I agree with these points 100%. I have made a copy of this and am sharing it with my department. I also have something to add - teachers should unlearn the idea that they work in isolation. A quote from our last textbook was, "people seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy." We get better by observing and being observed.What was taught to educators 20, or even 10 years ago is very different than what is taught today. We understand how students learn and what they need to succeed better than ever before. These ideas must translate into our classrooms if we are to have successful students.
I think the # 1 on that list is numbered appropriately...teachers do NOT know everything. Throughout the reading for this week this was one issue i feel should be addressed individually by teachers..we need to bump ourselves off of our pedistal, and step away from the podium. For a truly educational environment to be established it must be one that is based on reciprocal, interdependent relationships of leareners, that INCLUDES the teacher as a learner. Accepting this idea, that we are not the MASTERS of the room address the #2 on the list, to let go of our crown and release the control. The more control take from ourselves and give to students, the more ownership they can have on thier learning.
I can honestly say that I agree with 9 out of the 10 points presented on the list. #4 is giving me some trouble..."students are obliged to respect teachers". I think the word obliged may not be the most appropriate choice of words, however I DO feel that it is important for students to have respect for their teachers just as teachers should have respect for their students. I truly feel that there has to be mutual respect in a classroom in order for there to be success. The other 9 points I agree with WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!!
I agree with almost all of these points. I feel students should respect thier teacher, because a teacher is going to show respect to students. We have alot of trouble with students not showing respect because they don't respect themselves. As a staff we are working hard to teach students respect. That is the only one I really disagreed with.
I do agree with the 10 statements to a certain degree. I do think that respect should be mutual between students and teachers, why is it wrong to expect that? Also, if your classroom is running a muck...how is learning occurring? Therefore, I would say that we need to be careful as to the extremes we take these statements.
I agree with the majority of these statements. Technology must be mandated, it should not be an option. I think the school community, teachers and students have a responsiblity to the learning that is taking place. I also think that respect is essential; teacher to students, student to teacher and student to student.
I agree with the points, I hear a lot of chatter surrounding number four. A lot of disagreement over whether students are obliged to respect teachers. I don't think anyone is obliged to respect anyone but I do think that they are obliged to follow school rules which in today's atmosphere of PBS, respect is definitely a rule. It makes for things to run more smoothly when respect is a given but students do not do it automatically.
I agree with a most of the comments about what teachers need to unlearn. However, I do feel it is important that students respect teachers as they are respected, so I do not think it is an obligation but rather common decency in social values. I also feel that teacher are not "responsible" for learning but rather advocates who need to be ready to help the learners in the classroom figure out how to find their own questions and answers. Most others on the list are outdated and need to be removed from the minds of 21st century educators.
I am always amazed at people who are so quick to say...."I agree with it 100-percent"....that's as dangerous as the person who says I disagree with all of these 100-percent. Is there no digestion time?I, as you might have guessed, have mixed feelings on this list. I am against # 4--- Students are obliged to respect teachers. Respect is earned by both sides. I disagree with #5. Learning can be measured by a letter or a number....it should be can't. Now that's radical.
I believe when I enter the classroom I am a teacher as well as a learner and a full participant in the successess and failures of each class. Each day I learn from my students as much as I hope they learn from me. Daily, we enter with a mutual respect for one another, as this is one of the classroom rules we have set for ourselves in the beginning of the year. As we learn we do it through the process not just the product.
Remember, it's saying that teachers should unlearn the idea that students must respect teachers. I do believe that it's a 2-way street and respect gets respect, but there is also something to be said about having some sort of respect for the authority - as negative as that sounds - that is in charge of a situation. I know kids don't want to hear that, but it's one of those things. John is right, perhaps I agreed 100% too quickly, but many teachers do need to 'unlearn' some old habits that are no longer as effective as they once were, and I think this is more of what I jumped on.
I have re-evaluated my stance on homework. It should not be the end-all be-all of your class. We recently (whole school) agreed to weight homework no more than 20%. Homework should not be the reason to fail a course, and I agree. Just as the test grade may not accurately portray what the student really knows.
That's really funny and all the students would agree with you. I think this attitude of teachers is common for all across the world. Whoever read this feels that you are telling about our teachers. Hope the teachers are reading this. LOL.
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