Wednesday, March 31, 2010
"Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more."
A good driver pays attention to their dashboard. As an early childhood education my personal dashboard are the faces of the preschool children. I can tell if they are interested by their looks, gestures…some will even lie down and go to sleep. I have learned that active participation is the key to success when there are times when there are mainly teacher directed activities. I have seen kids ‘shhh’ed when they say things like:
“This is boring.”
“Do we have to?”
“I have to go to the bathroom.”
Oh…there’s more…I’m sure we can think of a few more.
Kids really do deserve our best. I don’t know any good teacher that excuses a child’s bad manners without trying to get to the bottom of it.
Bad teaching = no excuse.