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Why Teach?. Chapter 1 Ms. Burke. Why Teach?. Students Will Be Able to (SWBAT): Identify characteristics and motivation of effective classroom teachers and reflect upon their own career goals.

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Why teach

Why Teach?

Chapter 1

Ms. Burke


Why teach1
Why Teach?

Students Will Be Able to (SWBAT): Identify characteristics and motivation of effective classroom teachers and reflect upon their own career goals.

INTASC Principal #9: Is a reflective practitioner who evaluates the effects of his or her choices, and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

CORE

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  • RST.11-12.7. Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


Why become an educator
Why Become an educator?

Motives For:

Motives Against:


Why become an educator1
Why Become an educator?

Motives for:

Motives Against:


2011 gallup survey
2011 Gallup Survey

Conducted by Phi Beta Kappa. 1,800 Educators from 30 different U.S. states.

  • “ I felt that I always had a calling, a vocation to be a teacher.”

  • “Teaching seems fairly to be a fairly secure occupation with benefits, and vacation.”

  • “My parents would really be pleased. “

  • “I can’t imagine anything more important in life than helping children with disabilities succeed.”

  • “I like being in charge and being able to influence students.”

  • “Education is the field of the future. Businesses are interested in training and educating their employees. I want to be a part of this trend.”


Intrinsic motivations
Intrinsic Motivations

Internal physic, or spiritual satisfaction. Personal sense of accomplishment, enjoyment of the work itself


Extrinsic motivation
Extrinsic Motivation

Public, external attractions such as power, money, or prestige.

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm


Rewards of teaching
Rewards of Teaching

Intrinsic

  • Students

  • Social service

  • The work of teaching

  • Collegiate relationships.

Extrinsic

-salaries

-status

-power

-work schedule


Professions that provide the most benefit to society
Professions that provide the most benefit to society

Teacher 62%

Physician 17%

Nurse 6%

Lawyer 3%

Journalist 1%

Politician 1%

Accountant 1%

* Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 1998.


Why teach

  • A teacher affects eternity:he can never tell where his influence stops.Henry Adams

  • What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.Aristotle

  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awakenjoy in creative expression and knowledge.Albert Einstein


Reflection
Reflection

  • Which of the extrinsic rewards above applies to you most?

  • Which of the intrinsic rewards applies to you most?

  • As you have probed your own motives for considering teaching, what have you learned about yourself?


Your assignment
Your Assignment

You are going to create a presentation about an outstanding teacher that you have researched.

  • Research the background history of this teacher’s personal life.

  • Share with us what motivated this individual to become an educator.

  • Explain this person’s educational philosophy.

  • Provide us with significant events that made this teacher famous.

  • Reflection Statement:

    Does this individual inspire you? Why?


Why teach
Bios…

Ron Clark

http://www.ronclarkacademy.com/

Joe Lewis Clark

http://www.joeclarkspeaker.com/biography.htm

Jamie Escalante

http://www.biography.com/people/jaime-escalante-189368

Sharon Krista McAulliffe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christa_McAuliffe

Erin Gruwell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Gruwell

Melvin B Tolson

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/tolson/bio.htm

Georges Lopez

http://www.brianmicklethwait.com/education/archives/000953.htm

Pat Conroy

http://www.patconroy.com/about.php

Michelle Shearer

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2011/05/2011_nat_teacher_of_the_year_a.html

Anne Sullivan

http://www.biography.com/people/anne-sullivan-9498826


Presentation details
Presentation Details

Format: Power Point

Length: 5-7 min

Rubric:

_____/5 Student provided background history of this teacher’s personal life.

_____/5 Student discussed what motivated this individual to become an educator.

_____/5 Student explained this person’s educational philosophy.

_____/5 Student provided us with significant events that made this teacher famous.

_____/5 Student included a reflection Statement that answers:

Does this individual inspire you? Why?

_____/5 Student included at least two illustrations.

_____/5 Student included at least one quote from this individual.

_____/5 Student sited their research sources.