Student Is An Effective Teacher

971 Words Aug 10th, 2015 4 Pages
Every Student Deserves an Effective Teacher
The goal of educators is to provide every student with a highly qualified teacher who is confident, passionate, inquisitive, creative, innovative, collaborative, free of prejudice and discrimination, and understands the impact of the teacher-student relationship. Therefore, if we are to prepare pre-service teachers’ on the pathway to classroom success for the 21st century, we need university teacher preparation programs to establish effective program methodologies that educate beginning teachers on how to be confident, passionate, inquisitive, creative, innovative, collaborative, free of prejudice and discrimination, and understands the impact of the teacher-student relationship. Additionally, university programs must create programs that allow teachers to foster skills in preparation for the challenges of teaching, and more importantly the challenges of classroom management.
Unfortunately, a majority of teachers feel university teacher preparation programs have failed to prepare them for the realities of the classroom, especially for the challenges of student behavior, which is cited in the literature as pre-service teachers’ biggest concern (Putman, 2009). Recently, Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education stated, "Teacher candidates want training that makes them better, sooner… All educators want to do a great job for their students, but too often they struggle at the beginning of their career and have to figure out too much…
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