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While receiving my Master's of Education in Secondary English I realized I was asking the wrong types of questions of my students. The answers I was getting were not what I wanted. I wanted deeper thought provoking, earth shattering answers. This is when I began the task of changing my questioning techniques. I researched the power of the questions I asked and found that the types of questions I asked were not helping my students think and learn. I was focused on the answer instead of the question. I also realized that when I did ask questions that required the students to think, I was thinkin
During a teacher interview, you will more than likely be asked the question: How do you motivate your students? Of course, we know that motivating students and piquing their interest in learning is a key factor in their success in the classroom, so what methods have proven successful in capturing their attention and driving successful mastery of the material?
A teacher plays a very important role in society. It is these individuals who nourish the minds of our children, molding them into responsible knowledgeable adults. Thus, the teaching profession is often referred to as a “calling”. As a teacher with a passion for teaching, your desire might be to impact knowledge to your students in the best way you know how, and a private school might provide you with a very suitable avenue to do so.
It is amazing how one homework assignment can change your future. Good ole' fashion Mrs Gallo was the strictest teacher we had in eighth grade. We were not sure whether to hate or love her passion for writing. She constantly impressed us with the knowledge that writing was the tool for success.
Our educators aren't very good at raising SAT scores, increasing literacy, or spreading knowledge. But they are world-class at making excuses.
Many questions come to the mind of a first year teacher when trying to compose a letter to students and parents. Sometimes the fear of acceptance comes into play, as well as a host of other apprehensions about entering the profession with very little experience.