The Role Of Teachers In Society

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Children spend more time throughout the year with their teacher than they do with their families and “what teachers say and do every day can have a tremendous impact on the lives of their students,” (Nieto, 2006, P.3, Para. 1). That is why I believe that teachers hold one of the most influential jobs in our society. They are providing children with the necessary tools to become productive members of society. Education is essential to societies future and teachers are the practitioners that inspire the next generation to make their country a better place through their dreams. Because of this teachers are not only responsible for the students they teach, they are also responsible for the profession and the general public.

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It is common for teachers to collaborate with colleagues when it comes to developing the curriculum for the school year. It is essential for teachers to be team players when it comes to working with one another. They need to have leadership qualities and demonstrate respect and understanding of one another. In the profession of teaching networking is essential and if a teacher wants to further their career by taking a leadership role (e.g., principal, school board member, or administration) then they need to earn the respect of their …show more content…
“This type of education pays attention to the world of the students, their communities, and their cultures. Moreover, it is rooted in a respect for all students, their ability to become reflective thinkers, and their capacity of playing an active role in community and social development,” (Simpson & Stack, 2010, P. 209, Para. 2 ). It is the teacher’s duty to the general public to ensure that they are not teaching students what to think, that they are teaching students how to think. Teachers need to ensure that they are teaching students how to think critically, how to become problem solvers, and to instill into these students the morals that society has deemed necessary in order to be a productive member of their

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