The Teacher 's Pyramid Of Influence

1401 WordsFeb 9, 20156 Pages
The Teacher’s pyramid of Influence is a pyramid of three sections, the top section is overt attempts to teach, the middle section is interacting with students and the foundation of the pyramid is the modeling. Just about everything in life is build from a foundation, a foundation is the beginning of something that is build upon to make something bigger and better. The foundation of a teacher, teaching their students is modeling. Modeling means to give an example, not just say something, but do something. Modeling can be a positive thing or a negative thing. When a teacher talks about the importance 's of a particular action like looking both ways before crossing the street, then model this action. Each time the teacher crosses the street they look both ways, this is modeling. The students are more likely to mimic the teachers action, follow their example rather than just listen to what the teacher said and follow their directions. Modeling is more powerful learning tool than verbally telling someone what to do. From the moment we are born, we learn best by mimicking what others are doing, the people we see, our mom and dads are our models, what they do we will do or at least try to do. A teacher who lives by the modo “do as I say not what I do” is not an effective teacher. Modeling is the foundation of any good teacher. Are caring, warm and very interested in students’ total well-being In high school I had a wonderful case manager/resource teacher Mrs. Sarah
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