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    Education would not exist without teachers, nor would students gain knowledge without effective teachers. But what makes a good teacher? A good teacher is someone who motivates their students to do the best they can, and to be independent thinkers. A student who is an independent thinker not only acknowledges the teachers lessons, but finds additional information outside of class. Independent thinkers are defined as people who change the way they think, and question authorities. Thomas G.…

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    Teachers who are familiar with student characteristics have a considerable advantage in planning their teaching. Explain how. I want to first define what a characteristic is, Merriam-Webster says a characteristic is “a special quality or trait that makes a person, thing, or group different from others”, so all students characteristics are different. Some students may have characteristics that help them as learners in a classroom and some may have characteristics that hurt them as learners in a…

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    a health and wellness teacher in a high school, also known as a secondary school, in Houston, Texas. A health and wellness teacher has a variety of requirements, traits, and skills that are needed in order to become the best possible teacher. As a health and wellness teacher they are required to make lesson plans for the class, as well as adjusting the lesson plan to meet the class’s pace (Secondary School Teachers, n.d.). As any other teacher, a health and wellness teacher is to interact with…

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    “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Education is extremely important in one’s life. In order for one to be successful in life, an education is surely required. One cannot be successful without having some kind of education; it is essentially the key to success. Teachers are the ones who will give the education you need in order to make it in life. Authors such as Moore, Rose, and Anyon give their thoughts and experiences on teachers; they gave…

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    them entry into the kingdom of Heaven. His purpose, in essence, was to be a teacher to the ignorant people of the world. He was aware of his calling as a teacher and, because of that, he was able to put all of his passion into everything that he was teaching. When a pupil can see the great amount of passion that a teacher has for his work, the respect that they have for that teacher deepens, and the authority that the teacher has grows. Jesus wanted nothing in return for his teachings; he didn’t…

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    distribution with authority supports the core value of democracy (pg. 42). She also is very clear that she is for democratic education and supports it. Democratic education means that most people come up with an agreement on what is being taught and how. The parents, students, teachers, and government are the ones that come up with this agreement. An example of democratic education is the agreement of kids going to school. Most parents and students agree that kids should go to school and get an…

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    am so powerless to do anything about it—that my claim to be a teacher seems a transparent sham” (Palmer 2). I kept reading this quote over and over again. It stuck out to me because I felt really terrible about my experience of subbing the other day. I subbed for a junior high class and I did not have a good experience. I felt like what in the world did I get myself into. By the end of the day, I felt like I will never be a good teacher. I had no control over the children and felt like I could…

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    The Good, the Bad, and the Defective Argument: Not much has changed between 19th century Education vs. now in the sense of defining students as good or bad. How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System Today our collective vision for education is broader, our nation is more complex and diverse, and our technical capabilities are more powerful. But we continue to assume the factory-model classroom and its rigid bell schedules, credit requirements, age-based grade levels,…

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    It is the job of a teacher to push the boundaries of what his or her students know, to show them new horizons, and to ignite the spark of learning in them and turn it into a roaring inferno. “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth '.” - Dan Rather. Not everyone knows about the Job of teaching though. When teaching first started out, single Teachers worked with a large group…

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    happen to public education.The people who wrote the standards don't know what impact they are having on education. Students are made to work on programs such as Odyssey that are boring and usually not grade-appropriate. Also, educators make us take tests for people to judge us on even though only 13% of teachers think the tests are grade-appropriate (Walker). We need to start taking fewer tests and start caring more about what we need to do. Common Core Standards is very frustrating and…

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