Teachers invested in their student’s success and learning go beyond the label of just any teacher. Dr. Farmer is one of those teachers who are willing to go an extra mile or two to ensure success in her students. She is committed to actively helping each individual student achieve the goals they have set for themselves in the classroom-and in general. Dr. Farmer’s teaching impacted my education by allowing me to believe in myself to achieve the goals I have.
Long, K. (2014, September 30). Eight Qualities of a Great Teacher Mentor. Retrieved May 18, 2016, from http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/09/30/ctq_long_mentor.html
Students are often told that the path to success tends to be a lonely one because only they can get themselves there. For the most part that is true, they must be self-motivated and passionate about their future, but along the way they get to meet special people that want to see them to accomplish their goals. From an early age the relationship built between students and teachers has molded and impacted the student’s life. The relationship they have with a teacher can define the attitude that student has with the subject being taught. A lot of emphasis is put on students when they fail a course and they question their effort. Although, the root of the problem is not always the student, but the method the instructor is using to teach the student.
A fellow educator would hear these answers as examples of the teacher’s ability to engage students in every lesson, her desire for all students to succeed, and her competence in subject matter. Although an outstanding educator exudes many other characteristics, these three qualities are essential for one to be considered an outstanding, high-quality teacher.
Outstanding teachers are respected by students, faculty and families and are professional when performing all duties and communicating with students, faculty and families. When dealing with families a teacher must be understanding and empathic of students' diagnosis and family life challenges. An outstanding teacher needs to be open-minded to others ideas and theories and to changes. You also need to be consistent to provide stability to your students, as well as know the content that you are teaching. An outstanding teacher has to be able to be organized, patient, ask for help and participate in professional development to learn new techniques to grow and learn and stay up to date with new findings. An outstanding educator needs to encourage students to push themselves, reach their potential, show them that you have confidence in them and give them acceptance to be who they are, inspire students by showing them a love for learning so that they will have a love for learning and being in school and a teacher needs to have drive and passion to make students reach their full potential and putting in extra hours to make sure your students are
My time spent in the Clinical setting, so far, has been extremely inciteful as to how to become a better educator in a classroom setting. Through the data I collected I was able to connect Borich’s Seven Variables of learning to the students. By being in the clinical setting for nearly two months, I have been exposed to new ways of thinking when it comes to structuring a classroom and instructing a classroom. Within this reflection you will find out how I would better plan an effective lesson for the pupils in my future classroom. You will also discover what I will do about certain issues in the classroom and how I will address/fix them.
Educational research contributes many factors to effective teaching and the effective teacher. Beliefs and values that guide the research change by the decade, however, most of the research agrees that the highest impact on achievement is the teacher. The writer feels that the three factors Marzano pinpoints are ones truly necessary to guide effective teachers. He states “the act of teaching is a holistic endeavor. Effective teachers employ effective instructional strategies, classroom management techniques, and classroom curricular design in a fluent, seamless fashion”. (Marzano, p.77) By combining these three key components, the teacher will do what is necessary to foster student achievement.
Students learn best through hands on evolvement. An effective teacher will have her students actively engage in station, centers and projects. An effective teacher makes her students feel like they belong and are disciplined fairly. It is important to welcome the diversity of all students. It is important to assess students in an appropriate manner. This creates a positive learning environment for the students. I am a responsible, dependable, caring and energetic teacher who will be an asset to your school
Daniel’s positive attitude and demeanor make him a great person to work with. When I become an AVID tutor, many of the teachers spoke very highly of him. For instance, one teacher expressed how much of a positive atmosphere Daniel brought into the tutorial sessions and the classroom in general. I have also known Daniel through our local church, Centro Vida. He has become one of the students’ favorite
A teacher’s strategy to get their subject across to their students is the most important thing to remember when they are being evaluated. Robert Marzano
Students need lessons that they can carry on for the rest of their life. In this class I learn many of those types of lessons. I learn many things about the vet science world. I do not want to be a vet, but I want to be a doctor. In this class I learn many things about the anatomy of animals, a lot of which applies to what I will need to know when I am a doctor. I also learn everyday life lessons. No teacher understands that they teach their students more from what is not in the lesson. They teach students so much about themselves that the students could not understand without these teachers. An article I read by Huffpost Education stated “it is vital that students learn how to connect what occurs in the class with their lives and the world outside of the classroom.” I agreed
I’m always caring and empathetic. I’m caring in that I always try to teach my students with kindness in mind. I’m also kind in the way Geneva Gay describes kindness. I’m kind in that I “care so much” (Rychly and Graves, Pg 45, 2012) that I want my students to succeed. I hold my students to a high expectation (Rychy and Graves, 2012). I don’t believe in good learners or bad learners. I know all my students can learn and succeed. So,I expect all my students to meet the learning objectives and milestones. I don’t except excuses for failure. However, I am empathetic in that I can put myself in my student’s shoes and understand what they are going through (Rychly and Graves, 2012). I understand that my students may expect hardships. I try to work with those hardships and challenges. I know that each student has unique experiences that affect their learning. Thus, I empower my
Successful teaching occurs when the teacher is able to select the most efficient method for reaching out to each student’s individual style of learning and inspire students to rise to their highest potential. While the responsibilities of a teacher are extensive (as one can serve as a teacher, a friend, a counselor, a disciplinarian, an entertainer, a facilitator), I believe that students should play a big part in shaping own education as well.
In this first unit of The First Days of School, Harry Wong presents three characteristics of an effective teacher. The three characteristics are: has good classroom management skills, teaches for mastery, and has positive expectations for student success. The effective teacher exhibits positive expectations for all students. Having positive expectations
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. In this paper, I will discuss the effectiveness of these two teachers and how their teaching styles differed.