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Title: Becoming an Effective Teacher

Becoming an Effective Teacher
  • Chapter 2

It is most important that a teacher has high
levels of
  1. Knowledge that s/he is teaching the students
  2. Skills in teaching the subject to the students
  3. Positive dispositions, values, attitudes

The Knowledge Base of Effective Teachers
  • Culturally responsive teachers 1. believe all
    students can achieve and succeed, 2. build a
    community of learners, 3. build connections to
    families and the community, 4.are continual
    learners, 5. vary instructional methods, 6.know
    their students, 7. are introspective and

Who I am today has been most influenced by my
  1. Parents
  2. Gender
  3. Social class
  4. Sexual preference
  5. Religion
  6. schooling

Beyond knowledge of selfknowledge of why you are
  • A well developed educational philosophy
  • Unpacking your deeply held assumptions about
    what is education, the nature of the learner,
    what subjects are most important, the role of
    schools in society

Knowledge of Curricular Content
  • No Child Left Behind Act defines a highly
    qualified teacher as holds at least a
    bachelors degree, full state licensure, subject
    area competence, has passed rigorous state tests
    in the subject(s) s/he is teaching

Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • Knowledge of the organization and presentation of
    subject matter in a way that makes it
    understandable to and applicable by others
  • Teachers are able to psychologize the subject
    matter for students. (Dewey)
  • Scaffolding from the known to the unknown

Knowledge about how Students Learn and Grow
  • Educational psychology studies how students
    develop physically, socially, and cognitively
  • Our conceptions of ourselves and of others
    develop in a unique way as we interact with our
    worldwho we think we are, who we think others
    are, and what we think is the purpose of being

Knowledge about the Community
  • Connecting students to the outside world requires
    that teachers know their students community
  • Eating in the community, living in the community,
    reading local community papers, talking with
    community members, going to meetings of the

Good teachers have
  • Pedagogical skill to implement teaching
    strategiesand pedagogical content knowledge
  • Reflective skills to analyze and act of
    teacher-generated data
  • Communication and collaboration skills to build
  • Management skills to arrange successful learning
  • Technological skills

At present, my most developed teaching tools are
  1. Content knowledge
  2. Pedagogical skills
  3. Reflective skills
  4. Communication skills
  5. Management skills
  6. Positive attitude and dispositions

The attitudes and Dispositions of Effective
  • Star teachers tend to be nonjudgmental, are not
    moralistic, not easily shocked, truly listen,
    recognize their own weaknesses, dont see
    themselves as saviors, network, see themselves
    as winning, enjoy their interactions with kids,
    see their primary impact as raising kids self
    esteem and helping them be more humane, derive
    satisfaction of lots of needs teaching kidsbut
    not power needs

Reflective teachers
  • Open-minded
  • Wholehearted
  • Responsible
  • An ethic of caring relationships
  • Learning communities

Its most important for me to build
  1. Pedagogical skill
  2. An ethic of caring
  3. An educational philosophy
  4. Reflective practice
  5. Pedagogical content knowledge