teaching is not about education system. there are numerous private classes, courses and also internet teaching internationally. education is a part of life, it exists in every living-to-living interaction. man you should get rid of your objectivity habit if you want to be a good teacher
If you look through this thread, you'll see I've already mentioned those
The education system isn't in everyday living.
Internet teaching, private classes etc should all be done together in a group, and they should involve the wider community. Even with home schooling, private classes etc. My friend was homeschooled and once a month she meet with a group of other homeschooled children. and once a month they had an excursion, which is the involvement of the wider community.
This isn't me not being objective. This is me looking at what research and studying says.
i didnt say objective, i said objection habit. i forgot which thread this was in.
and i also was not talking about the education system, but the education in general. if you want to talk about the system its ok.
its true that every student that goes trough education should be involved in the system in one way or another, even if it simply means getting together with the peers. a system should encourage information and emotional exchange between peers, not force them into externalization (ie bullying in usa) or competition (the idealist monotype in china). people learn from each other as much as from a teacher-student situation. i know this contradicts with what i said earlier but earlier i was trying to define universal education. in a system these things are a must.
I think its a vicious cycle, too many shitty teachers leave a shitty impression of teaching on the next generation which leads to more shitty teachers because hey 'good money and holidays!' and so on. With some of my teachers from high school I always wondered why they bothered to be a teacher when they clearly couldn't handle it, pretty much the entire school made it a game to make her cry in lessons, which always happens and she's still working now as far as I'm aware which really baffles me. I've had too many teachers that couldn't do their job properly, very few seemed to actually care about their job and want to teach.
Well its what it looks like to me,or at least what it seems like from people I'm around and talk to adult and student. As for whining, I didn't mean to appear as if I was whining, I was just trying to say I rarely had teachers that seemed to care about their job like you do, or appeared to have got in through the 'back door' for one of a better word. At least you care, maybe the kids you teach in the future won't be douchy teens.
Personally, I believe than parents need to make an effort to introduce higher-level learning to very young children. Even before they get into formal schooling. And then, the schools need to present those same higher expectations of the students. The sad fact is that it's been known for quite some time that kids minds are at their most teachable state during their first 5 years of development, and yet most parents are content to prop up their babies in front of brightly colored plastic or let their toddlers stare at TV shows with mentally deficient protagonists until they're old enough to become the ward of the state educational system.
If I ever have a kid, I'm going to make damn sure that they will be able to read and do basic math by the time the state expects me to turn them over to the sick joke that is known as the "Education system".
I agree, what most people don't realize, especially those in school still, that homework and quizzes and test do not only test you on trivial knowledge, but how you teach yourself to remember things when most needed and whether or not you can solve the issue regardless of its complexity. That is the important skill that will last a lifetime. People who do not learn to adjust quickly to their environment will be left behind, thus college. And they will decrease their possibility of finding a well paying job.
And when I hear another person moan about college and demean it, I don't know if I should laugh or cry. Or laugh harder.
Oh how I dislike this phrase so much. I've had bad teachers(although part of that was probably my fault) good teachers and teachers that I was pretty much in awe of both their accomplishments and life outlook.
Teachers put so much work into teaching. they put their salaries as well a their lives into helping their students grow and become better, more well-rounded individuals.
Its sad that people don't appreciate them and the work that they do.
I'm tired of hearing that college is a waste of time because you don't learn anything. If someone doesn't learn anything in college then they are doing something wrong. They are taking the wrong courses or just don't give a shit about learning anything in the first place and shouldn't even be there.
Man, that has always pissed me off. Teaching is a skill, and its a rare one at that. A great teacher is more important than 1000 lawyers, acountants, or most anything else. They have the power to define how our next generations contribute to society...
Homework isn't about getting good grades. it's about preparing children for the real world. I have to do at the very least 5 readings a week, in preparation of my university classes. Then, I have preparation activities, extension readings, and I really should look at some of the articles mentioned in those readings.
That's all work I have to do outside of class before homework.
Even if you don't prepare to go to college, a lot of jobs require you to prepare and revise at home.
Imagine if a person went from doing absolutely nothing outside of school, to all that?
never before have i had a job were they make you take the work home and work on it there i can understand some jobs might be like that if your slow but no i can't picture comming home ffrom say mcdonalds with a couple big macs that you have to assemble and then bring back to work
Really? you're trying to use a little fucking retail job as an example. Protip: If you only ever work as an entry level job at mcdonalds, you're not succeeding at life.
Most professions at the very least expect you to educate yourself. Read journals, attend seminars , etc. Other jobs require you to prepare and self reflect upon your practice to see how you can improve yourself. As a teacher I'm expected to plan my classes, self reflect, revise my plans, grade work and self educate myself.
i didn't say i worked at mcdonalds i was just using it as an example and i did say for some jobs i could understand that sometimes you might need to take things home to work on but for most jobs they don't expect to take the assembly belt home and put together 50 hello kitty alarm clocks and then bring them back the next day
No, it means that if you're qualified to do something, let' say, you hold a degree in drama/art/science, but you just passed and you can't keep a job down, you should go back and get an education degree.
Oh, right. That makes more sense. I'm pretty damn sure that's what my drama teacher must have done. She seemed like a bitter, out of work actress with no real desire to teach. When we had to perform at the end of the year, I stole the wine meant for the parents to boost my confidence. That's how good she was at teaching kids to speak in front of people.
Homeschooling is rather iffy. It can be good, but it's not the be-all and end-all. It relies a lot upon the parent.
It's most successful when the parents are very well educated. IIRC, the last study I read said that for homeschooling to excel, the parent needs to be highly educated. The children who got the most out of homeschooling were children whose parents hold college degrees, masters etc.
Teaching is a lot more than giving children information.
However, in my country at least, there are programs that are like homeschooling, but a little bit more guided. It's called 'distance education', but you don't have to be remote to use it, here at least.
There are also virtual schools in some places that let you take classes and have a teacher without leaving your home. For the most part they seem to work pretty well, but like always every person is different.