People usually learn from mistakes and putting them down doesn’t help nor is it an act of kindness. I feel the author expresses that the gesture of grace is the way people should act to each other. The author uses lots of good support throughout the text. One quote is, “I believe a good teacher is one who loves learning; one who is constantly curious about the world she lives in and the world that lives within her.” This shows that people can teach as well learn from their teaching. Another quote that supports is, “I believe being able to connect with students is only possible after learning how to connect with oneself.” This shows that it is good to connect with people and find out who they really are before you judge them.
“Learning how to think,” means that people can think independently, originally, and abstractly. People are beginning to question the way people think in today’s society. The reason we are failing to formulate new ideas or think, is because young adults are educated to be disciplined at a specific area of study. They are not taught to be unique or to stray from the teachings of the professor, instead they are trained to conform. Students take the views of teachers to suck up to them, which causes them to get lost in their own thought and opinion.
Standardized testing evaluates a student’s performance on one particular day ,Many student do not take tests well or learns the same way. Standardized tests are normally the same, some students can’t understand the tests the same as others.There are student who need extra directions, many student will get anxiety taking the test and it hinders their performance. Standardized testing causes many teachers to only “teach to the tests” According the Columbia University article. This practice can hinder a student’s overall learning potential. It hinders the teachers to be creative and the teaching materials being the same can get boring.
Therefore, the only topics students can converse with are related to school work (Graff,2010). Graff consistently targets teachers in this story, mainly because he knows that educators are capable of changing the never-ending pattern in the school system but educators are not attempting to use the many opportunities available (Graff, 2010). The author, target teachers not in a negative aspect but in a positive aspect to invite change. Graff is approaching the situation in an
It is important to teach students about the classroom rules, schools rules, daily routines, learn to practice new skills in the classroom and out of the classroom, and now their school schedule and outside of school schedule. You want to be patient with them and be consistent and have a trusting relationship with them because, if they are suffering depression, anger issues, then they think think that the teacher is gonna failed them. It is best to have a teacher tutor them for whatever is their weakness that needs to be worked on for the children. They want to help them as the best that they possibly can to help them pass, but we want them to know that we care about who you are and we just want to help you to learn something before you move on to the next grade and for the future. All children need stability to have
In the current decade, students are often encouraged to comment and criticize one’s work. This process is looked as a way to make students think and apply what they had learnt in classrooms. I agree that it indeed provokes students’ thought process and is effective for them to gain better understanding on a certain topic. However, the expectations of criticizing someone’s work had just been raised to a whole new level as they’re actually encouraged to tear apart someone’s work and always having something to disagree with rather than criticizing constructively. During discussions, teachers are often interested to hear students arguing about their own standpoints rather than the actual takeaways from the paper.
In order to comprehend the curriculum, you must understand that there needs to be a balance between content and skills which is achieved through ongoing discussions with other educators. Among the instruction portion it is key to know that the purpose is not to cover the curriculum, but uses the instruction flexibly to maximize learning for all students. And most controversially is the topic of grades. Two key factors are reviewed; first, grades should never come as a surprise, second, grading doesn’t improve learning but merely summarizes what has been learned. A recurring line that Cooper emphasizes throughout his work is that schools and teachers must maximize learning for all students.
However, too many students are so self-focused that they cannot unlearn their selfish behaviors for the sake of finding the best-suited solution that can be achieved through collaborative thinking. In addition to Davidson, Jean Twenge also notices this pattern and she labels it as “narcissism”. As Twenge explains, “Because the school programs emphasize being ‘special’ rather than encouraging friendships, we may be training an army of little narcissists instead of raising kids’ self-esteem” (Twenge 504). Twenge obviously believes that school programs are trying too hard to preserve a child’s self-esteem instead of actually helping them to build skills that would help them. Twenge mentions that instead of making them feel “special”, schools should focus more on “encouraging friendships” so that they can be a little less narcissistic and self-focused.
This results in another contradiction that teachers face. The perception of the people who learn from them or has a child taught by them. A child might not realize the teacher is a rough person, but a parent might and will have a discussion with that teacher. The teacher has to decide how to act because of the conflicting views between the child and the parent(s). The teacher has to decide on how to act on best to help the child and satisfy the parents at the same time.
Sometimes students may realize that their teacher is lacking in certain areas of their teaching and the student may feel like the teacher isn’t explaining the material to their full potential. That is when being able to evaluate your teacher becomes beneficial. If the teacher chooses to take the negative feedback or criticism and turn it into constructive criticism, it will be benefiting everyone. An understanding teacher would value the students input and use it to their benefit to help improve themselves and their their learning process. Not only will the teachers improve on their performance but it will also reflect on the