What teaching style best represents your child’s teacher? Integrated International School highlights the distinct methods.
He or she hovers around students and comes to a student’s rescue immediately. Helicopter teachers tend to make decisions for their students. Your child may end up depending on the teacher’s advice instead of learning through trial and error, resulting in your child becoming less trusting of his or her own choices and opinions.
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The all-wise and knowing educator provides a wealth of knowledge and has high expectations of the students, believing that this will propel them towards success. Students usually recognise the value of hard work and become accustomed to these expectations, but often overlook the importance of a balanced life that includes non-academic interests.
NEXT: The Mentor →
An educator who loves to learn with students, he or she aims to prepare them for the real world by allowing suffi cient time for them to experience life and the natural consquences that come from growing up. Appreciating each student’s unique qualities, the mentor encourages them to learn from his or her mistakes without the threat of punishment, and shares control in the classroom.
NEXT: The 3-in-1 →
The best teachers possess the positive qualities of each “Helicoper”, “Sage on Stage” and “Mentor”. Most teachers practise a mix of teaching styles, with the great ones being able to switch from one style to another based on each student’s individual needs.
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From The Finder (Issue 284), July 2017
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