Mentality Of Teacher

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Every great teacher knows that taking a, “one size fits all” approach to their students will not be effective enough in a classroom today. By looking at theories based on education and the ways that people learn. One will realize that theories are conceptual frameworks describing how information is absorbed, processed and retained during learning, so cognitive, emotional and environmental influences all play a role in the ways that a student will learn. Prior to being a secondary school student, to presently a prospective teacher at tertiary level, I can claim that there was a gradual change on my mentality towards teachers and their roles. I understand that when our interest is aroused in something such as an academic course or even a hobby,…show more content…
As for a teacher, this also involves knowing the capabilities of your students to a certain extent and then forging links between what is known and what is not known. It is similar to Lev Vygotsky‘s zone of proximal development which states that skills that are too difficult for a child to master on his or her own can be mastered with the guidance and encouragement from a knowledgeable person (Vygotsky (Lev S); Zone of Proximal Development 1997). My mentality towards teaching has definitely changed by being a student of the Practicum course, I realized that each of my teachers have faith in all of their students to be successful. They all make it their priority to make students comfortable, treat them equally, and most importantly ensure that they learn. Therefore, teachers must be accurate and effective when bringing across their lessons in the…show more content…
It is mentioned in Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory; he believed that people learn through observation (Bandura – Social Learning Theory, 1977) and that they cognitively represent the behavior of others. I know that that technique will surely work because most students grow tired of repeatedly taking notes for every session so they will definitely enjoy practical work. Other effective teaching techniques are providing appropriate assessment and feedback to their students, setting high standards for them and articulating clear goals because they should know up front what they will learn and the expectations of their ability of how well they will apply their knowledge and skills when required to do so. The teacher must also be independent, acquire control and actively engage them self with their students; decent teaching nurtures a sense of students control over learning and interest in the subject

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