- Posted May 14, 2010 by
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Great Teachers Enhance Students' Trust in Their Own Ideas
"Enlightened News Viewpoint" http://tinyurl.com/ctvww59
From the first day I stepped into a classroom to
teach, 21 years ago, I knew I had found the exactly
right profession for myself. Teaching, by the way,
is not dispensing knowledge. It's inspiring people
to become curious enough to teach themselves. Isn't
that what doctors are supposed to do---enable the
patient to heal. The word innerMotivation is an
important one to me. As a teacher, what must I say,
do or be in order to ignite the passion of a student
to pursue relentlessly his or her mission in life.
How do you do it? I don't know, for one thing it
means you have absolute respect for students and for
what they bring to the picnic, so to speak. You must
also show them what it means to be a passionate
learner. In reading literature, finding
innermotivation means validating the interpretation
of the student--not cramming down their throat the
widely held interpretation of say a short story. IF,
as a teacher, I can suppress my own egotistical idea
that I know the truth about everything, then I give
my students a chance to test their opinion and
follow those intellectual threads inward to their
own self discovery.