[Teach the Teacher] Why teachers need to change how they teach

Many teachers complain about disruptive student behavior; about students who don’t want to learn, can’t pay attention, refuse to work. Teachers want it to stop. However, in order for that to happen, what needs to change is the teacher herself.

Why do teachers need to change? It is really very extremely simple:  you, the teacher, are a product of your environment.

What does that mean? It means that you will use the same methods and models that your teachers –junior high, high school, through college– taught you with. You will have had ten solid years of input, input, input, input, input, output.

And those ten years have profoundly affected your teaching style no matter what your personal philosophy. “It will be your dominant habit whether you know it or not . . . ”

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