Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Gathering For Learning

by Sarah D Clayton

Throughout time, there have been some myths about the productivity of teachers getting together. Many professors themselves find teacher gatherings to be a waste of time.

They believe that everyone must agree on the same methods, and the older teachers can train the younger ones-providing insight into the educational world. These are myths that need to be dispelled.

In fact, teacher educational resources are complementary to many different teaching styles. These gatherings are intended to be a place to communicate and freely discuss the different teaching methods, and more importantly, learning styles.

Especially in a modern age, where online learning is taking over, teachers should open the gateway of communication to discuss the importance of online learning.

Many institutions already foster access to the online classroom, but what is also changing is the fact that these classrooms are becoming entire universities; institutions dedicated to online learning entirely.

To some degree, this limits the interaction between professors of the same courses, so teacher educational resources are an excellent way to reconnect and trade best practices and methods.

Every teacher was once a student, and teacher educational resources are a way of improving, as well as uniting, that commonality. The greatest obstacle for a teacher to overcome is the threshold between teacher and student.

Even well into their 30th or 50th year teaching, teachers should never forget the importance of being a student. These gatherings are a way for teachers to actually interact with other people in their field.

They may share the same concerns, ideas, or even practices. This enhances retention in schools, especially for committed professors, because they know that they are not alone in their wisdom.

Furthermore, there are always going to be a number of qualms about how to get information to the students. These kinds of gatherings reinforce the importance of trading secrets and routes to take for the various types of learning styles that students have.

The fact that each student learns differently (spatial, kinesthetic, linguistic, etc.) means that no method is necessarily wrong.

Some may find these collaborative meetings useful even if they're only able to reach out to that one student who otherwise seemed silent and unmoved in the back of the classroom.

Additionally, some may still be skeptical of online learning, but with the variety of mediums and educational platforms available, the community can offer a series of views on what works and what does not.

Ultimately, these teacher educational resources offer the best possible tools at the professors' disposal for coming up with an effective and memorable lesson plan. Teachers and students alike benefit from these kinds of quality, community gatherings.

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