We all keep the memory of a special teacher. One who helped us look at mathematics in a different way or who told us fabulous stories of heroes and battles. That teacher who taught us a lesson we wouldn’t forget. Every time I talk about this subject with a colleague or friend it is common to hear a comment like "what a shame, we no longer have teachers like that." … [Lee más...] about The teaching profession: Why doesn’t it attract the best?*
*Written by Claudia Uribe “The best teacher is the one who knows who we are; the one who listens, who asks questions and cares about our interests and passions; the one whose enthusiasm about teaching is contagious and who will try again and again until his or her students have understood the material.” These were the words of a group of students who were asked about … [Lee más...] about Relevant vs. “Realevant”
Suppose you have a son (or nephew, godson, or young friend) who is a professional and tomorrow he is offered a job with the promise to "earn between 30% and 70% less than other professionals of the same age and with the same years of education." He is also told that "three out of six available job positions in this field do not have telephones and, on top of that, two … [Lee más...] about And you, do you want your children to be teachers?
by: Jorge Mahecha I want to address the issue of standards in teaching as a profession from the perspective of two concepts that are superficially similar but very different at their core: professionalization and professionalism. Speaking of professionalization involves doing so from the study sociology has carried out on the characteristics of occupations as social order … [Lee más...] about Professionalization and Professionalism in School Teaching