Effective Teaching Strategies: What Makes a Good Teacher?

What makes a teacher a good effective teacher? Why do we want to become teachers? Maybe we were born to teach? Maybe it is just in our genes and heritary? Though after reading this article by Anthony D. Fredrick excerpted from “The Complete Guide To Success As A Teacher” 2005, I realized that there are many qualities that go into becoming an effective teacher and many strategies that go along with teaching effectively.

Alternatives for Corporal Punishment in the Classroom

Corporal Punishment is a cruel and medieval method of disciplining a child in the classroom. Years ago in many countries around the world, Schools thought that the only way to punish someone who did a sinister deed was to beat and whip them. Corporal punishment is a means of inflicting pain to someone who has done wrong by hitting or beating him or her. There are many ways to discipline a student but corporal punishment is not the way; teachers can as just easily use different methods of discipline such as proper communication, strictly enforcing any rules or regulations the school might have and using methods such as reverse psychology and positive reinforcement.

Department of Education

The Department of Education’s purpose is to establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education. Its mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation (wikipedia.org). The Department carries out its mission in two ways. First, the Department pursues goals of access and excellence through the administration of programs that cover every area of education and range from preschool education through postdoctoral research (ED.gov). Second, the Secretary and the Department are constantly engaging in national discussion over how to improve the quality of education for all students (ED.gov)

The Effects of Media Violence

Since the 1950’s when television became a national pastime, media violence and aggressive behavior among children and young adults have increased dramatically. Is there a significant association between exposure to media violence and aggressive behavior? Studies have shown that watching television is one factor on youth violence and aggressive behavior, while continued research has proven other risk factors are at fault such as violent video games, bad parenting, and the communities these children grow up in. On the positive side, research has found that the effects of exposure to media violence can be reduced with monitoring of parents and professional attention. The illustration below shows that too much exposure to television can lead to aggressive behavior among children and young adults. (Ledingham, Richardson, 1993)

Success of Online Learning

Different studies have been made regarding the success rate of online distance learning. Some show a significant higher pass rate versus the classical classroom approach. Example of this is a study conducted at the Riverside Community College (Anon, 2008) showing a significant higher number of achievements for mathematical courses delivered through the internet (average 66%) versus traditional courses (average 50%).

Illiteracy in United States

Illiteracy in America can have negative and devastating effects on society as a whole. The effects that illiteracy has range from embarrassment, to low self-esteem, as well as high crime rates. Illiteracy seems to have an even more devastating effect in the lower income communities.

Personalised Learning – Education Essay

My experience of teaching has always been about teachers teaching from the front, while students sit quietly and listen, the practice of setting the same task for all the students in a group, and in most cases tasks from textbooks and worksheets, with little or no consideration for the individual needs of the students. Therefore, I have decided to look at the impact that Personalised Learning would have on students’ achievement.

Physical Education Websites

This website has a lot to offer. It have a lot of different topics outlined. One topic that really stands out to me would be “A Puff Doesn’t Make You Cool Stuff”. This website talk about young children and why they should not use tobacco. I would use this in my curriculum to try and show the children that smoking really is not cool. The children will create a survey on tobacco use in school between females and males. When doing this survey in my class I would have other website and use information on why smoking is not cool and why they should not do it.

Studying Abroad –

Great deals of countries such as America, England, Australia and China have attracted a large number of students from all over the world. This essay will argue that the choice of such study is excellent. This is because students will usually stay in a pure English environment, they will get an eye-opening experience, they will receive more advanced educations and finally they will obtain better treatments by employers in their homeland after graduation.