The How’s and Why’s of Teaching with Courage Education enriches life. Therefore, teachers instruct knowing that they are teaching very involved individuals. No matter how they dedicate a tremendous amount of time to reading and research; the art of teaching requires a command of content that seamlessly escapes their grasp. As we challenge the mental capacity of students, it takes a courageous individual to seek the balance between risk and reward when teaching others. The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the challenges educators face, as well as inspiring leaders to mentor young students in the community. With the influx amount of competition in the workforce, students must aim towards becoming diverse individuals to …show more content…
One must be willing to step out of their comfort zone to flourish. Seeing myself as an educator gave me the courage to go back to school and get a degree in education. It was a desire of mine to learn all I can to improve my present performance to one that would lead me down a successful path. In Ford Walston, article titled, “Courage and caring step up to your next level of nursing excellence” describe courageous peoples as the ones who move upward and forward never stop, to accomplish a challenging goal by taking risks and these risks reveal their heart and spirit. Insights gained from reading The Courage to Teach One idea that stood out to me in Palmer book “The Courage To Teach” is on mentoring and how mentoring develop great teacher and student. Mentoring helps one to grow their identity, and after a while, the one mentored comes to the realization that it is now time for them to go out and mentor others and give back. When we mentor our identity and integrity have a new chance to evolve as we encounter with our student lives. Mentoring stood out to me because I am having a great need to mentors others along my career path so as to give back to the younger generations. In Robert Bullough article “Being and becoming a mentor: school-based teacher educators and teacher educator identity” he states that as teachers you do what you know and as a mentor, as you
Almost everyone knows the right things to do. When a bully is picking on a victim, people around them know the right thing to do – stand up for the victim. However, knowing the right thing to do and doing the right thing are two very different things – the difference is courage. This is shown clearly in Ernest Gaines’ novel, A Lesson Before Dying, in Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, and a quote from the movie Hidden Figures. Courage is shown through Grant, Nora, and that “there’s no bathroom for me here” (0:31) from Hidden Figures respectively.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill. This quote defines what it is to be courageous, to be courageous is to persevere even if you know you will fail. This kind of courage is the courage which both Harold Crick in Stranger Than Fiction and Jean Louise “Scout” Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. In Stranger Than Fiction, an IRS agent, Harold Crick, with a monotonous life learns that you must not only survive, but you must truly live. This lesson is taught through a series of events that lead to his breaking out of his shell and truly living his life. The events are preliminarily put into action through Harold hearing the voice of the author of a book about his life. In To Kill A Mockingbird, a tomboyish six-year-old, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, discovers the true meaning of camaraderie and bravery. Her friendships are strong but her definition of courage is flawed. In the end, she realizes a great truth, that to really know someone, you have to imagine yourself in their shoes. Courage is important to these two characters, as they both discover what it really means to be brave and what the true definition of courage is. Courage is not always outspoken, sometimes courage is knowing that you will fail, but trying and failing anyway and then accepting your failure.
What is it to be courageous? Courage is when a person is not worried about their own health but the other people. Courage is when a person stands up for someone or something on their own free will. If a person were to do something kind without wanting a reward I would say they are courageous. I think courage is about not giving up. Three types of courage to me are not giving up in what a person believes in, standing up for someone or something and doing something without wanting a reward.
Throughout history, there have been countless times whenre individuals have courageously fought for change and societal justice. For instance, Gandhi helped India gain their independence, even though the circumstances were extremely risky for him, and could have led to his arrest or even death. However, he continued to persevere through it all, and was able to accomplish great things for his country. Another example is Malala Yousafzai, who promoted the education of girls in her country. Despite the clear threat of the Taliban, she continued to fight hard for her cause. Courage can be defined in many different ways, such as the ability to persevere and accomplish something in a frightening or risky situation. Examples of courage can be seen all around the world. Without courageous people, society would not have been able to improve. Being courageous is difficult, and requires an abundance of dedication and perseverance. It also includes remaining strong, despite the challenges that may occur along the way.
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin Disrael This quote is similar to a Chinese Proverb that says “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”(Chinese Proverb). Both essentially say the same thing, and that is, you can only help someone so much until they need to realize they are capable of doing great things on their own. Higher Risk youth benefit from guidance, but once they have figured everything out they can move on alone. These two quotes apply to mentoring because, mentoring is like showing someone the way to life.
Did you know successful people are proven to have more courage than those who are not successful? A quote from Kelley Kalafatich does a good job explaining this fact, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…”. This quote explains that courage is the ability to face your fears and pursuing the path that you want to. Courage is a very exceptional quality to have because it helps a person succeed in life. Courage lets you face your fears and move on with life. Courage allows you to make decisions that you don’t regret later on in your life. There are many people around us that show the quality of courage. Having courage builds integrity
People who are courageous are able to achieve their goals, to stand up and to have their say in what is right and what is wrong. They might’ve made mistakes in life, but if they are willing to reach it, they will get up and try again, becoming stronger than ever at trying to pursue their goals.
Mentoring is an initiative that has been found effective and transferable from business to education (Wallace, Montgomery and Pomerantz, 2010), indeed Linney (1999) suggested that mentoring is a very popular tool in various contexts and fields. In the field of education, Daloz (1987) felt that teachers and mentors played a vital role in allowing students to gain confidence, insight and passion to progress in their academic lives.
Oftentimes, new teachers are provided with little to no professional guidance, and because of that, nearly fifty percent of teachers leave the classroom within the first five years. This turnover rate not only has an impact on kids, since they lose the person they were connected with, but it also costs the nation roughly 7.4 billion dollars a year. This video, which focuses on the Hillsborough County Public School System, in Tampa, Florida, brings to light the importance of mentor teachers for first and second year teachers. Through the gathering of evidence and classroom observations, these mentor teachers provide the passion for new teachers and help to unlock their potential. Since the implementation of the mentor program their retention of new teachers has gone from 72% to 94%.
The research offers vital characteristics to sub-question I: What it takes to create a successful school-base mentor program? First, it must take into consideration the need for a leadership, encouraged program. A school-based mentoring program must have a logical model theory that states, and encourages positive actions and outcomes. A clear mission, with goals, and an exit plan is needed. Internal and external factors will influence the program’s effectiveness and they need to be taken into consideration when building a model program. The end goal for a school-based mentoring program is to achieve meaningful and measurable results.
Merriam-Webster defines mentoring as process where a more knowledgeable individual imparts knowledge and experience to a less experienced individual (Mentoring (n.d). In Merriam-Webster). Mentoring is an effective way to assist and encourage teachers to direct their own learning so that they are able to realize their potential, enhance their skills, and become the teacher that they desire to be (Hudson 2013). There are a few differences that occur between mentoring and coaching. Firstly coaching is short-term and usually lasts for a brief period of time or for a few sessions (Stowers & Barker 2010). Mentoring is long term and can span over a longer period of time, usually for a year (Stowers & Barker 2010). Another difference that occurs when refereeing to mentoring and coaching is that coaching is driven by performance, and the purpose for this is to improve the individual’s job performance (Clutterbuck 2008). Mentoring is focused on development the reason for implementing it, is to improve the individual for the current job as well for the future (Clutterbuck 2008). This paper will examine
Courage is a necessity to overcome fears and achieve a desired goal. Fear is something that exists in all of us. There is no hero or any particular courageous figure that is without fear. Being fearless is not required to be courageous, one simply has to look past or overcome their fears to possess this great quality. When overcoming fears and going against the norm, there are always risks involved. There are different types of risks that come about. Someone could risk life or limb, while others risk their reputation. Either risk is serious enough that a person must have courage to endure that particular risk. Courage can occur anytime, anywhere, and often in our everyday lives. Everyone will experience courage no matter how young,
Like it or not, there has always been diversity among students in the classroom. It is the fact that each and every student is unique. From every circumstance, students bring a varying set of values, perspectives, and beliefs to the learning environment. Understanding the character of students is important in order to become a competent teacher. In fact, teachers should be aware and recognize students, as unique individuals, all acquire information differently than others. Some of these differences are due to developmental variations in cognitive, physical, intellectual, moral, emotional, and social changes caused by maturation and experience. And this reality of classroom conditions makes instruction much more challenging for teachers and
This essay will start by defining mentoring, and giving a brief understanding of mentoring. This essay will then go on to identify and evaluate a number of key factors that may influence the effectiveness of a mentoring relationship. This essay will focus on the example of mentoring within schools and a learning mentor to be more specific.
Furthermore, Huddleston and Unwin (2008) p85 uses diversity and change in their research. “Where will I teach” and “who will I teach“. Furthermore, that “adult teach and learn in one another’s company, they find themselves engaged in a challenging, passionate and creative activity“, and that “acts of teaching and learning - the creation and alteration of our beliefs, value, action, relationships, and social forms that result from this - are ways in which we realise our humanity”.