12 October 2011

Roles of a Professional Teacher

I had to come up with a presentation on the roles of  a professional teacher and I started with one of my favourite quotes - who can't help think of Socrates as influencing modern day thinking..
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. Socrates (Ancient Greek Philosopher, 470 BC-399 BC)

Then I gave them what a teacher is
  • Coach
  • Mentor
  • Guide
  • Entertainer
  • Authoritative
  • Assessor
  • Friend
  • Negotiator
  • Manager
  • Time Keeper
Before finishing with what characteristics/skills a teacher needs
  • Patience
  • Strength
  • Knowledge
  • Respect
  • Boundaries
  • Support
  • Discipline
  • Management/Admin Skills
  • Sense of Humour
  • Understanding
Before summing up with a metaphor of a teacher

1 comment:

Jennyta said...

That about sums it up, Sage. I would probably have added 'dogsbody' and 'good at jumping through hoops for current politicians,' but then my view of the job as it has become became very jaundiced in the years preceding my retirement. Suffice it to say, I'm glad to be out of it. :)