Posts Tagged ‘Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion’

Care About Your Students or Find a Different Career

September 11, 2014

I adore this Ted talk because it goes to the heart of one of the biggest lies told to student teachers.

Student teachers are instructed to avoid smiling, keep a tough and sometimes cold exterior and avoid friendly banter with their students. The result is often calamitous both for student and teacher. As summed up so perfectly by the speaker in this brilliant speech.

Click on the link to read my post I Can’t Recall Anything Useful About My Teaching Course

Click on the link to read my post Why Principals Overlook Young Teachers

Click on the link to read my post The Bizarre Call to Train Teachers Specifically for Left-Handed Students

Click on the link to read my post Why Professional Development for Teachers is Often Useless

Click on the link to read my post Finally, a Step Forward in Education

Click on the link to read my post Tips For New Teachers from Experienced Teachers


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