However, this type of conversation requires the administrator to be very in tune with themselves and their responses. It encourages us to look at the situation from the other person’s perspective. Then, it wants us to “be open to learning, to really hearing the other person” (Styer). This is supposed to be enough to make us feel prepared to have a “Fierce Conversation.” We should constantly try to look at things from the other’s point of view. Following the conversation, it is expected that the subordinate and I have created a deeper, more respectful layer to our school-based relationship
Having an open mind is another characteristic people turn to when contemplating what an ideal person is. It shows that one is open to new ideas, suggestions and can see the opposing side of an argument. Appreciation is given to those with this trait because it is easier to reach agreements on important matters by both sides of the argument compromising. Machiavelli, on the other hand, prefers to be in control and tells people this in The Prince. Once again, he has a pessimistic outlook on what the optimal person is.
He stated and gave many examples to try and prove his point through. In many ways I agree with him, students should do what they are interested in, but some may be lazy and not do anything which is why they might need that help that teachers provide. At the end of the day I think teachers do feel like they taught at least one person something new that day which might help them out with their future college path or occupations. But, at the same time I disagree because I think most should attend school not just for their grades and their parents, but also for themselves. Just knowing what is going on around you gets you feeling
I agree with Professor Marcus Crede’s assessment on grit as it 's nothing new in education terms, simply repeating what we’ve been told at school over and over to have grit and keep working, but the importance of grit has been exaggerated. For example, in the article Crede states “ People with monomaniacal obsession and super powers of dedication are not the only model for success.” Opposing Duckworth’s claim on the importance of grit, grit may have some effect on success, but you cannot correctly measure it, as some may not care about school and have grit towards something else showing on paper that they won 't accomplish anything big when in fact you can 't test that. The study’s done with grit are nothing new or groundbreaking as they
I whole-heartedly agree with Moran when she states that, “the absence of trust impedes effectiveness and progress” (99). People need to be able to rely on one another and feel that what they are saying has value. Also, teachers want to know that administrators are going to put into place the steps in order to reach a goal if that is what they say they are going to do. Finally, parents and students need to have trust in the system which is often difficult when the system has failed them in the past. Therefore, establishing and maintaining this trust in each other is paramount to running a successful student-centered school.
Salsada is one of those few people in my life who shaped me into the person I am today. He told me not to let underachieving get the best of me. He made me realize that school is not all about homework and the letter grades. It’s about the love of learning and the power of knowledge. Mr. Salsada reminds me of a great quote by Alexandra K. Trenfor, “the best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see”.
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Robinson uses lots of different examples and stories to help convince his audience and help them understand the issues at hand. Ken Robinson successfully convinces his intended audience that even though literacy is understood as being more important in schools over creativity it is not more important they should be treated as equal. Ken Robinson is a well-known professor, writer, and public speaker (Robinson, "Do school's kill creativity?). Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures
Race (2002) also added reflection is not helping only when the learning process is failing; it is equally useful to pressurize student teachers learning towards further distances and insights. Korthagen (2002) and Estrada & Grady (2001) also noted that reflection is valuable to solve problems in a rational manner in order to make both the practical and theoretical knowledge complementary to each other. Generally, reflection is an important and transferable skill to enhance student teachers’ lifelong learning in moving back and forth between the theoretical experiences obtained in the classroom and actual work area practices (Dewey, 1938; Luttenberg & Bergen,
However, by saying that “teachers should consider including them in reading process, rather than expecting students to abandon their devices every time reading begins”, it demonstrates that although both advantages and disadvantages are shown in the article, it is still slightly biased since the author also provides his personal opinion in this article. Since the second article is written from the observer’s perspective, and both the merits and demerits are expressed in the article, it is obvious to understand that is it more objective than the previous article. Therefore, they are at different positions on the scale of
When the test asked, "Do you usually make sure you get your way or do you value others opinions just as much as yours?" I would pick the latter option because that is what I think a good person would do. I reality, I am more like the first option, which is what I would have m=picked the second time I took the test because I knew that was more like me and I wanted to get correct results. So, I believe I am an Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, and intuition, and I now know it is not a bad
While I agree that ongoing assessments should be conducted, it seemed to be a little degrading for the paraeducator that the authors suggest positive feedback immediately. I think this it is a good thing to praise someone but the examples provided made it seem as though the paraeducator would be receiving the same positive reinforcement that we use on the children. Other than this, I thought the article was great and that it could be used not only in a classroom with paraeducators but that it would also be effective in communicating new strategies to all teachers. I would suggest that this article be shared with teachers and paraeducators, but with administration at the district and school levels as