“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
A while ago, during one of our Introduction in Social Sciences courses, we watched the mind-blowing film A class divided. Besides the whole idea behind the film and the experiment portrayed there, I was really, really impressed by how strong and simply amazing the teacher, Jane Elliott, was and how big of an impact it had on her pupils.
In the same day, our professor asked us if we know where does this model of teaching (one figure of authority talking in front of a group of people who are listening) come from. We didn’t. That is how I learnt that it actually comes from the war times: when the Germans first started to recruit boys to join the army, they assumed that all these different people with a different background and characters would come together and get along just like that. Of course, the expectation didn’t meet the reality and until they figured out that they need a figure of authority to impose itself in front of the group, it was a big failure. But once they started implementing this concept, well… you see where it led us.
So I started thinking about how important the role of the teacher really is. A couple of days ago, stumbled upon an article on Diply.com, with a list of 20 teacher who become really creative with their teaching methods and I decided to share some of my favorites with you:
1. A teacher with a good sense of humor and the right pop culture references:
Truth has been said:
Just a friendly reminder that we all need from time to time….
Because going to the school counselor is never a piece of cake:
Some awesome teachers like it when you play by your books!
& here is probably the coolest (and really delicious) graduation gift ever:
Written by IRP