Humanistic Model Teacher Essay

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Our students don’t always learn what we want them to learn, but they always learn something. Other than the curriculum, they may learn how to get the teacher mad, or how to avoid responsibility, either way, learning takes place. (Ben Johnson, 2011). To solve these problems, and the problems that the teacher made in this video, we must be a humanistic model teacher, build better relationship with all the students, make clear rules, create an effective learning environment, and setting the emotional climate for learning. In this case, the teacher makes some mistakes:
First, we can see, they take the test, that means this is not the first time the teacher teaches these students. But he still doesn’t know all his students. Committed teachers
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Good communication is the foundation of a successful relationship: Great teachers use verbal and nonverbal communication skills effectively in giving instructions, feedback and providing students with knowledge. Rather than what they say, great teachers convey more messages to students through gestures, voice tones and their locations in the classroom. A passionate teacher knows how to speak to students’ hearts and minds (Fried, 2001). I cannot see this teacher in the video, who has passion and talk to the student at heart. He shows up that who looks like a judge, not a teacher. I can feel from his body language: I’m the one in charge in here, don’t be close to me. If the teacher refused first, how can the student listen to him, and follow up his rules. The expert teacher should explain what he does wrong. The purpose is to teach the student how to follow the rules, not to judge him. Fried (2001) lists ten basic characteristics of a passionate teacher. Three of these are caring about students; tolerates absurd and meaningless things that students exhibit in their behaviors, but at the same time critical and very attentive to manners that students must have; avoids condemning ideas of unpopular and young people and attempts to create a culture of mutual
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