Just like any other career or profession, teaching should be done skillfully and with a lot of dedication because to a great extent, it does determine the destiny of a learner. In her book Annual Edition: Education 12/13 Rebecca B. Evers integrates very helpful articles from renowned writers which in a big way help a professional teacher understand what teaching really is and how to make it interesting for the benefit of both the learner and the teacher too. I have also learnt a couple of concepts that I would wish to use in my professional life as a teacher.
First and foremost, I have learnt that it is imperative to incorporate print based learning together with the read-aloud concept for children in early childhood classrooms in an effort to instill in them skills that will go a long way in helping in their learning in the higher grades (Evers 71. The higher the learner goes in study, the more print based learning becomes and therefore if they master the art early enough, the easier and simpler learning becomes.
Another thing that I have learnt is that as a teacher I should be able to understand the background of each of my students. This calls for knowing their family backgrounds by establishing where they live and the kind of families they come from (Evers 78). This way, I will know how to handle the learners at an individual level in an effort to help them out in and outside the classroom. This is important because teaching does not just end in the classroom.
Learners should be taught in an all round manner and through this book, I have also learnt the importance of incorporating classroom leaning and physical education. I will try as much as possible to use the literature used in the classroom setting even when doing physical exercise (Evers 84). When learning is made interesting, the concentration of the learners is captured and this will lead to the learners enjoying the learning process. I will therefore do my best in ensuring that learning goes beyond the classroom and into the children’s personal lives and higher grades as well.
Evers, Rebecca. Annual Editions: Education 12/13. Guilford: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. 2011