TEACHing for Change
A great teacher is many things in addition to being a knowledge instructor. Teachers that change lives are mentors, motivators, couselors, guides, coaches, friends. They are, in the most basic sense, emblematic of those essential social ties vital to making us better people, not simply more knowledgeable ones.
Effective strategies for fostering learning must be adaptable, honoring traditional practice when it is effective, but implementing novel strategies when they show greater utility. Transformative learning ties this effectiveness not simply with knowledge transmission, but with those skills that make a student a true learner: critical thinking, self-direction, inquisitiveness.
The professional educator must, in addition to mastering teaching and learning philosophy, understand the role of effective leadership. Whether in the classroom, the counseling center, or as a community member, educators are leaders and must learn how to be so effectively. The skill set for the transformative leader is founded on a few essential principals: collaboration, vision, knowledge, focus.
TEACHing For Change - The Rest of the Story
Read more about the overall philosophy behind TEACHing for change...and explore what the remaining letters mean.