Is this what the relationship should be between teachers and students should be? Should students feel so overwhelmed by the power that teachers hold, that they can't stand up for what they believe or what they feel? If not, then what can teachers do to get rid of this issue of power, and encourage students to really speak their mind freely? Or can a teacher have both power and the ability to get their students to freely speak their mind? In Lynne Cheney's essay PC:Alive and Entrenched, she talks about the relationship between students and teachers, and how teachers use their power to push their own beliefs and ideas.
"Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education." The Presence of Others. Eds. Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
This would be given by students. This could potentially be beneficial as well. In both cases, this would allow the teachers to understand how the students feel about teacher‘s instructional learning material. Teachers do not always meet the needs of individual students. Providing a way for students to give opinions about their teacher’s performance helps teachers to develop the flaws in their teaching habits.
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In the reading the courage to teach it gives you different scenarios of what to expect and how to be a teacher you have to have to hear to your inner teacher. If you do not know yourself how can you teach other people about how to value themselves. If you want to be a critical educator you have to think of “This is what fits you and this is what doesn’t” (Palmer) that by knowing the ways you teach you can help others learn. In “The consciousness gap in education” by Dorinda Carter she talks about the gap in education and this relates to the courage to teach because by knowing the struggle of teachers and the hard work they do to be able to be a critical teacher in the 21st century. If you think critically of where you live and the privileges and disadvantages you have you might be able to connect to other students advantages and disadvantages they
They need to know the perspective goals for each student and ways to achieve these goals. Teachers need to work with students to help them grow and develop ways to use their knowledge. Education is the most important aspect in ones life. Through the development of education, children learn knowledge and how to become productive adults in an ever-changing world. Education should improve the quality of each students life.
It is extremely important for educators to choose and evaluate materials to that will encourage student learning. The overall goal when choosing resources is that they support the learning outcomes of the curriculum. Student experiences and learning outcomes are shaped by the resources the teacher chooses to use the their classroom. It is important for educators to evaluate all learning resources prior to use to ensure they meet the criteria that will allow all students regardless of their culture of linguistic differences to be successful in their learning endeavors.
A teacher should provide a quality education, by remaining aware and open minded about the latest educational development, strategies and educational trends. Teachers should be continually learning and assessing their teaching practices through reflection and collaboration with other teachers. It is the role of the teacher to use these teaching practices to develop in students the abilities and skills that will remain with them throughout life. Teachers should be role models for their students, to provide encouragement and praise, reassuring their students that they can achieve their dreams and reach their goals. Teaching should not only focus on academics but it should also focus on character education.
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