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Roles of Professional Educators - Chapter Summary
Knowledgable instructors have developed engaging lessons on the roles of professional educators that encompass information about different levels of public education in the United States. There's also a discussion about why positive relationships between teachers and students are important. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss how the role of the educator in school improvement has changed
- Outline differences in middle and junior high schools
- Recall strategies for cultivating positive relationships with students
- Describe key roles of teachers in classrooms
These entertaining lessons on the roles of professional educators can help you better understand the topics presented. You are in total control, which means you can study whenever you have time and choose which topics on which to focus. There's also a short self-assessment quiz available for each lesson.
1. What is the Purpose of Public Education?
Public education was conceived as a way to educate children in order to prepare them to be productive members of society. Learn how the goals and the role of the educator in the school improvement process have changed over time.
2. Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School
The modern American educational landscape is quite different from what it was a century ago. In this lesson, we'll look at the different levels of public education in America, including the difference in middle schools and junior high schools.
3. What are the Roles of a Teacher?
Educating is just one of the many things you will have to do in your role as teacher. This lesson will detail several of the key roles teachers play in classrooms and schools.
4. How Positive Relationships & Supportive Interactions Impact Student Learning
In this lesson, we'll be learning about the importance of positive relationships between teachers and students. We'll go over strategies you can try in your own classroom and discuss how to personalize them for your students.
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- Development of Sense & Perception
- Cognition & Cognitive Development
- Factors Affecting Childhood Development
- Childhood Developmental Challenges
- Theories of Developmental Learning
- Student Learning & Performance
- Learning Assessments
- Constructing Student Assessments
- The Curriculum Planning Process
- Overview of Instructional Approaches
- Technology for Classroom Instruction
- Motivation in the Classroom
- Classroom Communication Strategies
- Learning Environments & Classroom Management Overview
- Communication & Collaboration as a Teacher
- Legal & Ethical Guidelines for Educators
- Professional Development for Teachers
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