The Importance Of Teaching In The Classroom

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One of the most critical elements in the success of any Kindergarten program is the quality of teaching that occurs every day in every classroom. Walker (2008) states that that an effective teacher is prepared, positive, creative, fair, compassionate, forgiving and one that holds high expectations, displays a personal touch, cultivates a sense of belonging, has a sense of humour, respects students, and admits mistakes. Pinto, Portelli, Rottmann, and Pashby (2012) supported Walker when they stated that what makes a good teacher is empathy for kids; ability to get messages across verbally and in writing, and the ability to care, to have presence in the classroom and to control, and to have kids want to be there. Congruent to these, Dunlosky,…show more content…
Resource Provider. Teachers help their colleagues by sharing instructional resources. These might include web sites, instructional materials, readings, or other resources to use with students. They might also share such professional resources as articles, books, lesson or unit plans, and assessment tools. 2. Instructional Specialist. An instructional specialist helps colleagues implement effective teaching strategies. This help might include ideas for differentiating instruction or planning lessons in partnership with fellow teachers. 3. Curriculum Specialist. Understanding content standards, how various components of the curriculum link together, and how to use the curriculum in planning instruction and assessment is essential to ensuring consistent curriculum implementation throughout a school. Curriculum specialists lead teachers to agree on standards, follow the adopted curriculum, use common pacing charts, and develop shared assessments. 4. Classroom Supporter. Classroom supporters work inside classrooms to help teachers implement new ideas, often by demonstrating a lesson, coteaching, or observing and giving feedback. Consultation with peers enhance teachers' self-efficacy, and it also encouraged a bias for action on the part of…show more content…
Mentor. Serving as a mentor for novice teachers is a common role for teacher leaders. Mentors serve as role models; acclimate new teachers to a new school; and advise new teachers about instruction, curriculum, procedure, practices, and politics. 7. School Leader. Being a school leader means serving on a committee, such as a school improvement team; acting as a grade-level or department chair; supporting school initiatives; or representing the school on community or district task forces or committees. A school leader shares the vision of the school, aligns his or her professional goals with those of the school and district, and shares responsibility for the success of the school as a whole. 8. Data Coach. Although teachers have access to a great deal of data, they do not often use that data to drive classroom instruction. Teacher leaders can lead conversations that engage their peers in analyzing and using this information to strengthen instruction. 9. Catalyst for Change. Teacher leaders can also be catalysts for change, visionaries who are never content with the status quo but rather always looking for a better way. Teachers who take on the catalyst role feel secure in their own work and have a strong commitment to continual

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