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Ppt chapter 1

  1. 1. Chapter One Why Teach?
  2. 2. Reflection• The reflective practitioner thinks more thoroughly and more systematically about his or her experience.• Questions to stimulate your thinking: © 2009 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 1|2
  3. 3. Motives for Teaching• Examine your motives for teaching: make a well- thought-out decision about what to do with your life.• Compare your motives to others’: other possible answers to the question “Why teach?” © 2009 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 1|3
  4. 4. Reasons for Originally Becoming a Teacher© 2009 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 1|4
  5. 5. Profession That Provides the Most Benefit to Society© 2009 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 1|5
  6. 6. Extrinsic Rewards of Teaching• Salaries - improving• Status - difficult to discern• Power - unique power over students• Work Schedule - “June, July and August” © 2009 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 1|6
  7. 7. Intrinsic Rewards of Teaching• Students – one of the strongest rewards perceived by teachers• Performing a Significant Social Service – important work for the common good• Fellow Teachers – stimulation and support• The Work of Teaching – actual process highly gratifying © 2009 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 1|7
  8. 8. VIDEO CASE: Teaching as a Profession: Collaboration with Colleagues© 2009 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 1|8
  9. 9. Deciding to Be a Teacher: Sources of Useful Experience• Real encounters with children or adolescents• Vicarious experiences – film and television, fiction, memoirs about teachers• Guidance - advice from those who know you• Reflection - the most important source © 2009 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning 1|9

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