfortunately, there are teachers who do not feel so strongly about what they will teach, and I am doubly certain that these are not good teachers. In my opinion, such passion is the most important aspect of a successful teacher’s personality. There is a second facet of a good teacher’s personality that is almost as crucial, in my opinion: the ability to relate to his students on a personal level.
I would find myself very confused; wondering why these people picked a profession they believed to be so unimportant and meaningless. Regardless of their objections, I have continued to want to pursue this career. Furthermore, as a teacher, I plan to inspire my students to achieve their dreams instead of pushing them into a direction that may not be the best for them to take. These things have helped me in writing this paper of the educational goals and philosophies that I perceive to be important in education. I feel the environment a child is placed in plays a huge role in determining the type of student they will become.
All I can do is share my own opinions and beliefs on qualities that I feel make a great teacher. As teachers we have an overwhelming responsibility to prepare students for the rest of their lives. When they leave high school or college they should be trained to meet the challenges, and be prepared to handle any number of new and unusual situations. I feel that school puts too much emphasis on what some may consider to be core subjects. The essentialism approach to teaching is the most common, however I feel it is not the most effective way to prepare students for the real world.