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Questions in Reference to Teaching While Working Full-Time in the Fire Service - ... So I do spend allot of time in the SCFA office explaining my actions. I stay in trouble” 3) What do you do for students that are doing their best and still are not succeeding, passing or understanding the material or class that you are teaching. “I find study groups work the best. If I can’t get the material across to them maybe a fellow student can. I try to organize them for longer classes.” 4) Have you infused any outside influences into your teaching and or curriculum. “Yes my college education and physiological case studies of fire service personnel.” 5) What classes can you teach in your program....   [tags: improve, balance, teaching, work, classes] 1443 words
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Teaching Children with Autism - Teaching Children with Autism There has been an increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism or other autism spectrum disorders. It is likely as an educator that you will have at least one child with this diagnosis in your classroom. This paper explores some of the methods used to teach autistic children. Autism is a disorder characterized by significant problems in communication and social functioning. Autism is actually called Autism Spectrum Disorder and encompasses a broad range disabilities such as Asperger syndrome, Rett’s Syndrome, and Pervavasive Development Disorder (Dunlap & Fox, n.d.)....   [tags: Teaching Education Disorders Special Needs]
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Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms - In the article, "Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms: A Formative Experimental Approach," Marshall Welch discussed the results of conducting formative and summative evaluations in two classrooms that were being team taught by a regular and a special education teacher. Welch (2000) characterizes team teaching as "taking turns in leading a discussion or having the two teachers play roles in a demonstration." The assessments included the results of student performance in reading and spelling as well as teaching procedures and overall teacher satisfaction....   [tags: Teaching, Education] 328 words
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Teaching Morals and Character at State University - Teaching Morals and Character at State University Introduction Several weeks ago, there was a slight uproar on State U.’s campus when a threatening homophobic message was found scrawled on a student’s personal belongings. The controversy revolved around the intentions of this message and, once it was discovered who had written the message, how that individual should be punished. Most of the dialogue on campus, both amongst the administration and the student body, focused on the individual’s motives, the individual’s actions, and the individual’s punishment....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Teaching is a profession which allows one to influence many lives. It is because of this opportunity to touch lives that I have decided to enter the teaching profession. I understand that the benefits of this profession are mostly intrinsic as opposed to extrinsic, yet the thought of inspiring students to learn drives me closer to the teaching profession. Monetary gain from a certain profession is minimal compared to the feeling that at the end of the day you have touched someone’s life....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 1027 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I think my teaching philosophy is best defined as a combination of progressivism and social reconstructionism. David Sadker, author of "Teachers Schools and Society", defines the progressive educator as someone who, "(…) facilitates learning by helping students formulate meaningful questions and devise strategies to answer those questions", while social reconstructionism emphasizes cooperation, less conflict, and a better quality of life. These two teaching philosophies in combination seem to both fit my view on how learning should be facilitated and how it should be based....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 652 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement “Teaching is not a profession; it’s a passion. Without passion for your subject and a desire for your students to learn and be the best in the world, then we have failed as a teacher and failure is not an option.” –John F. Podojil. In my opinion, this quotation is very true. If you do not have the passion to teach your students what is right in the world and what makes them be the best they can be, then you are not really teaching your students or you have failed and failure is not an option....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 1035 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy My goal as a teacher is to provide instruction for all the students in my classes. I feel that the acquisition of knowledge should not be done through rote memorization but rather through the development of conceptual understanding. I expect to not only impart content knowledge, but also to provide skills that will help students succeed in school and in their daily lives. This I plan to do by teaching my students to become independent, critical thinkers who can solve problems that they encounter....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 659 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I believe that teaching is one of the most important professions in the world today. From the very beginning, until present time, teaching has been around. The book of Genesis speaks of God walking and talking with Adam in The Garden of Eden, God was teaching Adam. I will be proud to, one day, be a part of this great calling. There are many reasons why I want to be a teacher. Starting with the most important, I want to influence children positively with Christian perspectives that will help them achieve satisfaction in their life....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 1364 words
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Teaching Portfolio Analysis - Teaching Portfolio Analysis In this portfolio, I have documented my first experiences not only teaching social studies, but also teaching an eighth grade inclusion class in an urban middle school. Although these lesson plans might not as good as my lesson plans of the future will be, I feel they reflect a great deal of work and dedication that came through creating my first unit for a classroom. With time limitations, I had to base my unit plan on a chapter in the book that was meant to be an introduction to the studying of world history, including the basics of geography, anthropology, archaeology, and history, for these eighth grade students....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 952 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - The teaching context I have chosen for my work in this class is Spanish. Spanish would be taught as a foreign language for second and third grade students in an Elementary School in the United States. However, it is important to point out that there is diversity of cultural backgrounds, (some students are from India, China, and Korea, etc…) but all of them speak English. The proficiency level of the target language will be a beginner, though the students have been already exposed to the target language since they have had Spanish instruction since kinder....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy 2014]
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Teaching Status Report - Teaching Status Report My experiences at Dunn middle school are quite different then I had originally anticipated. All of the research I did on the school itself and what I heard from others about their experiences prepared me for the worst. What I ended up with was a classroom full of eager young students to learn. They may not be eager to learn the basics, math, science, history, etc. However, they are eager to find out new things. My job now is to make sure that I incorporate the basics into what they want to learn or vice versa....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 1014 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement I have always loved spending time with children. When I graduated from high school I knew that I would like to work with children in some way, but I didn’t think that I would want to become a teacher. The reasons for this were partly because of the pay and partly because I knew that the teaching profession had a lack of opportunity at the time. I decided that I would try social work, but it just didn’t seem like the field for me. After taking off from school for a few years, getting married, and having a baby, I realized that I didn’t just want a job; I wanted to make a difference in the world....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 1172 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I believe that education extends far beyond the classroom walls, and involves many more people than students and teachers. People should be learning wherever they go, and should continue learning long after they’ve graduated from high school or college. Education isn’t something that can be quantified with tests or report cards, but is instead something that people carry with them. It’s a survival pack for life, and some people are better equipped in certain areas than in others....   [tags: Education Teaching Philosophy] 570 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement I am not one of those people that knew absolutely for sure from age five that they wanted to be a teacher. I have thought about many different professions during my educational career and have changed my mind at times in deciding the best route to take. However, teaching has always been something I knew I would enjoy doing. I would often tell my teachers in school that I would like to be an educator, but this statement usually left me with looks of shock and responses that I could achieve so much more in my life....   [tags: Teaching Education Careers Essays] 1104 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” (Henry B. Adams). I can’t remember when I decided that I wanted to become a teacher. I didn’t just wake up one morning and think to myself I want to be a teacher, it just seems that I always knew that I would teach. Both of my parents are teachers but they actually tried to persuade me to go into a different profession. Even though I was warned about the disadvantages of being a teacher, I knew I wanted to become a teacher....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 945 words
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My Student-centered Teaching Philosophy - My Student-centered Teaching Philosophy What makes a good teacher. There are many factors that determined the answers to this question. The most dominant factor is the teaching philosophy. It plays a significant role in the teaching career because it determines what the teacher will teach and how he/she will teach. Personally, my teaching philosophy will be student-centered with the combination of three related theories, and emphasis on each student’s individual needs, and teaching multiculturalism and diversity....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 698 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy Education has always been a huge part of my life. I decided I wanted to become a teacher when I was in kindergarten. My kindergarten teacher was an amazing person and even at the age of six, she inspired me. Throughout the following years, I maintained excellent grades and dedicated myself to school. The point in my life that solidified my decision was my eleventh grade year. I started tutoring a friend’s daughter. One day, her mother came to me and asked me if I would tutor another girl....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 722 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Every teacher has their own philosophy and their style. They believe their philosophy, themselves, and students’ abilities. They must have been inspired by brilliant teachers, in other words, they had favorite teachers when they were students. My favorite teacher was an English teacher at my junior college in Japan. When I was a high school student, I was looking for a junior college to enter after graduating high school. I took the teacher’s trial class. When I first took his class, I was moved by him....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 922 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement The world revolves around education. Without it, we would be lost. Teachers are among the most important people in the world. They are what shape our society. This takes on a very important job, but this is something that I want to do more than anything. A teacher is one that is looked up to by others, and is respected in the community. I want to become a teacher because I want to help children learn and make a difference in a child’s life. I believe that I mainly follow the idealist philosophy....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 912 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Goals and Philosophy My goals upon graduating College are to go to graduate school while working days as a Science 5-9 teacher. I will seek masters in Biology and also one in Administration I feel with my specialty in science these two masters programs will be very beneficial to me as a teacher. Upon graduating from graduate school I plan to pursue a career in School Administration. My Philosophy on Education encompasses many areas but the result is an approach that I feel will educate a child in the best possible way....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 634 words
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Successfully Teaching Mathematics - Successfully Teaching Mathematics The classroom is a widely diverse environment with many topics to discuss, many discoveries to make, and many different ways to learn. This wide palette of knowledge potential is a blessing and a curse to teachers, challenging them to reach each mind, to convey to everyone an understanding of the world that will improve their lives. The ever-increasing importance of mathematics in the computer age draws attention to the methods with which we teach it. I think that the most successful tool that I might have to teach mathematics is the mastery learning method, because it allows students to move through the many facets of math with great understanding and co...   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy]
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement There have been many teachers come and go in my life, but only a few really stand out. The reason I want to teach is because of these few teachers that have touched my life. A unique world of opportunity rests within an educational system. The ability to influence minds is a wonderful thing. I don’t want to be one of those ordinary teachers; I want to become an exceptional teacher. I want to be the teacher that everyone values. I understand that it will take a lot of hard work to become this type of teacher, but I’m willing to do so....   [tags: Education Teachers Teaching Essays] 905 words
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Teaching Mathematics - Teaching Mathematics My interest in teaching mathematics came from the experience of helping others. I have always enjoyed learning math, and I realized that I also like helping other people learn math, especially those that struggle with it or those who have a disliking for it. As a teacher, I will be able to fulfill my aspirations; both my students and I will learn together and from one another. I feel that it is important for me, as a teacher, to stay current and deepen my understanding of mathematics and mathematics education....   [tags: Education Teaching Philosophy] 559 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy Throughout life I think everyone has a certain calling. God creates special gifts in people to be used to help others. Some people know right away what their calling is. I am sorry to say that it has taken me a few more years to figure out my love for teaching. I was a dance instructor for over fourteen years. During that time I attended College of West Virginia earning an Associates Degree in Business Administration. What was I going to do with that. I really did not like business, but my thinking was it would help in running my own dance studio one day....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 794 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy When I was growing up I wanted to be everything I could think of from an astronaut to a doctor. You name it and I wanted to be it. I could not make up my mind and even as I started college no decision fro my major was made. I waited two years until coming to the realization that I would like to teach. A small girl in Wal-Mart helped me come to this realization. I did not even know who she was, but somehow she caught my attention. The first time I looked at her I saw nothing, just an ordinary girl, but something made me look again....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 723 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy Teaching is not about being a figure of authority, being in control or the adage, “June, July and August.” Those who are in the education profession with those goals in mind will not be effective teachers and they fail those who find themselves at his or her mercy in the classroom. The most effective and successful teachers are those who found it was all they ever wanted to do; found a passion for it that lasted through the tedious process of educating by state standards to make it their profession....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 404 words
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Teaching Philosophies - Teaching Philosophies When everyone always asked the question, what do you want to be when you grow up. I replied; I want to be a teacher. I said this because teaching was the only occupation that was familiar to me. Now, when people ask me that question I answer, I am striving to become an art educator, not because it is familiar, but because of the difference I could make. The greatest rewards of being and educator are those that are intrinsic. What I enjoy the most about teaching someone something new, even now, is the look on their face after they have mastered the technique....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 915 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy After examining all of the different teaching philosophies, I have chosen to side with Rousseau's theory. A theory which I find to be very complete and practical enough to apply to modern day students. Rousseau's theory had three ideas throughout his writings that he used to prove his theory: the nature of students, the purpose of education, and what education should look like (curriculum, methods, disciplines). I will also look at an area in which Rousseau stayed relatively neutral in, that is the nature of knowledge....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 740 words
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Effective Teaching - Effective Teaching Many individuals believe that being a teacher is an easy task. Our society believes that any person can become a teacher. But experience has shown that not everyone is capable of being a teacher. There are many personality traits that are required to be an effective teacher. The role that a teacher provides for the students is very important to the advancement of general knowledge and higher learning. An effective teacher has the power to shape and mold the lives of young children....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy]
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy As a teacher I have a great responsibility and will strive to have a positive impact in each one of my students’ lives, inside and outside of the classroom. As an educator I believe that I will play many roles-a facilitator, a mentor, and a friend. With these functions I will contribute to helping my students deal with the daily obstacles that they may face throughout their lives, academically and socially. There are some students that do not have a support system within their home, therefore as a teacher I may have to fill that void and act as their sole advocate in developing their meaningful purpose in life....   [tags: Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 676 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy Education, as well as children, has always been very important to me. My favorite game to play growing up was always “school”. I would recruit my stuffed animals and dolls to be my “students”. Every evening when I got home from school I would spend countless hours making lesson plans, tests, and grading papers for my “students”. Now that I’m all grown up and taking the necessary steps to become an educator, I’m still as excited and enthusiastic about teaching as I was when I was a little girl....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 862 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy My personal teaching philosophy will be based off of my role model teachers growing up. For example, my fourth grade teacher, Ms. Juster, was a woman who I will never forget and whose influence made me chose the profession I am working towards today. Like her, I want to stimulate my students into finding their own strengths and desires so they feel more successful not only in a school environment but also in a larger civil community as well. I want my students to see me as a facilitator of learning, rather than a tyrant who harshly judges....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education Admissions] 577 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy Since elementary school I have wanted to be a teacher. My mom is a teacher and my dad taught school for three years. I have been involved in school functions with them for as long as I can remember. I enjoyed going to various activities and helping to do whatever I was allowed. The only decision I had to make was whether I want to be: an elementary teacher or a secondary teacher. Since I love sports, I have decided to be a Physical Education and Health teacher. I would also like to be a coach since I have been in sports since middle school....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 733 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all." — Socrates I believe that every person is a student. Whether in a high school classroom or on a city street, there is always something new that can be learned. However, it is sometimes easier to gain knowledge in the structured environment of a school. A school is more than a building, though. A school is a structure of teachers and pupils engaged in the task of learning....   [tags: Education Teaching Teacher Essays] 550 words
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My Teaching Style - My Teaching Style Pragmatist teaching style is the best way to describe my style of teaching. I will involve the kids in hands on learning. I want to be an educator because I want to make learning more fun for the children. I also love to work with children. I really like to work with children, and I would like to work with the children to help better them in school. Working with children in helping them learn makes me feel great. I am more of a progressive when it comes to my philosophy of education....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Classroom Essays] 1057 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Knowing that you have had an impact on someone and ending the day feeling like you changed just one life could be the best job in the world. To me those feelings and thoughts can only come from one profession-teaching. I have a family full of teachers and it is exciting to see them come home and have that satisfaction of influencing someone’s life. I want to be apart of that feeling and emotion. I have chosen the route to be a Special Education teacher; I feel that this is going to be the best way to have that feeling and emotion of inspiring someone else’s life each and everyday....   [tags: Teaching Careers Education Teachers Essays] 936 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Dewey defined education as the reconstruction and reorganization of experiences, which increases one’s ability to direct the course of subsequent experiences and these experiences can be both active and passive. However, according to Lindemand, the education experience is, first of all doing something; second, doing something which makes a difference; and third, knowing what difference it makes. While on the other hand Maxine Green said, “to do educational philosophy is to become critically conscious of what is involved in the complex business of teaching and learning....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 1191 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy All of my life I have enjoyed helping others. I have also loved the classes I have had with a really good teacher. I think it’s a wonderful feeling to be able to help someone and to know that there is someone there to help me when I need it. I want to help teach the future leaders of this country, as well as those content with just being themselves and staying out of trouble. I honestly believe in Rosseau’s idea that children are born good and that things in society contribute to whether or not they are troublesome....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 844 words
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Teaching Status Report - Teaching Status Report A lot has changed since my last status report. I have essentially been teaching math lessons on my own since October 11th. It feels really good to have so much responsibility and to become an accepted part of the classroom. I am also realizing how lucky I am to have a cooperating teacher who I am so compatible with. In reference to classroom management and discipline, my cooperating teacher and I have become a team. When he is teaching I serve as another source of discipline, I can talk to students one-on-one who are causing trouble and I can provide help to students so my teacher can continue with the lesson....   [tags: JPE Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 1209 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy As defined by Webster, to educate is "to supervise mental or moral growth." But when one gets to the core of the word it is more important to society. Without education, society as a whole would gradually fall apart. My goal in life is to relay knowledge to my students to help them become productive citizens. Several philosophers have laid paths, or guidelines, for producing these citizens. One in particular stands out in my eyes. Rousseau. Rousseau and I both agree that the majority of people have the same intelligence....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 777 words
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Teaching Status Report - Teaching Status Report After the wondering, dreading, and preparing, I am teaching in a middle school classroom. I entered the school feeling very ready. After weeks of studying, discussing, and writing about topics related to teaching, I was ready to implement my learning. During my first week I started by simply observing my cooperating teacher. From this observation, I have formed many opinions and views on my teacher’s approaches to classroom management and other topics. In regards to classroom management and discipline, my cooperating teacher is a naturally confident and strong-minded individual....   [tags: Education JPE Teaching Teachers Essays] 1386 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement It is a constant truth that technology is growing rapidly and it is opening up many opportunities for students as well as teachers. Through the use of the internet information that would take scholars months to acquire out and interpret can be found in less than a minute though a Google search and not only is the information their, but in many cases the information that you wanted is shown in bolded so it can even be found quicker. Through technology even rural schools who cannot afford to pay for magazine subscriptions can buy into online periodical programs like Proquest or Infotrack....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 1020 words
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Review of Margaret Sonser Breen’s Reading for Constructions of the Unspeakable: Teaching Kafka’s Metamorphosis - According to Margaret Sonser Breen’s Reading for Constructions of the Unspeakable: Teaching Kafka’s Metamorphosis, “One of the most challenging issues confronting secondary and university teachers is how to teach subjects that have been labeled “off limits,” either by school boards or institutional policies or, more pervasively if vaguely, by cultural norms (pg.1 paragraph 1).” She argues that discussions of “unspeakable themes” have been muted within educational contexts. She believes that it was kept in to hide a narrow political agenda and this silence led to misunderstanding and the persecution of non-normative or minority group....   [tags: teaching, teachers, Education] 755 words
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Ausubel’s Expository Teaching Model - Ausubel’s Expository Teaching Model Highly abstract concepts, such as jurisprudence and sovereignty, oftentimes cause high school students much struggle when trying to thoroughly understand such conceptual ideas. To teach these theoretical concepts, one must not only equivalently utilize David Ausubel’s Expository teaching model, but also retain an overall knowledge of other valuable strategies related to Ausubels’s model (Woolfolk, 2004, p. 281). To Ausubel, the most significant idea is that of the advance organizer, a statement of introduction that aids students in organizing the information about to be presented....   [tags: Ausubel Expository Teaching Education Essays]
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy Philosophy of Education, is the exploration for the meaning of life. My personal philosophical views of education, is the love of teaching and learning. To serve as an mentor, confidant, instructor and to provide guidance in the area of education. To teach the younger generation that education can give great lifelong rewards. I hope to learn and expand my wisdom surrounding the aspect of education, through research, assignments and field experience. I plan to mold minds and encourage students, to better influence and instill within them that they are unique and special....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 593 words
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My Philosophy and Theory about English Teaching - My Philosophy and Theory about English Teaching Teaching is a performance, a journey, and a battle. It is political, it is taxing, and its rewards are often not reaped until years later. A classroom requires quick thinking and reactions, and the modern teacher must succeed in lives of teenagers that are becoming increasingly more tenuous and complicated. All of these items factor into why everything a successful teacher does must have the firm backing of his or her own teaching philosophy and theory....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 5350 words
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My Philosophy of Education - Teaching Survival Skills - My Philosophy of Education - Teaching Survival Skills I fundamentally believe that genetics plays more of a role in the classroom than most are willing to admit. Ever wonder why some people are better at certain things than other people. Why can some people do math in their heads and others need paper and pencil to add. I think it has more to do with genetics and instinctual factors. Think of it in terms of survival skills. We will be more likely to survive if we stick with the cognitive abilities that we are good at....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 481 words
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Teaching Status Report - Teaching Status Report As the final weeks of my experience at Dunn Middle School quickly approached I began to reflect on my experience as a whole. All of my initial opinions have changed since the first time I walked into Dunn. I feel so much differently about Mr. Kiernan, the students, and the school experience in general. The closer to the end it got, the more sense of accomplishment and relief began to overwhelm me. I was so proud that I, for the past few weeks had been a real teacher....   [tags: Dunn Middle School Education Teaching Essays] 858 words
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Teaching Status Report - Teaching Status Report I cannot believe my time at Dunn Middle School is coming to an end. It finally hit me over Thanksgiving break that in less than two weeks I will not be making the daily drive through Trenton to see my sixth graders. What is more shocking is how upset I am about it. I honestly did not think I would grow so attached to certain students but when I think that I will get to see their faces on a daily basis I get really depressed. I think part of being a teacher is being able to keep a certain distance from the students so attachment does not occur, I clearly failed to do that my first time around....   [tags: Dunn Middle School Education Teaching Essays] 1139 words
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Teaching Status Report - Teaching Status Report As the weeks progress and my experiences at Dunn are half over, my opinion on the school, the teachers, and the students continue to change. Since I have had the opportunity to work with two different teachers, my cooperating teacher Mr. Kiernan and the bilingual teacher Ms. Brittingham I have gotten two very different aspects of the school and its teachers. The two teachers could not be any more different. Ms. Brittingham is an older woman who teachers math in the sixth grade bilingual classroom, where Mr....   [tags: Reflective Writing Dunn Education Teaching Essays] 1369 words
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Teaching Intolerance: How Society Enforces Commnunity by Laura Mann - Teaching Intolerance: How Society Enforces Community In her essay “Teaching Intolerance: How Society Enforces Community” Laura Mann reflects on an autobiography by Tommi Avicolli. “He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy” is a stimulating account of the pain he underwent as a young adult. Mann evaluates the societal norm of teasing and mocking one because of actions. While it is shocking and recognizably wrong, it seems ordinary to hear someone being called a “fag” for dressing a certain way or a “queer” for acting a certain way....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Balanced Literacy vs Whole Language Approach to Teaching Reading - Whole language is considered a "top down" approach where the reader constructs a personal meaning for a text based on using their prior knowledge to interpret the meaning of what they are reading. Teachers are expected to provide a literacy rich environment for their students and to combine speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Whole language teachers emphasize the meaning of texts over the sounds of letters, and phonics instruction becomes just one component of the whole language classroom....   [tags: Teaching Reading]
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Styles of Teaching: Banking Concept vs. Problem Posing - Education is defined as, “The act or process of educating or being educated, the knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process, a program of instruction of a specified kind or level, the field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning, as well as an instructive or enlightening experience” (No author). People begin their education from day one till the day they die. Every day we learn new things in different ways. Whether someone is just telling us some random fact or you are sitting in a classroom being lectured by a professor....   [tags: research papers, teaching styles, education] 1464 words
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The Different Teaching Approaches for English Language Acquisition - Appropriate English Language Learners Assessment Language acquisition has been a topic of great controversy for several decades. During this time several approaches to English language acquisition have been developed and implemented throughout the nation. School districts nationwide have implemented these approaches in their classrooms and have trained their teachers in efforts to meet national, state and local requirements set forth by educational reform such as No Child Left Behind (Abedi, 2004)....   [tags: education, teaching] 723 words
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Teaching Strategies Used to Promote Active Learning - Active Learning According to the book Promoting Active Learning by Chet Meyers and Thomas Jones and referenced by Kathleen McKinney, active learning means "(1) that learning is by nature an active endeavor and (2) that different people learn in different ways." The first segment of the definition "by nature an active endeavor" is important because it allows the student to develop her critical thinking skills as well as practice her writing techniques. The student can discuss class material in a less formal setting, which can be beneficial in creating more open-ended discussions for the student....   [tags: Education, teaching]
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Teaching as a Career - A cool fact about education and teaching is that the "first public school that started in America opened their doors in 1635" (www.cityofboston.gov). That means education has been around for a long time and it's important in our society. But the most important thing about the education system is the teachers because without them there would be no lesson plans, no grading system, and no degrees. Without education our Country would just be in a stand still, everybody would work outside all day everyday....   [tags: education, grading system]
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The Art of Teaching - "Lifelong self-images are formed by how successful we are in school." (Discover Your Child's Learning Style, 7) "To educate is to develop mentally, morally, or aesthetically especially by instruction" (Webster). Education has been the foundation of America since the beginning of her time. Whether that education was through experiences, parental guidance, or public schooling, education has always guided America's people. In our current time there are many questions as to how we will educate the next generation....   [tags: education process, growth of human mind] 810 words
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Teaching of Spelling - Analysis: The Issues The primary issue in this case was the unpredictability and structure of the spelling test leaving some students unmotivated and unprepared. The second issue is Joe’s fearful reaction to the announcement of the spelling test. Mr. Grammatack uses random spelling quizzes to challenge students in his class to achieve; however he is aware that there are students who are not motivated by this approach. Mr. Grammatack is actively seeking solutions, such as improving the approach used so his students are better prepared and therefore are more motivated to achieve....   [tags: Education Case Study]
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Teaching and Learning - The value of observation is to give you an insight into a child’s world. By doing this you are able to observe the children and see how they interact with other children and communicate. Also by observation we are able to understand children’s point of view better and are able to enhance their learning. Observation, assessment and evaluation in planning for children’s learning within early childhood setting come hand in hand. While observing we are able to see the child’s development and are also able to identify the interest in different learning areas....   [tags: Education, Observation] 1887 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy Because a good education is essential for any person to function in society, the main goal for all public educators should be to give students an education that prepares them for life, college, or the work force. Public education must teach the basic skills that all individuals need to be productive in whatever path of life they take. School should have programs that are geared for students that intend on going to college and good vocational programs for the students that feel college is not the path they want to take....   [tags: Teaching Learning School Essays] 1236 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education is based on Rousseau’s theory that children are "born good", John Lock’s theory of a blank slate and the philosophy of progressive education. As soon as we’re born our learning process begins. We have the natural instinct of the noble savage, and a clean slate ready to collect information from our environment. Progressive education recognizes the importance of the social environment and the core curriculum. It’s important for children to learn the general studies of language to communicate their ideas, and history, math and sciences to make cognitive decisions about economical and social issues....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching] 389 words
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The Highly Appreciated Profession of Teaching - ... This means that teaching must learn all important information in order to be able to connect and teach the student properly. The second profession standard for teaching is that to obtain an official certificate to teach a teacher must pass all state and national exams such as PRAXIS. Not all states require PRAXIS but each state does have their own individual examination that teachers must pass. Another standard that makes the career of teaching a profession is that teachers must practice under supervision in order to achieve a teaching license, this means a mentoring teacher or an administrator must supervise you for a period of time to gain full license to teach....   [tags: exam, standards, license] 555 words
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Theory and Practice of Language Teaching - Laberge (2003) says that teaching is the process of imparting skills, knowledge, attitudes and values. It can also be considered as a cyclical process of instilling, transmitting or constructing knowledge. It basically involves several kinds of skills, classroom management, selecting and adapting suitable materials, evaluating and assessing students. It is somehow interrelated with developing good learning process. Encarta (2009) defines learning as the acquisition of knowledge or skills. It is involves in acquiring new competences....   [tags: Educational Philosophy]
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The Use of Technology in Teaching English - 1 Background Technological improvement has gone hand-in-hand with the growth of English and change the way we communicate and learn. Moreover, the way of teaching English has also been modified from time to time as information are easily gathered and shared from all over the world. The widespread of internet, e-mail and others, is beneficial for English educators as the accessibility to teaching sources, media, techniques, methods, and assessments are abundant and can be easily gathered from anywhere at anytime....   [tags: Education]
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What is the Role of a Teaching Assistant? - What is the Role of a Teaching Assistant. What does a Teaching Assistant (TA) do. there are many variations to this role making this not a straight forward question to answer. There are class teaching assistants, Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching assistants, specialist subject teaching assistants, Higher Level teaching assistants (HLTA’s) to name a few. The job role will differ from school to school as TA’s are present in schools from Early Years classrooms through to senior and upper schools, making the role of a TA an extremely diverse and varied one....   [tags: cognitive development, lesson plan, education]
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Assessment of Teaching Methods and Strategies - TASK: Assess four teaching methods and strategies used in your school and discus innovations that should take place to make them more effective and learner centred. ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING METHODS AND STRATEGIES The biggest challenge before a teacher is the presentation of a lesson. If a lesson presentation is effective, students can reach the goals of life by acquisition of knowledge; and if the teacher is unsuccessful in his presentation, it is impossible to achieve the educational objectives. The method of teaching is directly related to the presentation of the lesson....   [tags: demonstration method, teachers]
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Teaching: The Genesis of all Professionalism - Different people have varied views of teaching; some take it to be a vocation while some view it as a profession (Langford 51). Those saying teaching is a vocation, base their argument on the fact that anybody can be a teacher, from parents, relatives, peers, the media, the politician, the preacher and so forth, and this depends on the knowledge they are disseminating to their students. On the professional point of view teachers need professional qualifications and certifications for them to practice as tutors and instructors....   [tags: Education]
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Teaching: The Art and The Science - Teaching falls somewhere in between an art and a science and effective educators use their intuition in conjunction with proven methods of instruction to transfer knowledge to their pupils. Certain paradigms are present in effective teaching methodology which makes it possible to acquire and ascertain the skills and strategies necessary to become a successful teacher. However, some techniques and methods can only be gleaned through experience, and requires teachers to use their instincts to adapt and adjust accordingly to meet their students’ needs....   [tags: Education philosophy] 1039 words
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Career Opportunities: The History of Teaching - In America today, there are various careers and opportunities available, especially in educational departments. Being a teacher is an influential and challenging job that will help influence individual lives. This career traces back from ancient Greek and Roman cultures, (561 B.C.). This research will clarify information on the history, qualifications, requirements, reflections, and the position of teachers. To choose the profession of being a teacher comes from wanting to express/generate ideas, teach children about test-taking skills, and lead American schools to success....   [tags: responsibility, moral, certified teachers]
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Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century - ... It has bridge the gap of learning and teaching. The black color of blackboard is turned into white board and interactive board has so many options. Schools and classroom plays a very vital role in teaching and learning. This is the need of present hour that we as teachers should go for redesigning our teaching strategies and facilitate our learners in as best manner as possible. This kind of transformation in the countries like India has to think many a tons times. We are still struggling with as our education standard does not match with the global standards....   [tags: Technology, Education, India] 1203 words
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