Types of Teachers

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Types of Teachers

  1. 1. TYPES OF TEACHING Kurt Love, Ph.D. Central Connecticut State University
  2. 2. WHAT KIND OF A TEACHER DO YOU WANT TO BE?
  3. 3. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW SO YOU CAN GET THERE?
  4. 4. WHAT DO STUDENTS WANT FROM THEIR TEACHERS?
  5. 5. TYPES OF TEACHERSWhat types of teachers are there? • Top-down/Transmitter • Technician/Robotic • Director/Conductor • Coach • Creative/Artist • Community Explorer
  6. 6. ONE TEACHER’S IMPACT• High 5 for Mr. C
  7. 7. MR. CWhat type of teacher is Mr. C? • Top-down/Transmitter • Technician/Robotic • Director/Conductor • Coach • Creative/Artist • Community Explorer
  8. 8. PURPOSES OF EDUCATION• Why school?• What purpose does public education serve?
  9. 9. PURPOSES OF SCHOOL• Why school?• What purpose does public education serve?
  10. 10. PURPOSES OF SCHOOL• Why school?• What purpose does public education serve?
  11. 11. PURPOSES OF SCHOOL• Why school?• What purpose does public education serve?
  12. 12. PURPOSES OF SCHOOL• Why school?• What purpose does public education serve?
  13. 13. PURPOSES OF SCHOOL• Why school?• What purpose does public education serve?
  14. 14. PURPOSES OF EDUCATIONPrepare Creative CriticallyWorkers Individuals Question Follow Fun PromoteDirections Diversity Inspiring Know Strengthen Content Problem Community Solvers
  15. 15. TYPES OF EDUCATIONWhat types of education are there? • Traditional • Liberal/Progressive • Transformative
  16. 16. SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS
  17. 17. SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTSWhat type of teaching practices willsupport all students, especiallythose who have been traditionallymarginalized? • Traditional • Liberal/Progressive • Transformative
  18. 18. TRADITIONAL EDUCATION• Top-down transmission of knowledge• Behaviorist• Rote memorization• Test-driven• Students dislike school/teacher when this type of teaching is predominate
  19. 19. LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION• Constructivist• Connect with prior knowledge• Student interests• Test-oriented• Students more favorable towards school/teacher
  20. 20. TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION• Embedded in community & Authentic participation• Critical Constructivism• Critical questioning• Fulfilling the whole student• Students highly engaged/invested - very high quality performance/ outcomes
  21. 21. TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION• Describe Wink’s experience teaching struggling students in Spanish class (pp. 14-15, 33-36).• What steps did she actually take?• How did a transformative approach affect her students?• Why did it affect them in this way?
  22. 22. WHAT IS A TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION?Transformative education exists at the nexus of: Human Rights Sustainability ImaginationTransformative education is community-centric and focused on supporting students to enact social and ecological democracy
  23. 23. WHAT IS A TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION?Transformative education exists at the nexus of: Human Rights Humans have the right to survive free of oppression Sustainability Preserving ecology by not depleting resources beyond what is able to be replenished for future generations Imagination Use of creativity to explore curiosity and use of spirit to explore fulfillmentTransformative education is community-centric and focused on supporting students to enact social and ecological democracy
  24. 24. WHAT IS TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING?Learning is a processof changing one’srelationships withher/his community,which consist ofinterconnections withnature and society.
  25. 25. LINKS• http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=4791823 - Mr. C

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