The Teacher And Teaching AGED 1411, Intro To Agricultural and Extension Education Instructor: David Agnew
The age old question Is teaching an art or a science?
Objectives: • Identify 10 Characteristics of teachers (Chapter 8, page 133-134-135). • Identify 10 abilities needed by Agriculture teachers (Chapter 8, page 137-140) • Describe 10 ways that a teacher can continue to grow professionally (Chapter 8, 141). • List the individuals or groups to whom a teacher is responsible. • State the two major responsibilities of a teacher. • List three things teachers must do to be a success. • Describe the four stages of teacher development • Identify the positive traits of a good teacher.
Characteristics of Teachers Phipps, Lloyd J. Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools. Danville, Illinois: The Interstate Printers & Publishers, Inc. Text Pages 134-135
Abilities needed by Agriculture Teachers Phipps, Lloyd J. Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools. Danville, Illinois: The Interstate Printers & Publishers, Inc. Text page 138-140
The individuals or groups to whom a teacher is responsible • A. Student • B. Parents • C. School (Administration & Board) • D. Community • E. Profession • F. Self and family • G. and…………….
Two major responsibilities of a teacher • To Know what to teach. • Curriculum planning • Content selection • Selecting text books • Sequencing the content • To know how to teach. • Methods and techniques • Understanding students and how to manage the classroom.
Three things teachers must do to be a success • Have positive expectations of the outcomes • Good at classroom management • Know how to design lessons that will help students learn • Note: page 42 of Wong’s Book (Expectations) • Harry Wong, To be an effective teacher: The first Days of School, 1998
Four stages of teacher development • Fantasy • Survival • Mastery • Impact
Fantasy • All they need to do is relate, have fun with the students, be there for them, be their friends, Identify with them. • Refer to the note on the handout about being a pal. • They are not going to be like the teachers they had in school.
Survival • Just make it through the day, learning is out the window, Put in your time and get on with my life, look to the weekend and look forward to a paycheck, busy work is in, • they revert to the practices they condemned before they started teaching, they make excuses for why students don’t learn. • Attitude is negative
Mastery • They have a command of the subject matter and they are going to get it over to students. • They know how to control the classrooom and they know what to do when something does not work-- Try something else. willing to learn • Not interested in deadend activities. • I can make a difference, • Hopeful, Positive attitude
Impact • Teachers have a positive impact on students, uses variety of methods and techniques to make a positive impact/change. • Apply the knowledge they have in a way that results in the most benefit to students. • Sometimes more questions are rasied than are ask!!!!
Good News • You can get through the first two stages quickly and move on to the mastery and Impact stage, sooner if you know what to do. • First few days of school are the most important.
Quotes • Here’s the biggest secret to teaching success: • Beg, Borrow and Steal….. ….Ideals
The first year can be frightening • Teacher education will not have prepared you • Student teaching will not have prepared you • The district may not have prepared you. • Yet you will be expected to perform immediately