The Role Of Teacher Development In The Movie Freedom Writers

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Teacher Development in the Classroom Is hard to obey and pay attention to a person that is not part of your close circle. Teachers always struggle with the students because the teacher has to catch the attention of all the students in its classroom. The movie Freedom Writers show the development and skills that made the teacher, successful. First of all, the teacher is challenged when started with freshman students with a bad background and at the age where the students have too much rebellion. The teacher starts to show and perform some abilities in the class. Then the teacher success her purpose to make the students feel an interest in their education. The main character in the movie struggles in her class, but then finds a way of making…show more content…
According to the Psychology Applied to Teaching book some standards of a good teacher are that “teachers are committed to students and their learning, teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning, teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience” (Snowman et al., 2004, p. 3). The teacher from the movie showed this characteristic first sticking to make the students learn something by figuring out how to be closer to them. The teacher in the movie monitored each student by looking at their background when they let the teacher read their journals. Now that she knows how to catch the student’s attention she used the same technique when she taught the same students in the sophomore year. The movie never mentioned the relation between the standards and how she was performing in the class, but looking at the book, it seems how those techniques related to the…show more content…
The book shows some points on how to maintain the student’s interest. Some of the points mentioned in the book relate closely to what the teacher did in the movie. “The opportunity to work on a task with other” (Snowman et al., 2004, p. 417). The teacher made the students work together as a class and not with their own groups. “The opportunity to engage hands-on activities” (Snowman et al., 2004, p. 417). The teacher made them participate by volunteering in doing things. “The teacher’s use of games and puzzles” (Snowman et al., 2004, p. 417). The teacher in the movie made some fun games involving the students during the class. The teacher in the movie did a great job of catching the interest of the students. The qualities that the teacher had in the movie do match with the information on the book. At first the students showed disinterest in the class, but the teacher didn’t give up. Then the teacher showed that she had an interest in the students and that she did care about their students by getting two more extra part time jobs. The teacher showed the superior qualities by doing some activities that the book shows. The movie shows how the teacher developed her skills as a teacher and the books, backs up the techniques showed in the
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