When the students do not feel included they become disengaged and feel as if their teachers do not care. (Ford, 2010) Teachers who change their curriculum, behavior management strategies, and praise to be more culturally responsive see dramatic, positive changes in their students. Not only do the students respond openly to the change but there is a difference in their academic success. They are much more engaged, motivated and they are actually eager to learn. It is very important as a teacher to know your students and know what methods or strategies will wo... ... middle of paper ... ...ucation: A Conceptual Framework for Educational Researchers and Practitioners.
I strongly agree with what this college mission is saying because this statement personifies teachers responsibilities since the better teachers teach, the closer those teachers will reach out to their students filling the students anxious brains with more knowledge. Fulfilling this task will both make a successful student and well as a successful teacher. To ensure the best education for a student, teachers must put forth all efforts and knowledge to enlighten their students. Often times, you can find students just not willing to pay attention to... ... middle of paper ... ... waste and vice-versa. Teachers may feel more pressured due to concerned parents or others who want their children to have the best education as possible.
The assistance of educational centers to student learning always depends on the Effort and quality of teachers and administrators, But the way the school is set sometimes blunt or wear down educators’ good intentions and actually prevent the use of effective practices. This is caused by poor leadership qualities. Sadly, the one item holding back the high quality of our education system is the very thing that could also improve the education system. Teachers. Good teachers should be in every school, and should be at the core of every school.
In order to successfully satisfy the needs of students, it is better for the policymakers to put themselves into students' shoes to measure the achievement of teaching by evaluating the students' passion and progress in the teaching process rather than only test scores or teacher evaluations. In brief, refining the current assessment system to measure the efficiency in teaching is the most important factor in curriculum reform movements. The Problem When it comes to the topic of curriculum reform, most of us will readily agree that we need to improve the quality of our teachers or to develop better education standards (Alters, 2012). Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of how curriculum reform satisfies the students’ needs in learning. Whereas some are convinced to rely on standardized test scores to determine the efficiency in public education, Linda Darling-Hammond (2011), an American educator, maintains that these assessments do not benefit the students’ academic performance; and school education should focus on providing quality education to the children.
Different opinions arise when it comes to whom is supposed to evaluate teachers’ performances as they educate students. Although teachers have had the proper education necessary to execute education in a classroom, some lack skills to present material which students can fully comprehend. In an effort to help students grasp learning material, the idea of students evaluating and grading their teacher’s performance has been suggested. This idea would be helpful to teachers who need views on how to reach slower students and whom welcome helpful criticism. However, the entire evaluation should not be based solely on students opinions.
Although it may sound like a great idea, it could also be a very bad one. If students were able to grade their teachers it could provide proper and thorough evaluation; help teachers to improve on what they may be lacking, and help parents understand what is going on in the classroom; but at the same time it could prove to be harmful to the student and a good teacher’s career if not implemented correctly. This is why it’s important to recognize the possible positive impacts, the negative impacts, and the current programs that are in place, and their impacts. It is a teacher’s responsibility to properly prepare and educate their students. In some cases this can prove to be difficult for an educator.
The Role of the Teacher states that the teacher has a significant influence on society. Irving Layton discusses the topic of how education in schools, colleges, and universities are not achieving what they were intended to create. Schools were supposed to give students the tools to self-improve and the develop a mind to do so. Layton goes on to explain that the criticism has fallen on the teachers but it is usually the school board who is at fault. However, Layton also talks about how teachers need to be passionate about their jobs and continually expanding their knowledge in order to successfully instruct the students... ... middle of paper ... ...ping students for their future.
They believe that students spend more time thinking about the consequences of their actions instead of trying to think critically about how to improve their behavior. Rather than have an environment that is more democratic, the teacher is the one who asserts the most control. Teachers assert that they have the right to teach and students have the right to learn. To assure this, they teach the rules and procedures at the beginning of the year, incorporate “I” statements, and have clearly defined rewards and consequences established for the students to follow. The teacher may say, “I understand that you want to talk with your friends, but I believe you’re your classmates find the lesson more important.” This emphasizes that the teacher is wanting order for the entire class.
Content knowledge can be improved through further studies, but if the strategies used to relay that knowledge are subpar, teaching will still be ineffective. Teachers tend to try to blame their ineffective teaching on everything imaginable, from the students to lack of materials. It is ultimately the teachers responsibility to weave content knowledge and process knowledge together to ensure a successful classroom. The best teachers may not always have the strongest content knowledge but they do know their material, they also know a lot about the process. They have several instructional methods, strategies, and approaches—a collection they continually work on, just as they develop content knowledge.
As a teacher, I believe my strength and weaknesses are quite ambivalent to distinguish from one another. I think my strengths are patience, persistence, and genuineness in caring for the students. However, sometimes I struggle with time management and discipline procedures because I try to be too patient or overly persistent without knowing the student’s limits. One thing I learned from my current job as an IEP teacher in public school is that sometimes I need to honor the students’ limitations and humble my ego of direct teaching. I’ve learned that sometimes students need to experience failing hours to grow stronger.