Importance Of Pedagogical Strengths And Weaknesses

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Identifying Areas of Pedagogical Strength and Weakness If doctors didn't use best practice it would be malpractice, what about teachers? Although "best practice" remains a fairly subjective term depending on your philosophical views, the concept serves as the foundation for professional development. Just as best practice means something different to a doctor practicing homeopathy versus a doctor siding with western medicine, the idea of best practice also varies widely amongst educators. Despite varying definitions, one thing remains universal; continuous improvement is critical to success.
Regardless of the profession, it is critical to reflect on your work, seek improvement, and gather feedback. Think about what the world would be like if every profession remained stagnant with no innovation or entrepreneurial spirit. It’d be a pretty dark place. The want and drive to improve should be intrinsic, it comes from within. Similarly, Marzano reflected upon this idea when he stated, “Just as athletes wanting to improve their skills must identify personal strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and engage in focused practice to meet those goals, teachers must also examine their practices, set growth goals, and use focused practice and feedback to achieve those goals.” (Marzano, Boogren, Heflebower, Kanold-McIntyre, & Pickering, 2012, p. 1).
Teaching is a unique profession in the fact that it has a hand in developing every other profession in our society. For this reason alone,

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