A good teacher is like a good
entertainer, first must hold
audiance's attention, then he
can teach his lesson"
- John Henrik Clarke -
This program intended to provide volunteers who tend to teach with training in education, as a compulsory.
New teachers have many challenges that they face each day. Effective teacher training helps prepare new teachers for these challenges. While teacher training and student teaching won't completely prepare new teachers for every issue they will face, it can help them feel more confident about many common problems that arise for teachers each day. Without this background, teachers might feel like failures and eventually give up.
The best teacher-preparation programs emphasize subject-matter mastery and provide many opportunities for student teachers to spend time in real classrooms under the supervision of an experienced mentor.
On another side, it is critical for veteran teachers to have ongoing and regular opportunities to learn from each other. Ongoing professional development keeps teachers up-to-date on new research on how children learn, emerging technology tools for the classroom, new curriculum resources, and more. The best professional development is ongoing, experiential, collaborative, and connected to and derived from working with students and understanding their culture
In this digital world, it is safe to assume that connected educators have at least a baseline digital literacy comprehension. But a number of teachers are not as immersed or up-to-speed on online platforms and computer literacy. These teachers should not be left to fend for themselves when it comes to developing digital skills. Rather, schools need to recognize that this is a form of professional development that needs to be continually enforced. A number of schools are pushing technology into the classroom without equipping them with the proper guidance. The big picture is that teachers aren’t trained well enough in how to integrate technology effectively into their classroom.