Graduation Speech : Teachers ' Teachers Essay

838 Words Apr 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
After watching the film “Teachers” I felt slightly discouraged, as the scenario of students slipping through the cracks, not learning to their potential, and being bound from the opportunity of success, is true. Now, that being said, I don’t think students can graduate without the ability to read or write, however I do believe that some students are just passed along never receiving the help they require due to the fact that teachers can only do so much on their own, and that teaching the majority is most prominent factor in determining how to teach your class. Throughout this film there is a negative theme that teachers don’t care about the quality of their classes and that they only come to work for the money, not because they enjoy what they are doing. However, I feel that this theme is superficial, as most teachers begin teaching because their love and passion for the profession, or at least that holds true to the teachers I have had and my reasoning for choosing this career. Many of the teachers within this film relied on their tenure, as they knew that it would prevent them from getting fired, this dependency on their tenure led them to taking short cuts in their career not inputting the effort they may have before receiving tenure. Their teaching styles were boring and lacked authenticity, I personally think that adding authenticity to your lessons is what allows them to come alive, as you have created something that you are excited about which will drive engagement…

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