The Anatomy of a Great Teacher

21 Nov

The Committed Sardine

2 Responses to “The Anatomy of a Great Teacher”

  1. Heather Taylor November 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    An effective teacher is also one who can recognize that there maybe situations beyond their expertise that require additional evaluation outside of typical protocols and “therapies”. We are seeing children more than ever with specific health disorders that can greatly influence their ability to learn. Without correcting underlying health issues, learning may be futile. Never underestimate the value of connecting with the community, especially psychiatrists, nurses, doctors and nutritionist. Evolving to meet a new era may require more cross training in the area of health and wellness.

  2. Mary Lou Donahoe November 21, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    How true great teachers have great expectations for their students but adjust their teaching to their students’ needs. A good teacher also has good time management, eliminating what is not needed and focusing the lessons on what the children need to learn. I particularly liked the section on Standardized testing to just view them as a target but not a metric for lesson planning and that it is a necessary gauge for assessment. Education is going through a transformation and I feel educators have to transform and evolve to meet the new era.

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