Sunday, October 14, 2012

The teacher holds the power!

This week Brazil remembers one of the most pivotal professions of our modern society:


How does a teacher use the power given to him/her? In many ways.

The teacher

takes CONTROL of the learning process but gradually relinquishes this CONTROL to the students and invites them to share it.
has the ABILITY to deal with the numerous difficulties that come up along the way
makes use of his/her AUTHORITY without being authoritarian
uses his/her INFLUENCE to persuade students to see things in a way they had never thought of before
finds the ENERGY to go on even when the temptation to throw in the towel is overwhelming and when students seem to have no interest in learning

"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know." - R. Verdi

Who in their right mind, would think of becoming a teacher?

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