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The Teacher That Was Like Father

- “Mr. Odis influenced many students at Heartly High School. Students loved going to his class. He gave good advice and helped all his students the best way he could. Mr. Odis was a man that believed in William Durant statement ‘Education is the transmission of civilization.’ He was an old high school history teacher. He was tall, muscular, and dark skinned almost as if he was the color of the midnight sky. He had a shaky voice, which gave the impression to some students and teachers that he was afraid to talk....   [tags: teacher, student]

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The History of Being a Teacher

- I would like to be a teacher. I love kids and I love making them feel better. Teaching has always been something I wanted to do. Kids are just so fun to be around, yes they will have those days where they are bad, but there will be good days that the kids can be so sweet and just make your day a whole lot better, and make you laugh and smile. That’s why I want to be a teacher. Not only because I love being around kids, I just love helping people understand things a whole lot better about their education and their life plan....   [tags: pre-school teacher, gender]

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Becoming a Reflective Teacher of English

- As I reflect on my initial blog entry (see Appendix A), I realise that my understanding of literacy has developed expeditiously, from a simplistic view into a multi-faceted outlook that underpins learning throughout the curriculum. Although I had indicated an awareness of the interrelationship of speaking and listening, reading and writing (SLWR), I did not conduct in depth analysis that considers these elements specifically with the process of learning. This essay will discuss how my understanding of SLWR has evolved, and in examining the links between lectures and workshops, further reading and school based training (SBT), will reflect on how this has impacted on my development as an Engli...   [tags: english teacher, speaking and listening]

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Focus Questions on Teacher Observation

- Focus Questions 5 1. I think the most common way I see the teachers helping the children is by being a role model. Showing the kids how to act towards peers and authrity figures. Kids are very intuative, they pick up on things very easy. So if you showing the children respect the kids will take that with them and show respect to others. I noticed anytime a child was having problems one of the teachers would always get down to their level and talk to them, making sure to make eye contact and not to talk above them but instead to talk to them....   [tags: teacher assessment report]

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Classroom Teacher Observation Report

- A. Evaluation Form or Observation Protocol The evaluation form that was used to evaluate a classroom teacher’s performance is a rubric used by the school district (Hillsborough County Public Schools, 2012). A1. Performance Factors The teacher was rated using a rubric with specific criteria in four domains including planning and preparation, the classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities (Hillsborough County Public Schools, 2012). Within each of these domains are components which are the performance factors that are relevant to classroom teachers....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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Teacher Observation Placement Analysis

- My observation placement is in the School District of Smallville. As of the 2011-2012 school year, the district has 10,293 students who attend school, 23 percent of their student population are minority students. While the population of the school (78 percent as of 2011-2012 school year) identifies as White, the population in minority students has been increasing over the years. The Latino/Latina (or “Hispanic” as stated by the district’s report) has increased by one percent since the 2010-2011 school year; the Latino/Latina student population rose from 1,054 to 1,092 students....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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Communication From Teacher to Parents

- Children. When someone becomes a parent their kids are the most important thing on the planet. They will do anything to protect them from danger. Parents will love their kids more than life itself. So why a parent wouldn’t be upset when something happens to their children and they do not find out about it. I know I sure would be. There are many cases where school had the students in dangerous situations and didn’t contact their parents. Of course the parents where very upset they found out by someone other than the schools....   [tags: School, Students, Parent Teacher Relationship]

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Literature Review on the Effects of Music Teacher Training on Teacher Retention

- Individuals looking to enter the field of education often begin by selecting a college or university to complete undergraduate studies. Some college and university programs include the elements for a teaching license while other programs only meet the requirements of a Bachelor’s degree. The list of variations between university programs is extensive and often depends on the individual professors. An individual must decide which program will fit their personal needs and which program will best prepare them for a career in the music classroom....   [tags: Teacher Education, Teaching Music]

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The Teacher Who Changed My Life

- Summer break was over, and it was the time to go back to school to my eleventh grade. School for me wasn’t that different as my summer break. I never felt like not going to school after a long summer break because I used to have a lot of fun in school. School for me was a place where you would socialize, gossip, brag, drive attention, miss conduct, daydream, text students, sing, ask silly questions and flirt with girls. I think now you know how my days at school used to be. However, a day has come that I would not expect it to come at all....   [tags: The Teacher Who Inspired Me]

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Anne Sullivan: The Teacher of Helen Keller

- ... At only age 14, Anne didnt know how to even read or write her name. But 6 years later, Anne Sullivan graduated from Perkins. Not only as a great student, But as valedictorian as well. She told her classmates these simple word, "Fellow graduates, duty bids us go cheerfully, hopefully, and earnestly. And set ourselves to find out especial part. When we have found it, willingly and faithfully perform it.." Anne was glad to finally be graduating. And getting to finally experience life the way she wanted to....   [tags: home, institution, school, teacher]

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Importance of a Teacher Understanding Student Progress

- As a teacher understanding the student progress can determine whether or not the student is doing well in a class. In addition, based on what the results are, teachers can change their teaching methods or review over what the student is missing in their work. By examining and analyzing Haley work I will be able to see the development of her writing, word choice, content information, and drawings. Firstly, by examining the appearance of Haley’s writing one can see how Haley’s works like physically....   [tags: educational strategies and teacher philosophies]

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We Must Reform Teacher Tenure

- Teacher tenure is life-long job protection for teachers who have been employed as a teacher for one or more years depending on the state. The purpose of teacher tenure is to protect teachers from being fired for political or personal reasons. It also prevents school districts from eliminating experienced teachers in favor of less expensive teachers. The fundamental problem with teacher tenure is that it is given to a teacher after only one year on the job and requires little to no additional effort....   [tags: How Not to Reform Teacher Tenure]

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Teacher Unions Effects Upon Education.

- When originally created, teacher unions were a noble cause meant to prevent teachers from being taken advantage of. Fight from the beginning, teachers unions and schools have been in conflict over several issues. Now though, as a result schools’ eagerness to cut costs, along with the union’s unwillingness to allow teachers to be fired, the student is becoming collateral damage. This conflict that exists between the teachers unions and school administration must be resolved through mediation, focus on students, and stronger laws to prevent teachers suing districts....   [tags: Education, Teacher's Tenure]

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Teacher-Student Sexual Relationships

- Student and teacher relationships have many benefits for both teacher and student in the classroom. There are many different types of these relationships, from being friends to being mentors to even being something of a mentor or parental figure. However, in recent years, a new type of relationship has come into existence, one that is neither healthy nor legal. When student and teacher relationships blossom into something that is more than just a friendship, people can get hurt, families can be torn apart, communities baffled, and fellow students put at a disadvantage....   [tags: Teacher-Student Sex]

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Teacher Effectiveness Evaluations

- There are many concerns that teachers have about rules and regulations in education. Depending upon the teachers’ focus areas, they might be worried about the development of special education; if their primary focus is athletics, they are concerned about pass / play; if a teacher is in charge of an organization that is in need of extra funds, they are worried about the new rules concerning fundraising that view raffles as gambling. All in all, they all have legitimate concerns. The new teacher evaluation system, however, seems to be the most relevant, pressing concern....   [tags: teacher evaluation systems]

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A Significant Issue in Education: Teacher BIAS

- A significant problem of practice in education is teacher bias. Teacher bias has implications around race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status. Teachers must be willing to examine their beliefs, acknowledge and overcome their biases. Teachers need to evaluate their practices in relation to their ideals as well as recognize and assess the position of power they hold in their classrooms in order to be true Social Justice Educators (Cooper, 2003). According to the most recent data from the Department of Education, preschoolers who are racially diverse are being disciplined at a rate 3 times as great as their white classmates (Rich, 2014)....   [tags: Teacher, Bias Implications, Race, Gender]

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The Teacher Who Changed My Life

- He is the six-foot-four, two hundred and forty pound giant. The type of man who can get McDonald’s breakfast after 10:30 A.M. The chap who kept a large wooden paddle with the phrase, ‘But I mean it in a kind way,’ emblazoned on the front on display in the back of his classroom. The educator who hacked up students, that didn’t have their speeches prepared for the day they were assigned, into tiny, insignificant pieces with a butter knife as an example to other students. The only human on earth who can defeat Chuck Norris from Walker, Texas Ranger and Kiefer Sutherland from 24 in hand-to-hand combat simultaneously....   [tags: How My Teacher Helped Me]

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Using Reflection to Identify Teacher Development Needs

- Within this assignment I will start with a brief outline of what reflection is and propose a rationale for engaging in reflection. I will then identify three key themes that featured in my reflective journal and explore these using theoretical models and critical analysis in relation to the development of my professional practice throughout the course and as a trainee teacher. I will then conclude with a summary of my development and identify future professional development needs. “Reflective practice is understood as the process of learning through and from experience towards gaining new insights of self and/or practice” (Boud et al 1985; Boyd and Fales, 1983; Mezirow, 1981, Jarvis, 1992)....   [tags: Teacher Education, Teaching Philosophy]

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An Unforgettable Teacher

- I remember my fourth grade year as if it were yesterday. My homeroom teacher, Mr. Anderson, would stand at the front of the room each morning at 9:15, and wait patiently for us to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Then, like clockwork, at exactly 9:17, as my class of 28 sat down, he would set up a magic trick, pretending each day that something was going wrong during the set-up. As Mr. Anderson did this, he would often tell us a story that in some way or another related to the magic trick he showed us....   [tags: The Teacher Who Changed My Life]

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Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship

- Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship "What does it mean-and more important, what should it mean--to be educated?" (58) A response to Spayd's begs another question. Is education the objective itself or the means to the objective. For some people education is just a degree, a piece of paper framed on the wall. One can say, a person with a diploma has received an education, but it is not certain that the person is educated. This paper relates to those individuals who use education as a means to reach their objective....   [tags: Education Teacher Essays]

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The Teacher Who Changed My Life

- As I walked into my World History class as a sophomore, I was unsure what to expect from the notorious Coach Scott Stein. I knew him as a football and wrestling coach, but I had heard stories about him being a killer in the classroom. It did not take long for me to really enjoy this class, to look forward to each session and to be genuinely excited about World History. Of course, I hated it at first. About two weeks into the course, Stein told us that the first test was in a few days and that we would all most likely fail....   [tags: How a Teacher Changed My Life]

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The Teacher Who Changed My Life

-       He screamed, he raged, he threw things, and broke pencils in his teeth. He terrified a class of 10 year-olds to the point of nightmares, and he was the greatest teacher I ever had. I was finishing fourth grade, having spent the year with a teacher named Mrs. Polyp. That was really her name-like a fleshy growth, or a sea creature-and my parents could barely keep straight faces at teacher conferences. Mrs. Polyp had a giant beehive hairdo that rained lost pencils if she turned her head too quickly, and a penchant for the Middle Ages....   [tags: Personal Narrative, my greatest teacher]

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How Does One Define a Good Teacher?

- 'Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.' --John Milton The epigram above goes a long way in providing an answer to this oft-repeated question. Of course, we must make a distinction between Aristotle instructing passionate disciples on the definition of happiness and a humble foreign language teacher attempting to familiarize a horde of boisterous adolescents to the intricacies of the English interrogative sentence....   [tags: definition of a good teacher]

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How One Teacher Changed My Life

- When is a teacher not only a teacher. When is a friend not merely a friend. When is a special person not just special but a place in your heart. For me, my math teacher was much more than an instructor: she was a friend, mentor, a patient, caring, compassionate soul always ready to listen and share her wisdom and friendship altruistically. She was a spark. She ignited a fire inside me, a desire to pursue knowledge and excellence. I have always been an above-average student. School was easy, and I never had to work very hard, meeting the minimum requirements and working no further....   [tags: Teacher Who Changed My Life]

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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

- James Loewen wrote the book ?Lies My Teacher Told ME. to help the students of the United States become aware of their true history. This book attempts to show how and why American history has been taught the way it has without regard for the truth. Mr. Loewen had compared twelve different history textbooks they are: The Great Republic, The American Way, Land of Promise, Rise of the American Nation, Challenge of Freedom, American Adventures, Discovering American History, The American Tradition, Life and Liberty, The United States ....   [tags: Lies Teacher Told Loewen History Essays]

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher

- This essay will outline the roles and responsibilities of a teacher in life long learning. It will then explain the relationship between teachers and other professionals in the life long learning. Finally, this essay will explore how to establish and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment. 1.1. List the key aspect of legislation, regulation requirement and codes of practice related to your subject. Being a teacher in life long learning sector is a big responsibility and there are lots of policies which govern teaching as a whole....   [tags: social care teachers, code of practice]

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United States Teacher Crisis

- In 2009, there were 7.2 million teachers in the entire United States. Since then, more than 300,000education jobs have been lost (Facts for Features). Teachers are losing or leaving their jobs because quite a number of states are forcing their schools to limit or end teacher tenure. Tenure is a teacher’s right to not be fired for an illogical reason. If tenure is taken away, teachers can be fired for anything and everything, and they are. Most teachers have to live pay check to pay check and they are overloaded with way too much work....   [tags: teachers, education, work force]

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Description of Teacher Standards

- In reflecting about all that I have learned during my first five years of teaching, I have found it to be a very humbling experience. As a first year teacher, people always complement you on your new and innovative ideas, but that quickly wears off when you are faced with changing district climates, new co-workers, and of course the state and national politics of education. At the beginning of my PDP, I selected teacher standards 4, 5 and 10. (4)The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children's development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills....   [tags: teachers, teaching, tribes training]

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White Teacher by Vivian Gussin Paley

- "‘My Children are black. They don't look like your children. They know that they are black, and we want it recognized. It's a positive difference, an interesting difference, and a comfortable natural difference. At least it could be so, if you teachers learned to value difference more. What you value, you talk about.'" p.12 The things that Mrs. Hawkins says to Mrs. Paley are things that really stuck out to me. I think that if Mrs. Paley had thought more about what Mrs. Hawkins said to her in the beginning of the book she would have made a few of her discoveries about teaching African American students earlier....   [tags: White Teacher Vivian Gussin Paley]

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One Teacher's Inspiration

- My view of Literature is that it is the soul to the imagination. I may be mistaken, but that is the beauty of literary words; there is no truth, no right nor wrong in them, yet they hold just about everything to learn on life. Miss Judy Brown, my form four English teacher, has really inspired me in indispensible ways. She is definitely one in a billion. Before meeting Miss Brown, I had absolutely no interest in Literature. She is a tall, slender, blonde woman, with many life experiences: from working in South Africa during apartheid times, and surviving breast cancer....   [tags: teachers,]

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The Importance of Teacher Tenure in Public Schools

- Most would ask, "What exactly is teacher tenure?". Well, in short teacher tenure is a permanent job contract for school teachers. Teachers can earn tenure by proving their teaching skills over a specific number of years while working at the same school. In most cases the number of years a teacher must work at the same school is anywhere from two to seven years. After receiving tenure a teacher cannot lose his or her job without just cause, for example obvious incompetence or severe misconduct. Tenure offers job security to teachers that have successfully completed their probational period of teaching....   [tags: education, teachers]

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A Career as a Teacher

- A high school teacher is one of the many careers that are available after graduating from a college or university with a certain degree. Following this career is not as easy as many would think; it requires a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve the goal of becoming a teacher. Being a high school teacher has its perks but it also has responsibilities like any other type of career. What people mostly want to know before becoming a high school teacher is what they do, how many hours they would have to work, and what their salary would look like....   [tags: classrooms, schools, students]

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A Career as A Teacher

- “Teaching is often a difficult process, but the end result is very rewarding. Watching a child develop confidence and seeing a student progress in their studies is a very exciting process. Teaching young children is especially great because it is setting a foundation for life-long learning.”(Chronicle guidance publications). What is teaching. A teacher is a person who provides education for pupils (children), or students (adults) using lectures, audiovisual aids, demonstrations, and computers to present academic, social, and motor skills....   [tags: education, college, learn]

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A Teacher as a Linguist

- In recent years, the topic of language along with its importance and influence on society has gained prominence as a separate area of study. Many have joined the ongoing debate whether English should be properly taught and used, or perhaps there is no such a thing as Standard English in today’s day and age. Since language is an extremely efficient medium of interaction and expression, it is enormously important that educators invest ample amount in Linguistic research and study so they can properly educate their students and grant them the tools that can help them achieve their potential....   [tags: Language ]

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Literature is the Soul of the Imagination: Inspired by a Teacher

- I believe that Literature is the soul to the imagination. I may be mistaken, but that is the beauty of literary words. There is no truth, no right nor wrong, yet there is just about everything to learn on life. Miss Brown, my form four English teacher, has really inspired me in ways I never though were possible. She is definitely one in a billion. Before meeting Miss Brown, I had absolutely no interest in Literature. She was a tall, slender, blonde woman, with many life experiences: from working in South Africa during apartheid times, and surviving breast cancer....   [tags: literature, teachers, ]

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Role of the Teacher

- Role of the teacher: According to collective argumentation model by Brown and Renshaw (2000) the skills of representation, comparison, explanation, justification, agreement and validation are to be used in co-ordinating the phases of their interaction in small groups. The use of these strategies is realized in small group situations in which the teacher first guides the students in sharing their personal views on interpretation of the problem or task in question. This is followed by comparing, explaining and justifying various perspectives in small groups, by establishing a joint agreement, and then by presenting the group’s joint representation to the whole class for validation....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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Role of a Teacher

- The overall role of a teacher is to impart knowledge to learners in order for them to achieve. However, specific roles and responsibilities are many and varied. A teacher is responsible for ensuring they have an extensive knowledge of the subject which they teach in order to ensure learners receive correct information. An adequately prepared teacher is able to share additional knowledge with their learners and give relevant and up to date examples. A teacher should remember that they are a role model to their learners and should set a good example by behaving in a professional manner....   [tags: philosophy of education]

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Why I Want to Become a Teacher

- Teaching involves educating and instructing individuals in an environment that encourages collaboration. In this environment the students learn the basic knowledge and skills that are necessary to function within society. I base this definition on the works of famous philosopher Paulo Freire who showed great concern for the oppressed. He placed great emphasis on dialogue drawing direct connections to the importance of critical pedagogy. In following his theories on value, learning, society, and opportunity it gives a clearer picture on the makeup of U.S educational system and questions that administrators and staffs should ask when choosing the profession of teaching....   [tags: teachers, teaching, philosophy of education]

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The Harmful Impacts of a Teacher´s Job

- ... There is no debating that teaching is one of the more stressful jobs, and it’s important to handle stress before it causes a serious problems, but before knowing how to manage stress, there is a need to figure out what causes it. Jobs in which you have to hide your emotions are some of the most stressful jobs around. Teaching is one of these jobs that require emotions to be hidden and in some cases day after day or even hour by hour. There are many causes of stress in a teacher's job. These stressors include administrative policies, student interruptions, the heavy workloads that come with the job, and the expectations that teachers have for set on their own each day (Goldsmith, 2011)....   [tags: stress, disease, teachers, preformance, factors]

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The Teacher in Me

- Teaching is a very important profession, Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Being a teacher is more than just helping a student learn information and excel in curriculum. While, these aspects are important, the character and morals a teacher can instill in a child has much greater value. I was born in Akron, Ohio and have lived there ever since. Attending Liberty University in Virginia was the first time I have moved away from my home....   [tags: profession, personal experience]

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Competency Goal Statements of a Teacher

- Competency Goal Statement 1 To establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. 1. My goals for the area of SAFE are to maintain the classroom and playground from any harm to children and to prevent any type of accidents from occurring. To meet these goals I will have children walk in a line when entering and leaving the classroom so there is not a chance for them to get hurt or injured. When walking out the door children are asked to line up in the train position with bubbles in their mouth (for being quiet)....   [tags: Teaching Teach Teacher Goals]

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Teacher Tenure in American Public Schools

- Bad teachers poison American secondary education. Incompetent teachers frustrate and damage children. The culprit is tenure: allowing teachers to keep their jobs indefinitely, after a trial period. Historically, tenure protected teachers from being fired on whim or without reason in a volatile job climate. While this measure was once productive, tenure policies are now outdated, causing more harm than good. Tenure prevents bad teachers from getting fired, harming students and preventing school systems from maintaining the best teaching force possible....   [tags: teaching, education, bad teachers, job climate]

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The Disgusted Teacher

- The Disgusted Teacher In her paper, a student must not only support her belief in the death penalty, but also present counter-arguments to the readings. In response to an essay which claims that the death penalty is used in a racially biased way, the student writes, "Mostly blacks are given the death penalty because blacks are more violent and commit more crimes than other races." A student's assignment asks whether or not the U.N. should put a stop to infibulation in the Third World....   [tags: Teachers Teaching Education Writing Essays]

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Becoming a Teacher

- Reflection 1: Becoming a teacher: Unpacking the map When I was younger and first met my two adopted cousins in Sydney I knew they were different. They did not learn the same way I did. They had trouble sitting still and they did not seem like the other children. They both had Autism and needed a lot more care than someone without Autism, yet were stuck in a school that was trying to fit them into mainstream classes with teachers who were not child-focused and just wanted to shift their responsibilities to the next teacher....   [tags: diversity, primary schools]

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The Ethical Teacher

- Reflection is a necessary component of everyday life, as well as the growth an individual makes within their profession. This concept remains true for teachers who, due to the particular changes they must make in order to meet the fluctuating needs of both their students and society, are perpetually connected to reflection. Beginning with John Dewey, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous scholars have articulated their viewpoints concerning the positive and negatives impacts of this reflective teaching, in addition to its influence on the moral dilemmas faced by educators....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Elizabeth Campbell]

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An Effective Teacher

- To me teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world. To make a difference in a child’s life is a huge privilege. There are many key attributes to being an effective teacher but for me some of the key attributes are effective communication and establishing good relationships, guide children’s behaviour, setting up a good environment for learning and being well organised. They are many other factors that also need to be considered not to become just a good teacher but a great teacher. Effective communication is one key element to being an efficient teacher....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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The Difference Between a Good Teacher and a Bad Teacher

- The Good, the Bad, and the Teachers “Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.” —Carl Sagan Did you know. America used to produce a 5-cent bill... A hummingbird weighs less than a penny... A jellyfish is 95% water... Giraffes have no vocal cords... The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but not fly... There are 293 ways to make change to a dollar... You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206......   [tags: Teaching, Education System]

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Student-Teacher Relationships in Teacher Program Education s

- ... (1986) Effective Teaching and Mentoring: Realizing the Transformational Power of Adult Experiences. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Danielewicz, J. (2001). Teaching selves: Identity, pedagogy, and teacher education. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Denzin, N. K. & Y. S. Lincoln (2000). Introduction: The discipline and practice of qualitative research. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (2nd edn.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1─28. DuBois, D.L., Holloway, B.E., Valentine, J.C., & Cooper, H....   [tags: montoring, pedagogical principles, lessons]

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How Important is the Mentor Teacher to the Student Teacher?

- 2. Introduction a. Problem statement / Research problem (Question 2) Over the course of their degree studies, student teachers gain valuable theorical knowledge of teaching without really understanding how this knowledge will be practically applied once they enter the classroom for the first time. This is why teaching practicals are of paramount importance: student teachers are afforded an opportunity to put their theory into practice within a controlled environment, under the supervision and guidance of a mentor teacher....   [tags: classroom, lesson plan, management]

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Just Do It For Me: The Roles and Responsibilities of A Teacher

- As new teachers leave the world of the University for the world of teaching, they often do not fully understand what is expected of them. The roles and responsibilities of a teacher can be vague and hard to understand when a new teacher is unwilling to ask questions of a mentor teacher, or the mentor teacher is unwilling to aid the new student. As Cathrine Le Maistre states in her paper, titled “Mentoring Neophyte Teachers: Lessons Learned from Experience” there is a much higher level of attrition after the first year of teaching than in any other year (2000)....   [tags: Education, Teachers, Le Maistre]

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Best Teacher, Worst Teacher

- Best Teacher, Worst Teacher Although I have had many different types of teachers, there are two that stick out more than any others. The first was my third and sixth grade teacher. She was the best teacher I ever had. The second was my seventh grade teacher. She was the worst I think a student could have had. Both, these teachers had very different teaching styles and very different out looks on teaching. To be an effective teacher the teacher must respect the student and be willing to go the extra mile to help the students learn all they can....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays Personal Narrative]

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Why I Want to be a Teacher

- Why I Want to be a Teacher Like most people, I have a hard time thinking of one sole reason why I have chosen to become a teacher. There are so many rewards and benefits to the teaching profession that choosing one reason would be extremely hard if not impossible. Because of my family background and my past teachers I can not think of a better way to spend the rest of my life than being a teacher. I was born into a family of four children with two teachers as my parents. Throughout my younger years my mother took a few years off work and stayed home with my siblings and I while my father continued his job as the librarian at the local high school....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays]

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Why I Want To Be a Teacher

- Why I want to be a Teacher Throughout life many people mold and shape our lives, whether we know it or not, these are the people who make us the person we are today. I am talking about one person in particular. This one person alone touches many lives. Who is it you ask. Simply…a teacher. Ever since I can remember, I dragged my little sister and a next door neighbor into the family room and conducted my own class. I was quite successful. My sister was the only kid I knew who could say the Pledge of Allegiance at three and a half years old....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays]

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My Goals as a Teacher

- My Goals as a Teacher A teacher is not what I have always wanted to be. As a matter of fact, it wasn't until I had taken several of my general studies classes that I made a commitment to teach. Having played football through middle school and high school, I just assumed that whatever I did would have to be related to football. It was, however, during a time of reflection that I thought about a former football coach and the rapport that he had with me and other players. He wanted to bring out the best in each of us....   [tags: Education Teachers Teaching Essays]

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The Importance of Being A Teacher

- The Importance of Being A Teacher In psychologist’s Erik Erickson’s eight stages of psychosocial development, stage five is recognized as the time frame in life where an adolescent either discovers his or her identity, or experiences role confusion, that is a misunderstanding of where one fits into the puzzle of society. This is, without a doubt, one of the most crucial stages of any human beings life. The decisions and choices made at this point in a life may very well decide the remainder of their physical lives....   [tags: Teachers Teaching Education Classroom Essays]

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The Transformation from Student to Teacher

- The Transformation from Student to Teacher Is there a transformation from student to teacher. The nature of a student is learning to develop skills to help them with there everyday problems. Later on in their schooling they will start to develop more advanced skills. Skills which will be used to help other students perform tasks to help the community, such as building bridges, teaching, networking an office building, and so on. After you have mastered a major role in society and can perform its task flawlessly you begin to teach others the same knowledge which you have acquired....   [tags: Education Teaching Classroom Teachers Essays]

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Qualities and Skills of an Effective Teacher

- Everyone knows that when it comes to making a difference in a student’s academic and life achievements, their teachers play a large role. A teacher’s way of relating to their students, and teaching them to achieve both socially and academically contributes to how effective teachers are. What does it mean to be an effective teacher. Overall there seems to be an emphasis that teacher effectiveness is related to how well their students are doing based on standardized testing. As teachers we know there is much more that goes into being an effective teacher then just teaching our students based on tests....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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What Are the Role and Responsibilities of Teacher?

- ... When they trust me they will feel safe to open their personal and confidential information to me. 1.2 Explain own responsibilities for promoting equality and valuing diversity As a teacher I have to consider and recognise every signal learner’s actual needs. What they can understand and they can’t even though whatever the information and learning materials, I am providing to them are they enable to going forward with that or not. As I consider myself as a human being so I have to consider treat them as human....   [tags: regulatory requirements, codes of practice]

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The Role of the Teacher: Motivating the Learner

- What is the role of the teacher, and what steps will you take to ensure that you are fulfilling this role. The role of the teacher is to instruct his students with valuable and worthy lessons that would produce a favorable change in the life of the students. In order for the instruction to be effective, and in order for the change in the life of the students to be lifelong, the teacher must instill discipline and “make disciples” out of students. Since the law of apperception dictates that all learning depends on skills that were previously acquired, should a teacher succeed in instilling discipline in his students, then his students will be prepared for the next set of lessons that life ha...   [tags: Christian Education, Elements]

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Teacher Leadership as a Change Agent

- Teachers have always played one of the most important roles in schools and in the educational histories of most students. One of the greatest challenges facing education systems is implementing the changes that would increase student learning. In this paper, I seek to investigate the traditional views of school reform by redefining the roles teachers can play in school change and thus, increasing student’s learnings outcome. How do we make change happen in education. Considering current framework in light of the ever-changing context of schooling, appear to view classroom-based teachers as having little to no authority, as being incapable of initiating school wide change according to their w...   [tags: york barr,education system,student learning]

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Teacher Sensitivities and Insensitivities in the Classroom

- Educators need to know how to effectively communicate with the parents of their students as a basic skill. An important factor in communication as a teacher is being aware of the social state and economics of the community in which they teach. Language, literacy and comprehension vary in different socio-economic settings. In ‘upper class’ communities, parents tend to be more educated while ‘lower class’ parents tend not to be as educated. Their education plateau may have only reached trade school, high school or perhaps lower....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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Everyone's Story Begins with a Teacher

- ... Depending on the student’s learning capabilities, teachers must at times, adjust their lessons to make sure their understanding directions and assignments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics emphasizes that “[s]tudents with learning disabilities and emotional or behavioral disorders often are taught in traditional classes” (“High”). This special population requires extra attention and may need the extra help. It is the teacher’s responsibility to make sure they understand what is being taught because the student’s results reflect back on the teacher....   [tags: business educators]

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The Portrait of a Professional Teacher

- Introduction An effective teacher will excite, inspire and motivate students to be active in their learning, investigate new areas of knowledge and make connections to future learning (Whitton et al 2010). When a teacher is successful, their students are motivated, mutually respectful and ready to build on their knowledge and solve real-world problems. To be a teacher of value, one must have many skills and qualities to cater for a diversity of learners and their individual development; this includes many personal traits that are noticed students....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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The Job of a Preschool Teacher

- A preschool teacher’s job is to start the foundation for a child’s future not only in school but in their everyday lives. The pay is not exactly ideal and at times it is a very stressful job, but no matter how difficult the days, any preschool teacher can still leave their job with a smile on their face. Every job has its downfalls or its issues but in this job field the children they teach are able to prove that the job is well worth it. Despite the many hours of training needed and the countless hours of studying to get a degree, being a preschool teacher is a blessing in disguise....   [tags: Early Childhood Education, Foudnation]

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The ABCs of Managing Teacher Stress

- For my article response assignment, I chose “The ABCs of Managing Teacher Stress.” In this article, it discusses the major stressors that come with being a teacher and how to decrease the stress so they do not become a statistic. The way the authors break up the article is by making three strategies: A is for acknowledge, B is for Behavior Modification, and C is for communication. The article did not mention some stressors including salary, little down time, constant paperwork, student test scores, and selflessness....   [tags: acknowledge, behavior modification, communication]

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What Makes an Effective Teacher?

- Everyone knows that when it comes to making a difference in a child’s academic and life achievements, their teachers play a large role. A teacher’s ability to relate to their students, and teach them to achieve both socially and academically contributes to how effective they are. What does it mean to be an effective teacher. Overall there seems to be an emphasis on teacher effectiveness related to how well their students are performing on standardized testing. As teachers we know there is more to being an effective teacher then just teaching our students based on tests....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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The Student Needs to Become the Teacher

- Albert Einstein once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Traditional learning techniques in the U.S. are “one size fits all” and cater to a very limited number of students and it leaves many students in the dust, which is outlined by Einstein’s quote. A more intelligent and student-oriented approach to teaching classrooms is flipped learning; which “in this model of instruction, students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete their assignments, labs, and tests in class” (Bergmann 5)....   [tags: flipped, learning, techniques, student, learn]

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Role of the Library Media Teacher

- In order to implement lifelong learning among students, library media teachers also known as teacher librarians should perform information literacy instruction in their school with the collaboration with school teachers in lessons planning. The American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Leaner (2007) mentions that school libraries are essential to the development of learning skills. However, are library media teachers capable and competence to perform their roles towards information literacy very well and does all school teachers really realize and understand about the roles of library media teachers....   [tags: Library Science ]

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My Professional Growth as a Teacher

- Develop teaching expertise is the part of proposition from NBPTS, specifically knowing the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students (1987). One of the methods is continue to pursue their professional development by joining a professional association or organization, attending a workshop, and reading a professional journal, website, or books. These ideas enhance teachers’ cognitive growth by enlarge information of the latest strategies or method, enhance cognitive growth, and learning to help the teachers to become expert in their teaching and influence on student learning....   [tags: education, philosophy of education]

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Why I Want to Be a Teacher

- ... There was many less my grandmother instilled in me but the most important was her love for the intercity youth seeing the joy that she gained from showing the children love an teaching them she always said that all children can learn but only a special person can teach them. Ever since I was younger I wanted a big family to play with the little children and their favorite uncle. I know the teaching is the perfect career for me because I love children, I love being around them and feeding off their energy....   [tags: education, children union]

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The Teacher I want To Be

- During the last three decades, our society has been modified through different elements. Beliefs, culture and values have suffered this change, too, and a very important agent has been identified as Technology. We are facing a new society, where Education and Knowledge look for strategies that can lead to a better situation. This new order makes everyone analyze everything that surrounds us, and consequently, it leads us to consider the future generations and their demands. Therefore, we have to think deeper finding that Teachers are an essential pillar in every culture....   [tags: Teaching, Education, School Systems, Advancements]

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Journal of Teacher Education Critique

- Introduction The Journal of Teacher Education has been in existence since March of 1950. According to the journals website (http://jte.sagepub.com/) it has an impact factor of 1.891 and is ranked 18 out of 184 in Education & Educational Research. The purpose of this paper is to critique issue 64 volume 3 of 2011. This paper is organized so that description of information is presented about the authors, institutions and topics of each paper, then a synthesis of the teacher education articles, and finally implications for the field of teacher education. Description This journal issue included seven total articles; four were research articles, two were literature reviews and one was an edito...   [tags: Education, teaching]

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What It Takes to be an Effective Teacher

- Introduction Teachers are asked to equip students with the knowledge that will further their learning throughout their lives. The basic foundation of all education is that of reading and coupled with that is the ability to comprehend what is read. These skills are essential to students as they are expected to read and absorb vast amounts of information. Constance L. Pearson (1990) researched a variety of ways to utilize advance organizers during the prereading phase to see if these tools would assist students in building better comprehension skills in her dissertation entitled, “The Comparison of the Effects of Three Prereading Advance Organizers on the Literal Comprehension of Fifth-Grade...   [tags: reading, schema, instruction]

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The Relationship Between Student and Teacher

- The relationship between student and teacher refers to an ancient and deeply respected bond. Children spend the daylight hours engrossed in education lasting typically 9 months of the year. As members of a collegiate institution, we experience every aspect of the student-teacher relationship (STR). We understand the difference between a professor that captivates us, leaving the ticking clock behind and instead drawing us in until we stare into the subject matter with intense passion and one whose lifeless lectures cause our eyelids to fall....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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Teacher Certification Requirements History

- Teacher Certification Requirements History The first training facility for teachers dates back to 1785. Many others came about between 1785 and the early 1800’s. It was not until the mid 1830’s that these teacher preparation schools became state subsidized. In the year 1839 the first state normal school was established, two others would follow the next year. Also, during the 1830’s and 1840’s, there was a movement to replace tuition schools with common schools. This created two different types of schools: rural, one room school houses, and city schools (Angus)....   [tags: Education Teachers Teaching Essays]

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Qualities of an Adept Kindergarten Teacher

- Focusing on the Kindergarten grade level, teachers are trained to mainly facilitate student learning through play. Lecture style teaching is not the most effective teaching style at this age since children’s attention spans are extremely short. The idea of students learning through play is to help the student maintain longer attention spans in order to promote better learning. Some of the requirements that teachers are trained in involve vocabulary, social, math, and science developmental skills....   [tags: Educational Teaching, Requirements]

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The Kalamazoo Teacher Accountability Project

- According to Schacter, (2008) the Kalamazoo Teacher Accountability concept elicited hostility from 93 per cent of the educator participants involved in the study because research established a defensiveness among educators, largely due to the existing system of performance measurement for students. The developmental path of research to date has then evolved to inform about personal attributes, knowledge, skills, characteristics, teaching methods and behaviors distinguish high caliber educators from mediocre ones....   [tags: Education]

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What Makes an Effective Teacher

- Introduction What is teaching. What do we mean by quality education. What is the best way to motivate a child to reach their full potential. These are some of the questions that the effective teacher may ask themselves. In fact, much of the role of the modern teacher can be defined in the statement; Teaching – reflections, questions, decisions. These aspects are interwoven and iterative. Teachers need to reflect upon various policies, concepts and strategies. They need to ask the right questions and make the right decisions....   [tags: reflections, questions, devisions, teaching]

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My Calling to be a Teacher

- Setting goals and objectives for ourselves can give us a sense of direction in life. But the tides of time are unpredictable and things might not always turn out the way we planned them to be. Growing up, I knew I would finish high school at the age of eighteen, college at twenty-three and be married latest by the age of twenty- six. And of course I knew I was going to be a lawyer or let me put it this way; my parents wanted me to be a lawyer and they made sure my academic performance never declined....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Using Assessment and Feedbackas a Teacher

- Today, a teacher would be hard pressed to find a classroom that isn’t differentiated with student’s who possess a myriad learning styles. Because of this differentiation, the classroom is more multi-dynamic than ever. One of the most pressing issues for teachers today evolves from meeting the various learning styles this differentiation presents and ensuring that each student masters the same core principles, curriculum requirements and skills. Four of the basic practices: assessment, evaluation, grading and feedback; all present a set of unique challenges in their own right....   [tags: Education]

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