Teaching is a performance profession

Teaching is a performance profession

At a very basic level, every teacher with a smartphone has the ability to create a video of herself/himself teaching. Even without a coach, that video can become a tool for teacher self-improvement On a higher level, technology also makes it possible to combine multiple camera views, Bluetooth microphones, and cloud-based storage to enable virtual coaching complete with discussion threads.

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Using Video to Improve Teaching Practice

 

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The opposite of education is manipulation

“Education is identical with helping the child realize his potentialities. The opposite of education is manipulation, which is based on the absence of faith in the growth of potentialities and the connection that a child will be right only if the adults put into him what is desirable and suppress what seems to be undesirable.”
― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving I Love You Quotes

“Equality today means “sameness,” rather than “oneness.” It is the sameness of abstractions, of the men who work in the same jobs, who have the same amusements, who read the same newspapers, who have the same feelings and the same ideas.”

 

“Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas and inclinations, that they are individualists, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their own thinking—and that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority.”

Inspiring Quotes About Teachers

“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.”

Alice Wellington Rollins

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“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.”

Andy Rooney

“… It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and large sense of that phrase, than to rule a state.”

William Ellery Channing

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“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”

John Steinbeck

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Top 6 Teachers Quotes

 

We were given two ears and one voice for a reason.

This week the teachers say about…

This week teachers quotes

Teaching can be lonely and can feel isolating unless you find ways to connect with other educators. While there are many online ways to do this, there is something to be said, too, for face to face collaboration and sitting in another teacher’s room, witnessing the magic teachers cast, first-hand.

Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski

Listen to students…Someone once told me we were given two ears and one voice for a reason. What is the writer really saying? Lean in, make eye contact, let them know you’re really hearing them.

Lanny Ball

English continues to develop and change, and a usage guide needs to keep pace.

Oxford University Press

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For all learners, indeed all speakers of a language, their productive vocabulary – the words they actively use regularly – is a subset of their receptive vocabulary – the words they recognize and understand passively.
As teachers though, we often forget this distinction and vocabulary lessons can end up a mixed bag of new words and those that are already familiar, words that students are likely to use and those they may only come across occasionally.

Oxford University Press ELT

I learn a lot about my students, but I also learn about me. I find out ways I could support my students better; what I’m doing or not doing in my classroom to help the learning. It’s helpful to listen to the students from their point of view and the discussions they have at home about my class.

Eileen Lennon

Creating a space in the classroom for failure also encourages students to approach solving problems in nonlinear ways, using multiple possibilities and futures for refining their thinking.

Ben Johnson

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22 Ways to Build Intentional Relationships With Your Students

Great tips to keep student engagement

Student trust plays a tremendous role in how well students learn and how much effort they will put in towards work. Wonderful advice and tips for any educator.

1. Know your students’ names. When you use someone’s name, you’re recognizing their identity. It’s simple, but it helps your students know that they’re being seen.

2. Recognize something that your students like.

3. Notice something about your students. “‘Hey, I love your blouse. It’s really pretty.’

4. Ask your students about their experience in after-school activities.

5. If a student is late (or acting up), check in with them. ‘Hey, I’ve seen that you’ve been late for the past couple days. What’s going on? Do you need some help with anything?'”

6. When you’re having conflict with a student, use that as an opportunity.

7. Have your students address you by your first name. This helps humanize you to your students.

8. Know that it takes time to build relationships.

9. Be open, honest, and vulnerable with your students.

10. Bring your personality into your advisory.

11. Help your students learn that not knowing the answer is OK.

12. Guide your students to become resources for each other.

13. Make sure you take care of yourself.

Learn More Advisory: 22 Ways to Build Relationships for Educational Success

TOP 6 TEACHERS QUOTES

Relationships are fundamental to all we seek to do in our classroom

This week the teachers say about…

This week teachers quotes

Relationships are fundamental to all we seek to do in our classroom – without that,
without being able to trust that we will all show up and give the best of ourselves (well, most of the time) no matter what, the content of what we teach becomes dry, removed, passion-less. Relationships allow us to learn in spite of feeling under the weather, and even (at times) uninspired.
And relationships grant us permission to be kind to each other so that we can all make it through each learning day in the most positive, constructive way.

Margaret Simon

Having teachers feeling confident about using educational video is a prerequisite to making it an effective part of a district’s curriculum.

Scott Landman

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Teachers quotes

If we want to reach our full potential, we need to learn to free our minds.

Oxford University Press ELT

We spend much of our lives today participating in virtual communities — like our social media networks, online forums, and even the comments sections of websites and blogs.
Students today are already using online tools to facilitate the learning process — like participating in discussions in online forums — so exposing students at an early age to the “rules” of good citizenship is increasingly important.

Joni Nguyen

Students who perceive a teacher as caring have higher attendance and better grades and are more engaged in the classroom and at school.

Rebecca Alber

Reading good essays and literature is not enough on its own to improve student writing. Teachers need to not only model composing but also provide explicit analysis of critical genre features to be subsequently practiced.

Todd Finley

Be a pineapple…

Stand tall. Wear a crown. Be sweet on the inside.

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Be like a Tree also. No matter you are alone. Grow. Grow .Grow yourself.

Don’t depend upon others. And important thing is help those who needed.

Give your blessings to all just like shade to rest in sunshines. Give your fruits to all just like sweet and kindness. Your all work ,things should be helpful. And release Positive vibes as oxygen.