Presentation on theme: "THE GOOD TEACHER Christopher M. Clark, Ph.D. Arizona State University."— Presentation transcript:
THE GOOD TEACHER Christopher M. Clark, Ph.D. Arizona State University
Advance Organizer What Makes a Good Teacher? The Changing American Definition Three Approaches to Research on Teaching What Teachers Say What Children Say Concluding Remarks
Research on Scientifically Designed Curriculum Good Teacher as Skilled Curriculum Implementer R Research on Teacher Knowledge Good Teacher as Content Expert & Translator Research on the Good Teacher Action Research in Community >>>Pre-service + In-service T. Ed. Good Teacher as Learning Community Organizer & Local Applied Scholar Research on Teacher Thinking >>>In-Service Teacher Ed Process Good Teacher as Thinker, Designer and Decision-Maker Research on Teacher Behavior>>>>>>>>>>>Teacher Education Content Good Teacher as Efficient Manager of Student Behavior & Instruction
Three Research Paradigms Process-Product Research Teacher Thinking Research Teacher Knowledge Research
Process-Product Research Which Observable Behaviors Lead to High Student Achievement? The Good Teacher = Well organized, task oriented, businesslike; Lecture and demonstration, recitation with feedback and supervised practice.
Teacher Thinking Good Teacher = Reflective Practitioner; Planner, keen observer, decision maker; Makes implicit theories explicit; Develops and practices teaching routines; Researcher on own teaching practice.
Teacher Knowledge Most Important: Teacher’s Knowledge of Academic Subject Matter Good Teacher = Subject Matter Expert + Effective Translator (150 Different Ways of Knowing) Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Summary of Research on The Good Teacher The good teacher must know how to manage, give feedback, make practical plans and wise decisions. She must be a performer, a thinker. The good teacher must also be a practical scholar, a student of the academic disciplines, and a fluent translator. The good teacher becomes a life-long learner and researcher on her own professional practice.
What Do Teachers Say? Essence of Good Teaching = Relationships Capable of expressing Love, Care and Respect in 150 different ways. Finding the good in students, individually and collectively. Good teaching is a vocation, a calling.
What Do Children Say? Good Teachers meet Four Human Needs: To be Known To be Encouraged To be Respected To be Led Treat Children Fairly By Treating Them Differently. Both Funny and Serious. Leads a Learning Community.
A New Question Instead of asking “What makes a teacher good?” Let’s ask: “When is teaching good?” Recognize good teaching happening every day. Improve policy and conditions so that ordinary teachers can have good moments more often. Listen to the children as well as to the researchers.
Thank you! Christopher M. Clark, Ph.D. Arizona State University