Do you believe your teachers are your enemies or your allies? We are students as well so we understand looking forward a high educational college. Arizona western college gives unexpected opportunities which improve anyone’s education. Teachers at AWC have excellent techniques in teaching such as activities, educational videos, and interaction in work with other colleagues.
- Movie Teachers: We as students should never judge a teachers technique in teaching because in situations teachers might be sick that day. Some teachers might be also unable to walk around actively because of a health problem or a disability that maintains them just to be sitting down. Although, few teachers prefer to be lazy, to sit behind their desk, and not observe what the students are doing. In other situations, some students prefer to visualize it on the TV rather than hearing it from the teacher. Students find it more excited, and can be something different in some occasions.
- Book Teachers: we believe that teachers that only use the book to teach are pretty boring, they don’t do anything, except being sitting down on their chairs behind the desk. We dislike this very much because they don’t even teach, they don’t explain anything, and they expect you to know already what to do. However, sometimes we think this good because that way we are more aware of what we need to do and we are not expecting for the teacher to tell us, we have the chance to demonstrate how responsible we are.
Interview: Teacher (A)
1Q. What procedures do you use to evaluate a student’s progress besides using tests?
(a) Oral questions during the lesson on classroom and checking student’s homework.
2Q. How well has your college/university prepared you for the teaching profession?
(a) They motivated me to teach giving me challenge presentations in front of the classmates and therefore I taught several lessons about math and other subjects.
3Q. How would you create and promote a safe atmosphere in your classroom?
(a) Since the beginning I taught to students be optimistic and respect each other. (zero tolerance of bulling)
- Online Teachers: Sometimes online classes can get real ordinary, this is because teachers only post on the internet which chapters we need to read and what quizzes we need to take, and they only explain very little. They don’t expand their explanations, and this can get real hard for students because it’s not the same to read explanations than to hear them. But on the other hand, online classes are fun because you can do your work whenever you want, even at midnight, you only log in into your classroom, and you’re all set up to start working.
- Active Teachers: These teachers are awesome; our point of view of this is the way they teach is the best way for all students. They walk through all the class all the time, they ask you personally if you need help, also when they are explaining they get all exited of what they are saying and this excitement can be passed to students, and of course this reflects on their grades in an excellent way. Active teachers are always there for you, they try to help even in non-school hours. But there are some students that hate these teachers because they are really hyperactive. They get on their nerves and they can’t even do their work nor concentrate. So we think that active teachers should control themselves sometimes.
- Informational Teachers: Informational teachers are currently the most active in their jobs. They do the best job; they use multiple supplies such as power points, movies, and worksheets. These types of teachers are the intimidating kind for students and explain too much at the same time. These teachers expect students to comprehend what they’ve learn during the lesson. On the other hand giving too much information can cause confusion or frustration in students.
Interview: Teacher (B)
1Q. What kind of students do you like to work with (type of students could you teach most effectively)?
(a) Anybody, however I prefer to have remedial students to encourage them to learn and naughty children in preference to show them anyone is capable of learning.
2Q. What techniques do you use to keep students actively involved during the lesson?
(a) Having lots of humor, be active/move around the classroom to help students, fun activities that include movement and make sure they understand why is it important to learn the lesson.
3Q. What personal strengths do you find especially helpful in your teaching.
(a) Sense of humor, listen to any kind of student with an open heart no matter what age.
This following video shows how to survive a “bad” teacher.
The difference between Good and Bad Teachers— Dr. Leon Robinson a Petroskill instructor constituted the characteristics of effective teachers and those who are not.
The Power of Being a Human— Jeremy Scott Lambert a professional intuitive, healing practitioner and teacher has wrote about the philosophy and the values of being an effective teacher.
Written by: Estrella Granados, Airam Chaira, Carla Cervantes, Martha Herrera (Eng. 101 – 211)