Why Teacher Fails Essay

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Mean Shean Wong ENG 104 29 April 2013 Why teachers fail For ancient time, teachers have played an important role in society. Behind every successful person, there is a teacher. Nowadays, both parents are too busy earning money because of the high living expenses, so the teacher is expected to build a strong moral character and provide emotional support for the students. To achieve this, by the definition of John Lembo who is the author of “Why Teachers Fail,” has four qualities: (1) “he can engage students in an open and trusting relationship by his capacity to listen and accept; (2) he is skilled in the use of different diagnostic, planning, facilitative and evaluative procedure and is knowledgeable about their limitations; (3)…show more content…
He tells Finn that he should not be playing keyboard because he thinks that he is not cool enough. Finn encourages him and fills him with confidence. Therefore, Lawrence plays an important role the band. For another example, when Tomika, who is one of the backup singers, refuses to go up to stage because she is afraid that the audiences will be laughing at her obesity, Finn responds, “Tomika... Ok, you've heard of Aretha Franklin right? She's a big lady. But when she sings, she blows people's minds! Everyone wants to party with Aretha! And, you know who else has a weight problem?” He even uses himself as an example to encourage Tomika by saying that, “when I get up there and start doing my thing, people worship me! Because I'm sexy, and chubby, man.” Therefore, Tomika gains confidence from Finn. Teachers’ encouragement means a lot to their students, since both parents are spending a long time at work, and as Lembo states in his essay “empathetic listening is perhaps the most necessary condition for facilitating the development of an open and trusting relationship.” Finn proves that by encouraging Lawrence to continue playing keyboard for the band. Finn also meets the second criteria of Lembo: “he is skilled in the use of different diagnostic, planning, facilitative and evaluative procedure and is knowledgeable about their limitations.” He assigns various jobs to his students by analyzing everyone’s abilities
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