Their assignment: In two or three sentences, tell me what a great teacher looks like. So, we shared a Google document, and they added their thoughts.
Of course I got "the teacher lets me go out for extra recess". I also got some the "teacher doesn't give a lot of tests or homework". But below are a few that made me smile and/or touched my heart.
From my babies:
a teacher who takes their time to teach and makes sure that each student understands the lesson.
a great teacher should listen to me.
I think a great teacher is someone who can teach by eye. Or someone who can recognize that you are at least trying. (Not really sure what "teaching by eye" is. )
is nice and never yells.
I think a great teacher should give no homework.Also if the students are looking out the window the teacher would say extra recess.
I think a great teacher is a teacher that can have fun and teach at the same time.
I think a great teacher is a teacher who lets us walk down the hallway by ourselves and lets us eat lunch outside !
I think a good teacher, is a teacher that is kind to others.
I think a great teacher is a teacher who always kind and friendly.
And my favorite:
The kind of teacher I think a good teacher should be like is generous and not only think about themselves kind of teacher. I think that because I don’t want a teacher that does not care about me.
"Teaching by eye", seems to me like a teacher who is not afraid to make eye contact, and can tell if a student is happy/sad, getting it / not understanding, etc.... just by a look in their eyes.ReplyDelete
Also, a lot of teachers can only seem to pay attention to their computers, phones, ebooks, text books, notes, etc. So for them: Teach by eye! Look at the students. Both as a group and by individuals. The Great Teachers did/do!
Think Plato, Socrates, etc. How would they have acted? Do thou the same. Except for the drinking poison part. Although, after some PTA meetings.... But wouldn't a hot bath and Brandy be cheaper?